How to Find the Best Behavioral Health Jobs

Behavioral health jobs with the best employers have always been hard to come by. However, record-high unemployment rates caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have made things even more competitive. 

Whether you were laid off or are simply ready to move on from your current job, you might be feeling a bit discouraged. Applying for countless jobs and hearing crickets is discouraging, so consider changing your approach.

Here’s what you have to gain by working with a behavioral health recruiter to take the next step in your career.

Find Your Ideal Fit 

It’s hard to gauge your fit for a behavioral health position by simply reading a job posting. Sure, you can learn about a company by reviewing its website and social media presence, but you need insights on what it’s actually like to work there. 

Teaming up with a recruiter allows you to find your best match because they take both your career goals and personality into consideration. When connecting you with job opportunities, they’ll use their inside expertise to find companies that are an all-around fit.

Uncover Exclusive Opportunities 

Many top behavioral health employers hire exclusively through staffing firms. If you’re not working with a recruiter, you probably won’t even know these positions are available. Therefore, it’s important to get a staffing professional on your side, because you don’t want to miss out on a career-boosting opportunity. 

If there’s a specific employer you’ve always wanted to work for that never seems to have openings, this could explain it. 

Get Valuable Interview Feedback 

Interviewing for a behavioral health job can be very nerve-wracking and time-consuming. Many candidates feel their time is wasted if they aren’t selected, but this isn’t the case — especially if you work with a recruiter.  

Since recruiters have relationships with many hiring managers, they can get feedback on your interviews, which they then pass on to you. This allows you to learn what your strengths and weaknesses are to make improvements for next time. In most cases, you won’t get this information without a recruiter, making this partnership even more valuable.

Try Before You Commit 

Knowing exactly what you want in a new behavioral health job isn’t always easy. If you’re new to the field or seeking a meaningful change, you might not be sure exactly where you’re headed. This makes it hard to find a job on your own, as most are permanent in nature. Working with a recruiter can give you the flexibility needed to find out what you truly want.  

Many companies recruit temporary and temp-to-hire talent through staffing firms, so you can give several different positions a try. This allows you to learn both the type of job and employer you want to secure for the long term. These positions can all be listed under the staffing agency on your resume, so you won’t look like a job hopper. 

Need a little help taking the next step in your career? If you would like to learn more about how we can help you find your next behavioral health position, contact us today at (513) 651-9500 or by email at 



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