Brian Torchin has been working in the medical field for several decades. He also has helped others land jobs within the community for nearly as long. With this kind of experience, he knows the ups and downs of what goes in in the hiring field. It is a cutthroat world out there when it comes to landing a medical job, which is why Brian Torchin offers up the advice. For anyone looking at a new job or is considering applying for one, Brian offers up these tips.
One of the most common questions is if someone should sign up and use a staffing agency. People want to know if it is worth it and if it is worth their time to use the service. Typically, this kind of a staffing agency helps provide counseling and helpful information to those looking for jobs and to help them prepare for potential interviews. The service also points the individuals to possible openings. These services help do some of the leg work and do help connect with hospitals. There are some hospitals that only work with a staffing agency, especially if the hospital has a strong connection and solid results with such an agency.
When hospitals have a strong connection, it means an individual should automatically sign up for one, right? Brian Torchin says on Twitter that he wants individuals to hold off, just a bit, and first consider what they are looking for. If you want to work in a particular location or hospital, it is best to avoid the staffing agency. With an agency, you are never really sure where you might be placed. So, you may want to hold off just a bit before signing up with the agency. Additionally, many staffing agency positions do not pay as much as if you receive it yourself. This is because the staffing agency does receive some kickback in landing you the job (although it does depend on the agency).
The staffing agency is a good way to land your first job or two, so if you are in need of work and want to move into the workforce as quickly as possible, using a staffing agency is a nice way to go. As you build your portfolio and job experience, you can start to branch off and look for jobs on your own. That can work well for many people, and it helps make you more employable with the additional experience. About.me has an even better breakdown of Brian’s career. Otherwise you can check him out on Mashable where he comments on health articles, and engages with the community.