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Freud's Insights on Checking References in a Job Search

September 13th, 2012 What comes to mind when you read "reference checking?" Most people think of a prospective employer calling names they submitted for information about them and their previous work. However, it is critically important that job seekers periodically check their references themselves.

Freud's Insights on Confidentiality for Surgeons and Physicians During a Job Search

July 26th, 2012 I am always amazed when surgeons seeking new job opportunities are leery about working with a search firm but have no hesitations or reservations about posting their CVs on job boards or job websites. Here's why.

Freud's Insights on Physician Medical Licensing

July 12th, 2012 Often CompHealth search consultants, me included, are asked about medical licensing. Questions range from how to obtain a license and how long it takes to questions regarding eligibility. In most states, it takes 8-10 weeks to obtain a license. But there are exceptions.

Physician Job Interviews Via Webcam - Freud's Insights

June 28th, 2012 While many initial interviews are conducted by telephone, webcam interviews are growing in popularity as an alternative to the initial phone interview or as a methodology for interviews that are conducted between an initial phone interview and an on-site visit.

Freud's Insights on Physician Contract Negotiation

June 14th, 2012 Receiving job offers and physician employment contracts can be exciting. One of the biggest mistakes physicians can make is to blindly accept what is offered or sign a document they do not fully understand. When evaluating contracts, all terms can be negotiated.

Freud's Insights on Evaluating New Physician Job Opportunities

May 24th, 2012 How to Select the Job that is Right for You: The objective behind all the time you spend writing and rewriting your CV, polishing cover letters, interviewing, and sending thank you notes is to get as many job offers as you can so you can pick which one is best for you. So, assuming you get multiple offers, how do you decide which one is best for you...

Freud's Insights on Your Personal Brand and Your Interview - Part 2

May 10th, 2012 Although everyone needs some luck, interview preparation is the key to making you shine. Check out this post for tips on making a great impression in your interview.

Freud's Insights on Your Personal Brand and Your Interview - Part I

April 26th, 2012 Interviews are like dating. Quite often, dating starts with an exchange of emails or telephone calls. The goal is to find out if there are enough significant common interests and attractions between the two parties for a personal meeting to take place. A first job interview with a new prospective employer, often a telephone interview, is similar.

Freud's Insights on Your Personal Brand and Crafting Your CV

April 13th, 2012 Have you ever had a conversation with a person whose body language or tone motivated you to question the sincerity of their words? This is how I feel when physicians tell me they are organized, but their CVs are hard to navigate.

Freud's Insights on creating and communicating a personal brand

March 22nd, 2012 Have you conducted an Internet search for "Personal Branding" lately? I ran one in early March. Guess how many hits were returned? About 43,900,000. Seriously! Even physicians have embraced the use of personal branding and personal brand statements to differentiate themselves from their competition.