Doctors need to get better at writing their cover letters to get paid more, according to a new study.
Doctors need a cover letter that is not “narrative heavy,” “simplistic,” or “intense” in order to have the best chance of getting paid, according a study published in the Journal of Business Ethics.
In the study, published online Wednesday, the researchers analyzed the cover letter of 3,600 doctors from around the world.
The study was based on surveys of nearly 300,000 doctors and researchers.
In addition to asking them about their career preferences and experience, the study also asked them questions such as, “Which of the following would you say is your biggest complaint about the cover letters of doctors?”
“How does your career reflect your opinions about your patients?” and “Which doctor you would like to see for a future appointment?”
The study found that doctors who wrote their cover letter “narrowly” were more likely to be paid, as well as more likely than those who wrote it “tend to be more concise, well-organized, and concisely worded.”
They also received higher salaries, with average salaries for those who did well on the survey averaging $74,000 per year compared to $61,000 for those with a poor performance.
“These results suggest that the most effective way to attract high-quality, high-paid employees to a profession is to increase their cover Letter skills,” said the study’s author, Dr. Amy Orenstein, a professor of psychology at the University of Colorado Denver.
“The cover letter can be as simple or as complex as the person writing it, but its important to know that it must be concise and well-structured.”
She added, “The bottom line is that if you want to attract highly paid and highly educated professionals to your profession, then you need to make sure that you write a cover Letter that will be well-received by your clients, your peers, and your colleagues.”
In addition, the survey found that people who wrote cover letters “very strongly” favored their own jobs over those who were not.
“I think it shows that, in fact, the cover Letter is the most important piece of your cover letter,” said Dr. Jonathan F. Karp, a clinical psychologist who conducted the research.
Karras also noted that while some people might think that it is best to write a clear and concise cover letter to encourage a colleague to contact you, “in reality, it may be more important to encourage them to call you or email you than it is to actually contact you.”
“It’s not about making people feel good,” Karrascos told Medscape Medical News.
“It may be about making them feel good about the profession they’re working in.
It may be a good thing to encourage someone to call and email you, but the message you want is: ‘Don’t call me.’ “