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Tips for Working with a Healthcare Recruiter

Tips for Working with a Healthcare Recruiter

By Megan Malugani | Monster Contributing Writer

Take Advantage of Your Recruiter’s Expertise

Recruiters can share inside information on the working environment at an organization you may be considering and the type of candidate it may be seeking. They can also offer valuable tips on how to improve your resume, position yourself for advancement or even dress for an interview. Folb helps candidates prepare answers to difficult interview questions. All this advice and knowledge shouldn’t cost you a dime, Cardillo says.

Are You Ready for a Career in Health Care?

1. We say school, you think:

Bring it on!
Eek! What will I wear on the first day?
My dog ate my homework.

Be Honest and Accessible

Be straightforward from the beginning about your salary expectations, and don’t revise them upward as the recruiting process progresses. It’s also important to be up front about any black marks on your work history. “Recruiters don’t like surprises,” Folb says. Another way to permanently burn bridges with your recruiter is to pursue a job with a new employer solely to increase your leverage for a raise at your current job. And if you plan to work with more than one recruiter, disclose that fact to all parties.

Don’t Get Lazy

Using a recruiter should be just one element of a job search that includes networking, informational interviewing and responding to advertised job openings. “Don’t sign up with a recruiter and then sit back and wait for things to happen,” Cardillo says. “You can’t expect a recruiter to do the work for you.”

This article originally appeared on Monster Career Advice.

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