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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; 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—

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Strength-based interviewing

    • Jan 15, 2015

    Interviewing, like almost everything humans undertake, is a skill that improves with practice. Unfortunately for busy neurologists, interview “practice” is more likely to happen during the first round of meetings with future employers, and not in a leisurely strategy session with a career counselor. There just isn’t enough time sometimes to prepare as much as you’d like...

  • Interviewing Then and Now: How Job Interviews Differ from Fellowship Interviews

    • Jan 21, 2020

    If you’re a medical resident or fellow, you may have wondered if your future job interviews will be any different than the interviews you participated in for your current role.

  • Phone Interviews and Site Visits—What to Expect

    • Jan 21, 2020

    If you received a call from a practice or hospital interested in hiring you, would you be prepared for the interview? Many physicians today find themselves unaware of how to successfully navigate the physician interviewing process. By understanding what to expect and how to prepare, you can significantly increase your chances of making the right impression and standing out against the competition.

  • 5 Most Common Interview Questions

    • Jan 21, 2020

    Luckily, some questions are so commonly asked that you can expect to encounter them in most, if not all of your interviews. These “evergreens” serve as multi-purpose queries for employers, as useful when hiring residents as they are for evaluating the next chief of staff.

  • Questions to Ask in an Interview

    • Jan 21, 2020

    If you’re preparing for interviews, you might be wondering about the questions you’ll be asked. That’s a good start— you need to anticipate interviewers’ interests and your answers to their queries. But what about your questions? Is it ever appropriate to come with your own list of items to be clarified or explained? In a word: Yes. Not only is it appropriate to ask questions of your own, but not doing so puts you at risk for looking disengaged from the process.

  • Winning Over the Screener - First Interview Strategies

    • Jan 21, 2020

    Are you ready for your screening interviews? This first-level conversation with an employer is the source of much anxiety for candidates, and for good reason: The purpose of the conversation is to decide which candidates can be moved forward in the process, and which ones are not a good fit. In other words, you can be as easily screened out as in—so of course, that can be nerve-wracking.

  • An Interview Guide for First-time Candidates

    • Jan 21, 2020

    If you’ve never interviewed for a job, or if it’s been quite awhile, you’re probably feeling a little nervous about the prospect of facing a potential employer or panel of future colleagues. That’s a good sign—not feeling nervous means you’re not paying attention.

  • Interview strategies for the mid-career professional

    • Apr 16, 2016

    For neurology professionals at mid-career (or later), job interviews can be a mixed bag. On the one hand, they’re an opportunity, as always, to present your strengths and learn where you’d fit in an organization, whether that’s a hospital, practice group, or somewhere in private industry.