Aug 6, 2018: TOO BUSY TO TRAVEL? ATTEND A VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE CAREER FAIR FROM HOME OR OFFICE
PracticeMatch Doubles Volume of Virtual Career Fairs to Meet Employer Demand for Physicians, Advanced Practice Clinicians
St. Louis, MO, August 6, 2018- Career fairs provide an ideal setting for job seekers to meet potential employers and explore opportunities with multiple health systems at once. However, healthcare professionals often have hectic schedules with little spare time for additional travel. Virtual career fairs offer another, more efficient option for healthcare providers who wish to explore opportunities and learn about multiple employers from the comfort of their own homes.
To meet growing demand, PracticeMatch, provider of the nation's leading physician database for healthcare employers, doubled its annual volume of virtual career fairs for physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and employers in 2018. These online health career fairs allow job seekers to connect with healthcare employers from their desired region, without the time or expense required to travel to their desired location to inquire about job opportunities.
"Our virtual career fairs were very well-attended and received rave reviews from participants, including candidates and employers," states Mike York, chief executive officer of PracticeMatch. "We are excited to be able to expand the options this year and provide many more opportunities for physicians and advanced practice clinicians to interact online directly with multiple employers."
Many of the most needed specialties are among the most heavily represented at the virtual fairs, including primary care. In general, approximately 70% of job seekers who typically attend PracticeMatch career fairs are physicians, and 30% are advanced practice clinicians such as NPs or PAs, (unless the fair is designated for a specific type of clinician). The top five specialties participating include:
- Internal Medicine
- Family Practice
"The virtual career fair [we attended] was definitely a success," states one participant, Bridget Mitchell, who is a physician recruitment manager at HCA. "Between myself and two colleagues, we spoke to 46 candidates, and those conversations have already converted to several referrals to our hospitals and practices," she adds. "The process was easy and it was nice to engage with candidates in a different type of format."
The PracticeMatch virtual career fairs do not require any software downloads or special apps, and therefore are easily accessible to all healthcare jobseekers who have internet access from any device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Once registered and logged in, participants of the virtual healthcare career fairs can review employer information, and then connect directly with healthcare recruiters and hiring managers for one-on-one chats to learn more about opportunities in the hospitals and health systems of greatest interest.
The schedule of virtual career fairs is as follows:
Midwest Region: (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin) - Tuesday, August 14, 2018.
Pacific Region: (Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii) - Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
Indiana Virtual Career Fair: Wednesday, September 12, 2018.
South Region: (Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia) - Thursday, September 20, 2018.
Advanced Practice Only Career Fair - (Nationwide) - Tuesday, September 25, 2018.
Mid-Atlantic Region: Thursday, October 4, 2018.
Frontier Region: (Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Utah, Texas) -Tuesday, October 9, 2018.
Northeast Region: (Maine, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania, DC, Maryland, Connecticut) - Tuesday, October 30, 2018.
Nationwide: (all states and regions) - Thursday, November 15, 2018
Again, the states and region of each PracticeMatch virtual career fair represents the location of the employers and the jobs; clinicians seeking healthcare job opportunities should register for the virtual career fair covering the region(s) in which they are interested. For more information about the virtual career fairs, visit the PracticeMatch website or call Madison Harris at 636-288-9300
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PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting and staffing resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 350,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement(at)usa(dot)M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york(at)practicematch(dot)com.
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