Hear what local employers in Western Mass are looking for in a healthcare workforce.
“More than anything, I need to know that you are committed to helping others and providing the best possible care. Everyone here, whether they are in the finance office, IT department, or caring for patients directly, is in the business of saving lives. So I want to know that you take it seriously.”
“We are looking for people who want a career, not a job. All of our jobs are important to providing quality patient care and most require a lot of training, which means that we are investing in you. We want to make sure that you are with us for the long term.”
“We are committed to diversity at every level – cultural diversity, diversity of experience and opinion, ethnic diversity. We are looking for people who are open-minded and who represent the communities that we work in to make sure that our patients and employees feel comfortable and valued.”
“I am looking for someone who has really thought through their career path. They have a reason for being where they are, and even if they won’t be in that job forever, it is still important to them and they will do it with care and enthusiasm. That makes it a lot more likely that we will want to help them advance.”
“We are looking for people who pay attention to details. No matter where you work in healthcare, the small stuff matters. So even things like typos on a resume or an incorrectly filled-out application matter to us when we are looking to hire someone.”