Finding a new job can be a high-stress and time-consuming process. If you stop to think about it, it’s not all that transparent either. When you ask about compensation, you’ll get vague answers like, “Our RANGE is this.” They may even initiate the conversation with the all-too-common trick question, “So what are you looking to make in your next role?”
After they succeed in making you comfortable with their non-answer, you’ll start the screening process. Phone calls upon phone calls followed by interviews upon interviews. This can take days, weeks, possibly months depending on your class schedule and availability. Then, at the very end, they make you the offer, which is the point which will determine if all the personal time you just gave them was worth it. If that offer is lower than you expected and you decline it, all that time is wasted and you’ll have to do it over again with another employer.
The last thing you want to waste during veterinary school is time. You have chosen to become a part of one of the most admirable professions in the world. You deserve a transparent process that values your time. Join Paul Diaz, founder of Hire Power Consulting, to learn how his company is working to help veterinarians level the job search playing field by empowering you to decide who you give your time to AFTER they provide you with a detailed offer first.