With healthcare being one of the fastest growing industries despite the economic recession, many people are trying to get jobs in this sector. How
do you work to stand out from the crowd? Here’s a basic guide for anyone who wants to be a medical practitioner or go further in your career.
Whether you want to be a doctor or you’re looking into pharmacy careers, you’ll want to do some research into what kind of education, certification and training is required for the position to which you are applying. Some jobs only need a national or state certification but others require years of medical training, formal education and rotations. Figure out what you can realistically accomplish within your planned career goals.
Secondly, make sure your résumé is up to date. Just because you’re applying for a career that is growing quickly doesn’t mean that you can skimp creating a résumé that spells out your accomplishments, skills and reasons for employers to hire you. Using action verbs and transferable skills in your résumé will help you transition careers or emphasize your previous experience.
Finally, figure out your calling. Although there may be many reasons for you to want a healthcare job, many employers want to know that part of the reason you’re interested in the position is because you want to make a difference. Think of why you have chosen a profession which requires you to care for others. A personal story will help to make you a standout candidate for any healthcare career.