When starting your allied health job search, it can be challenging to know where to begin. The good news is that there are a lot of resources available; the downside is that it can be overwhelming to comb through it all.
We've narrowed down a few of our favorite resources for allied health job seekers, and how to best use them, to help you as you search for your first or your next healthcare job. We know looking for a job is a full-time job, and we're here to support you during every stage of your career — before, during, and after your certification exam.
The NHA Job Board is a great resource to search for open positions in allied health, and combines listings from healthcare employers with NHA as well as relevant job opportunities from Zip Recruiter. You can browse jobs by category (medical assistant, pharmacy technician, etc.), and/or by job location.
There are several large online job sites, such as indeed.com and monster.com. Although they aren't specific to healthcare, they can be good resources if you know what to look for ... which can be tricky since job titles vary by employer. But good news — we have you covered! Here are some job titles to search for based on your certification.
In addition to using the NHA job board to find open positions, you can also register as a job seeker and upload your resume to the site. This will help employers who are looking for candidates with your qualifications find you!
When you're job searching, you probably know that it's important to have your LinkedIn profile up-to-date ... but did you know you can also find open job positions on LinkedIn? Sometimes employers post open positions to LinkedIn before other job sites to reduce how many applicants they receive, so use the LinkedIn job search feature to see what opportunities are available within your search parameters.
Need help updating your social media pages like LinkedIn? See our post: "Job Seekers: Beware of These Social Media Mistakes".
Glassdoor is another large job site, but one thing that makes it useful is that it includes reviews from current and former employees. Sometimes, you can even find real interview questions. So if you're preparing for an interview or narrowing down healthcare employers, see what others have said on Glassdoor. As always, take the negative reviews with a grain of salt — one bad experience doesn't necessarily mean it's a bad employer. But if you only read a sea of negative reviews, that could be a red flag.
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