I’m Dr. Hassan, a Board-Certified Physiatrist and Independent Practice Owner. I help physiatrists start and grow their own profitable practices so they can achieve financial independence and live without limits.

Finding a job may be the most challenging job you’ll ever have. The failure rate is relatively high. You will hear many no’s before you get a yes. Looking for your first professional job can be daunting. If you’re a graduating resident and still looking for a job, you might not be taking advantage of all the available opportunities and resources. One small change in your approach, however, could allow you to find your dream job. Take advantage of these eight job search tips for physiatry residents:

1. Make the most of your residency services.

It’s essential to your program that you find a great job. All residency programs advertise their placement rates. Smart medical school students look at job placement figures when choosing a residency program. Just because you’re out of residency doesn’t mean you can’t still avail yourself of your program’s career services department.

2. Spend the necessary time and money to create an effective CV.

While there are many instructional resources dedicated to constructing an effective CV, many physiatry residents still struggle to put their best foot forward. If you’re unable to create an impressive CV on your own, get help. Consider paying a professional to write your CV, if necessary.

3. Create a profile on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool. Recruiters continuously search this website. Networking activities on LinkedIn fill many of the available jobs. Many of these jobs never even appear elsewhere in public. Having a profile on LinkedIn will ensure you don’t miss out on these job opportunities.

4. Do a little housekeeping on your social media accounts.

The photo of you drinking beer while standing on your head might bring a smile to your face, but it won’t get any job offers. You’re an adult now. Many professionals avoid making social media accounts. Don’t make this mistake. Consider updating your accounts. If you choose the right one and choose to be public showing, consider what you’re willing to show the public. Keep in mind that many potential employers insist on seeing your social media accounts from the inside. These requests have held up in court.

5. Practice your interviewing skills.

There’s more to preparing for an interview than reviewing common interview questions and contemplating your responses. Find a friend or family member that regularly interviews job candidates to conduct mock interviews with you. Your program’s career services department can also assist. Being fully prepared for an interview will give you the confidence you need and a better chance of being offered the job.

6. Build a website.

A personal website is another useful tool for physiatry residents. You can provide much more information than a typical CV will hold. It also offers positive information when a potential employer searches your background. Building a website will allow you to present yourself to potential employers in a unique and thorough way that a CV cannot.

7. Get on the phone.

Many job search gurus believe that you’re not doing anything to find a job if you’re not making weekly phone calls. Call potential employers and ask the appropriate people for advice on finding a job. Asking for employment will put them on the defense, but everyone likes to give advice. Look on LinkedIn to find the ones to call.

8. Contact alumni for advice.

It varies from program to program, but some alumni groups are very active and loyal. You’ll never know who will want to help you. Facebook and LinkedIn are searchable by program attendant. Reach out and find out what happens.

Avoid losing hope. It can take time to find the right employment opportunity. Take responsibility for your job search and spend time searching each day. Until you find a job, consider your job search to be your full-time job. The perfect employer is searching for you right now. Ensure they can find you as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Have you finally found a job that suits you? Has your potential employer made you an offer? Check out our blog here on how to maximize any job offer for maximum financial benefit.


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