Taking time away from the acute care market—and how to come back

Taking time away from the acute care market—and how to come back

Here’s a scenario I get asked about often: You’re in the acute care market. With COVID-19 challenges and hospitals only just now starting to hire again, you look outside the acute care market for job opportunities. But you know from watching colleagues take time away...
Companies are always hiring top performers—even in a pandemic

Companies are always hiring top performers—even in a pandemic

Great news for those in a career transition: After many uncertain months, recruiters and executives in my network are reporting that hiring is starting to pick back up. It’s not back to normal, but it’s heading in the right direction. I was talking to a friend who is...
“I’ll never lose my job” and other career transition misconceptions

“I’ll never lose my job” and other career transition misconceptions

Right now, the job market is experiencing significant changes.  People are finding themselves unemployed in increasing number who never thought they would lose their job. And with so many people looking for only a handful of open positions, it’s a terribly competitive...
Don’t rely on memory. Write down your successes.

Don’t rely on memory. Write down your successes.

When I meet with people who are starting their career transition journey, I often ask if they have a record of their accomplishments from their previous positions. Most often, people assure me that the information is stored “in their head.” Relying on memory to...
Regular, honest feedback is the key to your growth as a leader

Regular, honest feedback is the key to your growth as a leader

Over the years, I’ve worked with many executives who were separated from their organizations for a variety of reasons, and the number of reasons continues to grow. Today, executives are let go not just for poor job performance but personality fit, relationships,...