Choosing your GP recruitment agency

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Choosing the right GP recruitment agency can make a huge difference when it comes to finding the perfect role or the perfect practice. Here are a few key things to look for when selecting an agency to work with:

We know that there are heaps of agencies out there, and choosing the correct can seem like a daunting task.

In this article, we will look at the five primary factors we believe GPs should consider when choosing the best GP locum agency, and the benefits of connecting with Medrecruit.

Choosing your GP recruitment agency

  • Proven track record: Look for an agency that has a history of successfully placing GPs in positions that are well-suited to their skills and experience, whilst taking their wellbeing into account.

  • Industry knowledge: An agency that has a deep understanding of the GP job market and the unique needs of GPs will be better equipped to help you find the right position.

  • Bespoke personal approach: An agency that takes the time to get to know you and your specific needs, preferences, and goals can be more likely to find you a job that is well-suited to you.

  • Good reputation among clients and candidates: try to find agencies that have a good reputation and that have built a strong network of satisfied clients.

  • Size and scale: More jobs mean more opportunities for you to find your perfect next GP role. That's why it's important to look at how many jobs the agency has on its books.

  • An agency that goes above and beyond: some agencies offer additional services such as interview preparation, additional training knowledge, CV review, license checking, and more. Check if they offer services that would benefit you.

Our GP Specialist team is comprised of professionals with expert knowledge in the general practice space. We are experienced in recruiting top talent for clients we have worked with for several years. Joining our pre-existing network of over 70,000 doctors will allow you to be perfectly matched to GP jobs that are best suited to you.

Medrecruit is Australasia's largest medical recruitment agency, we have double the jobs of the next largest which means more chances of finding a role that's perfectly suited to your wants and needs. Helping our doctors find better is at the core of everything we do, which is why our founder Dr Sam Hazeldine and our partner company Medworld changed the Declaration of Geneva to include the health and the wellbeing of the doctor.

Medrecruit offers a done-for-you service, from job search to logistics. What's more, our service is free for doctors.

By taking the time to carefully research and select the right GP recruitment agency, you can increase your chances of finding the perfect job in a shorter amount of time.

The additional benefits of working with a GP recruitment agency

You may be used to conducting your own job searches but there are many benefits for GPs in working with a medical recruitment agency.

First and foremost, recruitment agencies have extensive networks and connections with a variety of healthcare organisations, providing GPs with a wider range of job options. Recruiters often get jobs before they've reached the market or sometimes they don't get brought to market at all. This can save time and effort compared to searching for job openings independently.

Another advantage of working with a recruitment agency is their expertise in the job market. Agencies have deep knowledge of the current demand for GPs, as well as the salary ranges, benefits packages, and other compensation offerings in the market. This information can help GPs make informed decisions about job offers and negotiate better terms.

Recruitment agencies can also provide support in the application process, including writing a strong CV and preparing for interviews. They can help GPs showcase their strengths and highlight their experiences in a way that appeals to potential employers.

Recruitment agencies can help GPs navigate complex HR processes, such as obtaining visas, registering with medical boards, and arranging for professional liability insurance. This can relieve the stress and uncertainty that often accompany job searches and relocations.

Working with a recruitment agency can increase the chances of finding the right job fit for GPs. Agencies can use their knowledge of GP skills and preferences to match them with positions that align with their career goals and work-life balance needs.

If you would like to learn more about locuming or how a GP recruitment agency can help, register, and one of our specialist team will be in touch.

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Medrecruit Editorial Team
12 January 2023Article by Medrecruit Editorial TeamMedrecruit Editor