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  • Career Collaborators 12:46 pm on 07/24/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Unlocking the Power of the Individual Through Peer Career Communities 

    New career development program endorsed by Beverly Kaye.

  • Career Collaborators 4:43 pm on 07/08/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Meaningful Conversations for Career Development at Johnson & Johnson 

    Listen to J&J leaders explain how career conversations provided them with useful feedback and career support. http://tinyurl.com/76vq4j4
    What were the most meaningful career conversations you have had? What types of questions would you ask your colleagues if you had access to a peer career community? Let’s keep the conversations going.

  • Career Collaborators 7:39 pm on 07/07/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Beverly Kaye Explains How to Have Career Conversations Employees Want 

    Excerpted from their soon to be published book, Help them Grow or Watch Them Go, Beverly Kaye and Julie Winkle Giulioni help managers rethink career development through the human act of conversation. Their advice–don’t dwell on meticulous documentation; careers are developed one conversation at a time, over time. We at Career Collaborators agree, and we advocate building peer career communities to extend those conversations and build even more robust career conversations.

  • Career Collaborators 3:37 pm on 07/06/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Want To Know What To Do With Your Life? Prototyping Work Experiences Could Help 

    “There’s plenty of research and advice out there on how to write the perfect resume and ace that interview, but when it comes to figuring out what you want to do with your life, the strategies aren’t so clear,” writes Jennifer Turliuk (Forbes)


    Her idea of “prototyping various work experiences through shadowing” individuals and teams is unique and extremely helpful. How can you prototype potential work experiences? Let’s talk about it. Let us know what you think.

  • Career Collaborators 2:09 pm on 07/03/2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: healthcare IT careers, healthcare IT jobs, interpersonal skills, softskills   

    Technology Skills+Industry Experience+Interpersonal/People Skills=Success in Healthcare IT 

    Soft Skills Emphasized in Healthcare IT Roles

    Career development in healthcare IT doesn’t just focus upon technology or industry skills. People with the skills and ability to handle the people-side of EHR projects or system implementations will be worth their weight in gold.

  • Career Collaborators 7:30 pm on 07/02/2012 Permalink | Reply
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    Hope For a “Call Me, Maybe” Generation? 

    If there isn’t a teenager in your life or close social circle, you may be mercifully unaware of the mega-popularity of Canadian teen, Carly Rae Jepsen’s , pop hit, “Call Me, Maybe,” made popular after Justin Beiber tweeted about it and other groups began to produce every knock-off possible.

    It doesn’t matter that the lyrics stick in your head and the repetition can drive you insane. What matters is that the teens in the video are actually considering talking on the telephone as a way of communicating. Why is this shocking? Consider that texting, updating one’s status on Facebook and tweeting have become the default communication channels for most teens (of course, it doesn’t stop when one turns 20, either; just look around you).

    Sherry Turkle, MIT professor of the social studies of science, in her excellent TED Talk video (March, 2012) and book, Alone Together – Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other (Basic Books, 2010), points out that technology is changing our lives and shaping our modern relationships. She reports that teenagers send and receive six to eight thousand texts a month and spend hours a day on Facebook, “friending” strangers instead of making real friends. She quotes a high school sophomore who expressed distaste for using the telephone saying that telephone calls mean you have to have a conversation and conversations are “almost always too prying, it takes too long and it is impossible to say good-bye.” An eighteen year old tells Turkle that someday, he would like to learn to have a conversation, but not now. Now, he can just ask Siri his questions and even get her to tell him a joke—who needs to call people to have an actual conversation?

    But, a recent study of more than 1000 young people between the ages of 13 and 17 by the child advocacy group Common Sense Media, contains hints of “Facebook Fatigue.” (Washington Post) Here are the statistics: 41% of the teens surveyed said they were “addicted to cell phones; 43% would like to unplug sometimes and a surprising 36% would like to go back to a time before Facebook was invented.” Furthermore, half of all respondents said that real-life communication is the most fun and fruitful for their relationships.

    Maybe, just maybe, teens will take the advice of Carly Rae rather than depending upon Siri and “Call Me…Maybe it will be the beginning of critical interpersonal skills building and later in life the foundation for career networking.

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