Are you a new Neonatal Nurse Practitioner who is unsure of how or when to begin your career search?
Are you a recent Neonatal Nurse Practitioner graduate looking for a position and finding that potential employers are only interested in experienced candidates?
Does it feel like there are little to no opportunities locally and you aren’t in a position to relocate?
Are you having challenges finding a new position after leaving your previous one?
These are some of the scenarios that Neonatal Nurse Practitioners face. Generally, the longer a NNP is out of the field, the more difficult it is for them to secure a new position.
You may be wondering why potential employers sometimes view new graduate practitioners, or Neonatal Nurse Practitioners who have been out of work for six months to a year, as an investment too costly to make. They may worry that your skills have atrophied and/or question your ability. In some cases, employers are short staffed and unable to provide an adequate orientation and/or preceptorship. Or they worry that if they invest the necessary time and money, the new practitioner may not stay long enough to justify the cost.
Fortunately, help is available. Working with an experienced recruiter who specializes in your field can greatly simplify your job search.
There are many benefits to working with a recruiter, one of which is having a career counselor at your disposal. We do our best to ensure a seamless transition back into the field, as well as into a job. We can also present you with hospitals or neonatology groups that have openings that match your needs and interests. Many times we are aware of positions that are not being advertised publicly.
Carol Schultz, recruiter and CEO of Vertical Elevation, said it best: “The most successful recruiters are part salesman, career counselor, consultant, advisor, fact finder, archaeologist, and shrink. They are balanced in their advice. They present both sides of the story, ask candidates a multitude of questions geared directly toward their professional needs and wants, and work to build relationships based on trust with candidates. This is something that takes time and commitment.”
Please Contact Us to learn more about the services we provide and how we can better assist you with your job search.
It is small details like these that could potentially impact an employer’s decision to interview you. Benjamin Franklin said it best: “It takes many good deeds to build a good reputation, and only one bad one to lose it.”