How To Write A Medical CV. The Ultimate Illustrated Guide.
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How To Write A Medical CV. The Ultimate Illustrated Guide.

One of the interesting aspects of medical training is that we tend to assume that doctors have the professional skills to manage their careers. However, it’s been my experience that many doctors struggle with the job application process because this has not been the focus of their training to date. So if you are feeling…

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…

How to Pass the AMC Exams – A Comprehensive Guide to Part 1 CAT MCQ
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How to Pass the AMC Exams – A Comprehensive Guide to Part 1 CAT MCQ

An Australian Medical Council Part 1 CAT MCQ Examination Study Guide. Are you wondering how to pass the AMC exams? Well. Having passed the Australian Medical Council AMC Part 1 CAT MCQ Examination in the first go, I am often asked by doctors questions like “What’s your secret?”, “How can I plan my study schedule…

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 in Australia. If you are reading this post. You are probably a specialist doctor in another country who is thinking about applying to work…

The PLAB vs AMC: A comprehensive comparison
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The PLAB vs AMC: A comprehensive comparison

Nick and Kim are guest authors who run a blog in the UK called the SavvyIMG. We partnered with them on this post to help answer a question that often arises for IMGs considering either the UK or Australia as a pathway. Life is full of choices, and for the aspiring IMG, one of the…

Ten Tips For Creating A Great LinkedIn Profile for Doctors
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Ten Tips For Creating A Great LinkedIn Profile for Doctors

Dr Adam Harrison, LinkedIn User Are you thinking that you need a LinkedIn profile for your next job application? In this special guest post, Dr Adam Harrison, expert LinkedIn user takes us through the steps that you should implement to create a great profile. Of particular importance when creating a LinkedIn profile as a doctor…

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 our selves 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…

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

Based On An Article Originally Requested By ther NSW Medical Students Council Being able to compile a CV or Resume is an essential skill for pretty much any career.  But as a medical graduate, depending on where you are applying to next year, and where you went to medical school you may not necessarily have…

Key Medical Job Recruiting Trends You Need to Know
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Key Medical Job Recruiting Trends You Need to Know

In the business of modern medicine, there are a few overarching priorities. Primarily, creating a thriving business brand and organizational culture that drives patient experience. These shifting priorities are now dramatically changing recruiting practices in medicine.  If you have not interviewed for a job post for a while, you may well be surprised by what…

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…