Career change is a process, not an event...

As a physician seeking a nonclinical job, whether you're leaving clinical practice or pursuing a second vocation in addition to your clinical practice you have two paths to follow in finding a job:

  • Search job sites and contact companies and recruiters when an opening seems right - answering ads
  • Begin networking with the people you know, the people you want/need to know and the people I know.

Answering ads. Do you know how many applicants respond to an advertisement on Monster.com? I conducted a a search for the president of a medical group and after 24 hours I pulled the ad because we had received nearly 500 resumes. Do you want to be one of 500? I don't think so. It's like throwing a dart and expecting to hit a bulls-eye every time.

Networking. It may sound painful, but I'll show you how to make it rewarding and even fun.

With a solid networking plan you'll be meeting new people and asking for their advice, asking who they might refer you to who can further evaluate your job credentials, your resume and maybe introduce you to the next person in your networking chain. Every networking contact takes you one step closer to your goal.

Setting your career transition goals may begin with one contact, one person you know, to which we may add two or three people "you'd like to know," it may involve volunteering in an organization or non-profit, it may mean attending a seminar or taking a class, or writing an article we help you publish.

It's all about meeting the right people and saying the right things - we'll offer the coaching to make it easy.

As you network, don't worry about job titles, or industries. You'll be surprised how versatile your backboard in medical or surgical practice can make you. What I want you to do is think about what you want to do... think about what you would like to do. 

I'm helping doctors, just like you, every day to start new careers, find interesting jobs or start their own businesses. Isn't that just what you want too?

I believe you're looking for the best possible career fit, something that uses the knowledge and the experiences you gained through the arduous process of medical education, residency and practice. I believe that among all the things you could do, all the jobs you could have, the ones you really want are a much smaller target.

And regardless, of where you're stopping your medical career, you have the unique problem solving ability you first learned as a physician. How you refocus not just on what you could do, but more importantly on what you want to do is based on understanding the problems you solve best, understanding the problems you like to solve and then linking your problem solving focus with your interests, your skills and your knowledge. Where they all intersect is how we define your targets. Those are the jobs you want.

Read about how your next job is just the starting point for your new non-clinical career path.

Working together, I'll assess your Interests, Your Skills and Your Knowledge to provide you with a detailed list of career options that are objectively appropriate and subjectively desirable.