Quiz: How to Work Effectively With Recruiters

March 01, 2018

Try to avoid overloaded recruiters. An individual recruiter can generally handle six to eight searches at one time. Higher volume means that they may not be able to give you the attention you need.

The search firm should have at least 5 years of experience, specifically in physician recruiting, not just any recruiting.

It is also important to consult their list of clients. Many firms usually display this on their website. However, one or two assignments from a particular employer do not necessarily connote an endorsement.

Ask whether they are NAPR members. NAPR does not certify its members, but it does have a code of ethics and says it investigates complaints against members.

Assess their skills in a brief conversation. Are they listening to your needs? The recruiter shouldn't be doing all of the talking. Do they understand healthcare terms? Do they have any knowledge about the particular client that you are interested in?

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