Tips For Responding To A Job Posting

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Published: 27 May 2016      

Here at Sonographers Medical we offer a range of recruitment opportunities for medical professionals, with jobs ranging from audiologist roles through to positions for radiographers. As recruitment specialists, we are also able to offer help to those who are looking to make the most out of their applications, so with that in mind we have compiled a list of things that you need to do before you actually send you initial application through.

Check You Have The Skills

Most job postings are going to list a number of required, essential and desired skills that potential employers will look for their new hires to have. It is important that you read these carefully and have all of the skills required before you place your application. Desired skills are a little less important, though you should place some focus on them in terms of potential learning experiences that you can talk about in your CV or during the interview. However, it is crucial that you have all of the skills that have been deemed essential, otherwise you will probably just be wasting your time in posting an application.

Tailor The CV

It is a tip that we have mentioned before but it is still well worth coming back to. You need to tailor your CV so that you accentuate the positives that an employer has stated that they are looking for in the job posting. Simply sending the same CV to everybody creates an unfocused approach that makes it obvious to employers that you are just looking for any job, instead of having a specific interest in the one that they are offering. This can result in your CV appearing unimpressive next to a CV that has been written by somebody who has taken the time to tailor their approach.

Trust Your Gut

The professionalism of the posting itself should also play a part in whether or not you choose to apply for the role. Some jobs will clearly not be suitable for your skills, which is perfectly fine, but the ones that you need to watch out for are those that offer only vague details about what will be required for the role, to the point where it appears that anybody could do the job. In many cases this will be because the company is trying to attract as many applicants as possible, which raises questions about the long-term nature of the role. This is less of a problem in the medical industry, but still something that is worth looking out for.

Apply To Your Schedule

There is no use applying for a job if you know that you are not going to be around to attend the interview or can’t commit to the job’s location for the long term. Understand your own schedule and tailor your applications around any holidays that you may have planned and prior knowledge of where you will be in the future. You also need to consider the potential commute and whether or not that is something that you will be able to manage effectively.

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