Career Development : The Career Opportunity

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Career Development A responsible professional will always be prepared for the next career opportunity. I have always made it a priority to keep my resume updated and to stay proactive in considering my next career move. New experiences, education, achievements, and networking relationships present opportunities for resume improvement. Staying current on external job listings and networking internally are two ways to ensure that I do not miss out on an opportunity. In addition, interview practice is invaluable in improving body language and in anticipating and preparing for difficult questions. In my experience, the prepared candidate will always have an edge. The Job Search The job search was helpful in confirming my current career strategy and brainstorming new approaches after I graduate. First, I found the suggestion of setting a specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and trackable (S.M.A.R.T) goal to be extremely helpful. One of the challenges that I face is that Eugene, OR, is not a large city and the healthcare opportunities are limited. I already work for Peacehealth, the largest healthcare organization in Eugene. For this reason, I need to be patient and careful in my job search since our family is planning on staying here. My current S.M.A.R.T goal is to find an operations manager, program manager, director, or administrator opportunity at Peacehealth that challenges me with more responsibility, pays at least $10k more per year, and offers continued
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