SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) This was the most important in my experience. And maybe even more important was convincing people that they "need" you. Most practices would be well off with plenty of the residents they interview/get in contact with. And many podiatry group practices don't really need to hire an associate when they do. It's your job to make them believe that they do... So you ask a question about whether or not the position was on the open market, so to speak, and then you follow up with this comment? You made your point in the previous paragraph and then (without any knowledge of the situation) proceed to further the most negative aspect of the point. And since you asked, the position did not exist until after I made a contact and was allowed to meet with/give a presentation to some of the big wigs. Again, there was no "ad" for the position. Of course, there were certain things that had to already be in place for all of this to work and I may have gotten a little lucky in that sense. You must have been on the syrup again. Because to say that somehow ALL hospital employees, in EVERY scenario have ZERO business sense (that is exactly what your statement implies) is false. This sums YOU up. Kidsfeet's advice = worth same $$ as a professional attorney. You know everything, including all things that a professional in a field completely different than your own would know. Unreal.