What hacks make your life easier? Whether you do meal prep on weekends, lay your clothes out the night before, or use voice to text, you’re finding ways to make life a little easier or more efficient. Did you know there are job search hacks, too? We have a few that might help.
Work with a Staffing Agency
Are you flying solo in your job search? Although that’s one option, you have an alternative: work with a staffing agency. Signing on with a healthcare staffing agency can give you choices, benefits, and a rewarding work environment.
Working with a healthcare staffing agency is a brilliant hack in so many ways. For example, these agencies can provide guidance and stability in a highly competitive job market because they already have the connections to the types of workplaces you may be interested in. In other words, they’re experts in their field, and they can put that expertise to work for you.
Have Your Resume on Your Mobile Device
When you’re job hunting, it’s important to optimize your time. If you have a few minutes while you’re waiting at the dentist, you can submit your resume from your phone. Having your resume available at all times is a great hack that allows you to work on your search even when you’re away from your computer.
However — and this is important — make sure you have a mobile-friendly resume. If you don’t, you’ll defeat the whole purpose of this hack. That would take you out of the running for the job and waste your time.
Be Active in Facebook Groups
Facebook can be a great place to catch up, share news, and stay in touch, but it can also be a valuable resource in your search. Facebook groups can help you learn about potential career tracks and different organizations. Ready to get started?
Rules and boundaries are important, just as they are elsewhere in social media. The group should have a strong common purpose, ground rules about what kind of comments and topics are and are not welcome, and community members who want to participate. If the group doesn’t check all of these boxes, it may end up being a waste of time.
Know What Salary You Deserve
Many candidates freeze up when it comes to talking about salary, but that can have negative consequences in the short term and the long term. When you don’t negotiate a salary with a new job, you may earn $500,000 to $1,000,000 less in your lifetime than someone who negotiated salary. That’s a lot of regret.
A salary calculator is a great starting point. Choose one that takes into account your position, years of experience, skillset, and location. Ask someone you trust to roleplay the salary negotiation process with you and go through several different scenarios. This information may give you more confidence during the negotiation process.
We Hope You Find These Hacks Useful!
At 365 Healthcare Staffing Services, we specialize in the recruitment and placement of healthcare professionals in per diem, travel, and permanent assignments in healthcare facilities across the country. Good luck with your search. When you’re looking for your next assignment, call us at 310.436.3650. We’re here to help, and we look forward to working with you.