May is an important month for new beginnings and changes, as graduation ceremonies take place and new grads enter the workforce. Whether you fall under this category, or are just taking a turn in your career path, it’s good to keep some important career tips in mind as you forge your career in healthcare.
Last fall, we hosted a webinar series, Advance your Healthcare Career, which focused on three important career topics for health professionals. We are going to share 3 top tips we gathered throughout the series.
Here they are:
- When Charting your Healthcare Career, conduct your research. Make sure to talk to trusted contacts and mentors. Definitely network as much as possible (on social media and in person). This can be done through conferences, talks, and informational interviews. Find trade organizations to join such as the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
- When Using Social Media to Build Your Professional Brand, Remember that social media is a marathon; not a sprint. Have a strategic approach by thinking through key questions—who is your target audience? What are your goals and what do you need to achieve them? How much time do you need to commit to building social media presence?
- When Carving out a Leadership Role in Healthcare, Have a consistent set of values and don’t worry about being liked. Leaders are not always liked but they are respected and they earn that respect through developing integrity. People are looking for someone that they can trust. Trust does not mean that people will agree with you. Trust is a basis where people know where they stand with you.
For more tips, read the full article on SurroundHealth, 10 Career Tips for Health Professionals.
Another opportunity to learn about careers in healthcare
If you are interested in learning about non-traditional career paths in healthcare, or how to redirect your career or create a profitable side business, join us for our upcoming webinar on Tuesday May 14th at 1PM EST, Entrepreneurial Careers in Healthcare.