Prepare for Your Career

Dear Readers,
I woke up last night to a loud clap of thunder and the drum of heavy rain. My mind raced for a few minutes as I went through my rainy weather mental checklist. Were all the windows up on the vehicles? – check. Storage shed door closed? – check. Whew, everything seems to be in order and now I can try to go back to…

Prepare for Your Career

Dear Readers,

I woke up last night to a loud clap of thunder and the drum of heavy rain. My mind raced for a few minutes as I went through my rainy weather mental checklist. Were all the windows up on the vehicles? – check. Storage shed door closed? – check. Whew, everything seems to be in order and now I can try to go back to sleep…

This reminded me that preparation is important in nearly every aspect of our lives. Of course we all know of people who take this idea a little to the extreme in some areas, but when it comes to our careers it is critically important to be prepared – always!

What if your company was sold tomorrow? What if your boss quit or was terminated? Even if you don’t experience one of these major workplace issues, have you considered the less extreme scenarios that happen more often? Does your company have slow growth, or no growth at all? Are you being trained, challenged, noticed? Is there room for advancement, more responsibility, more pay? If not, then it’s definitely time to start prepping. We have gathered some useful information in this issue of The Acclivity Health Report that should help our readers stay prepared.

Our first Ask the Experts article, Job Hunting? How to Clean Up and Maintain Your Online Presence, discusses the importance of maintaining a professional online image, especially when searching for a job. It is simply a reminder that any information online is accessible by someone, somewhere, and may be viewed by eyes that were not intended to see the information. Our second article, The New Rules of HR: How to Hire Better Talent, helps hiring managers understand the different skillsets they should look for in prospective candidates when looking to hire for their organization.

We hope you enjoy this issue and remember, we want your input! Please give us your feedback and ideas for future issues here.

Thank you for reading!

Ted French
President & Founder
Acclivity Healthcare