Thursday, February 19, 2009

Build Your Social Network

I recently had the opportunity to get reconnected with some old colleagues. Then, I received this email from a physician resident who decided that residency wasn't the right fit and is now actively looking for a job. My advice was this - build your network and get reconnected with old classmates, colleagues, and friends. Your best probability of finding a job might be through those connections. Also, I suggested that this person make the best use of professional social networking websites like LinkedIn, Plaxo, etc. Finally, I mentioned that executive recruiters can be very helpful in helping you find a job when you're making a career transition into the non-clinical field. They have connections and they may also know of opportunities that aren't posted anywhere.

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