We care about your healthcare facilities career. And because we are healthcare recruiters and educators who work daily in healthcare facilities management, we want to pass along some career recommendations from the field to you.

Here’s our first recommendation: Take inventory of and develop the tools in your personal, professional toolbox. Healthcare employment is chaotic, and your employment status can rapidly change. Prepare.

Preparation includes honing technical ability, but also what is commonly referred to as soft skill competencies. That is, the ability to speak, listen, communicate, write, and collaborate with others. A trusted and reliable partner, not a silo’d curmudgeon, is necessary for heatlhcare facilities success in 2019.

As you consider your toolbox and what you need, we encourage you to view it through multiple prisms:

  • Your Organization
  • The Job Market
  • Your Career Aspirations

Our commitment to you

Over the coming weeks we will delve further into each of the areas noted above, so stay tuned to our web site for future articles.

But a final thought. As healthcare recruiters and educators we do a good deal of succession planning with hospitals across the country. During discussions with employees and management, we find that the majority of employees do not want to progress to the next level of their career development. And that is fine. https://gosselin-associates.com/number-2-is-ok/

But whether you want to progress to the next level of leadership, or remain in the role in which you currently occupy, most of the employees we speak with as we succession plan suffer from a common issue: They don’t take time, or have time, to think, decompress, and determine what they like, don’t like, or how to take the next career step. Simply, they are too busy to do so.

So that would be our second piece of advice, take quiet time to reflect and think. It may sound corny, but it’s true: You need time to think to map a career.

Find us at the ASHE Annual

As we approach our nation’s 243rd birthday Thursday, we wish you a happy and safe Fourth of July!

And if you are sitting around the pool or the ocean contemplating your next healthcare facilities career move this holiday, and want to send us your resume for a free review, please do so. We like to say that resume advise is a dime a dozen. Everybody has an opinion and some of those opinions you will pay to receive. So if you don’t want to pay and you work in healthcare facilities management, send it to me at peter@gosselin-associates.com and we will do it for free.

Lastly, if you plan on being in Baltimore for the ASHE Annual later this July, please say hello, we would love to meet. For more information, see http://www.ashe.org.

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