PracticeLink Magazine

SUMMER 2014

The career development quarterly for physicians of all specialties, PracticeLink Magazine provides readers with feature articles, compensation stats, helpful job search tips—as well as recruitment ads from organizations across the U.S.

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Everyone has a dating story. Some stories are romantic. Some stories are funny. Some stories are sad. But this much is true no matter the turnout: We should all learn from previous dates as we con- sider entering into a new relationship. Unfortunately, not all relationships last forever. You may end up back in the market again…and again. Most physicians have less experience interviewing for jobs than they do dating. But there are many simi- larities between the two. At the very least, your re- quirements and expectations—from both a job and a potential mate—likely change as you experience new things. With each job interview, you learn more about your expectations and understand what issues, if any, you're willing to compromise. With each subsequent job, you become more experienced in knowing what to look for in an employer and what employers expect from physicians. There are many analogies between dating and interviewing for a job—so we went to the dating experts at eHarmony for advice. They let us borrow their tips from their Do's and Don'ts of Dating as inspiration (read it at ow.ly/wvrFG)—and transform them into the Do's and Don'ts of the Physi- cian Interview. It's uncanny how similar the advice can be. SUMMER 2014 PracticeLink.com | 35 Dating and interviewing for your dream practice share similarities that can't be ignored. This humorous and helpful comparison will help you make a great connection. BY BRUC E A R MON I l lu s t rated by Doug Ros s Continued Finding The One 2014 Annual Interview ISSUE 2 4 3 - S u m 1 4 . i n d d 3 5 243-Sum14.indd 35 6 / 1 3 / 1 4 1 2 : 5 2 P M 6/13/14 12:52 PM

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