How to start your job hunt after university
Prospect Health offers these five job hunting tips for healthcare grads, to make the process of looking for a job a little less daunting.
1. Come up with a plan
Start by making a schedule of what you’re going to do each week to get closer to your goal of securing your dream job, so that you break up the process into manageable chunks. The tasks could range from making a list of employers you’re interested in approaching to research and preparation for interviews.
2. Get work experience
If you can’t find paid work immediately, then try and secure a temporary voluntary role or a work experience placement. These will add value to your CV and help you demonstrate you’re willing to go the extra mile to land your dream job.
3. Leverage social media
Boost your online presence by ensuring your social media profiles are updated. Join key industry groups and connect with / follow industry leaders. Start to engage with key influencers by liking companies you want to work for and sharing their posts on Facebook and Twitter. This type of social media engagement helps get your name known to prospective employers before you approach them directly.
4. Reach out to your personal networks
Networking can be one of the most successful ways of finding a job. Tell your friends, relatives and acquaintances that you’re looking for a job and let them know your skills and background. They may know someone who knows someone. Talk to your university’s careers service and lecturers to see if they can put you in touch with potential employers, even if it’s just to ask for their advice in the first instance. It will help get your name out there.
5. Get an agency to do the hard work for you
A specialist recruitment agency such as Prospect Health can save you a lot of time and match you with high quality and suitable jobs. Their experience and wealth of contacts are invaluable to jobseekers, especially those who are just starting out in the health industry. They can also give you valuable careers advice to help you find your perfect role.
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