How to Find Your Ideal Healthcare Recruiter and Advocate

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By:
Cross Country Locums
Posted:
July 13, 2021 03:53 AM (GMT-04:00)
Categories:
Provider Tips

Don’t fall down the rabbit hole searching for a healthcare job! Let an experienced recruiter save you countless hours and find the perfect position for you.

If you’ve worked with a skilled healthcare recruiter in the past, you’re well aware of how the partnership can transform your job search experience. A successful recruiter can do much more than merely find you a job. They can advocate on your behalf – helping you improve your resume, get interstate licensure, secure competitive pay, obtain perks and benefits, and much more.

If you haven’t yet met the right recruiter, these tips on finding your ideal healthcare recruiting advocate can help.

Where to Find a Healthcare Recruiter

To begin, you’ll need to know where to look. Try to find a recruiting agency that specializes in placing healthcare providers by:

  • Asking colleagues and friends for referrals
  • Using online searches
  • Looking through professional organizations

Once you’ve got a lead, research the recruiter and agency by:

  • Reading online reviews
  • Visiting the agency’s website
  • Finding out whether the recruiter specializes in your field and desired position

What to Ask a Healthcare Recruiter

Once you’ve found a healthcare recruiter and done your due diligence by researching their reputation and experience, reach out to them to ask some questions. You’ll want to dig down to determine whether the recruiter will be an effective advocate for you. Your questions might include:

  • What type of job opportunities are usually available?
  • How will I find out about new career opportunities?
  • Are there any costs for me to work with you or the agency?
  • What is the geographic range you typically place providers in?
  • Do you provide additional services like helping me improve my resume or giving interview advice?
  • Do you usually develop long-term relationships with the providers you place?
  • Should I plan to work just with you, or should I also work with other agencies to ensure I have a stream of opportunities?
  • What kind of communication do you have with providers once they are on assignment?
  • What is the compensation package like? Are there benefits? Will there be support like housing and travel, professional development opportunities, etc.?
  • Will you help me with licensing if I want to work in a new state? What will the interview process be like?
  • Do you have particular facilities or healthcare systems you have ongoing partnerships with?
  • Will I be employed by your agency or by the facility where I will be working?
  • Before my assignment ends, will you help me find a new one so I can seamlessly transition to the next opportunity?

With a bit of research and planning, you can find an excellent recruiter and save yourself valuable time. Working with a recruiter can make the hunt for your next position rewarding and exciting.

Find out how our team of staffing experts can help you embark on your next career adventure.

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