A four-step process to finding, preparing, interviewing, and closing the deal for any optometry job!
Searching for optometry jobs doesn't begin where you think it does. In this ebook, learn where to search for jobs that others don't.
Your resume is likely pretty crummy and lacks the terminology needed to really make an employer take notice of you!
4th year optometry students forget how important it is to talk about revenue, growth, and performance in a job interview.
So you got offered $96,500 but want $100,000 in annual compensation? We'll tell you how to negotiate like a pro!
Steven Turpin, OD
Pacific University College of Optometry
Class of 2017
One of the first steps in the optometry job search is building a solid resume. A resume is usually a 1-page document that summarizes your credentials:
Be careful not to confuse this for a CV (or curriculum vitae) which contains the same information, but is a chronicle of your entire experience, and may be several pages in length. It can be challenging deciding on what and what not to include in a resume. In order to help, we created ResumeRobot, a free tool that uses artificial intelligence to provide actionable feedback your resume. So be sure to utilize this tool as you begin working on your resume!
As you begin writing your resume, here are some things to consider.
After you've applied for a job and been looked at favorably by the employer, chances are you will be invited in for an interview! Interviewing just might be the most important part of the optometry job search. You could be the smartest optometry student on the planet, but if you lack social skills, a potential employer might be inclined to overlook you for a job.
So you've put together that resume, interviewed, and finally received an offer. Now it's time to understand your contract and negotiate!
This step isn't always the most clear-cut in the optometry job search. Your offer might have everything want and you may be completely satisfied already. Your offer might be nearly perfect and you may just want to iron out a few small details. Or, your offer might be entirely the opposite of what you were expecting, and it might be time to prepare for some serious negotiation!
Here are some important details to pay attention to while you look over your contract:
This is an opportunity to show the value you can bring to your employer and negotiate the type of contract you desire. Chances are, your hours are probably set in stone and unlikely to be flexible all that much, especially when working at a standard optometric practice. Some smaller practices might offer more flexibility. When it comes to negotiating salary, you'll need to understand if it is fair and coincides with the market value in your area. One way to find out is ask local colleagues and classmates where they fall in terms of compensation.
If your salary is below expectations, then you'll either have to accept it, or negotiate it immediately.
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