PracticeLink Magazine

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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68 Summer 2018 PracticeLink.com features THIS PLACE IS AMAZING So is the difference YOU can make From the moment you walk into a Greenville Health System facility, you see the positive difference. It's in the friendly way we address each patient and employee. It's in the advanced technology and training centers that attract some of the finest professionals in the nation. It's in the strategic partnerships, the innovative teaching models and the invaluable learning opportunities that make GHS a best-in-class employer. » RECRUITING FOR ALL SPECIALTIES IN THE GREENVILLE / UPSTATE, SC AREA Find out how you can make a difference at www.ghs.org/physicianrecruitment. Contact Kendra Hall, Senior Physician Recruiter physicianservices@ghs.org · (800) 772-6987 · (864) 797-6114 to wonder how that will reflect in basic care," Kuhlmann says. "Will they miss something?" Whether you enlist assistance from the start or do so later while reviewing your first draft, it's smart to bring in a set of trained eyes. A career counselor or writing professional can make sure your material is polished. Plus, industry standards change frequently, and a professional will ensure your document reflects current best practices. In addition, you should seek the opinion of one or two people who know you well. Consider family members, mentors or trusted colleagues. They can help you project an authentic tone and personality. They may even point out strengths and skills you've overlooked. PERFECT YOUR LANGUAGE Tone and word choice play important roles in shaping a reader's first impression of you. Huntly explains, "[Your CV] must convey that you're a professional with good use of language." Reviewing example CVs can give you a sense of the right language to use. Get samples by contacting your medical school's alumni office, asking colleagues and mentors or looking online. Some tips for achieving a professional tone: • Use strong verbs. For example, "executed" and "spearheaded" make powerful alternatives to "worked." To get ideas, consult a thesaurus or search online for "resume verbs." • Replace buzzwords or jargon with simpler language. • Avoid repetitive phrasing or overused words. Variety will make your CV more compelling. • Define project names and spell out acronyms. • Minimize superlatives. Words like "very" or "best" rarely add value, and when overused, they reduce your credibility. "Don't embellish. What you put down should speak for itself," says Huntly. DEALING WITH EMPLOYMENT GAPS Your employment timeline is one of the most scrutinized sections of your document. Prospective employers hope to see a flawless record, beginning with medical school.

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