Things to keep in mind when applying for a job

August 1, 2021

Whether you’re a seasoned healthcare veteran or fresh out of school, it’s never a bad idea to keep in mind the application process when applying to a new job. Read on for more detailed information about Recruitment Alley's application process.

Applying for a new job can be intimidating. At Recruitment Alley, we want to make the application process as seamless as possible to ensure that our team consists of the best of the best.

Our applicants go through a rigorous onboarding process that includes a prescreening, reference checks, compliance documentation, and finally, orientation. Initial contact is easy: just fill out the contact form on our website and attach your resume, and one of our Talent Agents will reach out to you.

When screening applicants, recruiters often take note of what’s going on in a resume—gaps in employment, changes in careers, hopping from job to job in a short period of time. Be ready to talk about your prior job experience and follow these guidelines for doing your best at a job interview.

“As a recruiter, I’m able to share my experience working for the company on both internally and externally,” said CNA-turned-Talent-Agent Nicole Rangel. “I always want to bring on amazing CNAs and LVNs to join our amazing team.”

Although some employers skip the reference checks, Recruitment Alley protocol requires at least two professional references—preferably from supervisors, but coworkers work in a pinch as well.

It is not recommended to submit personal references(friends, family, community leaders, etc.) because employers often want to gauge your work ethic when in the field. Be sure to let your references know that you are listing them as a reference for a job application, so that they are aware that a prospective employer may attempt to contact them.

“Sometimes I’ll call references and I get hung up on, or I’ll leave a message and I never get called back, which is frustrating,” said Nicole, “so it’s important for people to give their references a heads up.”

After the reference checks are cleared, you might receive your offer letter—but you’re not in the clear just yet.

At Recruitment Alley, all offer letters are contingent upon completing the compliance documentation section of the onboarding process. This includes uploading important documents such as IDs, licenses and certifications, physical and TB results, recent COVID tests, and more.

“We try to get that process done as soon as possible, usually within a week,” said Julia Turner, Onboarding Specialist at Recruitment Alley. “It really just depends on our interaction with the person, if they’re making excuses as to why they aren’t getting something done or if they’re very proactive.”

Once all the compliance documentation is complete, all that’s left is orientation. We require our employees to watch a few brief tutorial videos on how to use our mobile app prior to orientation. After that, we’re ready to get you to work!

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