Tips For Working Effectively With A Medical Recruitment Agency

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Published: 25 Jun 2017      

Here at Sonographers Medical our goal is to do everything that we can to make sure that you find the medical job that best suits your abilities. As a recruitment agency, we work with both recruiters and candidates to ensure that everybody ends up happy with the final result.

As a candidate, there are many things that you can do to help us find a role that suits you. That’s why we have compiled a few useful tips for working with a recruitment agency to ensure you get the most out of the experience.

Get In Touch

While recruitment agencies will get in touch with candidates who are not already on their books if they feel that said candidate could fill a certain role, those who do not fit a current role may find they don’t get contacted.

The best way around this is to get in touch with the recruitment agency yourself. Take control of your job search and talk to recruiters. Make sure that they have your information on file and let them know that you are actively searching for a role. Even if there isn’t one available right now, you may find that taking the initiative could benefit you later on, when something does arise.

Always Be Honest

Recruiters always work best when they know exactly what their candidates bring to the table. While it is important to put your best foot forward in order to be competitive in the job market, you should also be completely clear with your recruiter about what you can and can’t do.

Don’t be afraid to point out your perceived weaknesses. This could be anything from a lack of experience in a certain area through to a negative experience you may have had in a previous role. In many cases, you will find that explaining the issue to the recruiter with working with them could make the job hunt more efficient.

Interview Preparation

Recruiters work closely with employers, which mean that understand better than anybody what recruiters are looking for from candidates. You should try to use this expertise to your benefit as much as possible.

While a recruiter will help you touch up your CV, for medical professionals the best help will come in the form of interview preparation. Speak to your recruiter and ask for advice. You may even find that some recruiters can stage mock interviews with you to help you understand more. Even the conversations that you have with your recruiter can go towards helping you prepare for your interviews.

Don’t Spread the Net Too Far

Now, by this we don’t mean that you shouldn’t talk to as many recruiters as possible. What we mean is that you should be as specific as possible in terms of the types of role that you are looking for. The more specific you are, the better for the recruiter. They can find roles suitable for your criteria, making it more likely that the roles they present to you are actually suitable. Trying for everything at once could lead to you getting nothing at all.

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