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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SUMMER 2014 PracticeLink.com | 53 DEDICATED TO THE COMMUNITY Visit mountnittany.org for a full list of current opportunities. Contact: Lorelei Shaw, Director of Physician Recruitment .org Competitive compensation, collegial atmosphere and supportive executive leadership in State College, PA – home to The Pennsylvania State University! 0110356/*5*&4 Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Hospitalist Medicine, Nephrology, Pediatric Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Urology, CRNA, Advanced Care Providers... and more! addresses and email addresses. "The more proactive candi- dates will prepare reference letters ahead of time, and they'll attach those to the emails with their cover letters," Anson says. He notes, however, that the tactic is rare. Seek career mentors for added conf dence M entors can help at any point along a physician's career path but can become espe- cially crucial during a job search. Having a professional conf dant who can add insight into topics like potential colleagues, salary expectations, contract review and unstated benef ts can buoy your conf dence. This is especially important in areas that may not have been previously considered, including potential sources of frustration that might be found with the position or particular group. Getting to the next step in a job search is easier with the help of a mentor who can provide guidance and reassurance during an excit- ing yet challenging time. Men- tors can come from anywhere within your network, including colleagues or friends who've only had a few years of additional experience. Mentors can be extremely help- ful after you've secured a job, too. "Before our group brings some- one on, we give them a mentor," Bailey says. "We are all clinically competent, but it's the day-to-day things that you have to quickly learn. A mentor can help in those circumstances, like they can be- fore you get the job." Your conf dence can plunge from high to low after just one employer turns you down. By taking proactive steps and prep- ping your references to attest to your strengths you can move quickly through the interview process and on to a lifelong re- warding career. ● A former television news reporter and newspaper and magazine journalist, Marcia Horn Noyes writes about health, fi tness and career topics. Read more about our contributors on page 14. Hear from recruiters in this issue and enter to win a $500 American Express gift card at PracticeLink.com/Win WIN 2 4 3 - S u m 1 4 . i n d d 5 3 243-Sum14.indd 53 6 / 1 2 / 1 4 5 : 5 7 P M 6/12/14 5:57 PM

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