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Tech Training: Job Applicant Sources & How to Find Them

Potential Job Applicants How to Find Them
1. Graduates of ophthalmic allied health training programs Contact the ophthalmic training program directors
2. Individuals currently seeking careers in allied health Contact your local medical society
Contact ATPO Career Connection or the Ophthalmology Job Center
3. Your current non-clinical staff  Post your job opening internally - current non-clinical staff (e.g., office receptionist) may be interested in learning the job if provided with training
4. Patients or acquaintances of patients Post the Ophthalmic Allied Health Career promotional material in your clinic
5. Acquaintances of your current staff  Implement an Employee Referral Program*
6. Medical assistant program students  Contact your local community college or a technical or medical institute offering a medical assistant training program
7. Individuals in nearby towns or rural areas  Advertise your job opening in small local newspapers*
8. Disabled or elderly individuals (Tax deductions may be available for the cost of removing barriers if you make your facility more accessible to and usable by these individuals) Contact your state One-Stop Career Center*
9. Veterans (Employer Tax Credits are available if you hire a veteran)  Contact your state One-Stop Career Center*
10. Second-career individuals (Many early retirees are interested in a second career) Advertise in retirement-related publications and/or contact your state One-Stop Career Center*
11. Displaced workers (may be eligible for state or federal retraining funds), Vocational Rehabilitation Referrals or Welfare Recipients (Employer Tax Credits available if you hire a welfare recipient) Contact your state One-Stop Career Center*
* More info on these items is available in the Recruitment Tools section

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New Ways to Think About Recruitment
Job Applicant Sources and How to Find Them
Recruitment Tools
Ophthalmic Educational Training Resources