Recruitment Steps 1 - Things to Consider
Working overseas can provide you with the opportunity to explore and experience a new culture, to develop your skills professionally, to build your global network and expose you to a new healthcare system. That said, uprooting yourself and your family to move halfway across the world is not a decision to be taken lightly. We understand that and we take very seriously the trust put in us by our candidates.
In this series of newsletters and blogs we will share over 22 years of experience during which we have placed hundreds of candidates overseas in order to provide our new candidates with a better understanding of the recruitment process from the initial steps to arriving on site.
Do your Homework
Once a decision is made to work overseas it is important to take the time to research the region: geographic location, culture, customs and the health system in your country of interest. Sleep on the matter and discuss with family, as they are a part of this decision.
Talk to someone in your network of trusted friends who has worked in the Middle East or may know somebody with firsthand experience in the matter.
Speak to a recruiter
The next step is to decide whether to use a recruiter or apply directly to hospitals. Facilities in the Middle East will offer candidates the same benefits irrespective of whether they are a direct hire or applying through a recruitment agency; however, there are a lot of benefits of working with a recruiter.
A recruiter will be incredibly useful in finding out about positions available as well as the requirements for the job. A well-qualified and experienced recruiter should also be able to provide information about the region, the different health systems, employment trends, salary scale and so on.
Should you decide to use a recruiter, they will help ensure that your application stands out and is sent to the right department. Additionally, they will be there to guide you through the application process.
We hope that this provides you with some helpful information. In the next newsletter we will be going through how to prepare yourself for the application process; such as preparing your documents, CV and we will also give you some helpful interview tips.