A Reminder These Questions are Still Illegal
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A Reminder These Questions are Still Illegal

But what do you do if someone asks you discriminatory questions (in the middle of an interview for a medical job that you really want)? Last year there was much discussion (and rightly so) about the topic of discriminatory selection practices and illegal interview questions that occur in medical training.We wanted to write a post to remind…

How does the Panel Review your Medical CV [Video]
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How does the Panel Review your Medical CV [Video]

The Implications for Medical CV design, structure and content We recently hosted an evening webinar on the Medical CV.  70 trainee doctor registrant learnt how the selection panel reviews your Medical CV. Trainees are often surprised when they find out how little time is spent looking at their Medical CV at each stage of the…

How to Write a Medical CV Video. Medical CV Template.
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How to Write a Medical CV Video. Medical CV Template.

We recently recorded a “how to put together a medical trainee CV video” (Resume). There’s tremendous interest in the topic of how to put together a medical trainee CV.  Medical students are also interested in the topic.  For many, it may be the very first time you have have to assemble a CV or resume….

How Do You Deal with a Difficult Boss in Medicine?
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How Do You Deal with a Difficult Boss in Medicine?

Those who know me know that I am a big fan of Robert Sutton‘s classic book on Workplace Civility (The No Asshole Rule).  In this book Sutton demonstrates how one bad egg can have such a devastating effect on workplace culture and harmony.   Including, yes you guessed it! Hospitals, where the difficult boss in medicine…

Is “Tell Us About Your Experience?” The Laziest Interview Question Of All Time?
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Is “Tell Us About Your Experience?” The Laziest Interview Question Of All Time?

The standard of medical interview panels can vary considerably. Some times great thought goes into the questions put to candidates. Sometimes not. The other day I heard about an interview panel for a Resident Medical Officer (junior doctor) position where the questions put to candidates were extremely predictable: “Why do you want to work here?”…

Welcome to the #PrevocSpace
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Welcome to the #PrevocSpace

A hearty congratulations to making it to this exciting phase of your career.  Around Australia and New Zealand January is the time of year that we welcome a bunch of new doctors to our profession as part of the intern transition. Here are 11 tips on handling the transition that I originally shared with the…

Gain insights into the medical recruitment specialty selection process
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Gain insights into the medical recruitment specialty selection process

I am often asked to give advice to medical trainees about how to best prepare for annual medical recruitment and the specialty selection process. In my career, I have sat in on upwards of a thousand interviews and seen several more thousand CVs and applications. Like all things in medicine, preparation and practice can really…