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  • Working in the United States: Resources for the International Neurologist

    • Oct 18, 2021

    Secondary school…post-secondary school…medical school and licensing…internships…residencies and fellowships―nothing about the neurologist’s journey from training to practice is easy, but for the immigrant physician wishing to work in the United States, there are even more challenges.

  • Rural Employment for the Job-seeking Neurologist

    • Oct 18, 2021

    If you’re a job-hunting neurologist, you may have noticed the preponderance of positions available in rural and under-served areas of the country. Tempted? You should be—

  • How to Keep Your Job Search Under the Radar

    • Jul 27, 2021

    Well, this is awkward. You’ve decided to look for a new job, but you don’t want your current employer to know you’re searching. What can you do?

  • Fast, Convenient, and Efficient—the Virtual Career Fair Is a Must for Your Next Job Search

    • Jun 15, 2021

    Whether you are a resident or fellow seeking your first job out of training or a seasoned mid-career professional looking to make a savvy career move, time management is a job search necessity.

  • Stay or Go: What to Consider When Changing Jobs in Times of Uncertainty

    • Jun 15, 2021

    Changing jobs can be a tough decision for any physician. Weighing the unknowns of a new role against the certainty of the current position is hard enough.

  • Job Search During COVID-19: Two Neurologists’ Stories

    • Apr 15, 2021

    If you were picking the perfect time to job search, you probably wouldn’t choose a pandemic. But of course, the choice of timing isn’t always left to the job seeker.

  • Making a Career Change During a Pandemic

    • Nov 25, 2020

    Career decisions are challenging at any time, but when the world is experiencing so much upheaval, making a change to your work can seem especially difficult. And yet, you may feel you have no choice. One of the unwelcome side effects of our pandemic has been an increase in layoffs and work furloughs, even in health care settings.

  • Career Networking—During a Pandemic?

    • Nov 25, 2020

    For health care providers, the practice of networking can frequently become an afterthought. If you attend professional get-togethers regularly, such as the AAN’s Annual Meeting, a certain amount of networking is going to happen naturally.

  • Compensation in Times of Change

    • Aug 3, 2020

    If you think the practice of medicine has been changing fast, that’s nothing compared to changes in compensation for the practice of medicine.

  • Elevate Your Career with the Axon Registry 

    • May 1, 2020

    Question: At a time when health care practitioners are more strained than ever before, which tasks would they certainly like to do less frequently—or never? If your answer included mandated reporting to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other insurers to maximize appropriate reimbursement, there’s good news.

  • Video Interviewing: The New - and Necessary - Tool for Landing Your Next Job

    • May 1, 2020

    When states and cities around the country initiated shelter-in-place procedures to help fight the coronavirus, the impact was felt on every aspect of daily life—including the process of securing work.

  • Teleneurology—Welcome to the Newest Old Way of Practicing Medicine 

    • May 1, 2020

    Just in time for the safe distancing requirements of the COVID-19 response: Teleneurology is ready and able to deliver remote health care to some of medicine’s most fragile patients. 

  • Five Tough Interview Questions—and How to Handle Them

    • Apr 8, 2020

    If you’ve been in many interviews (and by now, you probably have), you already know how awkward it can be to be asked a challenging question. Those are the queries that stop you in your tracks while your mind darts around frantically for some kind of answer.

  • Job Search Tips for the Introverted MD

    • Jan 21, 2020

    Job search is a daunting task for nearly everyone. But for introverts, launching a reach-out-and-talk-about-yourself campaign is akin to torture. Lucky for the introverted MD, there are quite a few workarounds to make the process less onerous—and maybe even fun.

  • Pursuing an Academic Career Track

    • Jan 21, 2020

    As a neurologist, or neurologist-in-training, you are likely aware that pursuing a career in academics is one of your choices. But do you know how many different ways you might build that career path? Ralph F. Józefowicz, MD, FAAN, has given that a lot of thought. Having established his own career as a globally recognized academic and educator in the field of neurology, he has devoted his professional life to training neurologists, many of whom go forward on a similar path.

  • Real World Job Search: A 12-month Timeline to Stay on Track

    • Jan 21, 2020

    Some residents and fellows already have job offers—or contracts signed—soon after their training begins, or even before. For those in search phase, some good news: the job search can be relatively straightforward. And adhering to a process can help to ensure that you land the coveted position for which you’ve spent years preparing.

  • The Importance of a Summary Statement on Your CV

    • Jan 21, 2020

    If you’ve been using a facts-only CV, it’s time to hit the reset button. One very easy way to introduce a more personal tone is to include an introductory feature, such as a Summary. The elements of a summary statement can vary, but typically include an overview of your work and training, something that differentiates you, and often something personal, such as your motivation for entering the field.

  • Understanding Your Employment Contract: Advice from a Physician Recruiter

    • Jan 21, 2020

    These stories and more come from Andy Fadenholz of the neurology physician search firm Rosman Search, Inc. In his role as a neurology recruitment consultant, Fadenholz says he has spoken with a variety of physicians who “got burned” by not having a clear understanding of what their employment contract did or did not include. That’s a situation he tries to remedy by providing advice to candidates whenever possible.

  • The Five Steps of a Strategic Job Search

    • Jan 21, 2020

    It’s funny how the little things can seem more daunting than the big ones. Finish medical school? Check. Excel in residency and fellowships? Check. Find that first job as a doctor? Uh-oh. It’s not that job search is so difficult. It’s just hard to know where to begin.

  • Behavioral Interviewing: Tell a Compelling Story with Your Answer

    • Dec 5, 2019

    If you’ve been to a job interview lately—as either the candidate or the interviewer—then you may be familiar with a style of question called “behavioral.” Behavioral interview questions are based on a principle of psychology which states, in essence, that how a person has acted in the past under certain conditions is a predictor of how he or she will respond in the future to the same conditions.