We’re well into 2021, which means that we’ve moved past the dreaded year-that-shall-not-be-named and fourth year optometry students are nearing the finish line. The end of the school year means that most OD students have jobs lined up, are in the interview process, or are currently applying to jobs (at least they should be!). In the spirit of beginning the journey that is our optometric careers, the ODs on Finance team and I have come up with a brief article that highlights a few “DO NOTs” of the job search and how to address them.

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If you follow the ODs on Finance Facebook page, among the great content you may find some disputable topics. Perhaps one of the more controversial issues that plenty of optometrists deal with regularly is compensation. Specifically, many ODs wonder where their financial package falls on the scale of monetary standards, from “You’re Getting Ripped Off” to “I’ll Have My Student Loans Paid Off and Own a Lamborghini In No Time.”

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You’ve made it past the first few rounds of the career search. You’ve explored and applied for an open position, there has been some initial contact between you and the employer, and now you’re due for the actual job interview followed by (hopefully) a contract negotiation.  You’re doing great, but the real fun lies ahead. …

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To say we are currently living in a stressful time is an understatement. The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the globe. While the majority of media coverage has focused on the number of illnesses and tragedies that have occurred (and rightly so) there is another aspect to the current crisis that hasn’t been getting…

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First Impressions Matter They can make a world of difference in your interactions with others; they can dictate your perception of people; and they can make-or break career opportunities. Job hunting can be a very stressful time. It can be uncomfortable to interview over the phone. It can be awkward meeting your potential employer for…

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