America's largest healthcare recruiting firm.

 



For over fifteen years, I have utilized Buckman Enochs Coss to hire over one hundred individuals for Sales and Sales Management positions for a variety of healthcare technology firms. Whether it’s been for Fortune 500 companies or early stage, VC backed start-ups, BEC has always done a terrific job in sourcing top-talent.

Scott Schlesner
Vice-President of Sales
Elsevier

Are Irrelevant Goals Hurting Your Job Search?

You haven’t found the perfect job just yet, but you’re searching hard. In fact, you’re expending an enormous amount of energy and time on this project every week, and sometimes — during your most discouraging moments – you feel like you’re running yourself into the ground. So what should you do? Should you pour even more time and energy into your search until you finally throw the door open using the sheer force of your determination?  

Or is there another way? Maybe instead of expending more of your resources on your current search activities, you should take another look at those activities and find ways to increase your efficiency. Maybe more isn’t actually better…Maybe better is better. Here are a few ways to adjust your approach. 

Apply for jobs that match your skill set. 
You can search for work by throwing your resume at employers the way you might throw spaghetti at a wall: Hurl everything and see what sticks. But instead of blanketing the landscape with applications that have no hope of making it through the process, be selective. No matter how appealing a job description might sound, don’t apply unless you can offer at least half of the skill sets required by the employer. Dream big, but don’t waste your own time. 

Push the boundaries, but expand the boundaries as well. 
If you find yourself chasing jobs that require skills you don’t have, you can rein in your efforts… but if that feels like settling, expand your skill sets. Don’t just overreach and hope for a job beyond your limits; extend your limits. Take classes, learn online, find a mentor, and build out your knowledge base while you simultaneously search for a new position. 

Don’t bow to adversity…but be ready to pivot. 
When you face adversity and setbacks, you have three choices: You can power through, you can crumble, or you can change direction and try something else. Get back up on the horse repeatedly, never ride a horse again, or learn to ride unicorns instead. If your current course of action isn’t bringing you closer to your goals, it’s perfectly okay to shift those goals and point your energy in a new direction. Evaluate and reevaluate your actions constantly as you move forward. Eventually, you’ll reach your destination…or the destination will come to you. Most likely, you’ll meet somewhere in the middle. 

Turn to a medical sales recruiter for help. 
Medical sales recruiters have networks and connections that cover vast sections of your industry and geographic area. The right recruiter can help you amplify your message and get more out of every minute you invest in your search, so contact the medical sales staffing experts at Buckman Enochs Coss and Associates and put your trust in our powerful job search resources.