There’s no better way to unwind after a long day than to sit in front of a computer and sift through online postings, looking for the opportunities that seem like they may be a good fit for you and your family. …Right?
OK, levity aside, the job search is hard. It can be frustrating, stressful, and take a lot of time that you probably don’t have.
Fortunately, PracticeLink and its family of services have numerous tools that can make your job search - and by extension, your life - a lot easier.
Let’s start with composing your CV. It’s not enough to have proper spelling and good organization; today, the most successful CVs are filled with keywords. That’s because many organizations now use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to help classify and sort through candidates.
These systems do many things for physician recruiters, including prescreening CVs received from candidates.
What this means for job-seekers is that, not only do CVs have to make a statement and impress recruiters, but they also need to be composed and formatted in such a way that a computer can recognize that you are a great candidate.
PracticeLink can help you with this. When you create an account on PracticeLink.com, you have the opportunity to complete your PracticeLink Profile, which recruiters at more than 5,000 health care organizations are used to seeing as they recruit physicians for their opportunities. A PracticeLink Profile also lets you apply for any number of the opportunities posted on PracticeLink. Download a PDF version of your Profile for a format that is easily read by most ATS programs.
Or, head to PhysicianCV.com to easily create a downloadable, ATS compatible CV.
Once you’re on PracticeLink, browse and apply to any of the thousands of opportunities posted there. Send your CV or apply using your PracticeLink Profile, and connect directly with recruiters through the system.
PracticeLink’s Chat feature let’s you send Direct Messages to recruiters and chat in real time about the opportunity.
Career fairs are another time-honored tradition in a job search and a good way to network with recruiters. PracticeLink has made this incredibly easy with Virtual Career Fairs. Sign up at PracticeLink.com for any of these events, which are held almost weeky and focused on locations all across the country. You’ll be able to get all the benefits of a career fair from the comfort of your own home.
PracticeLink Magazine, the career advancement resource for physicians, is published quarterly. This free resource helps prepare physicians for the job-search process - and has been doing so for more than 30 years.
For physicians preparing to finish residency, FirstPractice.com is another great free resource that outlines the job search step by step.
Becoming a physician is hard. But with PracticeLink, finding a job doesn’t have to be.
Chris Scites leads PracticeLink’s physician relations department. Reach his team for free job-search help at (800) 776-8383.