As physicians move their lives and careers forward in a post-COVID-19 environment, many are reexamining their lifestyles and making changes. Some are seeking more rewarding work, more responsibility, increased autonomy, or a relocation to be near extended family. While launching a job search can seem like an overwhelming task, partnering with the right recruiter can make the process a whole lot smoother. The best way to find a trusted recruitment partner is to understand the types of recruiters that are out there, know the ways in which a recruiter can help you, be able to evaluate a recruiter, and learn how to get the most from them.

Types of Recruiters
During this physician shortage, you have likely been contacted by many recruiters. There are three different types, but rest assured you never pay a fee; all recruiters earn their fees directly from the hiring organization.

Benefits of Working with a Retained or Contingent Physician Recruiter
Physicians often prefer working with retained or contingent recruiters because of the personal relationships they develop and the number of job opportunities they represent. In addition, these recruiters can offer you:

Evaluating a Physician Recruiter
How do you distinguish between a good physician recruiter and a great one? An expert physician recruiter will:

    • take time to build a relationship with you so that they can accurately present you to employers while also looking out for your best interests.
    • spend time speaking with you to find out what you are looking for in your next career role. This includes understanding your career goals, your location preferences, as well as your personal and professional interests.
    • help you prepare for each interview.
    • guide you through the job offer and negotiation process.

Getting the Most from your Physician Recruiter
Follow these guidelines to maximize your relationship and interactions.

Your career is important, find a professional and experienced physician recruiter to assist you. Change is never easy, but when you need to make one, whatever the reason, Tal Healthcare is here to help. While a job search can seem like a time-consuming and stressful task, partnering with the right recruiter can make a huge difference. As a leader in physician recruitment, our expert recruiters will be with you every step of the way. We’re recruiting for numerous positions, across many specialties. Search for open physician jobs now.

Kathy Lin - Tal HealthcareWritten by:
Kathy Lin, Marketing Communications Manager
Kathy writes content for Tal Healthcare, a healthcare career website. She has a background in recruiting, sales, and teaching.  She holds a BA in Biology from the University of Vermont.  When she isn’t writing you can find her outside running, skiing or biking.

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