Doctors Find Choice Jobs Online
The newest player on the employment field — doctorsjobsite.com — launched in July, has already become a national hot Web spot for physicians wanting to make a location move or better their career, and for recruiters and employers searching for just the right doctor to fit their needs.
Doctorsjobsite.com founder, Hattiesburg, Miss. resident John Donovan, said although the site is somewhat like a Monster.com in that it provides an easy way to do a job search, makes application, and provides search tools for employers and recruiters, it has a couple of real distinguishing factors. For one thing, it specializes in only one particular niche: doctors. For another, it is one of the few sites actually operated by a certified specialist.
Donovan has more than 20 years as a career professional, in which he has helped people find employment, write resumes, coach careers and prepare for interviews. He has also been a management recruiter. Having served on both sides of the job market, he is currently vice president of Career Directors International.
"This is one of the divisions in my proprietary company CRS/AFR Resumes," Donovan said. "It's something I've had in my mind a long time, but I got encouragement from my sister-in-law … a physician recruiter. It's a niche, not a 'well' service by career professionals."
Atlantic MEDsearch president and executive consultant Gil Cruz in Coral Springs, Fla., said Donovan is heading in the right direction.
"We use it for three things," Cruz said. "We use it as a resource to pull up physician leads, meaning those physicians looking for a job. We also use it to post our jobs and as a filter to search for physician candidates in a particular specialty. I think Donovan's site compares very well to some of the other sites that have been around a lot longer than he has,". "He's seeing good results in a short period of time. That's a real positive sign for a site that hasn't been around very long. It's very turnkey. It's eye-catching. It's user friendly, and you're able to access information easily. It's a very useful tool."
On the site, physicians can register and begin the process of building a profile that can be easily searched for and reviewed by recruiters and employers. Resumes can be uploaded or built on the site with the help of a resume builder that will assist in creating the perfect resume. Physicians can also set up e-mail notifications to be notified instantly when new jobs meeting their qualifications are posted.
Don't worry if you see it and then don't have time to read it. You can search and save jobs in your member area to come back to later when you have more time. You can also apply directly to a job through the member area with just one click of a button.
The Web site is gaining so much steam that in the few short months it's been around, already more than 550 jobs have been posted and more than 100 physicians have registered.
Donovan said while no stats are available yet concerning the usage per state, physicians and recruiters across the country are logging on and registering.
"You'd be surprised how much movement there is in that (physicians) field," Donovan said. "Physicians in practice under 10 years move around trying to find a place they want to settle. Then there are people who have been settled, but want to make a move for career reasons, to better themselves. It's the same kind of things other people do in looking for jobs. Doctors are no different."
Doctors, employers and recruiters can use the site for free until the end of this year. Starting in January, Donovan said employers and recruiters will pay a monthly, undetermined as yet, fee for unlimited usage. Doctors can use the site, Donovan said, always for free.
"Our goal is to be the premier in the industry," Donovan said. "We understand a lot more about employment process than most sites. I have two certifications in resume writing and am evaluated on a yearly basis."