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Ignite Your Career Like a Firework

 

 

Is your career ready for a boost? With the current rapidly changing business environment, updating your skill set is more important than ever.  In order to advance your career, you not only need to maintain your existing skills, you need to develop new competencies. Here we outline your plan for success.  You can ignite your career by following these five steps. The best part is that they can all be done while you are at work.
Steps for Igniting Your Career:
1. Assess Your Career Goals

Set a long-term plan with measurable goals. Goals that are specific, measurable and achievable will give you direction. Having clear goals allows you to focus on getting exactly what it is you want out of your career. Think about what kind of position you want to have in five years. Then, make a list of the skills you will need to be successful in that position. For example, if you want a management role, you need to find ways to gain leadership experience.

2. Look for Challenges

Seize the opportunity to learn new skills. Those who rise through the ranks have found ways to gracefully grab at new opportunities and learning.  Raise your hand when a new project comes up that aligns with your goals. Let your manager know that you are eager to take on new challenges.

3. Read Everything

Read everything you can about your industry, your company, and competitors. Armed with this information you will be able to pitch solutions to problems and challenges that arise in your department. Become an expert and impress your manager with your knowledge.

4. Network Internally

Building an internal network is a worthy investment of your time. Strong internal networks will result in more opportunities for bonding, teamwork and career advancement. Some easy ways to start expanding your internal network: eat lunch with colleagues, celebrate accomplishments (awards, marriage, new child), acknowledge moments of sadness (loss, illness), and share credit with those who have helped you with your success. Become that person who seems to know everybody in the building.

5. Find a Mentor or be a Mentor

Find someone whose career path aligns with your goals.  Put in the work to get noticed by this person. You could share your ideas about a project they are running, or volunteer to help. Also, it’s never too early to be a mentor.  Find someone who is an early careerist to help. The best mentors offer support, encouragement, and feedback. Taking part in the mentor/mentee relationship will contribute to your success throughout your career.

Learning and growing are critical to advancing your career. Think of it as continually feeding your career with knowledge and skills.  Like a firework, the more fuel you add, the brighter and higher your career will go.

 

 

In the News: Tal Healthcare attends HLNY 2018 Annual Gala

 

Tal Healthcare continues to be a long-time member of ACHE and a gold sponsor of HLNY. The theme of the HLNY Gala was “Stay Connected.” At Tal Healthcare we strive to connect talented healthcare professionals with the best healthcare organizations.

 

June 5, 2018Healthcare Leaders of New York, the local ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives) Chapter, held its annual Gala. Each year this Gala honors healthcare leaders for their service to HLNY, ACHE, and their profession. The passion and leadership of the award recipients have helped advance healthcare in New York.

Tal Healthcare continues to be a long-time member of ACHE and a gold sponsor of HLNY. Grateful to be in attendance at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, Tal Healthcare enjoyed the beautiful night on the waterfront and connecting with the many honorees who have devoted their careers to improving healthcare and mentoring future leaders. The theme of the night was “Stay Connected.” At Tal Healthcare we strive to connect talented healthcare professionals with the best healthcare organizations.

Tal Healthcare Is with You Every Step of the Way

 

 

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Tal Healthcare is your home for career growth. When you embark on the journey toward growing your career, Tal Healthcare is there for you every step of the way. We match job seekers with a variety of opportunities at all levels of Healthcare, including C Suite, VP’s, Physicians, Medical Directors, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Finance and Practice Administrators. Tal Healthcare offers resume consultation, interview preparation, moral support, interviewing tips, reference checks, negotiation expertise and so much more. Click below to watch the video and see how. Visit our website to connect with one of our expert recruiters now.

 

The Perfect Post-Interview Thank You Email

Sending a thank you note via email after an interview is not just good manners, it is mandatory. Whether it was a phone interview, a video interview or an in-person interview, send a thank you note via email to each person you spoke with.

Sending a thank you note via email after an interview is not just good manners, it is mandatory.  Whether it was a phone interview, a video interview or an in-person interview, send a thank you note via email to each person you spoke with. 
Email Content:
1. Remind

You are not the only candidate for the job. Writing a thank you note is the perfect way to remind the interviewer why you are the best candidate.

2. Sell

The thank you note is an excellent opportunity to reiterate your skills and accomplishments and indicate the value you will add to the organization.

3. Fill in the Blanks

 Did you leave the interview wishing that you had brought up additional points? The thank you note is an excellent chance to bring up these points.

4. Show Value

This is also a chance to show your value even before you start.  If during the interview, the topic of a current problem facing the organization came up, you can take this opportunity to propose solutions that you have researched or that you have utilized in the past.

5. Indicate Enthusiasm

Indicate your enthusiasm about the job, the organization, and the people you met. Reiterate your desire to join their team.

What to Do:
1. Send One Message to Each Interviewer

Each person you met with gets an email.  Do not address one message to multiple people. If you do not have the email address for each person, your recruiter will be able to obtain it for you.

2. Create a Strong Subject Line

The subject line should include the words “Thank you”, the job title and your name.

3. Edit and Proof Read

The thank you note must be error free and well written so be sure to proofread and edit before sending.

4. Send Within 24 Hours of the Interview

Send the thank you note within 24 hours of your interview, but wait at least one hour after the end of the interview.

Example:

Your email should not be formulaic.  The best note is one that is personalized.  Below is a very basic example just to get you started.

Subject: Thank you – [Job Name] – [Your Name]

Dear [Interviewer Name],

Thank you for meeting with me today. It was a pleasure to learn more about your team and the position of . I’m very excited about the prospect of joining [organization name] and helping [main job responsibility] with your team.

As we discussed, my experience in [list your skills and/or achievements] make me a perfect fit. I also have the [skills omitted from interview] skills which would be an asset for [additional responsibilities of the job].

In researching [problem discussed in the interview], I found that [strategies] have been useful.  I would enjoy speaking with you in more detail about this.

I look forward to hearing from you about the next steps in the hiring process. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can provide additional information.

Best regards,

[Your Name]

[Your Contact Info]

 

Send the perfect post-interview email and be the standout candidate who moves forward in the interview process.

Thank You Nurses for All You Do


National Nurses Week is a time to thank nurses for delivering the highest level of quality care to patients while providing compassion and kindness. Nurses are the heroes of healthcare. They heal the world one patient at a time. Your career in nursing is an inspiration.

May 6, 2018 – National Nurses Week begins today.  This annual celebration is a time to celebrate all that nurses do. Thank you to all nurses for delivering the highest level of quality care to patients while providing compassion and kindness. Nurses are the heroes of healthcare.  They have many superpowers: healer, clinician, leader, teacher, collaborator, innovator, coach, ally, mentor, detective, and advocate. Nurses heal the world one patient at a time. Your career in nursing is an inspiration to all of us. To mark this special week, we put together a short video celebrating all nurses and to say, “Thank You, Nurses, for all you do.”

Globalization and Physician Movement

How globalization’s placement or displacement of physicians is impacting healthcare.

How globalization’s placement or displacement of physicians is impacting healthcare

Healthcare remains local in an increasingly global economy. As such, it has become the largest employer in the United States. Reasons for this growth range from an aging population to its structure as both a private and publicly subsidized industry. Globalization may never move healthcare jobs across oceans, but it is disrupting US healthcare in less apparent but equally dramatic ways. As both physicians and diseases move more easily through borders, global health is more at risk and better able to able to address that risk at the same time.

While healthcare has been growing, manufacturing has fallen off in the United States, with globalization taking much of the blame after automation is taken into consideration. A stable workforce does not represent healthcare’s immunity to globalization, however. Though globalization has not impacted the size of the healthcare sector, the complex phenomenon is changing it dramatically and irrevocably.

A strong correlation can be shown between the wealth of a nation and the overall health of its population. While some societies which have embraced globalization have flourished, its relationship with the strength of an economy is complex and often confounding. Furthermore, there is no one metric to indicate a nation’s acceptance of globalization. For this reason, it is difficult to argue that globalization itself only improves healthcare worldwide.

Globalization has driven physicians from the poorest countries into the richest. In the United States, graduates of foreign medical programs are in demand as the shortage of physicians continues. Particularly affected are specialties where this shortage is most dire, such as psychiatry and family medicine. In wealthy nations, this influx of highly skilled labor is positive. The same cannot be said for the developing nations losing valuable expertise.

In epidemiology, globalization presents as categorically bad for the health of the world.  In addition to shifting talent from poorer to richer nations, globalization has altered the world of medicine by facilitating international travel. The power such travel gives to potential epidemics represents a dire threat to every country. Diseases that would have burned out quickly can now spread rapidly and unpredictably.

Ironically, international travel creates a potential remedy to the problems it causes for healthcare. Such travel allows physicians to meet needs in far-flung places where modern healthcare was once inaccessible. Historical failures to halt the spread of diseases has made epidemiologists vigilant, and access to rapid international travel and resources has empowered them to act on this vigilance. During recent outbreaks, this ease of movement for physicians has helped stop the growth of potential epidemics.

As the world draws closer together, this proximity has mixed results. Diseases travel more easily, but so do physicians. Whether going from a wealthy country to one in need or looking for a better life as a medical professional emigrating to a developed nation, the international movement of healthcare talent because of globalization is a powerful force that isn’t going anywhere.