While opportunities for health tech contractors continue to increase, finding engagements is a time consuming and often frustrating process.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
There are ways to streamline the process of landing more engagements. Here are five tips to help you do just that.
1. Use a specialized digital talent platform
Specialized digital talent platforms focused on a specific industry are a great way to find new engagements. This technology allows you to expand your reach and let potential clients in your industry know you are available for work. Using these platforms, you don’t have to spend time chasing engagements, the engagements find you.
Abra, a platform designed for healthcare tech talent, matches you with the most relevant opportunities, helping you easily find engagements matching your skills, availability and engagement preferences. Abra saves you time and leads to more engagements with top healthcare companies by providing access to all relevant opportunities in one place, without all the noise of opportunities that are not a fit. This not only saves you time but keeps you visible and helps you build a pipeline of projects - both of which are key to helping you secure more engagements.
Specialized platforms like Abra give you more control over which roles you are considered for and allow you to select the engagements that most interest you, keeping you on the projects that grow your skills and expertise.
Using online talent platforms like this, means you don’t have to go it alone when it comes to bringing your skills and expertise to market. The technology makes the process of finding your next engagement seamless, giving you time to focus on higher value activities like your current projects.
2. Optimize your profile
To secure more engagements and realize the full benefit of talent platforms like Abra, it is important to optimize your profile. This means making sure the information you provide positions you as an expert in your field and frames a solid case for why a client should hire you. Build out your profile by including relevant experience with various roles and technologies as well as associated certifications, licenses, and skills.
Remember that your profile is the first thing potential clients will see and learn about you. Keeping your profile current and taking time to differentiate yourself will help put you in a strong position for securing engagements.
3. Ask for reviews
Great feedback from previous employers can also help you secure more engagements.
As you complete projects, ask for reviews to help showcase your skills and strengths. Talent platforms like Abra allow you to invite past employers to provide a rating on your overall support, communication, quality, collaboration, and knowledge and expertise and easily share this feedback with potential clients. These reviews show what you offer, provide more credibility for your achievements and expertise and allow potential clients to gain better insight on your ability to succeed.
4. Build your personal brand
Building a strong personal brand can help set you apart from other IT contractors, expand your professional network and bolster your professional credibility and reputation. This ensures potential clients know who you are and why they should choose you over another contractor.
Using Abra to build your personal brand can be a powerful tool for establishing your expertise, increasing your visibility and attracting new engagements.
Blogs, social media platforms and Q&A groups are other vehicles that can help build your brand (we’ll be providing tips on how to strengthen your personal brand in an upcoming blog).
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