PracticeLink Magazine

Summer 2017

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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J OB D OCTOR PracticeLink Live! P H Y S I C I A N J O B FA I R + S E M I N A R RSVP at Find the right practice at any of these upcoming events. ▸ Detroit Thursday, July 13, 2017 ▸ Philadelphia Thursday, August 17, 2017 ▸ Chicago Thursday, September 7, 2017 32  S u MM e R 2017 percent of what was said. No one should make a major life decision based on 30 percent of the information. The solution is to take notes during the interview and to use the same prepared questions for each interview. This will both help you retain what has been said and give you a way to compare different opportunities (specifically, how they measure up with regard to your top priorities) in an apples-to-apples manner. MISTAKE #4: FAILURE TO FOLLOW UP Take some advice from an earlier generation and send a thank-you note, card, letter or email after your interview. Simply showing appreciation for the interviewers' time speaks volumes about your communication and relational skills. It can also improve the prospective employer's perception of both your bedside manner and your potential as a colleague. I've seen physicians get offered positions in highly competitive situations as a result of their interview follow-up — don't forget to do this! MISTAKE #5: NOT TAKING THIS ADVICE The physicians who will do well are those who will listen to the advice of people who have worked with thousands of doctors before them. It's tempting to believe that interviews are either easy — just an opportunity to answer questions about yourself— or impossibly hard. In actuality, interviews should not be taken lightly, but they also shouldn't be cause for nightmares. By preparing thoroughly for your interview, you can interview the prospective employer simultaneously. Based on their answers to your questions, you can decide whether you want to work for them. Their answers will also help you compare multiple offers and ultimately negotiate the best employment opportunity possible. ● Matthew J. Wiggins (M w is partner and senior consultant for OnCall Advisors.

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