3 Optometry Job Contract Red Flags to Watch Out For

Reviewing contracts can be tedious, challenging, confusing, and flat out exhausting. However, the contract review and negotiation phases of the career search journey are arguably the most crucial steps in the entire job search process. This could set you up for huge financial success early on in your career, or it could keep you stuck at an office where you would rather not work any longer out of fear of breaching your contract. We tend to focus on compensation because it’s easier for us to understand as compared to legalese. However, I would argue that the non-salary contractual items are equally, if not more, important than wages. This article will briefly discuss three non-salary red flag items to be aware of during your contract review.

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5 Things to Avoid During Your Career Search

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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Optometry Job Compensation: Are You Underpaid?

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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Land the Perfect Optometry Career: Nailing the Job Interview

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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Crushing Your Job Search Post-COVID-19

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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How to Create the Perfect Optometry Resume

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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