Job Selection

Discovery Resource # ST-07
Resource Topic: Job Selection
Planning Tools: Survival Tool
Career Phase: Evaluate & Decide
Description: Decision time. Right fit…Best fit.
There are few situations which will require you to understand your wants and needs along with the employement market, market and practice trends and compensation more then the moment you sit down to determine which offer is the right and best fit for you.
  • Assess and leverage their standing, skillset, needs and interests to assess which offer is the right and best fit for them.
  • Objectively and subjectively assess various activities and resources to quantify the basis of each offer.
  • Utilize this and other tools to analyze various components and elements of the compensation package, work environment, culture, leadership, etc. to determine which opportunities best align with their own vision, mission and priorities.
Mr. Dawes is president and chief executive officer at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Missouri. A healthcare executive for more than 30 years, he has held leadership roles in health systems in four states. He serves on the Board of the Missouri Hospital Association and the Missouri Regents Advisory Council of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He holds a master’s in health administration from the Washington University School of Medicine.
Author: Todd Skertich
Todd Skertich, founder & director of content at Adventures in Medicine; creator and author of Career and Life Planning Guidebook for Medical Residents; Career and Life Planning Workbook for Medical Residents; and creator of

Todd is the managing partner of Arlington HealthCare (AHC), a physician placement firm, and has helped facilitate more than 10,000 physician interviews, completed over 2,000 permanent physician placements and negotiated over $500,000,000 in physician compensation.

In addition to receiving a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Indiana University, Todd completed an intensive study at Purdue University on Napoleon Hill's Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal achievement, including “Definiteness of Purpose.” He utilizes these principals extensively in coaching new residents and helping physicians with their job searches.