Last year I decided it was time to move 上 from my current role and so, with some trepidation, I took the decision to start looking for a new job. I’m sure many of you have had this feeling too. This was suddenly kicked into a higher gear by being made redundant as part of pre-corporate buy-out cost cutting; hopefully this is something you haven’t experienced! In the end I had the choice of over 150 practices that contacted me directly and dozens more sent by recruitment agents. So how did I get here?
有的招聘危机 最近成为头条新闻，可能已经出现在您的脑海中 through your recruitment process or job search, is really a retainment crisis. This is a many factored beast and we could discuss this until the cows come home. It basically boils down to a lack of skilled, experienced vets in many parts of the world, including here in the UK, with an increasing number of positions to be filled.
有多个问题 with the traditional model of veterinary recruitment. As a job seeker, it is very time consuming to seriously look for jobs; searching the job listings in all their various places and forms, sending out CVs, writing covering letters and sending requests for additional information, cyber-stalking practices to get a feel for them, phoning and talking to endless practice managers and exceedingly busy practice principals. Secondly, the job ads that are put out there are frustratingly lacking in the information which someone like me needs to make a 选择;在以后的帖子中对此有更多的了解。我很幸运，我没有被束缚 particular location but this made it even harder in some regards. And then there are the recruitment agents; love or loathe them, they are part of the current recruitment scene and yet working with them just brought more problems than 机会。我敢肯定，许多挫败感都会受到 也进行招募活动。
So what did I do? I reframed the problem and sought a new solution! And that solution was to advertise myself and allow the practices to come to me. Reverse recruiting, if you will. With the response I got, I wonder why I have not heard of any else doing this before!
在你开始之前， what do you want?
但是在写广告之前 reverse-recruiting, there was 上e crucial stage. And that was to be certain of 下一个职位以及整个职业我想要的是什么。
我自费旅行 VMG-SPVS大会 参加“兽医留下，走向多元化” stream. This gave me some food for thought as to other options for my career, such as locuming and Joint Venture Partnerships, and allowed me to network too. This is where I bumped into Dr Dave Nicol and learnt about his “ VetX：Thrive”课程。 This turned out to be just what I needed and I wish it had been available earlier in my career. The course allowed me map out want I wanted from my career and learn how to go about matching up somewhere to find a good fit. A lot of this self-reflection was a great use for what I have personally been investigating over the past year in the area of leadership, as the most important part of a good leader is to be self-aware and constantly reflecting. I also received some sage advice from Dr Dave through the mentoring part of the VetX：进阶课程 关于如何在“另类”的海洋中找到合适的工作。
在我将广告投放到那里之前，至关重要的是这里是), I was clear about what I wanted from the role, what I would negotiate 上 and what was non-negotiable. I also had a clear plan of how to sort the job offers. Then, as Dr Dave wisely says, I broke through the FEAR and went for it not knowing what opportunities the experience could bring. I didn’t know what response I would get. I didn’t know if a whole bunch of potential employers would think I was an idiot for doing this. But the 150-odd opportunities was more than enough to confirm I had done something amazing. I am also very glad that I had incidentally booked off a fortnight’s holiday at this time as the next process took 12 hour days for that fortnight and beyond to process it all! The DIY around the house would need to wait!
I hope there is something you can take away from this post and future posts. There is so much ground to cover here that I will be writing posts for weeks to expand 上 these; please check back frequently! If you are looking for a new job or role then I wish you good luck and you should consider reverse recruitment; I will write more about this next week. If you are a practice looking to recruit a new team member then look out for the gems but be prepared to go out there and find them! You can use my thoughts as an insight into how the recruitment process looks from the other side.