Our scientific technology has advanced exponentially just within the last half-decade. And if you think about it, advancements in medicine have also followed suit. And there’s nothing that seems to be slowing this trend down.
Though technological advancement has changed the face of many industries, this has also changed the way people search for jobs. And this can be clearly seen in the healthcare industry. But what happens when technological advancement affects your typical job search?
Believe it or not, job seekers have more tools now than ever before in history when it comes to landing the right job. But at the same time, employers also have a variety of technological tools to aid in the hiring process.
One industry that has greatly benefited from the advancement of technology is the healthcare space. And this has also affected the way healthcare workers and physicians search for jobs in today’s job market.
Here, we’ll explore how advanced technology has affected healthcare job seekers across the country.
The Role of Social Media
It’s estimated that at least 80 percent of the population of the United States has at least one social media profile. And though many people around the world still don't have access to social networks, or they’ve been restricted by their governments, here in the United States, just about everyone is exposed to social media in some form on a daily basis.
As a result, many job seekers are finding employment posts through their social media accounts. And this includes many professionals searching for healthcare jobs across the country. Further, some social profiles( such as LinkedIn) serve as online resume profiles. And this network will also allow you to perform advanced job searches locally or worldwide, along with showcasing your achievements.
But the only caveat here is that social media can prove to be a double-edged sword. And this is because many hiring managers and healthcare employers are browsing the social profiles of prospective job applicants to help base their decisions. Correspondingly, serious job seekers should use discretion when they post a status update.
For example, some employers may look up your social profiles just to see what type of content you’re sharing and posting. And those who openly display vulgar content, or controversial content which may include political affiliation or social issues run the risk of being overlooked.
Many people work from home today, especially since the pandemic began in 2020. As such, remote interviewing has created an entirely new dimension for job seekers across all industries. Correspondingly, this has also created additional tools for employers. As many employers use remote interviewing for an initial screening process.
Remote interviewing allows any job seeker to schedule an interview with ease, and meet with job recruiters from the comfort of home.
Healthcare employers are increasingly taking advantage of this technology in many ways. And as we’ve already seen how telemedicine is delivering diagnosis remotely, the hiring process for many hospitals and clinics is following suit.
With the COVID-19 pandemic impeding in-person interviews in hospital settings, remote interviewing is being looked upon as a safe and reliable option when it comes to landing a job in the healthcare industry.
AI and Virtual Assistants
One little-known aspect of technology includes applications of AI in everyday life. And the advancement of this kind for healthcare job seekers is gaining in popularity. This tech includes the use of AI virtual assistants in many areas of the job search.
In fact, an AI-capable virtual assistant tool known as Mya can help you to find relevant job openings which you might be qualified for. Additionally, you can communicate with this type of AI in many ways such as text, email chat, etc. And Mya will ask you industry-specific questions to see if you’re qualified for a certain position, somewhat like the first step in a tiered interview process.
Further, AI assistants like Mya can also provide answers to questions about specific job attributes which a prospective employee might see as determining factors for accepting a position such as employers’ work culture, amenities, hiring requirements, turnover rate, and company philosophy.
As our tech becomes more advanced, we have to advance along with it. And if you’re looking for a job in the healthcare industry, educating yourself on the various tech advancements within your profession gives you a distinct advantage. In fact, those who choose to forego studies in upcoming tech may be left behind when they finally enter the job market.