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Planning for the New Year

For many of us, the dawn of a new year creates opportunity to consider career options, set goals and / or plan the activities we consider to be important. Whether you are new to a medical career, about to embark on post-graduate training, have just completed your training or simply wish to explore new horizons in an established career, now is also a good time to consider whether locum work would help achieve some of the goals you have set.

In a previous blog, I briefly commented on the many reasons why doctors consider locum work as part of their annual planning. Whether you are a seasoned locum, or have never done any locum work before, the best starting point is to ensure you are registered with a reputable and established locum provider as soon as possible. Doing that now provides you with ample time to find the locum position that best meets your needs or requirements, and takes the pressure off trying to finalise paperwork in a last-minute dash to land a role.

Of course, if you are planning to do locum work overseas, then starting the process early is even more important. Also, discussing the specific requirements you may have with an experienced recruitment consultant helps to set expectations and ensure the locum opportunity provides clinical stimulation, financial reward and personal satisfaction.

At Global Medics, we take great pride in the services we provide to all our doctors. For that reason, so many doctors return for repeat or future locum placements with us. We build sustainable relationships based on our international reach, local experience and meticulous attention to the needs of our doctors and requirements of our clients.

Wishing you a prosperous 2015.