Negotiation: Everything You Wish You Knew But Nobody Taught You

Q: What do a doormat and a bull-in-a-china-shop have in common?  A: Neither are good approaches to negotiation.  In a previous post I briefly discussed contract negotiations. Because this is something that can greatly influence one’s career, I feel it’s worth taking a closer look at what it takes to be a successful negotiator. If you’re already a pro at this, you might want to read on anyway so…


From Trainee to Radiologist: How I Learned to Win the Interview & Other Lessons on Landing the Job

If you are nearing the end of your radiology training, you are no stranger to the interview process.  From medical school through internship, radiology residency, and fellowship, you’ve likely participated in at least 50 (if not more!) interviews.  This experience might have garnered greater confidence in the interviewing process, but are you really prepared for what comes next?   When…


Radiologist $alary Update 2020: Show Me The Money!

One of the most popular posts on The Reading Room is about radiologist compensation (FYI: it’s worth clicking on the link for the title of said blog post alone).  Alas, as money still doesn’t grow on trees, it seemed like a good idea to give the post a facelift and update the numbers.  Note: the prior post also included a review of partnership terms and buy-in, buy-out arrangements that you may…


Negotiator-in-chief: You (How to Negotiate a Winning Contract on YOUR Terms)

Today’s blog will complete the radiology job contract trilogy, wrapping up a discussion of the key elements, previously outlined.    In this post, I’ll give you a run-down of several other major contract components and important related considerations you’ll want to have on your radar. In addition, I’ll provide some insider information on how, and to what extent you might succeed in getting…


KA-CHING! That’s the Sound of Successful Compensation and Partnership Negotiation

Do you enjoy long lists of big numbers with dollar signs in front of them? How about digging into survey data? Do you like money?  If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you’re in the right place!  As I continue discussing radiology job contracts, I’ll delve into two of the most crucial components of contract evaluation —compensation and partnership terms.  In this post,…


Contracts 101: What to Consider Before You Seal the Deal

When the job offers start rolling in (yay!), it’s a time to celebrate and savor all that your hard work has accomplished so far. If you also happen to experience a mixed-emotion cocktail with feelings of both elation and anxiety, don’t worry, that’s perfectly normal—commitment is scary.  You are about to enter the next phase of your journey: the process of negotiating a contract. In this…


Now Hiring: How to Catch (and Keep) the Right Candidates

This one’s for the interviewer. When your responsibilities include interviewing and hiring new radiologists, you want to ensure you attract and hire the best candidates for the job. With proper preparation, the right perspective (and priorities), and some interview savvy—you’ll be sure to lay the perfect honey trap. The following are some essential aspects to consider when you are seeking to…


Acing the Interview: How to Make a Great Impression & Not Mess Up

In this post, I’ll continue to discuss interview prep—how to navigate tricky interview questions and answers, banish interview jitters and project confidence, to make your best impression. Plus, a friendly refresher on interview behavior basics (or how not to kill your chances of landing the job)—because it’s the little things that can make or break it.  By the end of this post, you’ll most…


Interview Prep Strategies to Help YOU Shine

This post provides some helpful tips on how you can prepare to ace the interview.     “Today you are YOU,  that is TRUER than true. There is NO ONE alive Who is YOUER than YOU!”     A lot of people look the same on paper.  The interview provides an opportunity to show why YOU are the best person for the job.   Everything that is said or implied during…


Don’t Hit Submit! What to Know Before You Apply (Set Yourself up for Success)

So, you’ve decided what type of radiology practice best suits you. You’ve scoured radiology job posting sites, tirelessly worked your networking game, and have found relevant job openings. Hooray! Now, you’re ready to enter the next stage of the job search journey—preparing to apply and interview for a position.  In this post, I’ll take a look at how to craft a curriculum vitae and cover some…