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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”.
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.
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.
Get Social... Get a Linkedin Profile
Although all of the social media sites have not become mainstream when searching for potential employment opportunities, Linkedin.com 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.
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...