Whether you are a student, recent graduate, HCC intern (welcome!) or professional, informational interviews are a powerful way to advance your career and strengthen your network. Informational interviews enable you obtain “information” about what people do, how they got there, their likes and dislikes, future outlook and the skills and credentials required for success. I always get at least one valuable “nugget” of personal or career insight from each interview that takes…Continue
Whether you are graduating soon, looking for experience, recently laid-off or just ready for a more fulfilling role, now is the time to increase and accelerate your job or internship search. Now is the time for many reasons:
Hello, It was great to meet you these past few days. I am inspired by your commitment to become health leaders and professionals who make important changes that strengthen our health system and the health of our communities. You are very impressive and are well on your way. Many of you are seeking information, opportunities and support to sucessfully navigate your health career and educational paths. My Health Career Navigator is designed to assist you and connect you to resources, services…Continue
In my over 30 years in the health field, I believe there is no more exciting time to be a health leader or professional or to be on your way to becoming one. Implementation of the Affordable Care Act is accelerating toward providing coverage and access to quality care for millions in starting January 2014. At the same time, the way that we deliver care and keep people healthy is on the precipice of dramatic transformation. Technological advances, including the…Continue
Added by Jeffrey Oxendine on February 16, 2013 at 9:26am — No Comments
Do you own your career development?
I read a tweet recently, from Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) and he wrote me with this bit of advice: “@JasonWomack surround yourself with people who create value and distance yourself from value extractors.”…Continue
Added by Jason W. Womack on February 12, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
The James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards annually recognize Californians who are advancing innovative, effective solutions to critical state issues. Since 2006, awards have been given to 45 recipients, both individuals and groups, working in a wide variety of fields, including education, health, agriculture, economic development and the environment. The Foundation provides each recipient with $125,000 to support his or her work benefiting the people of California. For expanding…Continue
How can you discover what your truly authentic health career is, and what’s the most fruitful way to get there? Along the way, how do you gauge -- by your own standards -- if you’re on the right path and know what would contribute to your greatest effectiveness and fulfillment?
Coaching can be a great resource for gaining this sort of insight and getting closer and closer to your ideal. In coaching, you work with a skillful thought partner to initially get clear about what’s most…Continue
Added by Eileen Blumenthal on February 2, 2013 at 10:33am — No Comments
Just over a year ago, I faced a big decision. I had just graduated from UC Berkeley with bachelor’s degrees in Business and Public Health and finished up an HCC summer internship.
Sitting on the table was a job offer from Epic Systems, the leading electronic medical records company for large hospital systems. Pay and benefits were good, the job description fit my immediate career goals, and I’d get to travel.
The only thing really holding me back was the need to relocate to…Continue
You have 7 days left and you haven’t registered. You don’t have the time, the price is a bit too steep, you’ve got everything planned out and don’t need any help? I know we’ve been there, but I urge you to take a step back and to begin taking control of your career and your future. Anyone holding back because of the cost or time, realize that the real cost here is not investing in your success. Got everything planned out? We know you’re smart, but we want to help you be…Continue
Added by Betial Asmerom on January 19, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Happy New Year! Regardless how you feel about making New Year’s resolutions, this time of the year provides an opportunity to mark endings and create new beginnings. I encourage you to let go of things that don’t serve you well move forward with hope, intention and action.
“Hope is what motivates us to work hard and get things done. It’s the idea that something better will happen in the future because of what we do.” George Anderton
“Optimism is the faith…Continue
I landed every single good job I’ve ever gotten and uncovered every single great professional opportunity by networking, or as I like to call it – opening up options. The easiest way to create those options is to meet as many people as you can throughout your life’s journey and tell them about yourself and what you’re interested in pursuing.
I’ve been a guest lecturer at UC Berkeley, Stanford, and many other universities. I…Continue
I just returned from a convening at Harvard Business School of leaders in health management education from around the world. It included educators from schools of public health, medicine, business and global health from the US, China, South America, Mexico, Europe and India. It also included leaders from major consulting firms, health systems, and innovative health companies. The focus was on developing the modern curriculum for preparing the next generation of health leaders and innovators…Continue
"Leadership has everything to do with how you relate to others and the quality and texture of those relationships. The higher up you go in an organization, the less important your technical skills become and the more your interpersonal skills matter."
There is well known saying that goes something like this, “People don’t leave jobs, they leave managers.” Think back over the years about the different types of managers you have had – were some better than others? And…Continue
"Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not;
nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is
full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are
omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will solve the
problems of the human race"
Calvin Coolidge (1872 - 1933)
I don’t often go around quoting Calvin…Continue
If there was a role in healthcare outside of the clinical scope that might be just as important as direct patient care, it has to be the role of technology. You read about it all the time, many hospitals and health facilities are migrating towards Electronic Medical Records (EMR) so what's the big deal you ask? Well, it's actually going to revolutionize the way Physicians and primarycare providers keep track of medical history. The ability to access information on the fly, shorter wait…Continue
Added by Clifford S. Muong on July 30, 2012 at 10:41pm — No Comments
Back in the 1990’s my partner Rick Foster and I traveled the globe developing a system of 9 universal choices of the most happy, productive and successful people we encountered. One of these choices was their refusal to blame others. Intuitively, they sensed that chronic finger-pointing and feelings of victimhood robbed them of the emotional capability needed to feel in control of their lives.
One of times when we often feel most victimized is when we’re searching for a job. We…Continue
Added by Greg Hicks on March 23, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Implementation of Health Reform along with the aging of our population will significantly increase the demand for health leaders and professionals. The challenge is that shortages and mal-distribution already exist in many key health professions and tidal waves of retirements are on the horizon from our current aging workforce. This "Perfect Health Workforce Storm" creates serious concerns about who will take care of us but is a major opportunity for you. You could not be pursuing health…Continue
Added by Jeff Oxendine on February 15, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
My wife and I get The Oprah Magazine. It always has great insights into choosing and living the life and career that fits who you really are. The February issue had a feature called “You in Six Words” http://www.oprah.com/omagazine/Six-Word-Memoirs-O-Magazine-Mini-Memoirs/1. It was inspired by a 5 year project by Smith Magazine in which they asked people to describe their lives in six…Continue
Added by Jeff Oxendine on February 10, 2012 at 6:37am — No Comments
For the last 15 years my partner, Rick Foster, and I have traveled to all 7 continents studying people who report being extremely happy and successful in their life. This journey has lead us to develop a universal model of 9 behaviors that are now scientifically-validated by both medical studies and other research to lead to emotional capability, perceived high-quality of life, and success in whatever we strive to achieve. In the years since creating our model, we have used it to help…Continue
Added by Greg Hicks on January 31, 2012 at 9:06pm — No Comments
Establishing your Goals and Action Plan for 2012
Last week I talked about the value of written goals and an action plan. To help you establish your authentic health career goals and action plan, I encourage you to consider the following 3-step process. To make it easy I have attached a document with a format that you might find useful.
The steps are:
1. Use the My Authentic Health Career Framework to focus on goals that will help you…Continue