Looking for your next opportunity and ways to boost your job search, but feeling overwhelmed by the process of searching and applying for jobs? These 10 practical steps will boost your job search. Sometimes, the process of finding a job – or that next opportunity – can feel like a job in itself.
It takes time to prepare and send off applications, and it can be disheartening to feel like the work you’re putting in isn’t getting you where you hoped to be. But if you’re feeling stuck or overwhelmed, there are actions you can take to make your job search more effective, get unstuck and build your confidence at the same time. Here are 10 ways to boost your job search.
1. Update your Endorse profile
The best way to maximize your chance of employers finding you is to have a strong online presence. More and more recruiters are searching for potential employees online, so ensuring your Endorse profile is up to date with employment experience, education, clinical aptitude and desirable working locations. Your profile is a simple but powerful way to be ready to apply for a position at a moment’s notice and get noticed by employers. Log-in now to create or update your profile on Endorse.
2. Update your resume
It can feel daunting to think about updating your resume, especially if you haven’t done it in a while. But once you begin, you might find it builds your confidence to have your skills or experience down on paper. If you’re not sure where to start, this free resume template can help you.
One of the most effective ways to get where you want is by setting goals. Short- or long-term goals can help you determine what you want from your working life and then map out the steps to take. Using a career planner can prompt you to reflect and take action on what motivates you, your strengths and the healthcare industry and roles you’re interested in. These tips on how to set goals that actually stick can help you make sure your goals are achievable.
5. Secure online endorsements
Having good endorsements can make all the difference to landing a potential job. When you’re ready to start applying for roles, get in touch with your colleagues and ask if they would be willing to vouch for you by submitting an endorsements onto your Endorse profile page, with line managers reviewing candidate online, this will go a long way in ensuring good employers contact you to make good offers. Upload your profile now and ask your friends to endorse you.
6. Write a professional personal statement that wows
A well-written personal statement can increase your chances of landing a job. It doesn’t need to be longer than half a page and should give a snapshot of your skills, qualifications and experience and how they relate to your desirable job. If you’re not sure where to start, here are some tips on how to write a great personal statement. Ensure this is added to your profile on Endorse.
7. Research what you might be asked in an interview
Job interviews can be nerve-racking, but you can boost your confidence by getting an idea of the questions you’ll be asked then practicing how you’ll answer. Read the organisations mission statement, values and job description to help prepare. Read of latest blog in how to prepare for a video interview.
8. Tap into and build your network
One of the most powerful ways of finding out about work opportunities is through networks. ‘Networking’ really refers to anyone you know or have worked with in the past. You can put some time into connecting or reconnecting with people. Sometimes a short message is all it takes to start up a conversation that may lead to new job opportunities.
9. Reach out directly to healthcare employers
Do you have an ideal job in mind, or employer you’ve dreamt about working for? If so, consider going direct to them, expressing your interest in working there and asking about job opportunities. You’ll want to research the healthcare employer thoroughly before you reach out and you can do this through Endorse. Endorse has one of the world largest recruitment hospital directories and is a great way to research, read reviews and connect with employers directly within those most desirable locations. Start searching and reaching out to employers now. If you’re struggling to get employers attention, read our blog on How to get Overseas Employers Attention.
10. Consider volunteering
When setting goals, you might have realised you require to obtain certain experiences or clinical skills. Volunteering is an excellent way to contribute to those in need, whilst also gaining new skills and make new connections while doing so. It is also a way to give back to the community.
Job searching can be a lengthy process, and at times it can be overwhelming or tiring. These strategies can help you strengthen your job search approach, boost your confidence and get you on track to landing your next healthcare role.
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