MRI Job Search Tips

In the market for a MRI technologist job? You may be familiar with many “timeless” or “foundational” aspects of searching for a job, such as; leveraging your network, tidying up your resume, doing your homework, and dressing for success - among other things. These are all core aspects to job seeking, and many of these job seeking strategies have been around long enough to become conventional for a reason... because they work. However, times are always changing and while it’s always good to follow conventional advice, its a great idea to tailor your job searching strategies to the field of magnetic resonance imaging and get up-to-date with the times.

Below, you will find some essential job searching strategies and tips that you can apply when searching for MRI technologist jobs. Make sure to remember that an important key to success is confidence, and an important key to confidence is preparation. With that being said, become prepared for your MRI job search, and find the job that you deserve!

Craft a Professional Resume

Your resume should be polished and professional to assure that a hiring manager gives your credentials the evaluation that they deserve.

Develop a Plan

Take time to sit down and get organized. By doing this, the job searching process will seem far less overwhelming, and your efforts will become far more productive. Within your plan, create a “to do” list and a “contact database”.

  • Make a “To Do” List – This will help you organize your priorities and give your MRI job searching quest more aim and focus. Create a word document listing the various tasks that you need to complete in order to effectively search for MRI technologist jobs. List things such as; develop a professional resume, create an awesome cover letter, develop a Linkedin profile, post your resume to the various job search engines, etc.
  • Create a Contact Database – This will help you keep track of the employers that you have already contacted, as well as give you a way to follow up on leads in a timely manner. Write down all the employers that you contact, the date you sent an email, the date you sent your resume, any contact information collected, the people you contacted, and any other relevant notes pertaining to your communication with a potential employer. Get into the habit of updating your database on a timely basis and your search for MRI jobs will be far more productive.

Craft a Professional Cover Letter

Nothing is more disheartening than having your resume thrown onto a mountain of job applications. Knowing that there are many other applicants applying with similar credentials, you may find yourself wondering how you would ever get an interview. Well here is the answer, WRITE AN EFFECTIVE COVER LETTER. A potential employer's first impression of you is your cover letter. Your cover letter introduces you and your resume. The reality is that your resume may never be read without being accompanied by a professional cover letter. If a potential employer is not able to quickly determine that you would be a good fit for the available position, they will likely never read through the many detailed pages of your resume. Below, you will find a few important points, as well as a short video explaining some essential cover letter tips that you may find useful when crafting the perfect cover letter for your future MRI job application submissions.

  • The purpose of a cover letter is to get your resume read. The purpose of a resume is to get an interview. The purpose of an interview is to get a job
  • Your cover letter sales your resume, and therefore can be the determining factor of whether you get contacted for an interview or receive a MRI technologist job offer.
  • Personalize each cover letter to the facility that you are applying to.
  • Make sure to list the key points of your resume within the cover letter.

Utilize Job Search Engines

In the old days, job searching was done by driving around town with a stack of resumes and asking each facility if they are hiring. However, today most jobs are acquired by taking advantage of online search engines. To do this, simply make use of job search engine sites to search for MRI technologist jobs quickly and efficiently. You can find links to many of the top job search engines listed below.

  • Indeed : MRI Jobs – This is currently the world's #1 job site, with over 180 million unique visitors every month from over 50 different countries. Indeed helps hospitals and diagnostic imaging facilities of all sizes hire the best talent, and is a leading resource for job seekers looking to get hired in many healthcare fields.
  • Monster : MRI Jobs - is one of the most visited employment websites in the United States and one of the largest in the world. This site is an excellent resource to utilize when searching for MRI tech jobs.
  • Career Builder : MRI Jobs - More than 24 million unique visitors a month visit Career Builder to find new jobs and obtain career advice. Many MRI technologist from all over the world have started their the career using this online search engine.
  • Simply Hired : MRI Jobs – This site has over 30 million unique visitors each month, and each year those visitors perform over one billion job searches. The result is a multitude of unique behaviors from many employers and job seekers in the healthcare industry on a daily basis.
  • Craigslist – is a classified advertisements website with sections devoted to jobs, personals, for sale, housting, items wanted, community, services, gigs, resumes, and discussion forums. You have probably used Craigslist in the past to search for items for sale, or to sell you own personal goods. However, Craigslist is also an online resource that is used by many hospitals and diagnostic imaging facilities when searching for potential employees.

  • Make your resume easy to read – When crafting your resume make sure to avoid tiny fonts, dense blocks of text, excessive jargon, vague language, and inconsistent formatting. Your resume should be clear and easy to navigate with clear and easy-to-follow titles and categorization. Remember that those reading your resume are not always educated in the field of magnetic resonance imaging, so make sure your resume is user friendly for recruiters as well.
  • Personalize your resume - Make sure that your resume is personalized to those who receive it. When you craft you resume, leave “blank entry slots” where you can later fill in custom details that pertain to each employer, such as; the name of the hospital or MRI imaging center, the specific job skills you posses that are listed in an employer's job posting, any information that seems relevant to the institutions “About” section of their website, etc. Making these small personalized entries will make your resume stand out, and assure any recruiter that you posses the specific skills that are relevant to the specific MRI technologist jobs that they are attempting to fill.

Get Social... Get a Linkedin Profile

Although all of the social media sites have not become mainstream when searching for potential employment opportunities, is one social media platform that is specifically geared towards helping pair employers with potential employees. So, why is LinkedIn so important? LinkedIn is where many HR managers and recruiters are now hanging out. Create a profile, post your resume credentials, and have employers contact you. To get started creating a Linkedin profile, just click HERE.

Follow Up With Leads Immediately

If you get an email or call from an employer or job recruiter regarding an MRI technologist job, don't wait days to contact them back. There are many ways for you to stand out from the crowd and the other job seekers out there, and your ability to follow up shows organizational skills, integrity, and most of all... interest. Give a simple phone call, or shoot an email asap and you will surely display your desire and interest to obtain the MRI tech job that they are looking to fill.

Stay Confident

Job hunting takes time and energy. Remain confident, but prepare yourself for challenges. Don't lose motivation if you are still searching for MRI technologist jobs. Even the most experienced job seekers often search for many months before finding the right opportunity. Stay confident, stay positive, and as always...

Happy Scanning!

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