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34 Tips to Get Hired in Healthcare Faster

August 18, 2022

Looking for a job can be a stressful and challenging task, especially in the healthcare sector. However, there are certain strategies you can apply to achieve your goal of getting hired fast in healthcare. Keep reading to discover what they are.

34 Tips to Get Hired in Healthcare Faster

1. Fill out your Caring Support profile to attract employers

To get seen by employers on the Caring Support platform or any other employment platform of your choosing, you need to fill out your profile. Keep in mind that the more filled out your profile is, the higher up you will rank on employer searches.

2. Tips To Get Seen By Employers

Another way to be seen by employers on the Caring Support platform is to stay active. To do this, simply keep checking back for new jobs and make sure to keep your profile up-to-date.

3. Nail your job interview

To nail your job interview you need to prepare for potential questions, dress professionally and be on time. Simple steps that will make a huge difference.

4. Visit the Caring Support Help Page if you need help

If you ever need help with anything on the Caring Support platform, make sure you visit the help page and check out the wide array of instructional and informative videos that might answer some of your questions. If not, then go ahead and send us a message. We're always happy to help.

5. Turn a job fair into a job

If you will be attending a job fair soon, these are the things you need to know: first impressions matter, so show up with prepared questions, remain energetic and friendly, and don't hesitate to follow up!

6. Find success in a new healthcare job

To find success in a new healthcare job, you want to make sure to connect and interact with coworkers in your field, whether that's in person or online. Also, don't be afraid of asking questions, seeking help when needed, and doing things to manage your stress. If you want to learn more about this last point, visit our blog. We have many interesting articles and resources to help with managing stress and preventing burnout, so check them out!

7. Improve your healthcare job search

To improve your healthcare job search practice these recommendations: research employers by visiting their Caring Support profile, website, and even their social media. You'll want to know as much about them as possible, especially if you get selected for a job interview!

8. Record a good video resume

To record a good video resume, all you have to do is write out a script, practice it in the mirror, dress professionally, and make sure your background is appropriate. Good luck!

9. Get more recommended jobs

Along with the ability to search for jobs, our intuitive platform shows you jobs that may be of interest to you right on your dashboard. To get more recommended jobs that you might be interested in, make sure you fill out your profile to 100% and stay active on the platform!

10. Start a career in health care on the right foot

If you want to start a career in health care, but don't know how, a great way is to get your PSW certification and work in a retirement home or a long term care facility to gain experience. This is a great first step before moving on to other roles, such as nursing!

11. Know if a position is a good fit for you before applying

When applying for jobs, make sure to read through the job description carefully and determine if the listed responsibilities are all tasks that you would feel comfortable doing on a daily basis. Evaluate the pros and cons and that will help you decide if the role is right for you!

12. Know what skills you need to advance in your career

To get a better idea of which skills, certifications, and training you need to advance in your career, it is always good to look at job postings for roles that you would like to have in the future and check the most common requirements listed by employers.

13. Volunteer before graduating to increase chances of getting a job right after college

You don't have to wait until graduation to start looking for opportunities to practice what you've learned. You can start gaining experience even as a volunteer, which will help you get a job faster once you graduate. One great way to do this is by creating a Caregiver Profile on the Caring Support Platform, where you can find job postings for healthcare workers in different stages of their careers.

14. Don't be afraid to negotiate your salary

Before accepting a job as a healthcare worker, make sure you sit down with the employer to discuss your wages, overtime pay, vacation pay, and benefits. If you are not satisfied with their offer due to the cost of living in your area or your particular living expenses, express your concern to the hiring manager and give them the opportunity to come up with a solution before making a decision. Top 15 Highest Paying Jobs in Healthcare

15. Remember to fill out your Caring Support profile

Filling out your caregiver profile doesn't have to be complicated. A good strategy is to organize all the information you need for it in a document, with specific employment dates and everything, check for typos, edit it to your liking, and then simply copy and paste it to your profile. That way, if you make any mistakes, you can always go back to your original document and get it right instead of starting all over again and wasting time. Top 5 In-Demand Healthcare Careers

16. Find volunteering opportunities in healthcare

The Caring Support app is not only for healthcare workers, it is also for students looking for volunteering opportunities. Simply go ahead and create a Caregiver Profile and start searching for volunteering opportunities right away. You can also select the option "Not Actively Looking" to let employers know you are not yet done with your academic program and are not eligible for actual jobs at the moment. New Role Types on Caring Support

17. Use Caring Support's In-App Messaging feature correctly

One of the most helpful features of the Caring Support platform is the in-app messaging, which allows you to talk to potential employers who are interested in you, set up interviews, and get feedback. To make the most of this feature and impress employers, make sure to be careful with your grammar and punctuation, keep it professional always, and don't forget to check the app often to ensure you don't miss any messages.

18. Choosing the right career path in healthcare

Choosing the right career path for you can be tricky, especially if you like many different areas of the healthcare field, such as caring for others, performing medical procedures, or conducting research. What you can do is learn about the common job responsibilities of professionals in the areas you like and try to picture yourself in their role over the years. If you think you'd feel absolutely comfortable with most of the responsibilities of one particular career path, such as nursing or caregiving, that might be the one for you. Top Careers in Long Term Care for 2022

19. Remain motivated while looking for jobs

Looking for jobs can be a stressful, lengthy and challenging process, and being successful at it depends a lot on your positive attitude. To remain motivated, ensure to stay focussed on your goals, connect with people who are already in the field to learn as much as you can from them, continue updating your credentials with new courses and training, and stay up to date with the latest job postings from employers you are interested in.

20. Maintain a good work-life balance

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance in the healthcare field is essential for all healthcare workers, as you need to feel well emotionally, mentally, and physically to be able to care for others. To achieve this, make sure to use your time off to relax and rest, practice activities you like, such as sports, arts and crafts, cooking, or dancing, and spend quality time with your loved ones.

21. Don't be afraid to follow up after an interview

After a job interview, it is common practice to send a short thank-you note to the interviewer to let them know that you appreciated the opportunity to chat with them. However, after not hearing back from them for days, many people fear following up, but they shouldn't. If a week or two have passed, (less than that could make you look desperate) it's perfectly okay to send a follow-up message to remind recruiters that you are still interested in the position. Try it!

22. Save your searches and favourite job postings

The Caring Support platform allows you to save your searches and favourite job postings to apply later. That way you can keep navigate our job board faster and keep track of positions you've already seen and truly interest you. You can also favourite jobs so you don't lose them while you get ready to complete your application. This saves you time and keeps you organized.

23. Be social and remain informed

If you're new to your career and want to move up quickly or if you're simply doing research on a career you'd like to pursue, make sure to join social groups and forums online related to it. You should also follow social media accounts that share valuable content about it and read the news to remain informed. A good way is to Join Our Caring Support community. We have created social groups on Facebook, Reddit, and LinkedIn for all healthcare workers, caregivers, and volunteers working or looking for work in Ontario. Also, follow us on Instagram and check out our News Feed, where we share the latest news about healthcare and long-term care.

24. Get support on the Caring Support platform

If you've visited our help page and watched our walkthrough videos to help you navigate the Caring Support platform, but couldn't find what you were looking for, don't worry. You can go to the bottom of our page and click on Support. There you can leave us a message to let us know what you need help with or ask any questions you may have.

25. Add your languages to your profile

When filling out your Caring Support profile, you'll see a section about your languages where you can indicate your English proficiency and add any other languages you speak, such as French. Don't ignore this section, as employers are always looking for healthcare workers that can help them overcome language barriers with patients and nursing home residents.

26. Reconnect with your school on Caring Support

You probably graduated many years ago and can't remember the last time you had contact with your college or university. Well, this is about to change. With the introduction of our Post-Secondary Institute channel, you can now reconnect with your school and find out what's new with them. Also, by keeping your profile updated, you can let them know what you have been doing since graduation.

27. Discover new internships and practicum programs

If you're still a student but decided to create a profile on our platform to prepare for your future job hunt, you should know that now you can find out about interesting internship and practicum programs that you can apply to. This is all thanks to our Post-Secondary Institute channel.

28. Read our emails - Don't miss out on our updates

You may have noticed that we send you weekly update emails to keep you in the loop about what's going on with our platform and the healthcare sector in general. We highly recommend that, if you're looking to stay informed and active in the healthcare field, you pay attention to our emails so you don't miss important information that could benefit your job search and your career.

29. Let employers find you

Sometimes we don't have time to be actively applying for jobs, and that's okay! At Caring Support we want to empower you in your job search by bringing employers to you, helping you save a lot of time and effort. All you have to do is keep your profile updated and let it do the heavy lifting for you. Oh, and of course, keep an eye on our in-app messaging feature, since this is where employers will contact you to ask about your availability and coordinate a job interview.

30. Choose the right role on the Caring Support platform

If you joined Caring Support a while back, we know that some roles were not originally on the platform, but we have expanded our list of roles and will continue to do so in the future. Check out this page to see the wide array of role types we currently accommodate.

31. One more time... Make sure to fill out your profile 100%!

We can't stress this enough: Filling out your profile to 100% dramatically increases your chances of getting hired, and it also helps you get more recommended jobs. Remember that filling out your profile only takes a few minutes!

32. Be patient

Cultivating patience is one of the hardest things for people to do, but it keeps you grounded, optimistic, and ready for the opportunities that are to come. While you wait for employers to reach out to you on our platform, you can practice patience by staying active and informed through our news feed, emails, social media, and by keeping your profile up to date. Trust us, being patient pays off.

33. Stay active on Caring Support

You should know that if we don't hear from you for a while, we will proceed to toggle off your profile. This means you will no longer appear in employer's searches and you won't receive any job recommendations, notifications, or update emails from us. This won't happen overnight, and you will be notified more than once, but after 60 days of inactivity, your profile will be considered inactive. Now you know!

34. Show your personality on a video resume

One of the most attractive aspects of yourself that are likely to impress employers is your personality, so let it shine through your video resume, profile, and when speaking to employers through our in-app messaging feature. Being yourself can get you hired, so keep it in mind.

And that's it for now! We hope you found these tips useful for getting hired fast in healthcare. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below. Otherwise, make sure to create a Caring Support account or log in, if you already have one, to discover all of the job opportunities available for you.

Thanks for reading!

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Anneka Burghout
Director of Marketing & Design

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