We’re excited for June. Not only does summer kick into high gear, but this year it also marks the premiere of our Abraham Lincoln Employment Series.

Sponsored by the Career Hub, the Gosselin/Martin Associates Abraham Lincoln Employment Series looks at the healthcare facilities employment market of 2022 through the resume and career of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln.

As we know, Lincoln was shot on April 14 and later died on April 15, 1865. But, for purposes of our employment series, we will stop the calendar on April 10, 1865. That is the day after Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army at Appomattox Court House.

In our alternate history, the President has extra time on his hands with the ending of formal hostilities. So, after 4 years of around-the-clock stress, he decides to update his resume.

At the time, Lincoln’s work/life balance* was non-existent. But after winning historic re-election in 1864, he is about to take on the difficult task of Reconstruction during his second term. Abraham Lincoln is not looking to change careers.

The Series is not a political look at employment. Instead, it places Lincoln in a 2022 healthcare facilities employment market he could not envision in 1865.

Since the President did not have a surviving resume, at least not that we know of, we created one for him.** The resume is accurate to Lincoln’s career as it stood on April 10, 1865, with our perspective on what he would have included. Unfortunately, we will never know the resume he would have created.  

We hope you enjoy this series. Episodes will be released in June via our website, Zoom, our YouTube channel, and our High Reliability podcast page. So stay tuned, or better yet, subscribe below.

  • June 2: Dissecting Lincoln’s Resume: What we can learn from it  (Register)
  • June 9: Abe Lincoln, not qualified to run a hospital facility department?
  • June 16: What’s the why? A healthcare education podcast
  • June 23:  Making sense of the healthcare facilities market, a live Q&A

* Yes, we know work/life balance is not yet considered in the mid-1860s!

** In 1482, Leonardo De Vinci is said to have written the first professional resume.

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