In addition to the commitments that I make as a recruiter, each candidate must take a share of responsibility to ensure that the results meet with their expectations. After all, this is your career and only you know what you are really looking for and what you need in order to feel good about the opportunity that you have asked me to find.
- You need to be as flexible as possible when scheduling interviews and time to talk with me.
- If I leave you a voice message or send you an email, I need to know that you will get back in touch with me as soon as possible, within four hours is preferable. I understand you work in medicine and patients take top priority, but after our initial conversation, many of my requests will be simply to know whether or not you are interested in a specific opportunity. I’ll try to provide enough details so that you can simply give me a “yes” or “no” answer. This way the process can at least move and we can figure you the details as to “why” you chose as you did later when you have more time talk.
- You have my total commitment to openness and honesty at every stage of this process and I need the same from you.
- If you have any questions or concerns, it is imperative that you bring them to my attention immediately.
- I will be asking you where your interest level is from time to time, so I will want you to be thinking about that as you go through the interview process.
- If your interest level ever wanes throughout the process, let me know.
- If you are considering another opportunity now or during the process, let me know.
- You agree to not provide your CV to any other job opportunity or recruiter…and you also agree to not post your CV online anywhere. I understand that there may already be others that have your CV at the time that we begin working together, but once I ask you about your job search activities, I should be aware of everyplace where you are already active. This prevents us from fumbling over one another.
- If you become aware of an opportunity that you think “might” be right for you, I need you to communicate that to me so that I can investigate that further. I put significant effort into locating opportunity for all of my candidates and I do so as a way to feed my family. When you allow me to present you to opportunities that you uncover, you are indicating that you appreciate and respect my investment in your career (and the efforts that I’ve made to date on your behalf). If you move forward without allowing me a chance to earn income, you send the message that you don’t appreciate my help. (If you bring me a prospective client that is not willing to work with me, I can pass the ball back to you and let you take over…only this time you will have the benefit of anything that I learned during my investigation. I won’t reveal your identity unless they are willing to work with me, so should they reject my offer to assist them, I still leave the door open to you.)
- I may ask you to redo your CV, put together a list of career highlights, provide an explanation of any career setbacks, and/or supply a list of references that can speak about your experience. I need to know that you will present requested items such as these back to me in a timely fashion.
- In order for each of us to reach a successful conclusion, we need to be able to work closely together and trust one another completely.
- I will work with you to create an offer that you are willing to accept in principal before it is officially presented by the company.
Over 80% of all sleep medicine opportunities are never advertised. They are only learned of through word or mouth or by inquiry. While you are busy working all day long, I spend my days acting as your surrogate. I search for opportunities for you.
Sleep medicine professionals come to me when they are serious about locating a career opportunity in sleep medicine. I AM THE SLEEP MEDICINE RECRUITER ™.
My database of organizations that hire sleep medicine professionals is larger than anyone else’s and I am committed to using my resources to assist in your career success. Once I bring you on as a candidate, I will work the geographies that you have indicated a desire to practice in. My database includes every AASM and Joint Commission accredited sleep center in the nation…and hundreds of others as well.
Using my database, I create a list of employers specifically for you and then systematically work my way through the list…one at a time. Using my phone, I call each employer to find out if they have any interest in bringing on a sleep medicine professional with your expertise at this time. If they do, then I work to enlarge the conversation and learn more. If they truly have a matching position that I can help them to fill, then I bring it to you.
Usually this brings results…occasionally it does not…at least not right away. BUT, I can guarantee that if I can’t find an opportunity out there at the moment…that means that there isn’t one. I won’t let any other recruiter outwork me…not in sleep medicine…not on my watch. …and I won’t give up.
I’m persistent. I’ll circle back around and speak with all of the sleep centers again and again. It’s my job. I work the entire nation…and every three months or so, I have need to repeat my footsteps…it’s what I do. This is how bring you value…by spending upwards of eight hours per day on the phone. It’s a full time job…and it’s my job. I’m The Sleep Medicine Recruiter ™.
I look forward to working with you and am excited about the success that will ultimately be yours.