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While recruitment agencies have traditionally been used for corporate roles, more and more doctors are becoming savvy to the benefits of using a medical recruitment agency to assist them with their search for their next role.

Working with a trusted agency can benefit doctors in the following ways:

Work/life balance

Working with a medical recruitment agency can ensure that you find a role with a clinic that will keep your wellbeing front of mind. Having an agency negotiate hours per week and overtime commitments from the outset can ensure that your schedule is kept in check, allowing you to enjoy more time outside of the clinic.


Medical recruitment agencies have a deep understanding of the healthcare industry, including trends, regulations, and job requirements. They have the expertise to match doctors with roles that suit their skills and experience.

Access to a wide range of job opportunities: 

Medical recruitment agencies have access to a wide range of job opportunities, including those that may not be advertised elsewhere. This gives doctors more options and increases their chances of finding the right role.


Searching for a job can be a time-consuming process, especially for busy doctors. Medical recruitment agencies can help save time by handling much of the recruitment process on behalf of the doctor, from identifying job opportunities to coordinating interviews and negotiating job offers.

Negotiation of salary and benefits: 

Negotiating salary and benefits can be a challenging process, especially for doctors who are not familiar with the hiring process. A medical recruitment agency can help solve this problem by negotiating salary and benefits on behalf of the doctor, ensuring that they receive an offer that reflects the skills and expertise that a doctor can bring to the role

Networking opportunities: 

Medical recruitment agencies have extensive networks of healthcare professionals, which can provide doctors with valuable networking opportunities. This can be particularly beneficial for doctors who are new to an area or are looking to expand their professional connections.


Medical recruitment agencies can provide a level of confidentiality that doctors may not be able to achieve on their own. This is particularly important for doctors who are currently employed but are looking for a new role.

Guidance and support: 

For international doctors, navigating the nuances of getting registered and finding a suitable role in New Zealand can be overwhelming. A medical recruitment agency can provide doctors with guidance and support throughout the process, including help with CV and cover letter writing, interview preparation, Medical council registration, and the settling in period. Having someone on the ground in New Zealand who understands the process and has a network to reach out to, is invaluable. 

By leveraging the expertise and resources of a medical recruitment agency, doctors can save time, access a wider range of job opportunities, and find roles that align with their skills and experience.

Communicating all your preferences with your recruitment agent, and prioritizing those which are most important, will allow your recruiter to do the best possible job to ensure they find you a match that will leave you both personally and professionally fulfilled.

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