The market for speech-language pathologists continues to grow. And working with a healthcare recruiter can help you navigate the myriad of job openings. A recruiter can use your education, experience, and personal preferences to help find your dream job.
Here are a few key benefits of working with a healthcare recruiter.
1. Instant access to job openings.
Get inside access to information regarding job openings long before they make it to public job sites. Being selected by a recruiter as a candidate for a position allows you to join a smaller pool of prescreened candidates, increasing your competitive edge.
2. Instant contact with the hiring manager.
In many cases, the recruiter will be able to put you in contact with the hiring manager before receiving an invitation to interview. As well, the recruiter will have access to post-interview feedback from the hiring manager and can speak on your behalf regarding any questions or concerns.
3. Streamline the job application process.
A recruiter has spent time with you, learning about your education and past employment experiences. They’ll also have good understanding about what type of job environments you prefer, including specialty, schedule, and patient population.
4. Save time.
Rather than pouring over job sites, a recruiter does the work for you. They search for potential job matches, ensuring that you only apply to jobs that are relevant to your career preferences and objectives.
5. Customize your resume and cover letter.
When applying for jobs, you’ll want to customize your resume to highlight qualities and experience that are relevant to the position you’re applying for. A recruiter can also help with cover letters.
6. Get professional development advice.
Because recruiters specialize in the type of industry (i.e. healthcare) that they’re recruiting for, they will have insight about any training, certifications, and licensing that could increase your competitiveness.
Pioneer’s Grad Mentorship Program
Pioneer is committed to mentoring our employees. We offer an extensive mentoring program in which our seasoned therapists provide guidance to all of the newer employees.
Our mentoring program begins with the initial meeting set up by our recruiters. The initial meeting will be done over the phone or via video chat. This will get all parties comfortable with each other and allow our seasoned therapists the opportunity to provide their background as well as learn the employment history of our newer employees. Once, the initial meeting has occurred, our experienced therapists will suggest and provide classes as well as reading material that will assist the newer employees. Additional calls and chats will be scheduled on a frequent basis to ensure that our employees are prepared for the first day on the job. Our employees will know exactly what to expect when they walk into a school for their assignment.
Once the school year starts, our mentors are available by phone, video chat or email throughout the year for any questions or concerns that may come up. Meetings via phone or video chat will be scheduled initially monthly and then as needed as our newer employees become more comfortable in the new school environment. This mentorship will continue throughout our employees’ career and eventually, our newer employees will turn into our mentors and offer the same assistance to the next generation.
Ready to find your dream job as a Speech Language Pathologist? At Pioneer Healthcare Services, we take a great deal of pride in helping people not only find rewarding positions but also grow personally.