Identifying individual interests and strengths to establish a personal profile. Working within a collaborative framework to create a flexible career plan.
My passion is helping people to proactively manage their careers and experience the elation that comes with landing each individual person’s dream job. My objective is to provide services that enrich people’s careers and, in turn, their lives.
As a highly experienced Medical Career Coach I am the founder of an advice-based specialist consulting practice. This work allows me to indulge in my passions for writing, public speaking, and coaching people to understand and convey their value so that they can realise their potential.
I have a deep understanding of the many and varied complexities and challenges of a career in Medicine and the opportunities that exist for doctors outside of Medicine.
This understanding comes from:
- 5+ years running the Medical Careers Advisory for the Australian Medical Association
- Engaging with thousands of doctors within Australia and internationally while working with Australia’s peak body for medical professionals
- A 25-year background in business operations management and HR
In my career, I too have experienced the feeling of being stuck and had to learn how to make the moves required to get past that. I’ve also learned the importance of “doing the work” required to make necessary changes.
My expertise, in combination with personalised assistance and career-related training services, results in significant progress toward greater career fulfilment for doctors and others within the health sector and beyond.
Conversations with Doctors
In our new podcast series, we hear from medical experts about their careers – what motivated them to take their chosen pathway and how they succeeded.
I’m delighted to announce the first three guests for this year:
- Episode 1 – Dr Ashna Basu – incoming Psychiatry trainee, speaker, consultant
- Episode 2 – Professor Andrew Mallett – Director of Clinical Research at Townsville Hospital and Health Service
- Episode 3 – Dr Antonio Di Dio – GP, Volunteer, Advocate, Deputy Director PSR
- Episode 4 – Dr Ferghal Armstrong – GP, Addiction Medicine Specialist, accredited MATOD trainer and the CEO and co-founder of Meducate
New episodes release on the last Friday of every month. Fulfilment in Medicine and Beyond – this is Standout Medical Careers.
Why should you be prepared when it comes to medical career pathways?
The medical field offers a wide array of medical career pathways. You need to carefully consider a range of options that may be suitable for you. Your medical education and training also equips you for many options for nonclinical roles. Therefore, it is important to understand your motivations, skillsets and preferences to ascertain the medical career pathway that is right for you. Once you know what you want to do, you will need to prepare yourself accordingly. I can help guide you through this process.
Also, I help my clients develop additional skills required for their continued professional development and career fulfilment.
Download the Standout Application Checklist
Click the below link to download the Standout Application Checklist. This checklist will help you take stock of some of the key aspects to strategically prepare a strong application for your next (and future) roles.
Build your professional network through Linked In Are you utilising your Linked In profile to best effect? - actively grow your network - research future opportunities - receive job alerts The presentation will be followed by 15 minutes Q&A.Are you utilising your Linked In profile to best effect? - actively grow your network - research future opportunities - receive job alerts The presentation will be followed by 15 minutes Q&A.
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Hone Your Interview Skills for Surgical Training & Emplyment
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Winning That Executive Job - Workshop for SMOs Prepare for Executive and Board recruitment • How the process works • CV review and feedback • Impactful interviewing • Your pitch • Individual one-hour post-workshop consultation with Anita Fletcher. Fee: $2,145 (Includes GST) Participants share anPrepare for Executive and Board recruitment • How the process works • CV review and feedback • Impactful interviewing • Your pitch • Individual one-hour post-workshop consultation with Anita Fletcher. Fee: $2,145 (Includes GST) Participants share an
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What my clients say!
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Kaushalya PereraTerminologist at Australian Digital Health Agency
I contacted Anita while figuring out my transition to a new career and it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. Her vast range of experience in the medical and corporate sector was valuable with updating my resume and particularly in interview practice. With her expertise, personalised service, and encouragement I was able to confidently and successfully transition into a different career path and I'm so grateful!
Professor Andrew MallettDirector of Clinical Research, Townsville Hospital and Health Service
At the outset, let me just say that Anita is absolutely what one needs heading into the stressful process of reflecting on your career path and in potentially making a change in that space. Her calm, supportive and methodical approach was excellent and effective. Spanning from general values-based discussions and career reflections to CV “makeover”, job application and interview preparation, Anita was there to support at every step of the way. I will always appreciate her input and advice as an experienced and informed external career advisor and coach. For anyone feeling in any way “lost” or wondering if a career change or opportunity is in their future, then Anita is the first person to contact and engage. With her help, I’m now in a dream job and in a new career direction that is helping me to live and realise my professional aspirations. Whilst I don’t plan on changing direction or job any time soon, if I ever did then Anita would be the first person I would reach out to without hesitation.
I can’t thank Anita enough for her assistance in preparing for my interviews and polishing my CV. She is always approachable and her feedback highlighted aspects of my work experience that I wouldn’t think much of but is actually a key differentiator in a job application. I’m glad I enlisted her service and I would encourage anyone at any level to do the same - you won’t be disappointed!
Unaccredited Surgery RegistrarSydney
Anita is an absolute pleasure to work with. I was very impressed by her professionalism, dedication and how invested she was in my career. She got me through the very tough jump from RMO to Unaccredited Surgery Registrar by tirelessly combing through my applications and practising interview questions. She is excellent at giving effective and conscientious feedback both for my interview answers and when tackling my very real imposter syndrome. Furthermore, she is very knowledgeable and experienced in medical recruitment and her insight has been invaluable. I have no doubt that I will be using her services throughout my career.
Dr Alon TaylorENT Surgery Registrar
Anita was a fantastic asset in preparing me for the the recent round of competitive ENT surgical registrar job applications. She gave insightful and practical advice for improving my CV, we had a number of very helpful interview practice sessions, and offered great suggestions in other less tangible aspects of my career trajectory (such as networking and forming relationships with RACS). I was successful in landing the job I wanted and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to others in my situation. I will continue to work with her into the future.
Dr Sunela PathiranaSRMO Sydney
I am privileged to have been able to work with Anita on multiple occasions.
Initially introduced through the AMA, she played a pivotal role in my career progression. From assisting me with my resume, to providing me with the confidence to tackle interviews. I am forever thankful to her and would not hesitate to recommend her to a colleague or friend.