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  • What to Do When Interviews Go Off the Rails 

    • Mar 28, 2024

    Have you ever been in a meeting at work that went off the rails? One nice thing about work meetings is that the participants share at least one goal, which is to use their time productively.

  • 21 Interview Mistakes to Avoid 

    • Mar 28, 2024

    Sometimes we learn from someone’s advice but more often we learn from their mistakes. With that in mind, here are 21 mistakes candidates commonly make in their interviews.

  • Neurology Career Center Virtual Career Fair: Finding Your Ideal Job

    • Oct 11, 2023

    Convenience, privacy, efficiency, effectiveness, cost savings―just some of the benefits candidates can expect when participating in a Neurology Career Center Virtual Career Fair.

  • Building Your CV – One Brick at a Time

    • Aug 2, 2023

    Whether you use a template or start from scratch, the concept of building your CV brick by brick still stands. To help you with that process, here are some standard “bricks” to get you started.

  • Prescription for a Healthy Job Search: Three Perspectives

    • Mar 31, 2023

    When it’s time for a job search, whether you’re completing residency or a practicing neurologist, it’s only natural to seek advice. These days, there’s a lot available

  • Top 10 Ways to Overcome Application Hesitation

    • Nov 28, 2022

    Perhaps this has happened to you: You go onto the AAN Neurology Career Center job board and start perusing the postings. Before long, you’ve identified a position that sounds pretty good. You read the information with growing interest, your cursor hovering over “Apply Now”

  • 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; Options for the Physician's Spouse

    • 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.

  • 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.