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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features 50  S u MM e R 2017 PracticeLink.com string that organization along. "Don't pursue a role you know won't ever be your final choice," says Gordon. That only leads to wasted time (yours and theirs) and potential irritation. For this reason, limit your site visits to only those facilities that are serious contenders. SENDING SIGNALS Investigating job opportunities is not an all- or-nothing decision, says Park— it's a process. After an initial on-site interview, you may be invited back for a second interview. This lets you know that the hospital or practice liked you. If you also liked what you heard and saw on the first visit, you can accept the second. "This allows you time to learn more about the program and tells the hospital that you're interested. It lets them know how serious you are," says Park. Similarly, declining a second interview conveys that you didn't feel there was a fit and aren't interested in continued conversations about the job. Don't pretend to be interested once you've decided that you aren't. After an on-site interview, a recruiter may ask for feedback about the job opportunity. They may ask, "Is there anything you don't like about our program?" Park strongly advises against getting specific about disadvantages you perceive early on, but instead wait for a second visit to bring up your concerns with their current physicians. If the negatives are significant enough to cause you to lose interest right away, however, consider reaching out to a physician to ask for their honest input about your concern. Gordon recommends being transparent and honest throughout the process. If you saw something on your visit that concerned you, bring it up. Ask questions to better understand the internal operations; strive to learn more about the day-to-day activities you'd be part of. And when asked for feedback, it's important to express enthusiasm and to explain why it's appealing and what value you can bring (if you think you'd like to work there). You can let the recruiter know that you're considering other opportunities as well, but conveying enthusiasm about the job is essential if you want it, he says. Although it can take weeks or months to get an offer, once you receive a contract, the hospital or practice will expect a decision within about a week. How PracticeLink can help PracticeLink helps you manage your job search and find the right practice. There are three ways to get star ted: • Find us online at PracticeLink.com/ Physicians. Search jobs anonymously or create a free profile to find oppor tunities that align with your professional and family needs. • Send your CV to CV@PracticeLink.com. Make sure to include your geographic areas of interest and the date when you'll be available for a new job. • Call a physician relations representative at (800) 776-8383, and we'd be happy to send jobs your way.

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