The job market is hotter than ever, but that doesn’t guarantee you’ll get every position you’re after. Knowing how to build a great resume and submitting a complete job profile will increase your chances and make you a stand-out candidate in the eyes of the healthcare staffing recruiters and employers.
It’s no secret that staffing companies and hospitals are feeling the urgency in getting qualified candidates hired and working. When you present your potential employer with a detailed resume and a comprehensive job profile, you’ve just made their lives easier and saved them countless hours of work. The less paperwork-gathering and background research they need to collect from you, the better (and faster) they can submit you to that in-demand job. In a nutshell, you’re helping them, help you!
Building a great resume is relatively easy – especially if you create one digitally. Yes, it might take some time to track down dates and docs, but once the info is added and files uploaded, updating in the future is a breeze.
The basics of your resume are as follows:
• Contact Info– name, phone, email, address
• Education– degree plus any additional qualifications
• Work History (with dates)– be sure to list all past positions and include location details and facility name.
• Certifications and Licenses– list your qualifications!
Keeping a living resume in a digital space is one of the best strategies you can use for grabbing that hot job. At a moments notice, you can pull out your phone and share everything with your recruiter or employer with a few screen taps. Being the first to apply is always a win!
Okay, so you’ve got the basics on building a great resume, but let’s talk about your job profile. The fast-paced hiring market means the more info and actual documentation (think attachments of credentials) you can provide to potential employers in a completed job profile could mean all the difference.
Whether you realize it or not, credentialing is a fraught and complicated aspect of our industry that not many are talking about. Teams are working to get you your next position as quickly as possible, while also juggling dozens of other candidates. When you make it easy for them, you’ll get rewarded with a speedier submission process.
As we said, this market is fast-paced. The more prepared you are for a submittal, the greater the likelihood of securing that awesome contract! There are some things you can do with your profile to help you stand out and match with even more jobs.
Obviously, filling out all portions of your job profile is the most ideal state but sometimes, you don’t have time to fill in everything all at once and just need to get the bare minimum in before finishing it later.
Here are our recommendations for a winning job profile:
Of course, filling in absolutely everything would be the best way to set yourself up for success but fulfilling as much of the above 8 items as you can when you create your profile will aid you in having a stellar profile AND help you build a great resume.
When you put in a little time upfront, the faster a recruiter will get you submitted to your next contract – who doesn’t ❤️ that?
Now that you know how to build a great resume and what it takes to have a complete and comprehensive job profile, here’s what you need to do (NOW!)