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Employment and Contract Negotiation Archive from YO Info
 
How I Found My Job: Tips from Your 2013 YO Info Editorial Board 01/14/2013
As both patient and physician populations continue to age, the demand for ophthalmologists has continued to rise, thereby providing numerous employment opportunities for those young ophthalmologists on the market for the first time. This job-search process can be both an exciting and daunting one, the outcome of which can define your personal and professional happiness for years to come. As such, there are many factors to keep in mind. Where are the best places to find job opportunities? How do I select a practice that will be a good fit for me? What type of questions do I need to ask when talking with a practice? Sharing from their own job-search experiences, your 2013 YO Info editorial board offers their tips on landing your dream position.
 
How to Know if a Buy-In Offer’s a Good Deal 04/12/2010
Last month, Rob Wade discussed four keys for getting a better employment agreement. This month, Jim Herz looks at employment negotiations that may involve a buy-in, and how to know if such an arrangement is worth the investment.
 
Getting a Better Employment Agreement, Pt. 2: Four Keys to Negotiating Well 03/15/2010
Last month, we talked about four keys to preparing for employment contract negotiation: articulating your goals, knowing your strengths and weaknesses, sizing up your negotiation partner and identifying what both parties agree to so these can be taken off the list of what to negotiate. Now we’ll look more closely at the actual negotiation and the four keys for getting a better employment agreement.
 
Getting a Better Employment Agreement, Part 1: How to Prepare 02/08/2010
Anyone can land a job. A good employment agreement, however, is the result of effective negotiation. Follow the seven keys we’ll lay out in this two-part series on contract negotiation, and you can markedly increase your chances of getting more than just a job. This month: four keys to preparing well.
 
Network Your Way to a Job 03/16/2009
networking verb 1 : Creating a web of contacts to support and help others. 2 : Oftentimes thought of as schmoozing and pandering to get what you want, but in reality, the art of building alliances.
 
Did They Stay or Did They Go? Why YOs Keep or Leave Their First Jobs 09/15/2008
First jobs can be a bit like young love. We might optimistically hope that this is the start of a beautiful future, but things don’t always go as planned. Whereas theories may abound for failed love, however, less is known about why some first jobs result in long-term employment while others do not. To learn more about this, the Academy recently surveyed young ophthalmologists about their experiences.
 
Negotiating Your First Contract: What to Say and How to Say It 03/21/2008
You have received an offer. It looks good, but lacks a few features that you were expecting. You’re not sure what to do next. On the one hand, it’s a great group in an attractive location. But some of the terms are less attractive than those in other employers’ offers and there is no mention of partnership. What do you do?
 
The Buy-In: Transitioning from Employee to Partner 06/13/2007
Whether you have just completed your residency or fellowship training or have already been in private practice for a few years, it is never too early to begin thinking about becoming a partner-owner in a practice. Partnership in a practice is a logical evolution, which likely was discussed (and possibly memorialized, at least to some degree) by the negotiating parties during the initial recruitment/hiring process. Now is the time to understand the key elements involved in a buy-in.