In the Job Search section of MedCareerGuide, you’ll find practical tips to help you succeed in your career. Whether you’re creating or revising a CV, preparing for a job interview or reviewing an employment contract, our Job Search articles give you the information you need. Feel free to start a discussion by leaving comments and questions that can be answered by experts and other physicians.

How to answer: “Why are you interested in this position?”

How to answer: “Why are you interested in this position?”

October 8, 2015 at 16:01 0 comments

Why are you interested in this position? It’s one of the most common questions asked during the interview process, but it’s one that can stump you unless you’re prepared to answer. According to an article in The Muse, too many people make four common mistakes when answering this question thatRead More

Interviewing for a new job? Start off on a stress-free foot

Interviewing for a new job? Start off on a stress-free foot

September 24, 2015 at 14:57 0 comments

Interviewing for a new job? If you’re like other young doctors and lifestyle is an important factor for you, say so from the start. “When you interview, take a stand,” advises David Frenz, MD, medical director for mental health and addiction care at St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Paul, Minn.Read More

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The interview is over. What’s next?

June 6, 2015 at 10:00 0 comments

The interview is over and you have a good feeling. If all goes well, you may very well walk out with wonderful feedback and a promise that the interviewer is planning to send a letter of intent to hire that you can expect in a couple of weeks, says ReginaRead More

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Interviews: the right way to talk about salary

June 5, 2015 at 16:00 0 comments

Most likely you won’t know the salary and bonus details before you go into a job interview. While that information is obviously important to you, there’s a right and wrong way to approach the topic. Here are the pitfalls, according to Steve Look, executive vice president of recruiting, The MedicusRead More

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Interviews: The biggest mistake one can make

June 1, 2015 at 14:31 1 comment

Q: What’s the biggest mistake job candidates can make during an interview? A: When we hear about interviews going horribly wrong, one of the most common recurring themes is people trying to negotiate before they have an offer. The candidates are demanding: I need this and that. Do this andRead More

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Keeping it confidential: when to let the word out

May 26, 2015 at 18:04 0 comments

You’re an experienced doctor conducting a confidential job search. Should you use your supervisor as a reference? Don’t feel pressured to do so, says Regina Levison, vice president, client development, Jordan Search Consultants, St. Louis. While that supervisor or chief of staff may be the best one to sing yourRead More

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Getting personal: Three items you want to reveal in your CV

May 21, 2015 at 13:40 0 comments

Prospective employers want to know more than where you went to school and did your residency. But how much and what type of personal information should you give prospective employers? Include a cover letter for more emphasis on your wants and needs. You probably know not to list your dateRead More

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The one question every new physician must answer

May 19, 2015 at 07:00 0 comments

Can you explain what prompted you to go into medicine? Can you do it in two minutes? Regina Levison, vice president, client development, Jordan Search Consultants, St. Louis, challenges all new physicians to develop what she calls an “elevator speech:” A two-minute presentation explaining who you are. Don’t go onRead More


Three surprises about the interview process

May 16, 2015 at 09:00 0 comments

It’s what you don’t know that can work against you in an interview. Here are three inside tips from consultants who talked to MedCareerGuide: Your spouse or significant other is also being evaluated. Employers will consider how that person will fit in the community and his or her potential socialRead More

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Interview coming up?

May 14, 2015 at 08:00 0 comments

Q:  I really want to act like myself during the interview. How relaxed can I get? “No matter what, watch your language during the site visit. There is no swearing, and smoking is a no-no. Employers are paying attention. “I once had a candidate who carried a Diet Coke andRead More