Here at People Medical Consulting we like spreading what we know and giving you a clear pathway to your career. We’re answering a different question each week based on queries raised via our Facebook & Instagram profiles.
I’m looking for a job but I’ve been told it is impossible. Is that true?
No. It isn’t.
It is competitive to get a job in Australia. We’re having a high level of interest from Medical Practitioners from all over the world applying to work in Australia. Our team suggest get as much experience as you can in a country where you presently have registration to work before attempting to get a job in Australia.
In addition to experience, you need to adhere to the expectations of your potential employers- don’t send your CV without an introduction email or with a standard “Dear Practice Manager”. Do your research on the clinic or hospital that you’re applying for and make it clear why you’re applying to them specifically. You should also try to contact the person making the decisions and introduce yourself over the phone.
Networking is also an incredibly important part of the Australian job market. Ensuring you are working or even volunteering in some of the locations where you are applying, going to CPD and conferences and actively participating in events will all contribute to you being an excellent candidate for the role.
Personality plays a significant part of decisions when interviewing- employers not only want to see a clear demonstration of your skills set, they want to know that you’re going to fit into the existing team and become an active, positive addition to their current roll call.
Our team work with doctors to help them build Curriculum Vitae’s, Covering Letters and streamline their Selection Criteria answers (where required). We offer guidance to those who want to learn and develop these skills for themselves. Here are a few tips we tell doctors when they are building their applications-
Your Employment CV
While it is competitive to get work in Australia, it is not impossible or even hard providing you have good experience and you’re actively attempting to apply and integrate into the communities. We need doctors in Australia- ones who care about providing holistic and continuous healthcare to both our metro and our rural communities.
If our team can help, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We provide as much information as we can, and we help at every stage of the process. Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about how we can help you.
People Medical Consulting are a team of professionals with a passion for guiding those specialising in the Medical industry to find their career pathway and settle into Australia. Working with both Australian trained and Overseas trained professionals, we have extensive experience in Recruitment of General Practitioners, Migration for all with a special emphasis on Medical and Document Assistance for those requiring support with RACGP, AHPRA, 19AA and 19AB Medicare Exemptions.