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SUM 2018

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 S UMMER 2018 PracticeLink.com ▼ CV T HE I N T E rv IE W ISSUE D E P A R T M E N T S Job Doctor J e FF HI n DS, MHA Lean on all the resources available to help you maximize your efficiency and minimize your stress. One of those resources? Your spouse or significant other—someone who is equally invested in making sure this is a smooth and successful transition. How your partner can help Your significant other's research can help you make a smooth transition to a new opportunity. I'M BO t H A n AD v IS er w HO HAS H e LP e D HU n D re DS OF PHYSICIA n S w I t H t H e I r JOB S e A r CH e S and the spouse of a physician who has gone through the same process. As such, I've seen firsthand how physicians struggle to manage all aspects of their search while simultaneously juggling the heavy demands of their current position or training program responsibilities. Because of this, one of my biggest pieces of advice for physician job-seekers is to lean on all the resources available to help you maximize your efficiency and minimize your stress. One of those resources? Your spouse or significant other — someone who is equally invested in making sure this is a smooth and successful transition. T here a re some key areas where your spouse can help ensure you are fully prepared for your job search. Before you begin a search At the onset of your search, you should be gathering and updating all of your application materials, such as your C v , cover letter, reference list, etc. Don't underestimate the importance of these materials. They not only help you get a foot in the door, but when all else is equal among candidates, it's often the seemingly minor details that can make a difference in the end. Pay attention to those details. Have your spouse proofread all your documents to ensure there are no formatting or grammatical errors. This is also the time to take a step back and, with your spouse, define your job-search parameters. Which geographic locations or regions are the best fits for your family? Your spouse can also help you reflect as you determine which practice types or settings are most conducive to both your personality and your career aspirations. During your search As you begin applying to opportunities and receiving invitations to interview, it's time to conduct further research into each location to determine the potential fit for your family. Your spouse can help you with this research. Similar to evaluating a practice to determine if it matches your clinical skillset, you'll need to closely

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