Have you started to think about your future career in allied health? Do you know what are some of the things you need to consider as an emerging professional? Well, this might be the panel for you!
Industry experts from a diverse range of healthcare sectors will be sharing their insights into the different pathways that you can explore to secure employment within allied health, including tips and tricks to stand out from the crowd during the job application process. Our panellists include:
Caroline Marshall - Partner/Senior Consultant, Facilitatrix
Brooke Wilson - Recruitment Consultant, Rural Health West
Deb Buch - SA/WA Manager & Healthcare Specialist Recruiter, EvansPetersen Healthcare
Jenny Campbell – Chief Allied Health Officer, WA Department of Health
We asked some of our experts “What do you feel is the biggest challenge for an emerging allied professional/graduate to stand out in the market?”
It’s great if candidates can show that they have actually done some work experience (outside of their professional placement) that relates to the career they are going to pursue, whether that’s something that directly relates to their discipline like a therapy assistant or just something in the same type of sector, for example working as a disability support worker if they want to work as an OT in disability. This shows a real passion for the work and will set candidates apart from those who have worked as a student in an unrelated sector.
I think also when applying for jobs showing you know something about the company you have applied to and how their mission and values resonate with you personally will always stand you in good stead.
Aside from that it’s really important that they can demonstrate an ability to practically apply theory and that they have excellent report writing skills. In our sector the emphasis on reporting and accountability is only going to increase so demonstrating good report-writing skills, critical analysis and the ability to apply legislation to reports would definitely make a candidate stand out.
The biggest challenge in entering the pharmaceutical and medical device industry is to take your clinical brain into a more commercial way of thinking. How can you demonstrate commercial success, competitiveness and the ability to build business, even in clinical roles. Thorough research of the roles and industry you are targeting, so you can present in an interview with confidence and passion to influence the Interviewer that you are the right person for the role.
Come along to hear more, and find out about the wide range of interesting careers and pathways you can explore!
Remember, if you participate in three or more Festival activities and give us your feedback, you will go in the running to win $1500 towards a professional development opportunity of your choice, sponsored by Rio Tinto.