4 Simple Hiring Tips for Finding Australian Clinical Professionals and Health Industry Workers Online

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Whether you’re an Australian healthcare employer or recruiter, sometimes it’s difficult to attract and find a qualified clinical professional or health industry worker online for a replacement or newly created position. Here are MedicalJobsAustralia.com’s 4 simple hiring tips for finding Australian clinical professionals and health industry workers online.

#1 Determine Your Overall Hiring Game Plan – List the clinical professional and/or health industry worker position(s) your healthcare or recruiting agency needs to fill. Next, determine if you have an existing job description to post online and the best online job site options and costs for your organisation.

#2 Write Your Job Description(s) – If you’ve discovered you’re in need of a new job description or need to update an existing job description, spend the time time to create or update the job description to match your role and organisation’s specific needs.

#3 Select an Australian Online Jobs Site to List Your Job(s) – Many online job sites exist to choose from. Very few Australian online jobs sites specialise in clinical professionals such as doctors, nurses and midwives, dentists, allied health professionals, other clinical non-clinical worker jobs. MedicalJobsAustralia.com is Australia’s biggest site health and medical jobs site for clinical professionals and health industry workers. You can list your position for only $145 per ad or pre-purchase job packs for just $110 per ad. Learn more about listing your job on MedicalJobsAustralia.com, here.

#4 Review Cover Letters and CV’s Quickly and Set Interviews – If you choose to list your job(s) on MedicalJobsAustralia.com, applications are emailed straight to your preferred email inbox. Review cover letters and CV’s quickly to determine your best candidate matches and set interviews.

 

 

 

 

 

8 LinkedIn Pitfalls to Avoid and Ways You Can Improve Your Profile

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Increasingly, healthcare employers and recruiters are turning to social media to research more about you as a potential candidate before they even schedule a job interview. Ultimately, the way you present yourself online may make or break your chances of landing an interview and your next medical job in Australia.

If a healthcare employer or recruiter reviewed your LinkedIn profile today, what would it really say about you? Is it professional? Is it complete? Does it have errors? Below are MedicalJobsAustralia.com’s 8 LinkedIn pitfalls to avoid and ways you can improve your profile.

1. YOUR PROFILE DOESN’T EXIST ON LINKEDIN
If you don’t have an existing profile on LinkedIn then you really should. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with 433 million members in 200 countries and territories around the world. Within Australia, there are approximately 3,700,000 LinkedIn users.

Improvement Tip: To create your free LinkedIn profile, sign up here: https://au.linkedin.com/hp/

2. YOU AREN’T ACTIVELY ENGAGED ON LINKEDIN
LinkedIn profiles are often created and users are not actively engaged on LinkedIn. You can use LinkedIn to make connections, join professional groups, search and find jobs and highlight your professional experience to boost your credibility on your profile. It can be a powerful marketing tool for job seekers and for professional career development.

Improvement Tip: Try to visit LinkedIn at least two times per week and during this time, make connections, recommendations and endorsements for others and updates as needed to your personal profile. Download LinkedIn’s free App from your smart phone or tablet’s App Store or Google Play Store to help you stay engaged easily.

3. YOUR PROFILE PHOTO IS MISSING OR ISN’T PROFESSIONAL
Many LinkedIn profiles are created but missing profile photos or include photos that aren’t professional looking.

Improvement Tip: You can increase your LinkedIn connections and boost your reputation and credibility by uploading a recent, professional and recognisable photo of you on a plain background. Smart phone cameras and photo Apps can help to create a professional looking photo to upload into your profile.

4. YOUR PROFILE ISN’T 100% COMPLETE AND/OR YOU HAVE ERRORS
If your profile isn’t complete or you have errors like typos, you may be missing out on views and connections. LinkedIn profiles with professional looking photos, 100% complete sections and no errors get more overall views and connections.

Improvement Tip: If you have an existing LinkedIn profile but many sections are incomplete, it’s time to update your profile to ensure your profile is 100% complete. Also, spend time to review and proof your profile to ensure there are no typos, incorrect information etc.

5. YOUR PROFILE HAS LIMITED CONNECTIONS
Many LinkedIn profiles have limited connections and if this sounds like you, you should actively make new connections and tailor your connection requests to make a lasting impression.

Improvement Tip: Actively engaged LinkedIn users have over 500+ connections. At a minimum, you should aim to have at least 50 connections associated with your personal profile.

6. YOU DON’T BELONG TO ANY INDUSTRY RELATED GROUPS
LinkedIn is home to many health and medical industry groups. Joining LinkedIn groups can be a good way to make new connections and network.

Improvement Tip: Join LinkedIn groups and get connected with the Australian health care and medical industry. You should aim to join 5-10 industry related groups.

7. YOU AREN’T FOLLOWING AUSTRALIAN HEALTHCARE AND MEDICAL INDUSTRY COMPANIES
If you aren’t currently following health care and medical industry companies, it is time to start actively following companies now.

Improvement Tip: Search and follow healthcare and medical industry companies. You can follow MedicalJobsAustralia.com on LinkedIn here: www.linkedin.com/company/medicaljobsaustralia-com or by clicking the LinkedIn icon on our home page www.medicaljobsaustralia.com

8. YOUR PROFILE LACKS ENDORSEMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
If you haven’t endorsed or recommended a colleague and requested recommendations for yourself, you are missing out on boosting your professional reputation and credibility.

Improvement Tip: Frequently, provide recommendations to your connections and actively request LinkedIn recommendations for yourself.

6 Ways to Resign From Your Current Medical Role Without Burning Bridges

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How can you leave your current medical job in Australia without burning bridges with your employer? Below are MedicalJobsAustralia.com’s 6 ways to resign positively from your current medical role.

1. Don’t Resign From Your Current Medical Role Until You’ve Secured a New Position
It is always easier to find a new medical job while you are currently employed. Try not to resign from your current medical role until you have been hired by an employer for your new medical and healthcare role.

2. Search and Apply for New Jobs Frequently on MedicalJobsAustralia.com
Search and apply for new jobs on MedicalJobsAustralia.com’s job board frequently www.medicaljobsaustralia.com. You can also sign up for MedicalJobsAustralia.com’s job alerts with a daily, weekly or fortnightly frequency from our home page or job board.

3. Once You Have Secured Your New Medical Role, Schedule a Face-to-Face Meeting With Your Employer
Once you have secured your new medical role, schedule a face-to-face meeting with your boss or manager. In this meeting, provide your boss or manager with your resignation, an explanation as to why you are leaving and give your employer the standard notice  period.

4. Follow Up Your Face-to-Face Meeting With a Resignation Letter or Email
Employers have different policies regarding resignations. Some require formal resignation letters, while others accept email resignations. Find out your current employer’s policy and follow up your face-to-face meeting with a resignation letter or email.

5. After You Resign, Maintain a Positive Demeanor in Your Current Medical Role Until You Leave
After you have given your resignation, news can travel fast to your co-workers within your organisation. During your notice period with your current medical employer, try to maintain a positive and professional demeanor with your boss or manager and co-workers.

6. Ask for References and Maintain Personal Connections for Future Networking
Networking and positive, professional references can be key to building your medical career. Ask people who are supportive of you in your current medical role if it is ok to use them as a future reference. Continue to keep in touch with some of your co-workers to build your professional network. You never know down the road how a past co-worker or even boss or manager may be influential in helping you land a future medical position

5 Tips to Acing Healthcare Job Interview Etiquette

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You’ve just landed an interview for a new role with a potential healthcare employer, so what’s next? Thinking about and preparing for your healthcare job interview can be both exciting and daunting. Below are MedicalJobsAustralia.com’s 5 tips to acing healthcare job interview etiquette.

1. Be Punctual

Make sure you arrive at least 5 to 10 minutes early for your job interview. Remember arriving too early or too late is always a poor reflection on you.

2. Remember First Impressions Count

First impressions are important. An interviewer will decide if they like you or not the moment they meet you. Make sure you are dressed professionally, make eye contact, smile and shake hands firmly with the interviewer.

3. Turn Your Mobile on Vibrate or Off

Turn your mobile on vibrate or turn it off prior to arriving at your job interview location.

4. Practice Active Listening

When you are being interviewed for your new potential role, actively listen to the interviewer without interrupting.

5. Avoid Bringing a Drink or Food With You

Avoid walking into your job interview casually with your morning coffee or food item. Many employers will offer you coffee, tea or water at the start of your job interview.