4 Reasons Healthcare Professionals Should Work with a Recruiter to Find a Full-Time, Permanent Job

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March 28, 2023 03:20 AM (GMT-04:00)
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If you are a healthcare professional looking for a full-time, permanent role in a hospital or other healthcare facility, you may be asking yourself, “Does it make sense for me to work with a recruiter?” The answer is, not only does it make sense, but it’s also probably one of the best career decisions you will ever make. Whether you are a registered nurse, certified nursing assistant, advanced practitioner, physician, allied health, nurse management or non-clinical healthcare professional, working with a recruiter can offer numerous benefits. A recruiter can save you time and effort, expose you to exclusive opportunities, give you helpful career advice, and ultimately help you land your dream job. Here are the top four reasons why using a recruiter makes sense.

  1. Recruiters Do the Work for You

Searching for a new job can be time consuming and stressful, but once you go through the initial paperwork and credentialing process, a recruiter does most of the heavy lifting for you. During your first meeting, which can often occur over the phone or virtually, your recruiter will get to know you and your goals, both professional and personal. Recruiters tend to have a pool of open and available job opportunities to choose from – some of which may not even be posted publicly – and they will match you with the ones that most closely align with your goals. You won’t have to worry about searching for job openings, sending your resume or scheduling an interview. Your recruiter will do all that and more. Your recruiter will also help you gather any necessary credentials and documentation and even help prep you for those interviews.

  1. Recruiters Have Access to Exclusive Jobs

Searching for a new job in the healthcare field can be daunting. Often, the jobs that look most attractive are listed on multiple websites, and it can be difficult to tell if the job you want is still available. This will never happen when you work with a recruiter. They are privy to lots of inside information about jobs that they receive from hiring managers and other inside sources. In fact, recruiters can often submit you to jobs that haven’t been advertising to the public yet, or never will be. Recruiters build years-long relationships with the hospitals and healthcare networks they work with, and those facilities trust recruiters to send them the best candidates for their open positions. If your dream job is in a specific city or hospital, tell your recruiter! Chances are, they know about an opening or can get you on the short list when one becomes available.

  1. Recruiters Negotiate a Salary and Benefits Package for You

After your recruiter find an opportunity that matches your professional and lifestyle goals, they’ll need to submit you for it. If the facility believes you would be a good fit, your recruiter will set up an interview for you and help you prepare for anything else that may be necessary during the application process. If the interview goes well and the facility decides to make you an offer, your recruiter will negotiate a salary and benefits package. Not only will you never have to have that uncomfortable conversation with your new employer about money, but your recruiter will make sure you are getting the best possible pay rate, benefits, signing bonus if available and relocation package if you would be moving for the position. If the job is in a different city or state, your recruiter will provide additional resources about housing, shopping, entertainment, schools and outdoor activities that you may find useful, as well.

  1. Recruiters Will Give You Valuable Career Advice

Have you ever applied for a job or even interviewed for one, and somewhere in the hiring process, the hiring manager ghosted you? Hospitals and healthcare facilities are busy places, so odds are that they hired another qualified candidate and simply forgot or didn’t have time to let you know. Occasionally there could be another reason that you may not even be aware of. When you work with a recruiter, they will give you valuable career advice when it comes to your resume, interviewing, and any clinical skills or certifications you need to acquire. If something is lacking in any of these areas, your recruiter will be frank with you so that can resolve the situation. After all, their career success depends on your career success, and anything they help you improve will benefit your career both now and in the long-term.

Now that you know a little bit more about why it makes sense to work with a recruiter, why not check out some of our newest full-time, permanent job opportunities for healthcare professionals?

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