Negotiating Your Salary as a New Optometry Grad

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Job interviews often entail negotiations between the employer and prospective employee. It is understandable if you are a fresh graduate and feel uncomfortable talking about the salary. It is important to understand the job market before going for your first interview. Here are 5 tips to effectively negotiate your salary as a new graduate. 1.    …

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5 Ways to Bring Out the Best in Your Office Manager

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Maintaining a successful optometry practice is just as challenging as building one from the ground up. A capable office manager could prove to be a big help, but only if they’re properly managed. If your optometry practice is riddled with administrative hiccups and daily issues adversely affecting productivity, it’s a sign that you need to work on your…

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Optometry Practice Compensation: How to Do It Right

Managing optometry practice compensation can be quite a daunting task. It involves a careful review and thorough analysis of finances, market salary, individual employee performance, overall business costs, and more. As is with most businesses, compensation is one of the major expenses of all optometry practices. Unfortunately, many optometrists have a hard time managing their…

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What to Know Before You Refer Someone for a Job

What to Know Before You Refer Someone for a Job If you are an employer or have landed a good job in a great organization, rest assured that you will be getting quite a few requests for job referrals. It can be anyone from among your friends and family to an employee who recently left…

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Top 5 Secrets to Writing A Powerful Job Post

Top 5 Secrets to Writing a Powerful Job Post If you are tired of inviting the wrong traffic (unqualified or non-relevant candidates) or are upset about receiving no traffic at all on your recent job posting, chances are your job post is not well written to attract the right attention. While following a set job…

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New OD: Knowing Your Worth

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Studying optometry and becoming a certified optometry doctor is no small achievement. It is now time to venture into the field and look for a job to kick start your career. Practical learning is different from theoretical knowledge. As a new graduate, you still have a lot to learn with experience, but don’t let that…

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4 Ways To Communicate Effectively With Patients

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Communication is one of the essential skills an optometrist requires for clinical efficiency. Most of the time, doctors overestimate their communication skills when they graduate, but it becomes vital for their success when faced with real-world cases. Effective communication reflects an optometrist’s knowledge and understanding of a patient’s needs. It allows for a safe environment…

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Planning a 2021 Strategy for Your Optometry Practice

The New Year is the perfect time to plan a fresh strategy for your optometry practice. A sound understanding of your competition, threats, strengths and weaknesses is imperative to increase business revenue and profitability. A well-thought-out approach will help you determine your standing in the market and understand emerging trends. Here is a step-by-step process…

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