Opening Doors To Get That Dream Job
Posted By: Andy Barker
You are getting a head start on everyone else here so keep reading.
Most students and new grads will just wait to get started but right now you have a big opportunity to fast-track your progress and make this year your best year ever.
Whether you will still be studying, graduating or be another year on in your new grad journey this year, making that next step career step is equally as tough.
Everyone wants the best opportunities but the reality is not everyone can.
There are less and less opportunities with more qualified therapists than ever before.
If ever there was a time you needed to stand out from the crowd in a busy job market it is NOW!
So what do you need to do to standout from the crowd and start making career progress?
Let’s find out…
Getting Your Foot In The Door
Despite all that has happened over the last couple of years including lost placement hours, lost time hands-on time with cancelled placements…
Missed opportunities to learn and develop your skills ready to enter the real world…
Clinics and sports clubs cutting staff, reducing hours or even pay…
You might think it’s all doom and gloom.
It might be and you might feel you have been given a tough draw…
And maybe you have.
But you have to draw a line in the sand and accept it for what it is.
Then make a choice.
You can either complain about it or do something about it.
Despite all the challenges over the last couple of years what I have loved during this period is seeing so many therapists go after it.
Ignoring the crowd and all the negative noise and not giving up at the first hurdle they hit.
Not making excuses or hiding behind covid…
And applying themselves in the right way to create the best opportunities for themselves.
Just like sports therapist Elliot who ignored the common excuse I hear from almost all non-physio’s…
‘’All the physio’s get all best sports jobs…’’
And is smashing it in his new role in the Scottish Premiership.
New Grad Physio Member Elliot Millett making his TV debut last week with Hamilton Academicals.
So how do you do it?
How do yo you standout from the crowd like Elliot and make these type of dream jobs a reality?
In short, you need to do something different to everyone else.
Just copying and pasting an old CV, changing a few lines, hitting submit and hoping for the best is not going to cut it.
Neither is turning up at an interview and trying to ‘wing it’ expecting to give a 10/10 performance.
These things just do not just happen.
You need to be prepared.
The work you do before you send your CV and letter of application and the prep you do before you walk in the interview room is the most important.
Put simply, if you do a poor job with your CV you won’t even make it to the interview…
And a failure to prepare well for your interview will result in you not being offered the job.
It’s as simple as that.
Don’t Make This Vital Mistake…
The biggest mistake I see both student and new grad therapists make is when they reach out and contact hospital departments, clinics and staff at sports clubs asking for placements, shadowing opportunities or even jobs.
Surely your meant to do this?
If you don’t ask…you do not get, right?
This is right, but the big mistake is that you can not ask right away.
This has an almost 0% success rate.
I’m almost certain you’ve made this mistake before.
Sent an email with your CV attached.
Reached out to someone via LinkedIn or Insta asking for some help…
Seeing what opportunities might be available.
The likelihood is you probably got a NO…
That’s even if you got a reply!
The reason is because it’s so easy for people to knock you back.
Most sports clubs and clinics are still hiding behind the covid excuse and given the current situation this is going to continue well into next year and for how much long, who knows!
The first interaction you make is vital.
It might be an email, phone call or a social media message….
But whatever it is you need to make a great first impression.
To do this you need to do something different…
Something that 99% therapists do not do…
Most because they do not know how to do it.
The challenge you have is…
Regardless of how ‘good’ you might be and how suited to that role you think you might be this unfortunately does not mean you will ever get that chance.
You might have the skills and be confident and competent with your patient assessments, hands-on treatments and your patient rehab…
And genuinely make a great addition to that department, clinic or sports club…
But if they never give you the opportunity then you will never get the chance to show what you can do.
You might be the best therapist in the world on paper and be the best candidate for that job…
But without some basic career skills and guidance you might never get that opportunity and you may never fulfil your potential…
And this year might just be another one of those years where you don’t make any progress…
Where you stay in the shadows watching other therapists climb ahead of you on the career ladder.
The New Grad Physio Mentor
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