Our fabulous recruiters have the experience and expertise to help you navigate the job search process. Here’s what they wish every NP and PA knew.
Get to know the Melnic Team. These women have a passion to serve you with integrity, expertise, and professionalism.
They also have the inside track on what works – and what doesn’t- when it comes to the job search process for Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, and Physician Assistants. Read on!
1. What’s the biggest misconception people have about recruiters?
- That we submit bodies for jobs. This is so far from the truth. We use screening and interview methods that help identify a candidate’s hard/soft skill fit, personality/culture fit, motivations and compensation needs (among other things) to provide hiring managers with a strong pool of top talent for their open positions. We heavily invest in getting to know employers, hiring managers and candidates so that we may assist in making the best placements possible. – Jill
- That the offer you receive is lower if you use a recruiter. This is not the case. We spend time doing research in the industry and talk to candidates Nationwide who are in various stages of their career. By utilizing our services, you have a competitive advantage. We work to ensure you receive a fair and competitive compensation package. – Christina
2. What’s the best way to find a job that’s a good long-term fit?
- Don’t look for a job. Look for a career that will make you happy. Have a 5-year career plan and make sure you accept a position that has the potential for you to establish a career with growth. – Christina
- See the interview as a two-way street. Both parties have the ability and responsibility to determine if the fit is right. It’s very important for candidates and hiring managers to look for compatibility in things such as management style, communication style, work environment, expectations (goals/metrics, working hours, etc.), team culture, training, career path options and more. – Jill
3. What’s the one thing you wish everyone knew about interviewing?
- Be confident, know your worth, and take time. Don’t feel pressured to take the first offer out of fear that there won’t be another one. – Christina
- Be open and honest. Don’t say what interviewers want to hear, be true to yourself. – Sharla
4. What advice do you have on making a good impression?
- Show your passion. I recommend candidates talk about why they are passionate about what they do, and why they do it. It will always be real, and will never sound rehearsed. Interviewers can tell when you are truly passionate about a job. – Christina
- Be authentically YOU! Anything less is a disservice to yourself and your prospective employer. Accurately represent your strengths and weaknesses as well as your wants and needs for your next career opportunity. It’s the only way to ensure you end up in a role that is fulfilling, and a good match with your skill set. – Jill
5. What’s the best part of your job as a recruiter?
- Calling a candidate with an offer. When someone has been busy, stressed, and interviewing for months, there’s nothing better than calling them with great news and making their day! – Christina
- Making a match between a candidate and an employer. I love how the work we do has a tremendous impact on the lives of others! – Sharla
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Jill Gilliland is President of Melnic an APRN and PA national recruiting company. Jill is a speaker and publicist on areas such as job strategies, branding and marketing, pediatric critical care needs, and additional topics relevant to pediatric nursing and the recruitment business. She has over 12 years of experience in the recruiting industry coupled with a strong sales, healthcare, and technology background. Jill holds a BS degree in Business from the University of Southern California and an MBA from The University of Virginia, Darden Business School. Connect with Jill Gilliland on LinkedIn.