As you apply for many different positions, you are going to be doing a lot of interviewing with many different people. Below are some tips to help you stand out with potential employers.
Do Your Research!
Before you apply for a job, get online and research:
The hospital, clinic or health system and know general information about the organization (i.e. how many clinics or hospitals do they have, what services they offer, etc.)
Review the company's mission and vision statement
Look up the recruiter’s information and apply for the opportunity that interests you
A recruiter will reach out to you to make an appointment for a phone interview. They will be conducting a screening of your qualifications and wanting to get to know you personally. Here are some tips for success and elevating your impression:
Find a quiet spot and avoid distractions
Have your CV with you
They will provide basic contract information like term, base pay, sign on bonus, student loan assistance, benefits and how you are paid
Feel free to ask questions
Be prompt in returning messages to the recruiter as they have many candidates and positions that they are working with
Keep in mind that every hospital has their own interview process. You can expect to:
Meet many people from the organization including the medical director, physicians, nurses, office staff and administrators
Many hospitals will do a breakfast, lunch and/or dinner with each candidate’s practice of interest
Your recruiter will send you an agenda before your visit, have all your meetings and site visits set up and take you where you need to be
Dress for success!
Take good notes and ask for business cards from those you meet with
Relax and enjoy the experience
It is important to send thank you notes to those you met after you return from the site visit. The recruiter will follow up with you the following week to see how you are feeling about joining their physician group. They will answer any questions or concerns you may have.