Finding the Right Recruiter Will Make All the Difference

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Determined to shake off 2020 and make 2021 your year? The right recruiter can make it happen!

When you’re looking for a new opportunity in your medical career, a recruiter can do a lot of the heavy lifting for you. They can help guide your search, negotiate your compensation package, and ensure your success. Finding the perfect recruit isn’t as simple as it once was. Let’s face it, just like with dating, you’ve got to kiss a few frogs before you meet your prince or princess charming.

Getting To Know You

No recruitment process should be purely objective; if the recruiter doesn’t show any empathy, then chances are you have the wrong recruiter.   Some recruiters are all about creating a “strict recruitment framework;” a way to simplify and rationalize all of their conversations but those types of recruiters forget that we are all human beings.  We are not simple, and we are not purely rational.  Seek out the recruiter that wants to get to know you on a personal level as they will find the opportunity that fits you culturally and philosophically.

Reviews Speak Volumes

If you are a successful clinical provider, there’s a good chance you’ll have recruiters calling on you regularly to discuss opportunities with you – even if you’re not in the market for a new job. But before committing to one recruiter, it’s a good idea to research their work. Ask your professional colleagues who they’ve used. Look into the company the recruiter is calling you from. Check out their reviews and reputation online. 

Jack of All Trades, Master of None.

There are some recruiters and recruiting firms that will work in a multitude  of specialties, and while they may be decent at recruiting in your field, they may not be an outlier in your field of specialty.  The recruiter that puts the most emphasis in your field of medicine will likely be more educated on the requirements of a job and the type of applicant who would excel in that position. They are the ones with the connections and inside track to the best opportunities in your field.   You can easily determine the wealth of knowledge your recruiter has in your specialty by having a dialogue with them.  In that dialogue, ask some of these pointed questions:

  • How many years has your company recruited in my field? 
  • How long have you been in a recruiter in my field?
  • Do you recruit for other specialty and if so, which ones?
  • What trends are happening in my field right now?

Boutique vs Mega Agencies

A boutique firm has the flexibility to offer you services designed to meet your unique needs. Their agile process allows time for listening, connecting, coaching and advising.  With a boutique agency, the full recruitment process is less diluted by the presence of inexperienced staff, or panicked hives of busy workers, which can occur in larger agencies. More often than not, there is more transparency in a boutique firm.  Plus, the boutique nature of the company creates a more intimate, attentive experience, leading to a greater chance of finding the best opportunity for you in a competitive market.  

Elevating Your Experience.

When you choose your recruiting partner, it is essential to establish transparency as an important part of this process. You should feel comfortable enough with that person to allow transparency in your discussions as this will be paramount to ensuring a successful relationship.

Throughout this process, you should stay in close contact with the healthcare recruiter(s) you choose to ensure two-way communication and a more effective search process.

Ready to take on 2021?

MedSource is ready for you. We’ve got the professional expertise, a wide client network, 5-Star reviews and your best interests in mind. What are you waiting for?  Talk with our team today to find out why we are the top choice for clinical providers ready to forge ahead in their careers!