A question that comes up often for anyone completing their education or transitioning to a new allied health career is how to get that FIRST job.
Even though there is no “one right way” to land that first job, we’ve pulled together some strategies and actions you can take to demonstrate that you’re the right fit for the job you’re applying for.
When you're focusing on achieving your allied health career goals, it's easy to forget to refine a very important skills set — the kind that cannot be easily tested or measured: Soft skills.
Soft skills are your personal attributes that help you communicate and relate to your patients and healthcare colleagues. In a field that is focused on care, these skills are especially important as you work toward advancing in your allied health career.
Want to improve your soft skills? Here are five things to keep in mind every day on the job...
Searching for your next job is a big deal and can be an overwhelming task. If you feel like you’re not finding enough opportunities that match your skills you could be accidentally limiting your search.
Sometimes the job that lines up just right with your skills doesn’t have the exact job title that you’d expect. Because healthcare environments can all be a little different and any given position could have a unique mix of tasks, a job title could sound a little (or a lot) different than what it says on your certification.
You earned your certification and you’re ready to land your first allied health job. Or perhaps you’re already in the field but you’re looking to move on or move up. Getting the job is about luck, but mostly it’s the luck you create. As the Roman philosopher Seneca so famously said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” So create your own luck and follow these 10 tips to prepare for your job interview.
Your first impression happens before you even step foot into your interview. Employers are getting to know you online first, meaning your social media presence can help you — or hinder you — in getting a healthcare job.
Whether you’re already in an allied health field and are looking for your next step … or you just earned your credential and are searching for your first allied health job, the task can seem daunting. Where do you begin? How do you know where to look? How do you know what they’re looking for? Here are a few tips, specifically for the allied health field, to help you on your job search.
Healthcare employers are seeking qualified professionals. And although there’s an increase in demand, it remains a competitive industry due to the importance of the work.
If you’re looking for a job as a medical assistant, phlebotomy technician, pharmacy technician, billing and coding specialist or other allied health profession, these resume-boosting tips will help you stand out.