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Top 5 benefits of partnering with a recruiter for your next locum role

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Let’s admit the fact that hospitals are in dire need of doctors, and have never done as much hiring as they do today. Hence deciding which recruitment agency to register with may seem like a challenging and needlessly difficult process if you are not able to partner with the right recruiter.
If you are a doctor and looking for your next locum role, know for a fact there is a wealth of locum opportunities waiting to be explored in the various hospitals across Australia and New Zealand.
A great locum experience always starts with partnering with the right recruiter. There are specific characteristics you need to look out for when choosing the right agency. A good recruitment agency doesn’t only support you with the right recruiter, but a recruiter who comes with the required experience and knowledge to provide you with guidance, industry specific advice, as well as helping you to achieve your long-term and short-term goals. 
The benefits of partnering with the right recruiter:
  1. Great recruiters are dedicated to your success — As a job seeker, you need to make sure you’re putting your best foot forward when applying for your next available locum doctor role. Recruiters have a vested interest in closing their live vacancies, they will let you know if they find your resume is disorganised, doesn't best highlight your skill set and prevents you from being the best fit for the vacancy. Organisations hire recruiters to find an ideal candidate. Working with an experienced recruiter is like having backstage access to a show. Your resume is immediately moved to the top of the stack, and you will be able to gain prompt attention of the employer
  2. Gain access to exclusive career opportunities — The most experienced locum recruiters have access to inside information. They can present you with locum assignments that aren’t widely advertised. Recruiters completely rely on their network of doctors and hospitals for open positions and hence share the crucial information with you at the right time
  3. They streamline credentialing - The best recruiters will have streamlined compliance practices and be on hand with expert guidance. They will ensure your paperless credentialing is lodged swiftly and without hassle
  4. They ensure you the best locum perks — Nobody wants to be associated with a job where you feel underpaid. The right recruiter will do all the required groundwork and negotiations to ensure that the assignment is well paid and the organisation has been appropriately vetted for job particulars before you hear about the vacancy
  5. They are experts in your area of specialty — Experienced locum recruiters are well educated in your area of specialty and well connected with key decision makers in your specialist area. You should always partner with a locum recruiter who not only understands your specialist interests, but also informs you on current market trends, locum shift availability, market rates and more. Ensure to ask your recruiter to verify their experience in ensuring you are working with a master of one and not a master of none!
Now that you know the necessary steps to look for in a doctor recruiter, get in touch with Paragon Medics to land your next locum role. 
Paragon Medics specialises in managing locum and permanent jobs for doctors across Australia and New Zealand. With over 20 combined years of experience, they are your trusted partners in doctor recruitment. Paragon Medics are partnered with public and private hospitals, with access to thousands of jobs, and innovative credentialing technology to streamline and fast track you to your next job role.