In the event you’re a resident physician or a current grad from a medical, PA, or NP program, likelihood is you’ve obtained a minimum of one invite to attend a healthcare job truthful. For some, the considered a job truthful may be overwhelming. Who do you speak to? How will you make one of the best use of your time? Is attending a job truthful actually a great way to get a job? The reply is sure!

From networking alternatives to studying extra about potential employers, there are many causes to attend a healthcare job truthful. That mentioned, you’ll get probably the most out of your time if you recognize what you’re stepping into, come ready, and observe up appropriately. Listed below are six methods to get probably the most out of your subsequent job truthful.

1. Do your analysis

When you’ve determined to attend an occasion, be sure to overview the checklist of employers who can be attending. This data is often out there from the group sponsoring the job truthful, and it could actually enable you to determine the place to focus your efforts.

“Do your analysis prematurely to optimize your time whereas at the occasion,” says Kerry Wagner, resident and fellow specialist for CHG Healthcare. She cautions in opposition to ready till you arrive to overview the checklist of employers, because it’s not an environment friendly use of time.

Not solely will this enable you to determine which employers you most need to method, you’ll even have time to study extra about every facility, what it has to supply, and the group the place it’s positioned.

2. Come ready

Arriving on the occasion well-prepared is a positive technique to make your self stand out from the group. Observe these tricks to make an awesome first impression on any potential employer.

  • Add a replica of your CV while you register for the occasion. Doing this ensures employers have quick access to your data and may contact you later if wanted. Whereas it doesn’t damage to deliver a number of bodily copies of your CV with you, Wagner says it’s extra useful for employers to have it electronically.
  • Gown in skilled apparel — in any case, you might be attending a job interview of kinds. You need to be sure that your first assembly with a possible employer exhibits you’re taking your job search critically.
  • Put together a brief elevator pitch about your self. The higher you’re in a position to articulate who you might be and what you’re searching for, the better and simpler your interactions can be.
  • Arrive close to the beginning of the occasion if potential. Wagner says the primary hour of a job truthful is usually fairly gradual, which implies potential employers could have extra time to spend with you. Keep away from arriving close to the tip of the occasion. Some employers might pack up and go away as soon as issues begin to decelerate, and also you don’t need to miss your probability to talk with the appropriate employer by ready till closing.

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3. Be engaged

The chance to fulfill face-to-face with a recruiter is among the high causes to attend a job truthful. “Talking with recruiters in particular person goes to assist them put a reputation to a face,” says Wagner. “If there’s a facility or place that you simply’re concerned with, getting in entrance of anyone goes to be extra helpful than simply submitting a CV electronically by electronic mail or speaking over the cellphone.”

After you have the recruiter’s consideration, it’s essential to specific your curiosity within the place. Present the recruiter that you simply’ve executed your homework and know one thing concerning the group in addition to the well being system. Wagner says anybody who expresses a real curiosity and needs to be a part of the group — and isn’t just searching for a job — will at all times stand out.

4. Observe up

After the job truthful is over, make sure to observe up with an electronic mail to anybody you spoke with, particularly in the event you’re concerned with a selected place. You possibly can guarantee that you’ve got the right contact data by asking for the recruiter’s enterprise card.

Your follow-up electronic mail may be brief and candy, in keeping with Wagner. “Simply say, ‘Thanks for speaking with me. It was good to fulfill you,’ and briefly recap your dialog.” Then ship an digital model of your CV together with a canopy letter to remind them of your {qualifications}.

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5. Go digital

In the event you’re unable to attend a job truthful in your space otherwise you’re concerned with working in a area removed from the place you reside, digital profession gala’s will also be an choice. The format of those gala’s depends upon who’s internet hosting it, however normally you’ll obtain a listing of collaborating employers and be capable of work together with these you’re concerned with.  

It’s essential to understand that regardless that you will not be talking to a recruiter face-to-face, it’s best to stay as skilled as you’ll for an in-person job truthful. Be sure to observe the identical recommendation listed above to make a superb impression.

6. Begin early

Even in the event you’re a few years away from ending residency, attending a healthcare job truthful may be an effective way to grasp your profession choices and create a optimistic impression with potential employers. It could additionally make you extra comfy talking with recruiters so that you’re higher ready while you do begin submitting functions.

“It’s by no means actually too early. It’s at all times good to get out and see what it’s all about and get a really feel,” says Wagner. 

Weatherby can place many physicians in locums jobs right out of residency, in addition to PAs and NPs with 1-2 years of expertise. Give us a name at 954.343.3050 to study extra or view today’s job openings.