How to do a Job Search as an NCT and What to Look for

job search

Key Points

Contact Companies 

Job Fairs

Job Search Platforms

X-Ray Academy Email Subscription

Other Ideas

Job searches can be a tedious task. Looking at site after site hoping something catches your eye. But do you know what you’re looking for? Do you know all the job search methods to make it easier for you?

Below are some suggestions on how to find the perfect job.

Contact Companies Directly

Job searches are much more straightforward now that most companies have websites that you can target directly. You will be able to apply directly for available positions listed through their website.

Make a list of companies that you are interested in working for and how you can contact them. Note their current job vacancies on your list as well. Consider writing a formal cover letter to convey that you are familiar with them and to explain why you would be an ideal employee.

Go to Job Fairs

A job or career fair is a special event that aims to get companies and potential employees together to network and share information. Luckily, the DFW area hosts many job fairs throughout the year. These events are frequented by big companies that are looking to recruit large numbers of employees. 

It’s a good idea to research an upcoming fair ahead of time to find out which companies will be attending so that when you talk to their recruiters, you will make a good and knowledgeable impression. Remember to take plenty of resumes with you. 

In the week following the job fair, be sure to follow up with the people you connected with. Even if you have decided that the company is not an ideal fit for you, it is polite to thank the individual and add them to your network. You never know when a contact will be useful in your future job hunt.

Use Job Search Platforms

If you want to apply for a large number of jobs quickly and efficiently, use job search platforms. Most job search engines will allow you to search jobs by location, wage, and keywords. You may also be able to upload a resume and cover letter that you can adapt to each application. You can also get alerts when a new position meeting your criteria is posted.

Examples of job search platforms include Indeed.com, ZipRecruiter.com, and SimplyHired.com. Of course, there are many others, but these are a few of the top platforms that will help you start your search.

Subscribe to Our Emails

You are not alone in your search. We compile all job posts we come across on various platforms and send them to your email. Subscribe to our emails ([email protected]) and take the overwhelm out of your search.

Other Ideas

These tips will get you started, but you may also want to look into leveraging your social media. Sometimes you can find work through hashtag searches, following a company you want to work for that may post open positions, or LinkedIn also has a job search feature. You may want to look into staffing agencies as well. 

Even though there are numerous jobs out there in the radiologic field, if you find yourself struggling to find work, come talk to us, the staff at The X-Ray Academy is always willing to guide our graduates in their search.

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