31 May 2011
We want to let you know about an exciting event taking place TOMORROW, Wednesday June 1st and invite you to attend! New York Association for Ambulatory Care (NYAAC) Presents: Building Your Brand: A Three Part Series SESSION TWO: Wednesday June 1st, 2011 5:45 pm – 8:00 pm Beth Israel Medical Center Phillips Ambulatory Care Center 10 Union Square East New York, NY Personal Branding “The key to success lies within yourself.” How to develop a personal brand and represent yourself appropriately in today’s increasing job market The importance of networking to present your personal brand Working with recruiters and executive search firms Climbing the ladders of success – how to partner within your own company for advancement What key executives look for -The WOW factor -how to set yourself apart Featuring renowned speaker Marc Cenedella, Founder and CEO of TheLadders Marc Cenedella is Founder and CEO of TheLadders. Marc is a widely recognized thought leader on job search, career management, recruiting, and employee-related issues. Prior to founding The Ladders, Marc was a senior vice president at HotJobs . Marc holds an MBA with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar.
25 May 2011
Career expert Barbara Safani responds to job seekers‘ most common questions about post-interview Thank You letters. Do hiring authorities really read thank-you letters? Some do, some don’t. Some hiring managers feel that the thank-you letter is a good indicator of the candidate’s professionalism and proof of their interest in the open position. Others don’t read the letter, but still expect one. Some don’t expect them or read them, but it doesn’t hurt to send one. Since you never know what type of hiring manager you are dealing with, it’s always best to send one. What information should be included in a thank-you letter and how long should it be? The first paragraph should communicate gratitude for the opportunity to meet. The second paragraph should recap your strengths and draw a connection between those strengths and the needs of the employer. The third paragraph should reference something specific from the conversation with the hiring manager that shows your interest in what the person said and proves that you understand their hiring needs. The fourth paragraph should reiterate your continued interest in the job and express that you look forward to hearing from the employer regarding the next steps in the employment process. Keep the thank-you letter to four paragraphs and approximately a half page in length. Should I send the thank you letter via email or snail mail? While both methods are acceptable, I recommend sending the thank-you letter by email. It’s best to write the thank you letter within 24 hours of the interview. By using e-mail you expedite the delivery process and create another touch-point with the hiring manager while you are still “fresh in their mind.” In addition, the email serves as an “electronic breadcrumb” that can be easily and quickly shared with others in the organization. Which is more appropriate: a typed or a handwritten thank-you? I recommend sending a typed thank-you letter. This way you can be sure that the receiver can clearly read and understand your message. I recognize that some hiring managers do like the personal touch of a handwritten note, but in general the typed note is a more effective strategy. If I interview with more than one person, do I have to send them all a thank-you letter? Yes! Send a thank you note to anyone who assists you in your job search, including networking contacts and recruiters. If you meet with several people for interviews related to the same position, try to pick out one specific highlight from your conversation that personalizes the letter. For example, you might write, “I appreciate the information you shared with me regarding the company’s global expansion plans and I am confident that my background is a strong match for your company’s future goals.” If you have a question about your job search for Barbara or any of our recruiters, ask us in the comment section below or visit us on Facebook! Barbara Safani Career Solvers
23 May 2011
The Execu|Search Group is excited to announce the winner of our 2nd annual MSN Nursing Scholarship, Giuseppina Gaglio. The scholarship was awarded by the Greater New York Association of Healthcare Recruiters and sponsored by Execu|Search. Giuseppina stood out to us for a few reasons; she did not begin her career as a nurse. She began her career as a Senior Center Director and then went on to become an insurance broker. It wasn’t until the age of 31 that she decided to go back to school and follow her dreams of becoming a nurse. We admired her commitment to pursuing her dreams and starting a new journey, despite the challenges that starting a new career path would bring. She is an inspiration to her 14 year old daughter, setting an example to never walk away from your true calling. As Giuseppina says, “I want my daughter to know that nothing should stand in the way of being the best you can be.“ Giuseppina attended Long Island University where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with her BSN; she is currently obtaining her Master’s degree in the Adult/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner program at Hunter College while working at NYU as a Senior Staff Nurse in the Cardiac Cath lab.
20 May 2011
Each month, The Execu|Search Group partners with a charitable organization to promote awareness and raise money; this month’s charity is The Uplifting Project! In exchange for donations, employees get to wear jeans to work! To find out more about our Charity Day initiatives and about this month’s organization, check out this short video featuring Iris from our Internal Recruiting & Training department!
19 May 2011
On Tuesday, May 17th employees of The Execu|Search Group came together to participate in the American Heart Association Wall Street Run & Heart Walk. The event consisted of a 5k competitive run and non-competitive walk aimed to raise awareness and funds to support the American Heart Association’s mission to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke—the nation’s number 1 and 3 killers, claiming nearly a million lives annually and more than 27,000 in New York City alone. While the weather scared some participants away, the sun eventually came out to shine and it stayed clear for the remainder of the evening. Team Execu|Search was assembled after a team-member participated in last year’s event as part of New York Presbyterian’s team, and her co-workers expressed an interest in the event. The team felt it was a great opportunity to get the Execu|Search family involved in such a great cause and give back to the community! The race was a success and we want to say congratulations to Nkrumah Pierre, our sole runner who finished in an impressive 22 minutes! The event was truly inspiring – celebrating life and supporting a disease that affects so many. So far we have raised almost $900, but donations are still being accepted! Please help us reach our goal of $1000 by contributing here!
12 May 2011
Today, May 12, marks the birthday of Florence Nightingale and the end of National Nurses Week, a celebration of nurses around the country aimed to recognize their commitment to healthcare and caring for patients. Here’s a brief history of National Nurses Week: 1953: Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a “Nurse Day” in October of the following year. The proclamation was never made. 1954: National Nurse Week was observed from October 11 – 16. The year of the observance marked the 100th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s mission to Crimea. Representative Frances P. Bolton sponsored the bill for a nurse week. Apparently, a bill for a National Nurse Week was introduced in the 1955 Congress, but no action was taken. Congress discontinued its practice of joint resolutions for national weeks of various kinds. 1972: Again a resolution was presented by the House of Representatives for the President to proclaim “National Registered Nurse Day.” It did not occur. 1974: In January of that year, the International Council of Nurses (ICN) proclaimed that May 12 would be “International Nurse Day.” (May 12 is the birthday of Florence Nightingale.) Since 1965, the ICN has celebrated “International Nurse Day.” 1974: In February of that year, a week was designated by the White House as National Nurse Week, and President Nixon issued a proclamation. 1978: New Jersey Governor Brendon Byrne declared May 6 as “Nurses Day.” Edward Scanlan, of Red Bank, N.J., took up the cause to perpetuate the recognition of nurses in his state. Mr. Scanlan had this date listed in Chase’s Calendar of Annual Events. He promoted the celebration on his own. 1981: ANA, along with various nursing organizations, rallied to support a resolution initiated by nurses in New Mexico, through their Congressman, Manuel Lujan, to have May 6, 1982, established as “National Recognition Day for Nurses.” 1982: In February, the ANA Board of Directors formally acknowledged May 6, 1982 as “National Nurses Day.” The action affirmed a joint resolution of the United States Congress designating May 6 as “National Recognition Day for Nurses.” 1982: President Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation on March 25, proclaiming “National Recognition Day for Nurses” to be May 6, 1982. 1990: The ANA Board of Directors expanded the recognition of nurses to a week-long celebration, declaring May 6 – 12, 1991, as National Nurses Week. 1993: The ANA Board of Directors designated May 6 – 12 as permanent dates to observe National Nurses Week in 1994 and in all subsequent years. 1996: The ANA initiated “National RN Recognition Day” on May 6, 1996, to honor the nation’s indispensable registered nurses for their tireless commitment 365 days a year. The ANA encourages its state and territorial nurses associations and other organizations to acknowledge May 6, 1996 as “National RN Recognition Day.” 1997: The ANA Board of Directors, at the request of the National Student Nurses Association, designated May 8 as National Student Nurses Day. Are you a nursing professional? How did you celebrate your career this week? Visit us on Facebook and let us know! If you’re looking for a career in nursing, be sure to check out the hundreds of jobs we have available, or join our LinkedIn group for the latest news and jobs in healthcare and to connect with other professionals!
09 May 2011
The New York Association for Ambulatory Care held the first part of a three part series titled “Building Your Brand” on Thursday, May 5. The first program focused on developing organizational brands of patient care and further building those brands through an organization’s employees. We invited prominent Human Resources and Healthcare professional speakers to share their insights and expertise on building organizational and personal brands. The first speaker was Mark Dumoff, Founder and CEO of Docinsight. Docinsight is committed to improving the quality of healthcare and reducing costs by enhancing doctor-patient relationships. Dumoff’s presentation covered developing an organization brand of patient-centered care and finding Dr. Right. “Our health care system is evolving quickly and we as health care leaders, have to assess our current medical practice. Quality health care requires strong communication and follow-up between patients and their providers during the course of their care,” said Allison Klass, NYAAC committee member and Director of Health Services at The Execu|Search Group. “In addition, the staff you hire must reflect these same principles. Another way to ensure organizational branding is to make sure the staff you hire is reflecting your organizational brand,” said Klass. “A key way to make sure this happens is to focus on retaining members that share that mission.” Terri Klass of Terri Klass Consulting presented a comprehensive lesson on understanding generational differences in the workplace and incorporating them into an organization’s business model. Klass encouraged the leaders of today to give the future leaders of healthcare the resources and understanding they need per generation. The second part of the Building Your Brand series will focus on Personal Branding. Marc Cenedella, President and CEO of TheLadders, will speak about the history of job search and climbing the ladders of success. The program is slated for Wednesday, June 1 at 5:45 p.m. at Beth Israel’s Phillips Ambulatory Center; find out more about it by clicking here!