Ever since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, we’ve spoken to hundreds of healthcare workers who have been unable to work full-time for a multitude of reasons. Whatever the reason may be, in this blog, we’re going to examine the reasons why right now may be the best time for you to secure something more permanent – whether you’re a pharmacist, pharmacy technician, pharmacy assistant, registered nurse (RN), registered practical nurse (RPN), licensed practical nurse (LPN), nurse practitioner (NP), personal support worker (PSW), healthcare aide, or any other healthcare expert, read on to find out more. And be sure to visit our blog every day, where we regularly post hot jobs located across Canada, as well as important healthcare news and other relevant topics.
Valid reasons for not working
There are several reasons why healthcare workers have been unable to work for the duration of the pandemic, which at this point has lasted for almost two full years. Many have simply chosen to err on the side of caution and decided not to work out of a fear of catching the virus due to pre-existing health conditions, and/or passing it on to their loved ones, which is very understandable. Many older healthcare workers are already financially secure enough that they can live on their savings for an extended period of time without the need to work. And there are also many workers who are eager to work and wish that they could, but have been unable to find a steady full-time position and are instead working part-time or on a relief basis. No matter what the reason may be, there will come a time in the not-so-distant future where mass vaccinations will cause COVID-19 to be much less worrisome than it’s been, and the job market will return to its former glory. And to that end, there may not be a better time than right now to begin to actively search for a new full-time position and secure a job that you’ll be happy with in the future.
The time is now
You may not be aware, but there are currently many healthcare employers who are looking to hire, and this means that any healthcare employee who is interested in getting back to a full-time position should be looking at finding something now, as opposed to waiting until 2022 when there is likely to be a very high demand for positions. As of this writing, more than 75% of eligible Canadians are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and many of the restrictions that were in place a year ago – and even as recently as a few months ago – have been relaxed. This will inevitably lead to an eventual rush for healthcare jobs, and this is precisely why you shouldn’t hold off on beginning your job search. To put it another way – the last thing you want to experience later this year is that feeling often referred to as FOMO, or the fear of missing out. Timing is key, and if you wait until the last minute, the majority of fantastic and available jobs will no longer be available.
RPI is here to help
At RPI, we currently have a plethora of available jobs that are waiting for the right candidate – and it could be you! We understand the reasons for not working in recent months, but we highly recommend getting ahead of the game and starting your search for your dream job now, not later. Our team of friendly Account Managers is standing by – contact us today and let us know that you’re ready to get back to work. You’ll be glad you did!