As Executive leadership seeks out new c-suite positions in healthcare, The Medicus Firm can assist. Our team of well-connected recruiters works closely with healthcare systems across the United States, including academic facilities. Executives can meet with a recruiter to discuss their job preferences and career goals connected with relevant opportunities.
One roadblock many healthcare Executive job seekers face is the competitive job market. Healthcare c-suite level positions are not posted daily or even weekly, which means the Executive job search process can be timely and stressful for a candidate. Since the market is so competitive, many Executive job seekers must become creative with their job search strategy by enlisting the help of their network or working with a search firm to learn about opportunities. Some hiring organizations do not post their c-suite level positions, instead opting to work with internal referrals and applicants from search firms. Having connections can help an Executive land a great, new opportunity. If seeking out new positions, Executives can create a job search schedule to ensure that they are consistently building their network, getting updates from a recruiter, or following up on past interviews. This prevents their search from becoming stagnant.
Since c-suite healthcare positions are hard to come by, Executive job seekers must be flexible with their search. When the job market is challenging, the number of applications or interviews being requested will be low. There is also the possibility of opportunities, but a candidate needs to be invited in for an interview. Often, a candidate needs more qualifications, or their resume is not appealing. Executive leaders can create a new resume or work with a professional resume writer to solve that issue. When the Executive job search becomes stale, an administrative jobseeker must reassess their job requirements and consider expanding their search to include other c-suite roles or even expanding geographic preferences. If exploring a different role, it is crucial to update their resume verbiage to market it to that position. If considering new geographic areas, starting with nearby or preferred states is wise, then slowly expand the radius as needed.
Like other industries, the Executive search in healthcare is highly competitive. Interviews can span over multiple months as the organization explores other candidates. Depending on the candidate's location, executive-level discussions can include phone, virtual, and onsite interviews. Many organizations will do multiple rounds of phone or virtual interviews as they narrow down the candidate field and bring their final group of candidates onsite for interviews. During the interview, Executive candidates should highlight how they can contribute to the organization's success. What industry knowledge do they bring, and why does the organization need it? Health organizations often look for effective communication and leadership skills and analytical, problem-solving, and technical skills.