Toastmasters

My Toastmasters Speeches: Speech 3 ‘Deliberate Practice’

Speech delivered at Alpha Toastmasters Club, Kotara 25/7/16   Ladies and gentlemen, I want you to take a moment to think of a skill, a skill that you deeply wish to acquire. Hold this skill in your mind for the next five to seven minutes. We will come back to it. How does one attain… Continue reading My Toastmasters Speeches: Speech 3 ‘Deliberate Practice’

Recruitment

Junior Medical Officer Recruitment Part 4: Be still, young doctor

“Sit down, go blank, stay put.” – Michael Leunig, Newcastle Writer’s Festival, 2017 Sit down. Go blank. Stay put. When was the last time you did that?   Last year, I had to apply for a job for the first time. Anxious times. More graduates, the same amount of jobs. While I complain, our job prospects… Continue reading Junior Medical Officer Recruitment Part 4: Be still, young doctor

Recruitment

Junior Medical Officer Recruitment Part 3: The Interview

Congratulations, you recruiter has swiped right on your profile! Now, all that is left is to stand out from a group of at least thirty high achieving, motivated doctors by sitting in front of a panel of esteemed senior clinicians, possibly a recruitment expert too, and condense your 5 years of tertiary education and 2… Continue reading Junior Medical Officer Recruitment Part 3: The Interview

Recruitment

Junior Medical Officer Recruitment Part 2: The CV

The CV. It is a subjective creature – some say you must include a photo, some say a photo will get you automatically thrown in the bin. You can’t please everyone. The most useful exercise would be to empathise with the recruiter – they don’t want something too text heavy or too long. Here’s a few… Continue reading Junior Medical Officer Recruitment Part 2: The CV

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Junior Medical Officer Recruitment Part 1:The Selection Criteria

Selection criteria. Oh, man. A quick heads-up before we dive in – these are not fun. They are time consuming, they are painstaking and require multiple, multiple proofreads. However, there are a few things you can do to make your life a whole lot easier. The selection criteria are a list of desirable attributes that… Continue reading Junior Medical Officer Recruitment Part 1:The Selection Criteria

Recruitment

Junior Medical Officer Recruitment: Your guide to getting the job

Last year was my first dance with the recruitment process since applying for a shelf stacking job as a first-year med student. Applying for PGY3 jobs was a challenging, anxiety-riddled time, but also a unique opportunity for reflection, and personal development. This series of blog articles will describe my personal journey through the New South Wales… Continue reading Junior Medical Officer Recruitment: Your guide to getting the job