As you are approaching the end of your studies or have already graduated, you have probably been thinking “What next?” Friends and family have likely asked what your plans are for your future and you may be sitting there thinking, “I really haven’t a clue”. If you have come to visit us here then you must have decided that you want to begin your career, so here are a few options open to you.
Choosing a career in the Health care system makes you part of a rapidly expanding and thriving industry. Although, physicians and healthcare workers have many challenges to overcome, like the uncertainties and complexities of value-based care and the increasing cases of physician’s burnout, occupations in healthcare are still extremely personally and financially rewarding. New technologies and daily challenges of electronic health records, may be speeding up retirement for many doctors, creating many employment positions for those coming through the ranks.
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Life is full of sweeping choices, some calculated, others forced. Before you know it, you have reached a crucial chapter of life which will dictate your future to a greater degree than you can imagine. Looking back now on an extensive career in Tier 1 banking, I immediately jump back to my time back at school and university - the pressure of the choices I needed to make then, now feels humbling yet at the time were persistent and extremely stressful.
Many different activities have changed in our life due to Covid-19. It has not only changed our life, but this virus has also disturbed our working environments in many ways.
Working remotely has become more and more of a trend in recent years, with companies looking to cut their overheads and the development of modern technology, a meeting can be held via video call with people from all round the world in one virtual room with documents being held digitally for all of the team to access.
Imagine you’ve had a lay off - this is not a deal breaker when applying for a new job. This is more the reason to write a cover letter where you can put this in to context, how you used the time, the skills you developed, and so on.
Careers have their ups and downs. Often this can be driven by changes in the macro market, but this is generally personal. Many of us rely on our identity from work. Work provides us with a sense of social interaction and productivity that we desperately need - and remote work may not give us that full requirement.
Everyone has been guilty of under or overusing bullet points and getting the balance right can be the difference between engaging the hiring manager in your accomplishments or having your CV swiftly left to one side. Remember, it’s your CV and you need to be comfortable with it and should ignore any advice you don't like.
You have your name staring back at you, your address, your email address and your telephone number (will address why this shouldn't be here in a later article). What goes next?
Internships are a great way of getting appropriate, invaluable and best of all, paid work experience. But competition for places is very high usually, especially at larger, better-known companies. Internships can also be quite expensive for those who are having to move location in order to work in said role, and as you can expect to not be earning as much as a full-time employee, this can cause problems of its own.
Whether you are looking for your first job or looking to change the one you are in, you always want to maximise your options, and applying for as many jobs as possible is the way a lot of people tend to go about that. Logically, the more jobs you apply to the greater your chances are of getting hired but, is this a flawed approach?
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