There comes a time in every physician’s life when, even though they might be fine in their current position, they would like to see what other opportunities are available.
This might be due to any number of reasons: curiosity about what else is available, a desire to relocate, wanting more diversity in cases, looking for more compensation, or dissatisfaction in their current role.
Problem is, you probably don’t want your current employer to know that you are looking until you’re ready to disclose it. And at the same time, your employer is likely combing physician recruitment sites, looking to hire more providers to your practice. Fortunately, with PracticeLink, it’s easy to look for opportunities and keep your search confidential from your current employer.
You don’t have to register with PracticeLink in order to see the jobs that are available. If you’re truly just curious to see what’s available in your specialty and location, simply browse the job profiles employers have posted on PracticeLink.com without registering.
If a job search is in your future, you’ll want to register for PracticeLink. When registering, set your job search status to "passively looking" if your search is confidential. You can choose this option while you’re setting up your profile. If you’ve already registered, you can change your status at any time in your account settings. From your dashboard, simply go to "My Account" and use the radio button near the bottom of the page to select the job search status that’s right for you.
Choosing "passively looking" will allow you to apply to jobs on PracticeLink, but will limit your profile visibility to only employers with jobs to which you’ve applied. Choosing "passively looking" will also let you receive PracticeLink’s Job Messenger email alerts, which notify you of new opportunities that match the criteria you’ve selected.
If you are interested in a more active job search (but would rather your current employer not know about it), another option is to hide your profile from specific employers.
In this case, switch your account’s job-search status to "active." This will enable any in-house recruiter on PracticeLink to view your profile. Directly above that account setting, in the section labeled "Hide from specific employers," there are two selection fields. The block on the left lists the employers that have opportunities posted on PracticeLink. Simply highlight the ones you don’t want to see your profile, and use the arrow buttons to move them to the right. Any employer in the block on the right will be unable to see your profile.
Pro tip: if you are looking for an opportunity with only one specific employer, use the double arrow to move everyone to the field on the right, then from that field select the employer or employers that you want to see your information. Use the single arrow to move them back to the left.
Even if you’re engaged in a confidential job search, PracticeLink can still help.
Chris Scites is PracticeLink’s physician relations manager. Reach his team for free job-search advice at (800) 776-8383.