Now that you are a new health care graduate, it is time to find a job. You have put in endless hours of work toward your goal, and now it is time for the reward.

Here are a few items to recollect as you begin your search for your first health care job. 

The Search 

When you begin your job search for an entry-level healthcare job, keep an open mind regarding the types of available opportunities. Check out job boards such as Indeed, Glassdoor, CareerBuilder, and SimplyHired to find numerous opportunities in your area. If the job boards are not working out for you, tap into your network. There is an excellent chance that you established contacts during your internships and clinical rotations. These contacts are an excellent resource for getting you in the door of their organizations or connecting you with their peers elsewhere. Job fairs can provide an opportunity, as well. Not only can you meet hiring managers in person, but you can also present yourself in a manner that goes beyond what a resume alone can do. Finally, go back to school and visit with your academic advisers and college career counselors to obtain information regarding possible job openings.  

The Resume 

Before submitting a job application, you must consider your resume. Your resume requires consideration because it will let hiring managers know that you are qualified for the job. No experience? That is OK. Recruiters generally do not expect new health care graduates to have extensive experience. They will look for past internships, volunteer experience or any other projects. They want to understand if you have the passion and drive to learn a new job. Remember to: 

  • Tailor the content of the resume to the position for which you are applying 
  • Keep it relevant 
  • Organize your content in an efficient manner 
  • Proofread 
  • Lead with verbs in bullet points when listing experience 

A Professional Appearance 

You must dress like a medical professional. Remember that you wish to make a lasting impression, and your interview may be brief, so what you wear to your interview is vital. You want your appearance to communicate that you compose yourself professionally, and you take the work seriously. You are no longer a student, and you are now entering a career where lives depend on you. By dressing like a professional, you express your understanding of this responsibility you are accepting.  

Interviewing 

Before a job interview, you must research the organization. Check out their information on LinkedIn and Glassdoor as well as their company website. You have prepared your resume, but there may be questions regarding it. Be ready to answer these questions. If you have employment gaps, do not worry, be prepared to give honest answers as to why. Practice answering questions that you feel the interviewer will ask and prepare some thoughtful questions of your own. Finally, do not forget to get plenty of sleep the night before! 

If you want to advance your new health care career, let the recruiters at CnStaffing help you. The professionals at CnStaffing make finding you a job, their full-time job. See what they can do for you. 

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