When it comes to any career, graduating is just part of the process. Some people are fortunate enough to have a job waiting for them before they even leave college. But at the end of the day for most of us out there graduating also means going out of our way to find a new job.
There isn’t just a single way to get a job. Some people rely on personal contacts and references, others have a dream job, to begin with, and some just go with the flow. But for those of you in the nursing field, there’s another way to find a job as soon as you graduate: Healthcare recruiters.
What are healthcare recruiters?
Healthcare recruiters are functionally middlemen between employers and potential employees. What this means is that these organizations or individuals aren’t hiring for themselves most of the time. Rather they offer a way for companies to have a constant supply of applicants, as well as giving graduates an easy way to apply for jobs in a single place.
Nowadays healthcare recruiters usually work as relatively large agencies and can be easily found online. In that sense, you can compare their services to those of job boards. However recruiters are usually more involved in the selection process, and there are usually more perks.
Compared to a traditional job board a recruiter is a real part of the process. This means that you might need to pass a screening process with them and that they are involved when it comes to granting jobs. The hospital or client might have the final say, but recruiters also take their time to ensure their recruits are up to par.
What do you need to apply?
The specific requirements that each recruiter agency requires for application vary considerably. Some recruiters only demand basic information to let you access their job boards and special recruiting campaigns. While others ask for personal interviews and require a formal interview like with any other job.
However, it is important to remember that overall the requirements aren’t steep. If you have graduated in a nursing position you will be qualified to apply and be accepted. On top of that not only are the requirements clearer when job hunting through a recruiter; as they need a higher bulk of employees to be accepted than an individual company or hospital. But healthcare recruiters are also a great opportunity to build your resume. It’s easier to get your first job through them, and once you get some experience you’ll be ready to tackle more demanding jobs.