Finding a healthcare career position in Australia is becoming increasingly competitive, corporatised, and technological. Human resources managers and other bosses have so many CV’s and cover letters coming across their desks, that they only have a few minutes peruse each one. This means that an unremarkable cover letter and CV could get lost in the shuffle. Also, interviews are often stressful, and proper preparation can be the difference between success and failure. To guarantee that your job application and your interview both stand out, you should take advantage of available technologies to make it unique and memorable. Today, we’ll have a look at five technologies that you can make use of to help you find more success when applying for work.
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Going with GPS
What’s the first rule of any job interview? Be there on time. That sounds quite easy, but the reality is that you might not know just where the office is located, and there could be some bad traffic spots along the way. A GPS app can be a helpful tool in situations like this. Waze on iOS is a good choice as is MapFactor on Android. These turn-by-turn navigators can help you find the best route to get where you’re going so that you can get there early and make a good first impression.
Video is valuable
Another nice idea is to use a video recording app as a way to practice your interview. You can choose from a wide variety of apps on either Android or iOS, or you can use a web-based solution such as Webcam.io on your desktop or laptop computer. Giving yourself a chance to rehearse your responses to potential interview questions and see your posture and facial expressions can greatly help you to be more prepared when the real interview day arrives.
Stepping out on social media
Social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter can also be an invaluable technological resource when it comes to finding work. Whatever your particular area of healthcare expertise happens to be, check out social media sites for the companies or facilities you most want to work for. Like some of their posts, share some of their blogs, and offer congratulations on new clients signed or other positive events for their business. Also, get signed up on their LinkedIn so that you can network with them. All of these things will definitely help to get you on their radar.
Blogs are beneficial
Though not everyone has the time nor the inclination to do so, posting a blog related to your part of the medical field is also a useful tool. By making use of sites such as WordPress, you can create simple yet eye-catching blogs that prospective employers just might pay attention to. By blogging, you’ll be seen as being active in the industry which can only help your chances of getting hired.
Google is always a good idea
Finally, we come to the ever-popular Google Docs. It’s one of the simplest technologies to use and is also one of the most helpful. Let’s say you’re heading out for a round of interviews at various hospitals and practices around the city and you find you haven’t printed enough copies of your CV and cover letter. It’s so inconvenient to have to rush home and print out more. By keeping your resume/CV and cover letter stored on Google Docs, you can access the files from anywhere. That means you can just stop by a friend’s house, or office supplies store, and have a few extra copies printed out with no difficulty. Also, keeping the files on Docs makes it easy to save multiple versions and revisions if necessary.
All of these technologies can be a big help to you, but none of them will do any good without your diligence, dedication, and determination. Give it your best effort in every area, and you’ll definitely have a great shot at getting the career you want.
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