Applying for a role in healthcare: what’s the process?
From writing a winning cover letter, to preparing for the interview, there’s a lot to think about when it comes to applying for a new role in healthcare. That’s why we thought it would be useful with a quick reminder of the process and where our team can help!
Start with your CV
Regardless of which job you’re applying for, you’ll need a sharp CV to accompany your application. In order to catch the recruiter’s attention, your CV needs to be well organised so that it is easy to scan for vital information. Structure your CV by heading so that employers can easily find the skills and experience they’re looking for without having to sift through endless paragraphs. Mirroring ‘keywords’ from the job description is a great tactic for getting your CV noticed as it explicitly tells the recruiter ‘I have all the skills you’re looking for’. Plus, our team has a lot of CVs to get through, so making this part easy for us means we’ll be more likely to pick you out of the crowd!
Find out more about how to refresh your healthcare CV here.
Find a role you’re interested in
Now your CV is looking better than ever, it’s time to get applying for roles! This is where Amaré can help. For our latest healthcare vacancies you can browse here or talk to our team via [email protected] if you need further career advice. All of our job descriptions clearly outline the training and qualifications required to apply for the role – as well as the experience the employer is looking for. We make the application process simple by proving a space for your cover letter and CV attachment.
Tailor your cover letter
If there is the option to provide a cover letter, you always should. Cover letters give you the opportunity to demonstrate your capabilities beyond your CV, as well as the chance to express your personality. It also shows your prospective employer that you are passionate about the role and willing to put the work in to secure it. Tailor your cover letter to the job that you’re applying for, don’t just copy and paste the same one for every application – in this case, one size certainly doesn’t fit all. Read through the job description carefully and highlight the areas in which you have good experience in your cover letter, while explaining your reasons for applying/why you’re the ideal candidate.
Screening and how it works
To stay on top of the hundreds of applications that usually come through for each job listing, most employers use automated software to select suitable candidates for the interview stage. That’s why it’s paramount to get those keywords into your CV so that the system flags you as a good match! Avoid using acronyms for any of your job roles or qualifications otherwise they may not be picked up.
When applying for a role in healthcare, you will also be screened so that the employer can authenticate your qualifications and make sure you don’t have any criminal convictions etc.
Prepare for the interview
You’ve passed all of the above with flying colours and now you’ve been offered an interview! Congratulations! Now it’s time to prepare. Check our top tips for preparing for an interview in healthcare here.
Accepting the job!
All you’ve got to do now is sign your contracts and find out your start date! Our team will be here to help you along the way if you have any questions.
Still looking for a role in healthcare? Speak to our team via email [email protected] and we’ll get you on the right path.