As doctors, we are hungry to progress in our careers. We have the skills, drive and commitment to make lasting impact.
However, we are often held back – especially when applying for a role outside conventional medicine. This is likely because there is a lot of uncertainty in how we can stand out in an otherwise diverse, complex jobs market.
Questions we have may include:
What does a strong non-medical CV look like when I’ve only ever worked in clinical roles?
How can I make sure that interviewers and recruiters get to see the ‘full, real me’ based on limited interview processes and online CV applications?
What do I need to know when applying to work in a new, unfamiliar sector such as management consultancy?
As a Co-Founder of Medic Footprints, Sara has worked with hundreds of doctors, dentists and medical students over the years to help them achieve their non-clinical career and wellbeing aspirations.
She is steeped in best practice when it comes to making a job application ‘sing’, and takes both an assertive and empathetic approach to working with her clients.
As someone who is passionate about supporting doctors to showcase their achievements and transferable skills, she can help you get the results you need. Doctors who are committed to change and choose to work with her have been successful in securing their desired career pathways and jobs.
She has worked with doctors wishing to explore various sectors, however management consultancy and pharma consistently rank as the most popular sectors amongst her clients.
Sara also brings over ten years’ experience in the tax, accountancy and finance industries to her work with medics.
Sara is passionate about supporting doctors to secure their perfect next role.
She offers a wide-ranging service focusing on honing your CV, LinkedIn profile or interview skills. This is a one stop shop designed to help you flourish in all aspects of the job application process when it comes to non-clinical roles.
Develop confidence in your strengths and abilities
Effectively showcase your skills and experience to key stakeholders
Maximise the likelihood of landing your dream role
Learn how to succeed at the non-medical interview
Been a while since your last interview?
This two-hour 1-on-1 session will help you to build confidence in your strengths and abilities in the interview room
An end-to-end review of your LinkedIn profile to enable you to shine amongst potential employers and peers
Not sure where to start?
This 1-on-1 two-hour session will help you to identify your ideal next career move
Ensure your achievements and transferable skills stand out to recruiters through an outstanding non-medical CV. Cover letter template available as an add-on
Pricing available on request – please contact Sara using the form at the bottom of this page.
Medic Footprints Premium Members are entitled to discounts off this service!
Dr. Sarah Owen
“As I was applying for my first management consulting job as an experienced hire, I was put in contact with Sara. She provided some helpful material to work on, and then we worked through the interview process, as well as case studies.
Having never applied for a similar position, as I had worked in the NHS as a doctor for my entire work life prior to this. Following her helpful guidance I was able to secure the first and only job I applied for in a highly selective and competitive boutique firm.
The feedback I received from the interview was that I was very strong in the interviews and case studies, and it was easy for them to offer me a position in a senior position despite my lack of management consulting experience.
It was very clear, that Sara’s guidance allowed me to perform well in the selection process, guide me on how to answer case studies, and provide insight into what being a management consultant involves.”
“I approached Sara because I needed help with my CV, I am a medical doctor and was looking for advices on how to write a non-medical CV. Sara promptly replied my email, explained her work and helped me by providing expert advices. She is clearly knowledgeable and experienced about how to prepare a non-medical CV. The result was great, and I was so satisfied with her professionalism and the quality of the work that I request her advices on how to prepare a cover letter, and later on how to optimise my LinkedIn profile. One thing that I liked was that, in addition to the extremely helpful advices on those services, she offered me supportive tips for how to approach job hunting. Moreover, all the work was quick, careful and extremely professional. I was glad to find such a great professional, and I would definitely recommend Sara to doctors who need help transitioning career.”Yuri, Clinical Research Fellow
“I just wanted to say thank you so much for your help and guidance. I really appreciated it as it helped focus me and think about what I wanted my CV to say rather than just listing off previous jobs. Thanks again and it is great to know that I can contact you again in the future.”Angharad Taylor
Highly recommend Sara’s CV consultancy service. She was professional, friendly, efficient and very prompt with her communications. She gave a high level of detail and insight in her analysis. I am now more confident that my CV stands me in good stead with potential employers.Jason, Radiology Registrar
I had a very positive experience with Sara, she offers a very professional service. Her insights were invaluable and her suggestions gave me the direction I needed, I’d happily recommended her!Dr. Harpreet Kaur Mann
Sara helped me restructure and rewrite my CV and write a cover letter. I highly recommend her. I found her advice and suggestions invaluable. She encouraged me to really think about previous experiences that I had, had in order to create a CV with impact. From my initial interaction with her I felt very reassured as she came across very competent and knowledgeable. She was also very reliable and she always got back to me very promptly. Sara is someone who gets a job done!!
I then asked her to help me with interview skills, and did a Zoom session with her. Sara sent various questions to me before the session, to allow me time to prepare answers. I was delighted with the session as it gave me the opportunity to practice and discuss my answers, and obtain constructive feedback. I certainly feel a lot more confident about interviews now. I felt the session was invaluable and I would highly recommend it.
Thank you so much Sara.Dr. Laura Houlihan
I got in touch with Sara to help me with my CV. She was brilliant. She was prompt in replying, was knowledgable and constructive and happy to answer all of my questions. I cannot recommend her highly enough.George, EM Trainee
I contacted Sara for advice on how I could improve my CV. Sara was very prompt in responding and gave me very useful tips and recommendations on how I could tailor my CV towards the role I was applying to. Thank you.Dr. Ranjan Kale
Sara, thank you for your advice and helpful recommendations. The CV Service that you have provided has been highly professional and efficient and your suggestions have provided valuable insight into how to structure and present a corporate CV. A change of career can be a daunting exercise for a medic and your guidance has revealed an invaluable understanding of the corporate requirements of a management consulting CV.Dr. Ashir Rabikoosen – Former Chief Medical Officer at International SOS
Please note that by completing this form, your details will be sent directly to Sara. If you choose to work with her, you will be engaging in services which are delivered directly by her. Medic Footprints receives a small commission for referrals to her.
If you ever have any concerns about the services you have been referred to through Medic Footprints which cannot be resolved directly with the individual or company, or for any other reason, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments will be held confidentially.
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