Tag Archives: Professional

Plan-Do-Study-Act: 4 Steps to Accomplishing Your Personal and Career Goals

The Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle is a tool commonly used in healthcare to implement and measure changes made within an organization. Developed by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, the cycle enables practitioners to set actionable goals, evaluate their success, and change their approach as needed through multiple rounds of the PDSA cycle. The tool has been applied successfully to generate change in many healthcare systems, however, it can also be applied to your life and your career. In order to accomplish your goals, it is imperative to create a plan of action and reflect on whether the actions you have initiated are getting you any closer to your objectives. Continue reading Plan-Do-Study-Act: 4 Steps to Accomplishing Your Personal and Career Goals

Navigating Career Fairs: a Fireside Chat with Joe Reaves

Joe Reaves is the DJoe Reavesirector of the Career Planning and Placement Center at Wilbur Wright College in Chicago where he helps students realize and actualize their potential and find meaningful careers. As a part of his role, Joe organizes the college’s annual career fair. In this fireside chat, we speak with Joe about how to stand out in the crowd and navigate a career fair successfully. Continue reading Navigating Career Fairs: a Fireside Chat with Joe Reaves

Stepping Outside the Box: Effective Job Searching Techniques

Everyday, sites such as Indeed, Glassdoor, and ZipRecruiter are flooded with hundreds of applicants pursuing the same job. With such stiff competition, it can be hard to make your resume and credentials stand out from the crowd. While submitting an official application through a job board is a formal requirement for most jobs, relying solely on your online application is not a very effective means of searching for and landing the perfect career opportunity. Making the most of your job search will require you to be more proactive than the average candidate. Here are a few ways to stay ahead of the game (and your career):

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Being Productive on Your Day Off

It’s understandable that you want for your vacation days to be spent, well…vacationing. However, there are a lot of ways to be productive during your time off work that aren’t mentally taxing. To help you along, we have compiled a list of five ways you can use your time away from the office to your benefit. Continue reading Being Productive on Your Day Off

Doing Your Homework: What to Research Before an Interview

So you’ve practiced how you will answer all of the behavioral questions that come your way, but it’s also equally imperative to convey that you understand both the company itself and the role you are applying for. In order to properly prepare for an interview, it is important to conduct background research to guide your discussion.

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Fireside Insights Summer of Success: Workshops, Career Fairs, Summits, and More!

The summer is a great time to catch up on networking and continued learning opportunities for your career and professional development. We’ve done the hard work for you by sifting through numerous events across the country that would be just right for all of our FI followers.  This list contains FI-approved summits, workshops, networking opportunities, job fairs, and courses. Check it out! Continue reading Fireside Insights Summer of Success: Workshops, Career Fairs, Summits, and More!