Career Opportunities in Healthcare

What do employers look for in candidates applying for entry- level positions?

Here are some of the major things a recruiter looks for:Academic Excellence/ Prior Work Experience

  • Employers look out for a degree in healthcare management from a well recognized and accredited institution.
  • They look out for candidates who show eagerness towards continual personal development and an increased desire to learn on the job.
  • Employers evaluate your previous designations, internships and affiliations with healthcare organizations and other business settings.

Skills for Efficient Communication

  • The candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • He/she must be able to develop and present reports, track the progress of a given task and propose ideas and innovative suggestions that could take the organization forward.

Adaptability/ organizational integrity

  • Employers seek out individuals whose personal and professional goals are in sync with those of the organization.
  • A candidate should have to ability to work across all levels, i.e. with his/her peers, superiors, subordinates, external vendors, clients and service providers.
  • A candidate must possess an appealing attitude and present themselves with confidence, competence and maturity.

Management Skills

  • Employers seek out individuals with leadership qualities. A person must inspire leadership that builds healthy work relations and takes responsibility for them.
  • Conduct his/her day-to-day activities in an honest and ethical manner.
  • Willing to devote their time for the success of the organization.
  • Maturity to take bold decisions and owning responsibility for their actions.
  • Ability to train juniors, delegate work, evaluates performance, coordinate activities across domains, etc.