New Year, New Career! As we kick-off the first week of 2021, there’s no better time than right NOW to act on your New Year’s resolution to find a great new job. So, what’s the best way to get started?
As a leading provider of personalized healthcare services and a top healthcare recruiter in New York and New Jersey, we highly recommend that you create a job-finding action plan that’s realistic and one that you’ll stick to.
Here are ACCESS Nursing Services’ 5 Winning Strategies for Finding Your Dream Nursing Job to include in your action plan, whether you’re looking for a CNA, LPN, or RN job that you’ll really love:
- Take Advantage of Social Media
Your online presence has become increasingly important for job-seeking, especially with limited in-person interactions due to COVID-19. Healthcare providers and recruiters are increasingly using social media platforms to connect with candidates and as a tool for networking. According to ACCESS Nursing CEO, Louise Weadock, nurses should promote their skills by writing blogs, posting on Facebook and Twitter, and posting informational videos on YouTube. In addition, she advises that candidates frequently check for newly posted job opportunities on the ACCESS Nursing Services LinkedIn and Facebook pages.
- Stay Up to Date on Healthcare Industry News
Allocate time each day to research and stay on top of the latest healthcare happenings and news. In addition to nursing journals, websites and magazines, subscribe to informative blogs that feature important tips and news and also sign up for Google Alerts for specific topics.
3. Leave Your Comfort Zone
Don’t pass on new opportunities and areas of specialization that you haven’t yet tried. For example, you may want to try travel nursing. Travel nurses are in high demand, allowing hospitals to bring in more seasoned and experienced RNs from areas outside of their community, which is extremely important in the age of COVID-19. To check out our list of nursing specializations, including travel nursing, go to: https://www.accessnursing.com/careers-join-access-nursing
- Maintain a Relationship with Your Recruiter
It’s essential for you to keep an open channel of communication between yourself and your recruiter. Don’t be afraid to start or maintain a dialogue! Be sure to add yourself to the company’s Talent Pool database to receive listings based on your qualifications and the type of jobs you’re seeking. And, of course, follow the company on their social media platforms to see their updated job listings.
- Stay Confident and Inspired
This may be the most important tip of all! Don’t get discouraged, be persistent and stay positive. "Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts” -- Winston Churchill. For more inspirational messages featured in our special Nurses Calendar of Dates and Inspirational Thoughts and for other useful tips, news and information, please subscribe to our blog at: https://blog.accessnursing.com.
Ring in the New Year with a new career! We have RN, LPN, CNA, HHA and more job openings available. To join Team ACCESS, please visit https://www.accessnursing.com/careers-join-access-nursing/.