New Year, New Job, New you
You’ve decided a new year, a new you. You’re bored in your job and want a change. But hang on its February already and you’re still on the Number 7 bus to start your half past 5 shift! What happened? Why are you prevaricating?
Job hunting is boring and tedious and hard work? Right? Well how can you make it easier? How can you ensure you’re ahead of the game? That you can find out about the latest jobs as they become available with minimum effort?
If you are looking for a new job in the healthcare sector then I bet we can help you here at Jobs4Medical. We advertise jobs on behalf of lots of specialist recruiters and employers. This means if you register with us and set up email notifications we can notify you as soon as your dream job becomes available. If you upload your CV when you register it also means you can apply for jobs on the go. So finding a new opportunity just got much easier!
Our database isn’t searchable so you won’t spend hours fielding off recruiters ringing you with wildly unsuitable jobs. You are always in the driving seat. No one gets your CV unless you send it to them when you make your application.
Sometimes it can be over whelming ploughing through lots of jobs. So make use of the keyword function to drill down and refine your search criteria. Regularly search the site for new jobs so that you ensure you are always ahead of the game. Jobs are literally added all day, every day. Sign up for email alerts. That way we can send a selection of jobs direct to your inbox.
Take the time to upload your CV. While we have made it incredibly simple to apply for jobs on the go, and you can initiate an application without your CV, you really want the recruiter to have their eyes on your CV as soon as possible.
Don’t just rely on a generic “one size fits all” CV. Tailor your CV to fit the job that you are applying for. Tweak it to reflect the job description, modify wording . There’s nothing wrong with mirroring phrases from the vacancy details – as long as you have the experience of course! You should always be open and upfront. Getting caught out at the interview stage and you’ll never get the job. But it’s true that many recruiters use software like Applitrack to filter out CV’s that don’t contain the right key words.
You can login to your Jobs4Medical account at any time. If you go to the Applications sent you can see who you have applied to and when. So you’ve applied but it all seems to have gone quiet? This may be because the recruiter is waiting until the closing date to peruse and short list candidates. If a week has passed and you’ve not had an acknowledgement it is perfectly acceptable to contact the recruiter directly. It’s a good way of introducing yourself, finding out when you’re likely to hear or getting valuable feedback if for some reason your application hasn’t been successful. Jobs4Medical has an extremely useful Recruiter Directory on the site where you will find company info and contact information enabling you to ring or email recruiters directly.
Most importantly stay motivated. According to Forbes the average applications per job advertised is 118 with only 20 per cent of those getting interviews. Think objectively. Take on board feedback. Don’t dwell on rejection and soon enough the job you wanted will be yours.