Useful websites to look for jobs:
PedsJobs: This is the official AAP resource for jobs. You can create specialized searches by location and keywords. You can also save searches and create email updates for new postings through this site. All AAP SOHM Listserv postings should have a posting on PedsJobs too.
HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium): This is search tool specifically for academic positions. The consortium is made up of over 600 colleges, universities, hospitals, research labs, government agencies, and related non- and for-profit organizations. They also have tools to assist in the dual-career couple job search.
CareerMD: This group hosts career fairs all across the country and the dates are listed on their website. You can also search for jobs and get updated on any new postings through this website.
AAP NCE Job Fair: There is a job fair each year at the AAP NCE and this is worth checking out early on in the job search.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference: There is no career fair (yet) but there are often postings for jobs in the programs, any online apps and brochures and on boards at the conference itself so pay attention!
Listservs that often have job postings:
AAP SOHM Listserv: There are often postings on the SOHM listserv though the general rule is that they must also be posted in AAP PedsJobs.
APANET listserv: The listserv for the Academic Pediatric Association often has posting for academic positions (another reason to join societies like the APA).
Don’t let the fact that a program is not posting any jobs deter you from contacting them. In fact, many jobs still are by word of mouth, and who knows? Places may be willing to create a position for you if you talk to them.
How do you find a job that isn’t actively posting?
- Network, network, network: Your job search starts years in advance, even sometimes before you know where you are headed next. Attend PHM, SHM, PAS and meet people. People are more likely to help you if they know you and can put a face to a name.
- Talk to your program director and see if s/he can reach out to the program in which you are. They are your best advocate so don’t be afraid to use them.
- Talk to other PHM fellows who may have connections where you are interested. See if your division head has any contacts, and lean on those contacts you made in fellowship.
- Contact the division head directly and inquire about a job (include your CV in that email).