Key Actions to Advance Your Career

The outline below summarizes major steps to help you prepare for and progress in each phase of your career journey. Scroll down to bottom for link to more information on each career stage.

Early Career

Chart Your Course, Know Yourself

  1. Hone Career planning skills
  2. Find your passion & purpose
  3. Explore healthcare management career options
  4. Maximize use of general career development resources

Master the Job

  1. Polish personal practices
  2. Become a great team player
  3. Strengthen core competencies

Leverage Relationships

  1. Network for maximum exposure
  2. Find mentors and sponsors
  3. Learn “meta-leadership”

Gain Positive Visibility

  1. Lead in organization-wide activities
  2. Distinguish yourself from peers
  3. Develop personal brand
  4. Learn how to talk with senior leaders

Mid-Career

Chart Your Course, Know Yourself

  1. Update your personal strategic plan
  2. Remain open to relocation
  3. Consider different routes to your goals

Master the Job

  1. Strengthen higher-level competencies
  2. Expand cross-function proficiencies
  3. Hone team-building skills
  4. Sharpen problem-solving skills

Leverage Relationships

  1. Build collaboration skills
  2. Use mentors for candid feedback
  3. Establish stronger network with other recognized healthcare leaders
  4. Learn how to talk with senior leaders

Gain Positive Visibility

  1. Develop executive presence
  2. Take lead positions in outside groups

Senior Career

Chart Your Course, Know Yourself

  1. Update self-assessments
  2. Identify your optimum career setting
  3. Continue higher-level learning and professional development

Master the Job

  1. Understand senior role’s complexities
  2. Hone political astuteness
  3. Sharpen inclusive leadership skills
  4. Shift focus from tactical to strategic

Leverage Relationships

  1. Establish close connection with select executive search firms
  2. Mentor and sponsor others
  3. Focus more on motivating others

Gain Positive Visibility

  1. Expand your community impact
  2. Distinguish yourself from peers
  3. Enhance specialized personal brand