Looking for your next histotech or pathologist’s assistant job on your own can quickly become a full-time job in itself. Complementing your search with a recruiter who has hands-on lab experience can help you land your next job with a competitive salary and benefits.
Choose an ASCP-Certified Recruiter
First, when you choose recruiters with extensive, firsthand knowledge of an anatomic pathology lab, you know they will understand your skills. Nicklas’ recruiting team has more than 45 years of combined hands-on experience working in the pathology lab as both a histotech and as pathologists’ assistants, both ASCP-Certified. This means they are uniquely equipped to negotiate your ideal histotech or pathologists’ assistant salary.
Second, skilled recruiters have a thorough understanding of the histotech and pathologists’ assistant job hunt and how to best prepare you for the process. They will work with you to put a plan in place that makes the job-hunting process as streamlined, efficient, and successful as possible. That plan includes matching you with the best job openings available because of their inside knowledge of and rapport with lab management at multiple locations. Staffing agencies are often aware of jobs that either haven’t yet posted or never got posted.
An important point to remember is that a recruiter can only manage submissions that come directly from Nicklas Medical Staffing. If you apply directly to the lab of your choice, the recruiter will not be able to assist in negotiations. Your recruiter will confirm that you haven’t previously applied to a laboratory directly to avoid a double submission to the same job. A double submittal could cause the lab to disregard your resume because they don’t want to get into a business conflict.
ASCP-Certified Recruiters Know the Market
A skilled recruiter who knows the job market can prepare you for an interview so you know what to expect during the negotiation process. They have critical insight and know what to say during a negotiation. Your chosen recruiter will also know the appropriate pathologists’ assistant or histotech salary to request based on your current lab tenure and other important factors. Another benefit of using an ASCP-certified recruiter at Nicklas Medical Staffing is that they understand your skills and the lab environment where you are seeking employment. They can align you with labs that match your background.
Recruiters Manage the Hiring Process
It’s also important to work with a recruiter to negotiate the best PA or HT/HTL salary possible, because they maintain a non-biased approach to job seeking. Typically, when people look for work, it’s because they want to live in a certain area or work at a specific type of lab while getting the best salary. Those goals are important to have as a loose guideline, yet a skilled recruiter understands those same desires can also leave you vulnerable to taking a job that may not be the best decision for you in the long run.
A capable recruiter is able to look at the opportunities objectively to find those that best match your skill level as well as those that offer the pay you want. Also, if you’re not able to find the perfect match right away, their connections enable them to help you with other temporary options while you wait.
The process is continues when your recruiter coordinates a phone interview followed by an in-person interview. The offer is then sent to the recruiter at the agency. Your recruiter will call you to discuss the offer and work with you on how to respond appropriately. Finally, you will receive an offer letter from the laboratory management or HR group, and the recruiter will review it with you and explain any legal terms, if applicable. Once you sign it, congratulations! You will have the peace of mind knowing that you have a great job with a good salary.
Contact Nicklas Medical Staffing Today
So what should you do? Work with an experienced recruiter to help you navigate all of these opportunities with professionalism and with a plan that saves you time, energy, and takes the guesswork out of finding a great job. Connect with an ASCP-certified recruiter at Nicklas Medical Staffing today and take the stress out of negotiating a job that is the best fit for you.