When physicians are looking for new career options, compensation and location are generally the prime motivators in considering possible options. However personalizing your search based on your individual short and long term needs is essential to identifying a long-term, sustainable job opportunity.
Writing a list of priorities before you begin your job search will help to identify what your individual job search will look like.
Be honest in your answers during your evaluation of potential opportunities and also during the interviews. Don’t be afraid to ask appropriate questions during the interview. The more you make your job search about your individual criteria, the more likely you are to identify an opportunity that is sustainable long-term and ensures the potential to live the life you want to live, in and outside of work.
Read a recent article from American Medical News suggesting a 4-step process to writing down your job search priorities: