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When you ask children what they would like to do for a career when they grow up, they often say things like a police officer, a firefighter, a doctor, or a dentist. Though they may not understand that a physician is the same thing as a doctor, they know that is what they would like to become when they get older. Of course, this often changes once that child learns how much schooling they will need to take in order to become a doctor. Finding physician jobs straight out of college is not possible either. It takes several years of internship and working as an assistant to gather the necessary experience to be considered for doctor career openings.
Why Finding a Job Is Work
No matter what career someone is in, it is plain and simple work to find a job. This is true in the physician industry as well. It takes some time to find the right position in the right circumstance with the right kind of pay. However, it is easier today than it was in the past. The Internet has made it much easier to locate the job openings and to make initial contact with a potential employer to see if there is a potential match. This makes the work a bit easier, but it is still work.
Hitting the Pavement Is Still a Good Idea
One of the best things you can do to gain an advantage in the market for a job as a doctor is to hit the pavement. Everyone takes advantage of the Internet and the ability to search for jobs and send résumés online. However, there is nothing to substitute for good old-fashioned face-to-face contact. Getting in the door, even if it is just to drop off a résumé, will give a person a chance to make a first impression that cannot be done online. The additional secret here is that there are additional physician jobs available that are not posted online. By getting out and visiting doctors’ offices, you are able to locate some jobs before they hit the Internet for everyone to see.