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.

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Looking for a new job? Insider tips for the experienced physician

May 6, 2015 at 07:00 0 comments

If it’s been years since your last job search, prepare for a more corporate interviewing process than your last one. Even just a few years ago, a physician or small physician group may have shown you around. Now it’s more likely to be a corporate employer with hundreds or evenRead More

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To cellphone or not to cellphone

May 5, 2015 at 06:00 0 comments

Even peeking at your cellphone during an onsite job visit is likely to raise a huge red flag for employers. “The interview may be a short one if you’re checking e-mails,” says Steve Look, executive vice president of recruiting, The Medicus Firm, Dallas. “It shows a lack of engagement andRead More

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Looking for your first job? Start the interview process the right way

May 2, 2015 at 08:00 0 comments

If you’re looking for your first job, here are insider tips from placement consultants who talked to MedCareerGuide: Be smart when evaluating the opportunity. First determine if this job is in a location where you and your family, if you have one, want to live. Next ask if the jobRead More

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Pre-interview screening: The telephone or video interview

April 30, 2015 at 17:00 0 comments

While you may be anxious to fly out to see the hospital or practice and community where your dream job is located, be prepared for the employer to conduct preliminary telephone or video interviews. The impressions you make in those settings will determine whether they want to spend the moneyRead More

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Think you found the perfect job? Make sure you ask the right questions

April 29, 2015 at 12:00 0 comments

When the interviewer asks if you have any questions, you draw a blank. Although you’ve been listening and paying attention, if you have no questions to ask, employers are going to interpret that silence as disinterest and aloofness, says Tommy Bohannon, divisional vice president, Merritt Hawkins, Irving, Texas. “Your goalRead More

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Three hot spots on your CV

April 28, 2015 at 07:00 0 comments

While having a gap in your CV might be the first item to draw employers’ attention—and not the good kind—there are three other items that could cause employers to question whether you’ll be a good fit for their job. Regina Levison, vice president, client development, Jordan Search Consultants, St. Louis,Read More

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How to address a work gap on your CV

April 27, 2015 at 07:00 0 comments

You took a year off because you applied for a fellowship late and all the slots were taken. A parent was ill and you had to provide support. You spent nine months backpacking. For whatever reason, if there’s a gap in your employment history, expect that to trip up potentialRead More

Choosing the right references

Choosing the right references

April 26, 2015 at 07:00 0 comments

If you’re five years or more post fellowship, it’s time to find new references. While the best references for new physicians are a program director and two faculty members in the specialty you’ve trained in, those sources become less relevant over time because they won’t know your skill level. IfRead More

Put together your curriculum vitae the right way

Put together your curriculum vitae the right way

April 25, 2015 at 07:00 0 comments

Whether you’re putting together your first curriculum vitae or refreshing an old CV, consulting experts say there is right way to do it. Here are their tips: Put your name and contact information at the top. Include a cell phone number, home address, and personal (not business) e-mail address. AddRead More

Looking beyond the offer letter

Looking beyond the offer letter

April 23, 2015 at 21:00 0 comments

You’ve been offered a position you’re interested in, you’ve gone through the contract several times and now it’s time to sign. Sure, the contract seems interminably long with tons of verbiage at the end, but your potential bosses at the hospital or medical group insist it’s their standard contract. AllRead More