It's a problem for nurses everywhere. You want to get a new job because you need to get away from the old one—and it may be for better pay, more ideal conditions, or just a change of scene. The problem is that your current job keeps you so busy you don’t have time to look for a new one.
This hold true for most careers, but especially so in the field of nursing. With the dedication that many nurses carry out their jobs, especially when the work involves night work and weekend work, using those few precious hours of time off to go trawling through the recruitment newspapers and magazines seems like just too much work.
There is an answer, though, to this situation that requires time, focus, and energy, and it's a solution that works for many in the medical field. Many use it when they are seeking a change with regard to their professional career, and it is now making more and more of a mark in the field of nursing. The solution? A nurse recruitment agency.
The Benefits Of Working With An Agency
A nursing recruitment agency typically has access to a wide range of jobs from which a prospective nursing candidate can choose. And the benefit of this is that there are many more jobs, meaning that you will be more likely be able to find the job that appeals to you most. And just as importantly, you'll can best be matched with one that meets your skill set.
Today's nursing recruitment agencies have the ability to look at a nurses skill set to make sure that the nurse is not applying for a job for which he or she is either over-qualified or under-qualified for as a viable option. This means that the nurse has a greater chance of being successful with the job application and finding a position which fits in nicely with personal interests and individual skill set. In addition, it also means the new position is much more likely to give the nurse a chance of advancing her career.
In many cases, a nursing recruitment agency can provide a first round of interviews with the potential job candidate, and this offers several benefits. First, it means the nurse doesn’t have to waste time going for interviews, perhaps even traveling hundreds of miles only to find out that they have not been selected for a second round of interviews. When the recruitment agency does the initial interview it allows the nurse to travel to the second interview with the peace of mind that they have already passed the first level and have created enough interest from the potential employer to get a serious look.
Also, nursing agencies can assist the applicant in spotting areas for improvement with respect to professional development. This allows the agency to look at skill sets and provide advice on what training the nurse should take for a given position. This can be a great help. Sometimes a candidate can submit an application for a job, not get the job and never really been told the reason. With the help of an agency, the nurse can take action on the front end of the process, get the required training, and make sure that all of the relevant and required skills are in place before they take the time to apply for a job.
Agencies will contact the nurse when a new suitable vacancy becomes available, which means that the nurse has a greater chance to get the job and an offer will most likely be extended. The agency will only offer as options the jobs that are a best fit for the nurses skill profile, and as a result, the nurse can be assured that it is a job worth their time to check out and get more information about a possible fit. It's impossible to get a magazine or a job board to do this type of front-end qualification for the position.
The benefits of using a nursing recruitment agency are myriad, and this is why they are becoming increasingly popular when looking for that next great job in the nursing field. They can provide great advice and insights on training, cut down on travel time and expenses for the initial phases of the hiring process. And they are a great time time-saver -- for both the applicant and the hiring entity -- in finding a career match that works out well for all parties. Finding the perfect nursing job is hard work. Nursing agencies take much of the time and stress out of the process.
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