With the summer in full swing, one of the last things you may be thinking about is your healthcare job search. Between more frequent vacations and life in general slowing down, it may not seem like a good time to look for a new job. You might even be considering a break from job searching altogether. However, summer can actually be one of the best times to land a new job in healthcare! Here are 5 reasons why.
With many healthcare professionals delaying their job search until the fall, there is less competition out there. As a result, your resume will likely be closer to the top of the pile—putting you in a more strategic position to get selected for an interview. This increased visibility can ultimately lead to more offers, giving you more opportunities to choose from and increasing your chances of finding a position that aligns with your goals and professional and personal needs.
Not only is competition lower across the healthcare industry, but hiring is up! This positive trend has opened a range of opportunities for professionals across several healthcare settings and specialties. To name just a few, Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and Physicians are in especially high demand this summer.
In the colder months, it can be difficult to find time to network. Aligning schedules may be challenging and the “shorter days” may make people less willing to attend events or pursue other networking opportunities. With the arrival of warmer weather, some healthcare settings tend to become quieter and people have more free time, leaving more room to schedule interviews as well as informational chats and discussions. Additionally, the abundance of events taking place during this season provides even more opportunities for networking and connecting with potential employers or other healthcare professionals.
Embarking on a new job during the summer can offer a unique chance to develop additional skills and broaden your professional horizons. You can seize this time to learn new procedures, gain exposure to new medical technology, work with diverse patient populations, or explore different specialties—enriching your expertise and expanding your career prospects.
Facilities may want to hire during the summer because it can be a less hectic time to train a new employee. This of course depends on the setting, but is especially prevalent at organizations that welcome patients by appointment. When the schedule is more open, companies can spend more time on your training and transition to ensure that you feel prepared for when the busier seasons come. These quieter months may also give you more time to get to know and settle into your new team!
If you’re ready to take the next step in your healthcare career, connect with us! Tandym Health is working on a ton of great opportunities throughout the summer and our recruiters are dedicated to finding you the right place for you! Start your search today!
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