PracticeLink Magazine

WINTER 2015

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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28 PracticeLink.com winter 2015 Quick tips to make the most of a job fair RSVP We understand that your schedule may be uncertain. But it is fne to RSVP before you can fully commit. If you RSVP, the recruiters in attendance will still be alerted that you're in the market for a new job even if you are not able to attend. I n a computerized world where Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social media sites seem to be our primary way of interacting with others, we cannot forget the importance of face-to-face communication. That's true even in—especially in—your search for your frst or next practice. As you search and apply to jobs online, it's important to strive to make a personal connection to stand out in a competitive job market. And the earlier you make that connection, the better. Besides the quality and content of your cover letter and curriculum vitae, there are few factors that can make you stand out in a sea of paper candidates during that initial search stage. To overcome these hurdles, PracticeLink offers several ways to help you connect with our network of recruiters and to personalize your job search. One way is through our dedicated Physician Relations team, which is available to answer your job-search questions and help you communicate the "why" of your search criteria to physician recruiters. Another way we help you stand out to employers is through our new Career Advancement Workshops and Job Fairs—and we've just launched a 12-city tour to bring our educational resources, career training and network of recruiters to you! Why attend? Career fairs are a free resource for you and help you fnd out what employers are hiring. They provide you an excellent opportunity to represent yourself in person and network with recruiters and colleagues. While browsing the various opportunities, remember to "Like, friend, connect." Like the opportunity by having engag- ing conversations with the representative. Friend the oppor- tunity by giving them a copy of your CV and taking a business card. Connect by sending a follow-up email or phone call. Networking with employers face to face is an essential element of your job search, as you will be building relation- ships with people who will be able to advocate for you to hiring managers. They will be able to ask you about your skills, experience, family needs and fnancial requirements. In turn, they will By BRIAN BROWN Like, friend, connect! Job fa irs a re a g reat way to socia l net work t he old-fashioned way. PracticeLinkTips Smart ways to use PracticeLink to advance your career VISIT EACH RECRUITER. Ask each employer about their available opportunities. Are they independent or are they affliated with a large hospital system? What communities do they serve? BRING YOUR CV. Have copies of your CV on hand to pass out to those recruiters with whom you are interested in remaining in contact. DON'T BE SHY. Be prepared to ask and answer questions about what you are DRESS TO IMPRESS. Remember that you are there as a professional looking to fnd employment. Appearance is important and says a lot about who you are. That being said, employers understand that your schedule is hectic, and that you may be attending before or after work. Attending in scrubs is absolutely acceptable.

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