Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Don’t Be a Turkey about Your Search

As most of the US is about to relax and enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday, I know many physicians across the country will be taking care of patients. These patients are blessed with the healing and ministering skills not to mention the professionalism of the physician backbone of the American Healthcare System. Personally, I’d like to say thank you to those who serve. I’m proud to be a contributor in my own small way to the health and success of the healthcare delivery system in this country; I’m honored to work with many of you. Happy Thanksgiving.

I also want to remind those of you who are seeking a new practice situation, that this time of year can be great from a job search perspective. From my vantage as a recruiter, the holiday time is often one of the best times of the year to catch both candidates and hiring authorities. It is a time for healthy reflection about personal and professional wants and needs – again for both sides of the job search equation. So, please don’t make the assumption that nothing gets done between Thanksgiving and the end of the year. Quite the contrary, there is robust activity and only the turkeys who don’t know that suffer.

Happy and healthy hunting.