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Checklist: Recruiter Questions & Warning Signs

Using a recruiter to find a PA position? Here’s a helpful checklist to vet your choice of recruiter, plus a list of common warning signs that indicate the recruiter might not have your best interests in mind.

Interviewing

The interview is your first chance to show why you are the best candidate for the position. It’s also a chance for you to understand more about the practice or organization and its culture, approach to patient care, and knowledge of team practice.

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Guide: Questions for Your Potential Employer

Don’t forget the interview process is two-way. We’ve put together some questions you should ask to learn whether this is an environment in which you will thrive as a PA.

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Guide: Prepare for In-Depth Interview Questions

In your job interview, be prepared for in-depth questions. Our guide can help you anticipate what questions to expect.

Resumes and CVs

A resume or curriculum vitae (CV) is your opportunity to impress potential employers. Here are some tips and templates for your resume or CV.

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Guide: Resumes and CVs

Use our guides to determine whether you need a resume, a CV, or both. Whichever you choose, these essential career documents should be straightforward and specific, convey your achievements to potential employers, and show how you fit the role and experience they are seeking in a PA.

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Guide: Cover Letters

A well-written cover letter is an effective way to introduce yourself and your work to prospective employers and spark their interest in meeting you. Cover letters should be concise, lively, and tailored to each position for which you apply.

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Checklist: Records to Maintain

There are standard records that all practicing PAs (and PA students) should collect and maintain. We’ve compiled them into a detailed and handy checklist so you can make sure you have what you need.