January 27, 2014
Article by Global Pre-Meds
Hospital doctor shadowing & global health experience programs.
Here are a few steps that will enhance your marketability and help you bag that much-wanted job in the healthcare field:
Creating a resume that highlights your achievements and work experience is crucial. Show off all your areas of accomplishment as well as your leadership skills and ability to work with a team. Your resume should showcase your talents and skills as well as your experience and abilities. Make sure it is written in a clear and concise manner without sacrificing accuracy. Check and recheck several times to ensure there are no grammatical errors. When you are done, have someone competent review it for you. Ask for suggestions and make the necessary changes so that when you finally do send it off, it is absolutely, 100% error-free and perfect in every way.
Don’t make any hasty decisions. Plan well and decide exactly what kind of a setting you would be happy working in. Check if the culture and the size of the organization suites your requirement and liking. Chalk out a strategy in advance. This will help you make a good impression if you are asked to go in for an interview. You might want to consider using a staffing or an employment agency. The can give you more options to choose from and also help you zero in on the right job in the healthcare market.
Do not leave any stone unturned when it comes to looking for job resources. Research all possible avenues and network when you are able to. Check online classified ads as well as ads in newspapers. Register on online professional sites like LinkedIn and check school resources. You should also sign up with professional organizations and check bulletin boards at different places. Check with family and friends and see if they know anybody who can help you with job information or even a placement.
Do your research before your interview. Scour the internet and understand how the company or the organization operates and what it deals in. Find out all you can about the industry too so. Be confident about what you think you can contribute to the organization without making it sound like you are the only person who can do it. Speak with authority but be careful not to come off as arrogant.
If you have the chance to, leverage any tuition reimbursement program that is offered by your current employer. Get a professional certification for your specific field. Attending a graduate class will give you exposure, enhance your skills and help expand your network and it might also eventually lead you to that healthcare job that you are looking for.