As a premier healthcare recruitment firm, Jordan Search Consultants focuses on helping organizations find the right candidates for their needs. We also devote significant energy and effort to ensure that candidates find the best job for them. Fulfilling both sides of this equation is crucial to enhanced retention rates– and long-term satisfaction for both parties. At Jordan Search Consultants, we take the time to learn what’s most important to candidates, make sure they’re prepared for the job search process, and connect them to compatible organizations.
As a candidate, how do you know if an organization will be the right fit for you? Before you begin applying for positions, spend some time defining your career desires.
- What are you looking for in your next move?
- What type of organization do you want to work for?
- What kind of patient population do you want to work with?
- Where do you want to work geographically?
Rank your list of desired characteristics and benefits in order of importance. After that, consider the flip side of this exercise. What are the things you don’t want? Decide which ones are deal-breakers, and which ones are negotiable. This will help you narrow your search and focus your efforts on the most promising positions.
Next, make sure your CV is up to date, polished, emphasizes your qualifications, and highlights your strengths. Spend time thinking about a personal mission statement.
- What drew you to healthcare?
- What do you love about your career?
- How do your passions benefit patients and employers?
- What do you want to spend your time doing?
- How do you want to care for patients?
- How do you envision your career evolving?
Defining your personal mission statement will help you clearly express what you’re looking for in a position and an employer. Research the mission statements of potential employers – and how they go about fulfilling them. If possible, talk to employees at these organizations, and ask them about their day-to-day experiences. The best organizations for you will be the ones whose mission statements mirror your own, and who strive to express these values in a meaningful way.
As a candidate, even though you may be perfect for a position, it can often feel as though you’re sending your CV into the void during the application process. With Jordan Search Consultants, the experience is personal. We leverage our extensive network and in-depth recruiting strategies and experience to connect highly qualified candidates with compatible organizations. (Read about how we helped an OBGYN resident join a hospital that aligned with her career goals and values here.) At Jordan Search Consultants, we go above and beyond to ensure candidates are qualified, prepared, and connected to promising job opportunities.
If you’re a resident or fellow, contact Kathy Jordan at [email protected] to learn more about how Jordan Search Consultants can assist you in your job search.