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1. How do I search for a job?

There are a number of ways to search for a job.

a) There is a search box on every page, simply type in your search terms, select jobs from the drop down list and click the magnifying glass icon.

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b) There is a link to the jobs section on every page in the top navigation bar, click on this to browse or search each of the jobs sections.

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c) On the home page there are links to the jobs sections, click on this to search or browse the available jobs.


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2. How do I refine a search?

You can search in a number of ways: By navigating through the hierarchy of categories, grades, regions, course types etc to find the job, course or other advertisement you’re interested in.

The more criteria you add the more specific the search will be.  You can use the keyword field to narrow your search even more. For example, if you wanted to find a job at St George’s Hospital that a friend told you they’d seen, you can type ‘Georges’ in the keyword field. This will return only those ads that contain that word.

If you want to search for more than one word in an ad, you should use ‘AND’ (note the capital letters). So, for example, if you wanted to search for jobs in Psychiatry at St George’s, you would type ‘St AND Georges AND Psychiatry’.

If you want to search for a particular phrase just put it in quotes; for example, "child and adolescent psychiatry".

Finally, you can search on the advertisement number. This is the number that is printed with each ad in the print edition of BMJ Careers. This can be useful if you are looking for an ad that you’ve seen in print that has supporting (adplus) documents advertised. Look for the adplus logo on the print ad and use the advert’s number to find the extra information on the web version of the ad.

When you have your search results you can use the options to the right to either expand or narrow your search. Just adjust your search criteria and click ‘Refresh results’.


3. Do I need to register?

You don't need to register if you simply want to browse jobs. However, if you want to save your searches and set up email alerts or RSS feeds, you'll need to register. Please note, registration itself does not set up an alert - you need to register, do a search, save it and set up an alert.


4. How do I save a search?

In order to save a search, you first need to register.  Go to the homepage and click ‘Register here’ and complete the registration form.

Once you have completed registration and logged in using your email address and password, you will be able to save searches.

Conduct a search (e.g. Hospital Jobs > Consultant > Anaesthesia > London+South East). When you have your search results, click on the ‘email me jobs like these’ link at the top of the list.

You will then see a page where you can save the search and set an email alert. You can set the frequency of the alert and you can amend the search criteria.

You can also save your search as an RSS feed so you can be alerted as soon as any advertisements that match your search criteria appear on the site.

You can set up as many alerts or feeds as you like. You will be sent an email for each search that you save.


5. How do I access my profile?

You can access your profile from the top of the right hand side of the page.  Your saved searches and adverts can be accessed by clicking View saved items, whereas if you want to change any of your personal information such as address or other BMJ email alerts please click on the “Edit my details” link.


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6. How do I find notices, products & services?

On every page there is a link at the top of the page labelled Notices, products & services, merely click on this.


7. How do I check the profile of prospective employers?

Employer profiles are available from the home page.  Click on the employer profiles link in the top left hand side of the page.


8. How do I search for professional education courses?

The events calendar is available via the Educations & events link in the top navigation bar.  There are two sections.  The events calendar contains an extensive listing of courses being offered throughout the UK.  The events calendar can be drilled down into by either selecting the date range to display or by using the keyword search box provided.


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The courses section does not contain as wide ranging a listing of events, but it offers more detailed information on each course.

9. Where is the jobs archive?

The jobs archive is to the right of the main job search button on the homepage, underneath the International jobs link

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