You are nearing the end of your pathology residency and ready to tackle job hunting. But like everything else, your job search will most look differently this year and your interview could be over Zoom rather than in person. Join this #capchat discussion for tips on searching for a job and effectively interviewing during this unprecedented time.
- Host: Nicole Riddle, MD, FCAP, Member, Digital Content Committee (DCC), tweeting from CAP Twitter handle (@Pathologists)
- Expert guest panelists: Tyler Teichmeier, MD, FCAP (@PathTyler), Pathology Medical Services; Richard Owings, MD, FCAP (@Owingscorp), Delta Pathology Group; and Kamran Mirza, MD, PhD, FCAP (@kmirza), Loyola Pathology.
Chat Discussion Questions
Q1. What is the best way to determine whether academic or private practice is the right career path?
Q2. What are some differences in the way that academic vs. private practices are handling interviews right now?
Q3. Once an interview has been scheduled, what are three things a job seeker should do to prepare?
Q4. What is the best setting for a virtual interview? Office? Any other tips to make a great first impression?
Q5. What are some key mistakes residents make in interviews?
Q6. What are some questions residents need to be prepared to answer in an interview?
Q7. What are some tips to best assess the potential work environment and culture?
Q8. Should residents expect an in-person component at some point in the hiring process? Or is everything virtual?
Q9. Finally, what about those who are early in their career and have a job, but looking for a job. Any advice?
Note: This Twitter chat will be following a Q&A format. The host, tweeting from @Pathologists, will ask questions or post discussion topics (beginning with Q1, Q2, etc.); the leaders will post answers starting with “A” and the corresponding question number (A1, A2, etc.). Ask your question or comment on one of the discussion questions/answers by referencing the specific discussion question beginning your tweet with “QX”, with X referring to the question number.
How to Participate
- Follow along on the #capchat hashtag. Invite your followers to join the chat.
- Introduce yourself, where you are from, and any relevant professional details to the group.
- Respond to the Q’s using A1, A2, A3, etc.
Tip: Mute or block any bots taking over your feed. Ask questions and share your best tips and tricks with the group.