I probably would not want to be graduating anywhere in the world right now, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t jobs. You just have to find them a bit more aggressively.
College graduates taking that initial step toward utilizing that new degree should visit the many different job fairs that are held across the nation on a fairly regular basis.
Why? Because they are free, and they are actually looking for recruits. Many of then the very human resources folks whom would see you are there, and you can make a great initial impression. All companies, even in this economy, have to renew their workforce. There are jobs, you have to go get them.
Job fairs vary from profession to profession, but most offer the job seeker the opportunity to speak with representatives and recruiters from various companies looking for qualified individuals to join their organization. Some companies conduct the application and interview process on the spot, which is a great way for the job seeker to get his or her foot in the door a lot faster. Job fairs afford the career professional to also interview the perspective employers to learn a bit about the company and what the requirements of the position are, to create a base of information that will come in handy when choosing between multiple employment offers.
Health care job fairs are aggressively held especially for hard to fill jobs. Nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physicians’ assistants, are difficult to find. The health care industry is growing daily. Job fairs for health care professionals seeking new opportunities the chance to browse around at the different health care delivery systems, how they are different and yet the same. Since this country is entering into what could become a health care crisis, new graduate nurses especially, as well as residents and interns are looking at the number of employment opportunities available to them in a number of locations. Job fairs are a great place to compare benefits, sign on bonuses, and relocation and travel packages offered by competing agencies and health care delivery systems. Nurses can also complete continuing education units (CEUs) toward license renewal at health professional job fairs by completing a class or lecture.
If you are not so picky about what your career will be, but want to help people then it is really a reliable and beneficial technique to target health care, and other caring professions. They need folks all the time.
Another way to do the job search in health care specifically is to contact the local hospitals and care facilities and see if they are conducting their own fairs internally. Often larger facilities and corporations have their own, but they are poorly advertised so not everyone can find them.
Better, try google and type in “job fair insert your city here” and use the quotes and without quotes. The quotes make google return the listings that have exactly that key phrase. And should return lots of results if you live in a large city.
Then, prepare your resume, dress properly, and go. Remember, act like you work for each person you speak to. Pretend each hello and request for materials is an interview. It’s a way of thinking that makes you confident, and you never know, the person hiring might be staring you in the eye.
The job hunt is a numbers game, but just do everything you can to increase the numbers both in quality and quantity.
Hope this was helpful.
Best of Luck
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