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5 Most Frequently Asked Healthcare Job Search Questions

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5 Most Frequently Asked Healthcare Job Search Questions


Which healthcare job search website should I use?

The answer to this is pretty simple, the one that lands you the job! But with so many websites available and at your disposal it’s really hard to find that one that is the perfect fit. Well, to narrow this down, using niche healthcare job boards when searching for your medical or healthcare job is the most advantageous option for you.

Not only do niche healthcare job search websites make finding good opportunities a lot easier, the perks for finding positions with good benefits in your field are a lot easier to sort through. Helping you to find the position of your dreams.

For this purpose: we highly recommend you check out Healthcare Consultant to find the job of your dreams.


Should I apply for the healthcare job if I don’t have the required experience?

Well, the answer to this one isn’t so simple. Yes and no. You see, the requirements often listed for jobs are for ‘best case scenarios’ meaning their ideal candidate would have all of those prerequisites and more. Think of them as a Christmas list, you only expect to get some of what’s on your Christmas list (I hope). This means that organizations have to be realistic in their hiring and understand that each place of employment focuses on different things, so there may be things you need to learn about your new employer or how they run things. For this purpose, demonstrating a willingness to learn in your cover letter (or interview!) will take you leaps and bounds further than the average person.

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This obviously doesn’t mean that you should apply for every single job you come across, that’s just ridiculous. But, applying for anything you’re interested in that is remotely attainable? No harm, no foul. Get out there! Just make sure you can thrive in your organization and grow into your new role. Plant your seeds and blossom.


Should I follow up after a healthcare job interview?

Following up on job interviews are the most important ways to improve your prospects of landing the position of your dreams. When choosing a candidate, a hiring manager will check out the strengths and quality of your resume as well as judge you based on your interpersonal skills during the interview.

Sometimes the best way to stay on top of your interviewer’s mind is to send a thank-you note following up the interview so you stay top of mind for them. Ideally within the first 24 hours this email will go out. The message should be short and sweet, be clear about what you’re looking for and who you are, make references to high points from the interview.

If some time has passed since your interview and you still haven’t heard back, a brief check-in email is also acceptable. Some organizations get lost in the shuffle and don’t get around to hiring right after or during interviewing periods. Don’t push potential employers, instead be optimistic and enthusiastic about your chances and let them know you’d love an update. You can also try connecting with your interviewer on LinkedIn if you deem it appropriate.


Should I write a cover letter for a healthcare job?

A cover letter can be a pertinent tool for selling yourself and your value to potential employers. While some job postings require a cover letter, most do not. A cover letter is a short letter containing a few paragraphs that introduce you, the value you bring, and why you think you could be a good fit for their organization. It also lets your glimmering personality shine through in unconventional ways that your resume cannot.

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You’ll also be able to squash any concerns regarding issues with your resume, such as a job gap by giving a reasonable explanation for such.


How do I stay motivated during my healthcare job search?

  • Set a schedule
  • Create goals
  • Take breaks
  • Work out
  • Make connections in the industry
  • Don’t worry

I know this is a laundry list of things to do, but believe me, they’ll do you a world of good.


An end

Well, an end to this blog post, but if you check out the rest of the healthcare consultant blog, I’m sure you’ll find something useful for your career development. Sometimes it can be hard to find that golden career of your dreams, but don’t give up and keep your head up.

5 Most Frequently Asked Healthcare Job Search Questions
Jake Tilk

Jake is the Digital Marketing Manager for OptyConnect and Healthcare Consultant. He holds a B.B.A. in Marketing with a minor in Business from Western Michigan University and has a certification in Software Development.

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