Interview with an Allied Healthcare Recruiter


At KPG Healthcare, our recruiters work hard to help healthcare professionals find the job of their dreams! Not only are these professionals helping people transition into the next stage of their life, but they’re also working with dozens of different specialties to help them find the perfect career opportunity. Our Allied Healthcare recruiting division works closely with professionals from many different backgrounds, including sterile technicians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, lab techs and dozens of other allied professions! Learn a bit more about Hana and her experience with KPG Healthcare below:

How did you become an Allied Healthcare Recruiter?

I joined the KPG Team in November 2016, in the Per Diem division and was excited to transition to the Allied Department in January 2017. I had heard great things about KPG and was excited to work alongside some familiar faces!

What’s your favorite thing about being an Allied Healthcare recruiter?

Really–just one thing? Aside from working with an awesome, fun and hard-working team every day, I love learning about all the nuances of the position. I wasn’t aware of the impressive range of healthcare professionals that were a part of the Allied network!

Tell us about your most rewarding recruiting experience?

It’s always a great feeling finding a matched opportunity for a healthcare professional. Yet, the most rewarding experience came after I was able to place a very passionate and patient candidate in her “dream job!” We had been working together for nearly four months before she was cleared and began working with L.A. County — she was the first in the nation! Every time we speak, she is excited to tell me about her role and how happy she is.


What types of things stand out to you when you meet a professional looking for their next opportunity?

Other than the experience, skill set, and credentials, I feel it’s important to know what is driving them towards their next job. What stands out most are certain things like their character, passion, patience, and wanting to grow and strive to achieve more in their career.  


How do you determine how best to find the perfect job for a candidate?

We have a lot of opportunities that a candidate may be fit for, but it’s important to understand and determine how to serve their best interest in aligning them with the a job that satisfies their needs and skillset.

What’s your best tip for a candidate going into the interview process with a potential company?

Be positive and confident. When first speaking with someone I encourage them to have a mindset that we are going to get them an interview. It’s key to keep that momentum going to result in that job offer!


What’s the best advice you could give to an Allied professional that is comparing multiple opportunities?

Although money is always going to be a huge driving force, I always advise a professional to consider things such as location, details about the position, the facility and if this is an opportunity that is going to further their career. Our goal is to put them in a position where they can make money, enjoy doing it, and gain a fruitful experience.

What do you feel sets KPG Healthcare apart from other companies?

Well, I haven’t worked for any other healthcare staffing companies, but I know I work with a great team here! From Compliance and HR, to payroll and all of the recruiters here, everyone is always willing to help and has fun doing it! From birthday cake time to bean bag break time and all the candy in the drawers, a lot of fun is had.


KPG Healthcare is proud to staff some of the best hospitals in the Nation. Looking for your next career move and interested in contributing to one of California’s most renowned hospitals? Whether you’re interested in travel nursing, per diem, allied, locum tenens or permanent placement, KPG Healthcare is your trusted partner for high quality, rewarding career opportunities. Contact us today!