How to Explain Gaps On Your Resume. The 6 Most Common Scenarios.
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How to Explain Gaps On Your Resume. The 6 Most Common Scenarios.

This post is specifically about addressing employment gaps on your resume. There are several posts online talking about how to explain employment gaps in your resume in an interview. But surprisingly nothing of great quality about how to actually write these up on your actual CV or resume. It is critical that you do acknowledge…

Medical Recruitment 2021. 7 Big Things You Need to Know.
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Medical Recruitment 2021. 7 Big Things You Need to Know.

2020 was an unusual year. That’s obviously an understatement. Despite all the pandemic concerns the need for doctors to be helped with their doctor job applications remained ever-present. Possibly prompted a little bit by the advent of video interviewing. In 2020 I clocked up 437 coaching hours, including my first group interview coaching session. This…

Can Doctors From Ireland Work in Australia? Absolutely. Here’s How.
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Can Doctors From Ireland Work in Australia? Absolutely. Here’s How.

Whilst doctors from the United Kingdom and India are generally more frequently encountered in Australia. It is not unusual at all to come across a doctor from Ireland who is now happily working in Australia. Whether this is for a short-term working holiday or a permanent move. As someone who has worked in Medical HR…

Psychiatrists Australia. Good Job Prospects in Psychiatry.
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Psychiatrists Australia. Good Job Prospects in Psychiatry.

For psychiatrists Australia presents excellent job prospects. And it really has been this way for a long, long time. As a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) you can literally work anywhere in Australia and pretty much in any particular field, whether that be general psychiatry or something specific…

Getting Registered In Australia. The Four Options for International Doctors.
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Getting Registered In Australia. The Four Options for International Doctors.

*The process of getting a job and getting registered as a doctor in Australia is complex, it’s important to understand that you do need to get individual advice on your circumstance. Circumstances do vary for individuals and also things change over time. If you are ad doctor looking for some general information about your options…

A Guide To Specialty Training For Doctors In Australia
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A Guide To Specialty Training For Doctors In Australia

One of the most frequent questions I receive from doctors from overseas is “How do I get into residency training in Australia?”  Becoming a specialist doctor is generally a very rewarding pathway, which can afford a lot of independence and financial stability and is probably the ultimate aim of most doctors in Australia So I…

3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for the Specialist Pathway Australia
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3 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for the Specialist Pathway Australia

In this post, I want to go over a few of the common mistakes that I see specialists from other countries make when going through the process of applying to work via the specialist pathway in Australia. If you are reading this post. You are probably a specialist doctor in another country who is thinking…

Medical Interview Coaching 2020
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Medical Interview Coaching 2020

Some Things You Ought To Consider If You Are Planning On Medical Interview Coaching This Year. Before You Commit Are you planning on undertaking medical interview coaching in 2019? A Wrap Up Of 2020 2020 was another successful year for coaching clients.  Demonstrating the value of performance coaching to secure career progression.  We managed to…

How To Be Prepared For Medical Recruitment In 2020.
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How To Be Prepared For Medical Recruitment In 2020.

Now that Australia appears to have succeeded in dealing successfully with the initial impact of COVID-19 and getting ourselves prepared, there are signs of society returning to some sort of “more normal”. Many doctors, myself included are returning their minds back towards the medical career process. With all the disruptions to the health system and…

Medical Internship 2020 / 2021 Australia
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Medical Internship 2020 / 2021 Australia

*We will be regularly updating this post as information is updated about the Medical Internship process in Australia. The situation is fluid and has been disrupted somewhat due to COVID-19. It’s that time of the year again. The time when each of the States and Territories in Australia open up the process of applications for…

Tips for Compiling A Great Rural Medical Student Resume.
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Tips for Compiling A Great Rural Medical Student Resume.

Based On An Article Originally Requested By the NSW Medical Students Council about medical student resumes. Being able to compile a CV or Resume is an essential skill for pretty much any career.  But as a medical graduate, you may not necessarily have been taught this specific skill so far. In my experience it is…

How to Ace A Video Job Interview – Doctor Interview Video
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How to Ace A Video Job Interview – Doctor Interview Video

As we turn to measures of social distancing in order to reduce the impact of COVID-19 it’s quite likely that your next job interview will be a video job interview conducted online.  Having spent the past 4 years coaching doctors online, I am uniquely situated to give you some tips on how to ensure that…

11 Top Tips For Preparing For A Doctor Job Interview With Videos
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11 Top Tips For Preparing For A Doctor Job Interview With Videos

Are you a doctor preparing for an upcoming job interview. Or are you contemplating your next career move? For many doctors, job interviews are a regular and even annual process. For some doctors, they can act as an annoyance (i.e. why do I need to reinterview for my job). For other doctors, they can be…

Mobilizing the Doctor Workforce to Fight COVID-19 Should Include IMGs.
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Mobilizing the Doctor Workforce to Fight COVID-19 Should Include IMGs.

With recent announcements, it appears that Australia has lost the initial attempt to tightly contain the spread of the coronavirus. Including reports that it is now starting to spread within the health workforce itself. There is a need to consider how we can develop plans to ensure that we have enough doctors, nurses, allied health…

Medical Student Resumes A Written And Video Guide
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Medical Student Resumes A Written And Video Guide

This is an evolving blog and vlog post specifically about how to write a medical student resume put together by request from a number of medical students who have contacted me asking for this type of information. In my experience, many medical students are at a bit of a loss composing a resume in their…

How Long and How Often Should You Prepare for a Doctor Job Interview?
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How Long and How Often Should You Prepare for a Doctor Job Interview?

Recently we ran a poll as part of some free training that we have been offering to doctors to help them better prepare for a doctor job interview. We ask the participants in this training what their approach to their last job interview was. So far over 100 doctors have registered for this training and…

5 Key Take Aways From the New National Medical Training Survey
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5 Key Take Aways From the New National Medical Training Survey

This week the Medical Board of Australia released the findings of the first-ever national medical training survey (MTS). As someone who has previously championed and developed these types of reports on the New South Wales level, it is truly pleasing to see this report launched. And boy did they release some findings! With the results…

Do International Doctors Have to Work as A Rural Doctor in Australia?
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Do International Doctors Have to Work as A Rural Doctor in Australia?

In terms of land area, Australia is a large country, the 6th largest in the world. About 7,700,000 square kilometres. It’s a big country and as such has a lot of “country” or rural areas. Australia is also one of the most urban countries in the world, with about 85% of the population living within 50km of the coast….