How New Grads Can Apply For Corporate Optometry Jobs

So, you just graduated  from optometry school you know a world of opportunities and endless possibilities lies ahead of you. Finding the right job in corporate optometry can be difficult. Not all corporate opticals are the same. Many have different packages and requirements.

There are many job opportunities in corporate optometry. Many can be found on job boards or on company websites. The most lucrative and sought out are usually not posted yet by word of mouth. can help new grads find the jobs that they are looking for and connect them to the corporate optical of choice.

The branches of corporate optometry spread far more than job boards. This field is really diverse and so, you can find a job of your liking, and one where you can confidently apply as well. Many ODs can connect with recruiters via LinkedIn or going to conference booths to discuss new opportunities.

Following are some guidelines that discuss what you should and shouldn’t do when hunting for jobs in corporate optometry.

The corporate optical’s vision

Although the list of qualifications plays an important role, it is not the only factor hiring corporate opticals consider when deciding whom to call in for an interview. Many other aspects are taken into account as well. For instance, any past work experiences such as internships or part-time jobs you may have done during your studies, your academic track record and any other notable achievements count a lot too.

What matters most is that you have the willingness to learn, improve your skills and adapt to change. And if you can successfully demonstrate these abilities to the employer, you can very well get hired, even for a job which you are not ‘qualified’ for.

Your focus should be on how you can benefit the company instead of focusing on what you have achieved so far. A smart candidate will draw out the lessons and skills he learned from his past experiences and accomplishments and integrate them with future applications that can help both, the company and themselves to grow.

Clear your perspective

Clear you perspective of what others say about corporate optometry. Not all ODs want the same thing. Think about what you can offer to the company and what the corporate optical can do for your personal development.

If you want that sublease, the ability to have your own business. Go out and get it! If the traditional ways of applying for it online don’t work. Go to the store talk to the optical staff find out who the regional manager is. Connect with as many people in the local area as you  can for the corporate optical that you wish to work with. Many ODs will help guide you to talk to the right person. If there are not any openings consider doing fill in work to gain an understanding on how the company works and see if it is the right fit for you.


Post your resume on various optometry boards. Recruiters are searching those sites to find potential candidates before jobs are posted and when a new location will open in your area. If you are in your final year of optometry school be proactive and network at school events and hand out your resume and post your resume to jobs that are out there already.

So, if you are a new graduate or soon-to-be one, be far-sighted and start applying for jobs as early as possible.

And if you need help in finding a job that matches your current skills well, you can use online tools available that compare your resume to job postings to help you find the job that will suit you best.

And remember: the horizon is wide and your future is bright. With consistent efforts, you will soon shine.

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