3 Places to Find a Medical Job:
Where to Look & How to Apply
Maybe you’ve just begun your job search—or perhaps you have been looking for a while without luck; either way, knowing the right places to look will benefit your search.
While Healthcare is a booming field, its growth has slowed in recent years, leading to greater competition. In Houston, the healthcare industry is one of the city’s top employer’s, which makes medical jobs both desirable and competitive. Having a leg up on the competition is essential, and job searching in the right places is one way to do this.
1. Traditional Job Search Engines
Perhaps the most common place to look for medical jobs is traditional online job search engines. Monster, CareerBuilder, and Indeed are all examples of job search engines with a many medical jobs in their databases. In addition to these you can supplement your search with industry-specific sites such as HealthECareers.
The benefits of these powerful search engines is that they allow you easy access and application to job postings. However, the ease of these sites also makes them popular and it is more difficult to stand out from the high number of people who apply. One to set yourself apart is to look for job openings on a large search engine and then pay a visit or make a follow up call to the company you want to work for.
2. Employer’s Websites
If you’ve got your eye on a clinic or office where you know you’d like to work, your best bet is going to be to check for job openings on their official website. If you’ve scoured an employer’s website and they are not currently hiring, keep checking back or pay them a visit to drop off your resume for when a job does become available.
Additionally, recruiters are another online resource that can help you connect with your employer and position of choice. A staffing company will have access to jobs that may not be posted publically and can get your foot in the door.
3. Social Media
A less-tradition approach to job searching, social media outlets can also serve as a platform for job searching. Employers may post job openings or tips for how to apply to work with them via their social media accounts. This means that you should also stay active and up to date on your own social media sites, so as to not lose out on a job opportunity.
Currently, LinkedIn has expanded its options for job postings, with more and more companies turning to the site for posting jobs and recruiting. You can try doing a search for a position you would like to work, or check out the page of a company you’re interested in for job openings.
The most successful job searches don’t stick to just one of these avenues; they use multiple approaches. From more traditional job search methods like applying on job board sites, to social media and networking—a multi-faceted approach is the best way to discover your dream job.