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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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SUMMER 2014 PracticeLink.com | 41 ate when communicating with a prospective employer. Being too direct or opinionated can backf re. Just like during a date, a physi- cian candidate should be polite, respectful and courteous. If you're hired, there will be ample time for helping to make constructive changes. The interview process is not the appropriate time to take these steps. Don't: Drag in excess baggage NOT EVERY PROFESSIONAL EXPERI- ENCE can be perfect. And dwelling on a previous negative experience doesn't make a physician an attrac- tive candidate to a new employer. A prospective employer, how- ever, will want to understand the manner in which a physician will respond to and handle an unex- pected or unknown situation. Be prepared to demonstrate the ma- turity and lessons learned from a previous diff cult experience to instill conf dence in a prospective employer. Remember: Pay atten- tion to social cues and maintain a level of professionalism at all times. Casual is not to be confused with acting cavalier. Do: Have fun INTERVIEWING—AND DATING — should be fun. Interviewing is a wonderful opportunity you to learn about a new employment situation, potentially visit a new geographic area, meet new people and ref ne your interpersonal skills and com- Continued ÑTiffany Hackett, MD Director of Service and Operational Excellence San Leandro Hospital Your Life. Your Career. Your Partnership. Ò CEP America has given me the platform to see what areas I'm interested in and want to explore. There are a lot of opportunities to grow with. Ó ÑTiffa n Direc t o San Le a platf o interes t Ther e Find out why CEP America is different. Hear Tiffany's story by visiting go.cep.comXMJJER]HSG Endocrinology Internal Medicine Family Medicine Hospitalists Neurology Nephrology Neurohospitalist Psychiatry Urgent Care Urology We have opportunities in: 2 4 3 - S u m 1 4 . i n d d 4 1 243-Sum14.indd 41 6 / 1 2 / 1 4 2 : 2 4 P M 6/12/14 2:24 PM

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