Whether you’re a fresh graduate in the medical field looking for your first job in the healthcare industry or an experienced healthcare professional looking for better opportunities abroad, job-hunting is a process that you need to go through to be one step closer to securing your dream job. 

If you’re looking for a healthcare job in your country or elsewhere, these pointers will help you through the journey:

Applying for a job: the best and least ideal time

“Beginning of the year, around January to February is typically the best time to start applying for a job since the holidays are over and employees are transitioning back to their regular work routines.

Many companies also have their hiring budgets renewed at the start of the year, making January an excellent time to start thinking about a career move.” said Alejandro Coca, Head of Business at TrueProfile.io, a platform that provides healthcare professionals around the world with the tools they need to secure a lucrative career abroad. 

For fresh nursing graduates, it’s ideal that they start applying for nursing jobs at the start of their final semester of nursing school.  On the other hand, while it’s certainly not impossible to get a job at any time during the year, a good general rule is to avoid applying during the holiday season or right before the end of the year, when companies are extra busy or already taking time off. It is also around this time that companies are limiting budgets and freezing hiring to meet year-end quotas.

Prepare for your job search

It’s advisable for job applicants especially in the healthcare sector to update their resumes and invest in networking. One great avenue to do so is through TrueProfile.io where applicants can find the ‘Jobs’ tab (https://www.trueprofile.io/member/jobs) featuring a host of job openings that are suitable for their skill set and expertise.

While doing so, they can start creating their TrueProfile.io account. To register, visit https://sso.trueprofile.io/register. Once registered, click on “Career Toolkit” and “Verification” to see the different verification options. They can start building their digital resume and make it more visible to prospective employers by choosing the Profile Visibility Preferences on your TrueProfile.io account.

Have your identity and credentials verified

Your identity and credentials can easily be verified by becoming a member of TrueProfile.io. As an added benefit of being a member, you can have access to career solutions including digital CV which can be shared with recruiters, regulators, recruiters, and can be showcased on social media. TrueProfile.io also uses blockchain technology so you won’t need to verify documents over and over again when applying. You can simply verify once, and a digital fingerprint of their verification is stored on the blockchain, which is fully owned and controlled by the applicant.

Check the countries you want to work in

Many countries around the world offer great compensation and benefit packages for healthcare professionals. Likewise, Filipino healthcare professionals are also in high demand in many overseas hospitals. If your dream destination happens to be one of those, it’s best to do your research so you can  start working on their specific requirements, certifications, or documents needed in order to be a step closer to securing your dream job abroad. 

Check required certifications and trainings

Some overseas hospitals usually require English proficiency training and certificates such as Occupational English Test (OET) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) to become part of their team. Thankfully, TrueProfile.io also offers trainings and certification tools via https://www.trueprofile.io/member/training to help you ace the English certification exams.

While there are best and least ideal seasons for applying for a job, Coca advised, “you don’t always have to wait for the “right time.” He recommends job searching passively and keeping your eyes open throughout the year. In the healthcare sector, there is always a demand for nurses and other healthcare positions. “No matter the time of the year, the job will be yours if you have the right qualifications and experience,” he concluded.

To know more, visit https://www.trueprofile.io/ 

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