Healthcare Executive Search and Consulting
Evaluate Where You Are Currently
- What skills do you possess?
- What skills do you lack?
- What do you enjoy about your position?
- What donít you like?
- What are your strengths and weaknesses?
- What types of projects do you enjoy?
- Are you willing to relocate and where?
- What personal issues do you need to consider?
- Do you enjoy the environment?
- Do you like the culture?
- Do you get along well with your boss?
What Are Your Long-Term Career Goals ?
- There is rarely only one clear path
- Remember to be realistic and flexible
- Keep in mind the skill sets, duties and responsibilities required for your goals
Create a Logical, Realistic Career Path
- Look at different interim steps that make sense
- Determine additional training and educational needs
- Make short-term goals to obtain the skills you need
When to Begin a Search
- Leave when appropriate and for the right reasons
- When you need more opportunity for growth
- When you are bored or unhappy in your current role
- Before your position is teriminated
- To further pursue your career and personal goals
- When you are no longer able to support the mission and goals of your current organization
- When a fabulous opportunity knocks
When Not to Begin a Search
- Before you have thoroughly investigated and assessed opportunities within your current organization, you don't necessarily need to leave your present employer to expand your role or pursue growth opportunities...
- Before you have assessed your goals and designed a career plan
- As a knee-jerk reaction to a bad day, project or manager
- Because you suspect changes within your organization might impact your position - find out first!
Career Counsel-Skills Assessment: Where Are You?
Advance for Healthcare Information Executives, by Betsy S. Hersher, November, 1999.