If you want to skip to the list the link is at the bottom of this post. To use it effectively read on.
If you are getting impatient of waiting for the right job to fall into your lap it may be time to get down to the hard work of cold calling for jobs. This approach is probably one of the most daunting methods for engineers to search for jobs. None of their education, experience or training typically prepares them for this very common sales practice. I have provided some links with “how to” instructions below. There are other websites covering this approach but these will do for a start.
General overview and techniques
How to use voicemail to your advantage
Link offering some more preparation and cold calling insights
Here is what I would do and what I keep in mind as I do it. You can embellish it as you wish or find another approach on the web to gain a better feel for the approach.
1.Prepare a introductory script and practice it out loud until it is second nature. Use the links above to get an idea about what you should say.
2.Once you find the web page for the hospital below you need to find the main telephone number of the facility.
3.Call and ask the operator for the Biomedical Engineering Department or the Clinical Engineering Department. Once you get to the appropriate department ask to talk to the manager.
4.Your first goal is to introduce yourself with the short memorized script you have created earlier. Don’t read it. Just say it in a conversational tone. Don’t worry if you miss something. The hiring manager doesn’t know the script.
5. After the introductory pleasantries ask whether they have or are going to have any jobs openings.
6. If you can’t get to the hiring manager immediately use their voicemail. See link above for some techniques.
7. If there are no job openings you can ask for an information interview to find out more about the job. See links above for more details on this type of interview. This provides you with a further chance to get to know the hiring manager and get more leads on potential jobs. At the end of the interview ask if they know if anyone else is hiring or planning to hire in the area.
8. Remember in addition to trying to get a job you are also creating a network so always treat the manager or person you are talking to as if they are going to be your boss even if they are negative on every question you ask. Don’t show your frustration on the telephone.
9. End the call professionally and ask if you can call back in an appropriate amount of time. The amount of time depends on what you learned about the departments hiring plans and history.
Maximize your effort by using the same technique with the link below;
Here is the list of Hospital and Medical Centers in Mississippi.
|Gilmore Memorial Hospital||Amory|
|Tri Lakes Medical Center||Batesville|
|Hancock Medical Center||Bay Saint Louis|
|Jasper General Hospital||Bay Springs|
|Biloxi Regional Medical Center||Biloxi|
|Va Gulf Coast Healthcare System||Biloxi|
|Baptist Memorial Hospital Booneville||Booneville|
|Crossgates River Oaks Hospital||Brandon|
|King’S Daughters Medical Center-Brookhaven||Brookhaven|
|Madison Regional Medical Center||Canton|
|Field Memorial Community Hospital||Centreville|
|Nw Mississippi Regional Med Center||Clarksdale|
|Bolivar Medical Center||Cleveland|
|Covington County Hospital Cah||Collins|
|Marion General Hospital||Columbia|
|Baptist Mem Hosp/Golden Triangle Inc||Columbus|
|Magnolia Regional Health Center||Corinth|
|Webster General Hospital/Swing Bed||Eupora|
|Jefferson County Hospital||Fayette|
|Lackey Memorial Hospital||Forest|
|Delta Regional Medical Center||Greenville|
|Greenwood Leflore Hospital||Greenwood|
|Grenada Lake Medical Center||Grenada|
|Memorial Hospital At Gulfport||Gulfport|
|Garden Park Medical Center||Gulfport|
|Forrest General Hospital||Hattiesburg|
|Wesley Medical Center||Hattiesburg|
|Hardy Wilson Memorial Hospital Cah||Hazlehurst|
|Alliance Healthcare System||Holly Springs|
|Trace Regional Hosp And Swing Bed||Houston|
|South Sunflower County Hospital||Indianola|
|Tishomingo Health Services Inc||Iuka|
|University Of Mississippi Med Center||Jackson|
|St Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital||Jackson|
|Central Mississippi Medical Center||Jackson|
|Mississippi Baptist Medical Center||Jackson|
|Woman’S Hospital At River Oaks||Jackson|
|River Oaks Hospital||Jackson|
|Mississippi Methodist Rehab Ctr||Jackson|
|G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery Va Medical Center (Jackso||Jackson|
|Montfort Jones Memorial Hospital||Kosciusko|
|South Central Reg Med Ctr||Laurel|
|Holmes County Hospital And Clinics||Lexington|
|Winston Medical Center & Swingbed||Louisville|
|George County Hospital||Lucedale|
|Magee General Hospital||Magee|
|S Pike Hosp Assc Dba Beacham Memorial||Magnolia|
|Southwest Ms Regional Medical Center||Mccomb|
|Simpson General Hospital Cah||Mendenhall|
|Rush Foundation Hospital||Meridian|
|Anderson Regional Medical Center||Meridian|
|Alliance Health Center||Meridian|
|Lawrence County Hospital Cah||Monticello|
|Scott Regional Hospital Cah||Morton|
|Natchez Regional Medical Center||Natchez|
|Natchez Community Hospital/Swing Bed||Natchez|
|Baptist Memorial Hospital Union County||New Albany|
|Pioneer Health Services Of Newton||Newton|
|Baptist Memorial Hospital North Ms||Oxford|
|Singing River Hospital||Pascagoula|
|Neshoba County General Hospital||Philadelphia|
|Highland Community Hospital||Picayune|
|Pontotoc Health Service Cah||Pontotoc|
|Pearl River County Hospital||Poplarville|
|Patients Choice Medical Ctr Of Claiborne Co, Llc||Port Gibson|
|Jefferson Davis Community Hospital Cah||Prentiss|
|H C Watkins Memorial Hospital Inc||Quitman|
|Tippah County Hospital||Ripley|
|Sharkey Issaquena Community Hospital||Rolling Fork|
|North Sunflower Medical Center Cah||Ruleville|
|North Oak Regional Medical Center||Senatobia|
|Baptist Memorial Hospital Desoto||Southaven|
|Och Regional Medical Center||Starkville|
|North Mississippi Medical Center||Tupelo|
|Walthall County General Hospital Cah||Tylertown|
|Laird Hospital Inc||Union|
|River Region Health System||Vicksburg|
|Yalobusha General Hospital||Water Valley|
|Wayne General Hospital||Waynesboro|
|Clay County Medical Center||West Point|
|Whitfield Medical Surgical Hospital||Whitfield|
|Stone County Hospital||Wiggins|
|Tyler Holmes Memorial Hospital Cah||Winona|