On March 3rd, The Execu|Search Group’s Health Services division sponsored Women in Health Management’s most recent event, “Navigating Your Health Care Career.”
At the event, which was attended by 50 members of the Women in Health Management organization, a panel of senior healthcare executives educated attendees on how women can successfully navigate their healthcare career in an ever-evolving industry. The panel’s discussion encompassed:
- The importance of understanding the current healthcare job market, which included an analysis of the industry’s most in-demand positions and how the Affordable Care Act has impacted hiring trends;
- An overview of the technical and soft skills in highest demand amongst healthcare organizations, and how and why employers are heavily weighing soft skills to determine fit when making a hiring decision;
- What job seekers are looking for in their next employer, and how healthcare organizations can deliver;
- How to ensure your resume looks attractive to potential employers and ways to improve your interviewing skills;
- Tips for negotiating salaries and benefits once you land a position;
- The importance of networking and how you can use it to either land your next job, or grow internally.
With Amanda Bleakney, Senior Managing Director of The Execu|Search Group’s Health Services division moderating, the panel was comprised of a diverse group of professionals, including the Director of Nurse Recruitment at NYU Langone Medical Center and The Execu|Search Group’s Becky Garson Litvack.
“As both a recruiting professional and a board member of Women in Health Management, I really see the value in education, professional development, and networking,” says Amanda. “I believe that these are three critical components of a successful career, and as someone who has direct access to current market trends from both the candidate and employer sides, I am passionate about leveraging this insight to help others attain their professional goals. Partnering with organizations like Women in Health Management broadens our opportunities to do this, and we are looking forward to consulting with them on future events.”
Founded in 1989, Women in Health Management gives members the opportunity to meet colleagues working in health-related fields, discuss current issues, and share career development opportunities. Their next event will be on April 16th and will be focused on Patient-Centered Care. You can see more details, here.