The most important hiring requirement for employers is that the candidate can do the job. Our programs are designed with hands-on training that can be applied to real-life work experience under the guidance of qualified professionals. Career Services is a central component of the student journey that aids in the transition from student to healthcare professional. Career Services is equipped to help with resume writing, mock interviews to sharpen your interview skills, do's and don'ts of what to wear to an interview, and offer job placement assistance. Below are 4 tips on how to make the most of Career Services to help you get employed in the healthcare field after graduation:

  1. Don’t wait until your last module to visit Career Services

Career Services is more than job placement assistance. Preparation to enter the healthcare industry starts on day one. In order to become a well-rounded professional, Career Services will go through in depth about etiquette in the workplace, attitude, required skills and personal qualities. Fitting all of this into your last mod will be challenging and will cause you to overlook useful information. 

  1. Meet one-on-one to ask for career guidance

There are many growing fields to choose from within the healthcare industry. Advisors will not only help you determine your goals but will help you outline an action plan to achieve them. As a CHCP student, you have direct access to our statewide network of employers. Meeting with your Advisor regularly helps them determine where your skills will be a good fit within employer organizations.

“A goal without a deadline is just a wish.”

  1. Brush up your interview skills

Applying for a job is only the beginning, securing an interview and leaving a lasting impression requires interpersonal skills. The human aspect of the interview process is especially important as 33% of hiring managers claimed they know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether they will hire someone. Your Career Services Advisor will prepare you to answer questions as well as equip you with questions to ask the interviewer that will make you stand out through mock interviews. Another important element of the interview process is appearance. Body language and attire can definitely send a message. Given that the health care industry is very particular, an advisor will coach you on how to dress to impress at an interview.

  1. Remember, Career Services is for YOU

Although Career Services is in the title, our advisors also are available to help through any life challenges. They are here to listen and help you get to the finish line strong and ready to enter the field.

CHCP’s Career Services provides resources to place students in externship opportunities and ultimately assist in job placement. As a CHCP student, Career Services is available to you for life. With 30 years of experience in the health care field, CHCP has helped thousands of graduates start their professional health care careers. Let us help you start yours!

“A true career service person is a person that has taken on knowing a student’s needs and help guide them in the right direction. That will help your advisor sell you to an employer and find the best fit.” – Ian Avington, Vice President of Career Services.