These Are Rewarding From Your Careers: Family Medicine, Nursing, and More

Most people would agree that what makes work rewarding is the feeling of a job well done and the ability to make an impact while being fairly compensated. Based on those criteria, these are some of the most rewarding careers available.

1. Family Medicine

A doctor of family medicine might not have a glamorous job in a cutting-edge medical facility, but he or she does important and valuable work. A family physician is the first line of medical care for most people and is often the one who catches serious ailments first. While a person might visit a specialist for particular treatment, it’s the family medicine doctor they build a relationship with, forming a bond of trust that can last a lifetime.

2. Early Education

Although early education is not a high-paying career, it is one of the most rewarding. From pre-school through elementary school, shaping young minds is one of the most powerful tools a person has for affecting the future. Early education teachers certainly have a challenging job, but the measurable progress of students over the course of a school year is an enriching payoff.

3. Physical Therapist

A physical therapist helps people recover after a severe accident or injury leaves them unable to function as they had before. Physical therapy is often extremely difficult and emotional for the patient, requiring them to go through repetitive exercises that are sometimes painful and often exhausting. Helping a patient push through the pain is extremely rewarding. In some cases, a physical therapist is even responsible for helping a person regain the use of their hands or become able to walk again.

4. Counselor/Therapist

Many people find struggle with anxiety, depression, addiction, and other crippling mental disorders. A counselor can help guide these people through difficult times and help them learn healthy coping mechanisms to lead a well-balanced life. Training requirements vary based on the type of work, from certification programs through a Ph.D., but helping people through their most vulnerable and weak moments is extremely enriching.

5. Nurse

It’s not a random coincidence that many of these jobs fall within the healthcare field. Studies regularly show that people who choose this line of work feel more fulfilled in their careers. Nurses often find their work very rewarding, as they are usually more hands-on than the doctors who treat their patients. While a doctor may only be able to spend a few minutes a day with a patient, nurses in a hospital usually see each of their patients every few hours, checking their vitals and listening to any concerns they might have.

Although choosing a career is extremely personal and should always be made based on individual strengths and interests, these are a few ideas for rewarding careers that can help a person’s life feel more fulfilling.

You May Need This Information – Business Culture and Accountability

Today, HR managers and consultants talk about business culture and creating better corporate cultures. This talk often begs the question, what does it really mean to build a better business culture?

Business culture and change rarely starts top down, although the facilitation of the change is a result a discussion made from the top. If business culture is important to the top brass, here is how they ought to begin maintaining or changing the culture.

Small Team Level Ownership
What is ownership? Ownership really is accountability. Accountability really is a result of people being personally invested in the work that they do, small teams help create ownership and thus accountability.

Three aspects of accountability answer three basic questions:
What is my role and how am I doing in that role?
What are others role and how are they doing in those roles?
What is the role of our team and how are we doing?

From item 1, we should “know thy-self”. Allow for self-assessment for members of their teams, they should be able to answer on their own. This is more difficult to answer than you might realize, but let members self-assess.

From item 2, have members of teams assess others. They need to understand other people’s roles and strengths and weaknesses. But, they also need to ask others how they are doing, and understand each other’s self-assessments as well.

And finally, from Item 3 people need to understand the underling goals and abilities as a team, how are they doing as a unit. This includes teams’ assessment as well as discussions involving individual assessment.

Role of a Leader
As a leader, you should facilitate the free exchange of ideas and allow teams to assess their own status, including your own status. Be transparent, or as transparent as allowable. Do not make judgements based on the assessments, simply use it as data points and communicate with the teams to create their own goals in addition to giving them key corporate/ business goals to achieve.

This will help foster a sense of ownership and accountability. Steer the ship in a direction that is both on board with the corporate/business goals and the goals created by the teams themselves. Incorporate the team’s ideas into being a corporate idea on the small scale. Communication across teams and management that includes input from all sides will make for a culture of accountability.

Implementing Small Team Accountability
Practical implementation would consist of weekly team based assessments, leaders communicating their goals and collecting data. That data would be used in creating goals with the agreement of both leadership and teams working together. Total time spent on assessments and meetings would be 30 minutes a week. This structure could also change or replace current meeting structures in place.

Give, this approach a try. Although this article is not exhaustive or a complete strategy, it will at least help start a conversation about how to protect and maintain a better corporate culture.

The Benefit Of Social Media – Get Your Next Job By Being Social On Social Media

Muhammad Ali made it quite clear from the start that he was going to be ‘The Greatest’. Sir Alan Sugar knew he wanted to be a business tycoon.

What do they both have in common? They both knew where they wanted to go, loudly told everyone who would listen and then put a plan in place to get there.

Career development is not just about getting your head down and working hard. As much as you may tremble at the thought of ‘networking’, to achieve career success you have to do a certain level of schmoozing. And it seems social media is where it is all happening.

73% of under 34-year-olds found their last job through social networking

In the last ten years, social media has become a pivotal part of recruitment; both to source candidates and to research the credibility of candidates who are already in the interview process. Companies want the best candidates in the market, and social media is an inexpensive way of attracting them.

The figures behind social media recruiting will astound you. In 2017 a survey by Jobvite, a recruiting software company, found that employers are spending 29% of their recruiting budget to attract high-quality candidates from social media in comparison to 28% planned spend on job boards.

A study by the Aberdeen Group found a whopping 73% of under 34-year-olds found their last job through social networking. Additionally, 87% of recruiters vet their candidate’s social media postings as part of the selection process.

How do you get noticed by organisations you want to work for?

You could try jumping up and down in front of their office building with your CV taped to your body, but somehow I don’t think it would work. You need to target the companies on social media intelligently. Let’s say there are ten companies who recruit for your ideal role then you need to follow all ten on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

And here is the key bit- you have to comment on the groups to get your name known.

Surveys have found that employers give slightly more importance to an employee being a good culture fit than their actual skills and experience. Comments you make on the companies social media pages should reflect just how perfectly perfect you are for their business.

Let’s say you’re an Accountant for a small manufacturing company. Your ideal next career step is to manage an Accounting team for a similar sized manufacturing company. You should follow and regularly comment on all the local manufacturing companies on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

It is likely that hiring managers of these companies post and read comments on their social sites. The more they see your name on their site and interact with you, that’s the more likely they are to give your CV that essential second glance when recruiting.

Be the first to hear the news

If a company, that you want to work for, posts about how it has just won a massive contract. Be bold, send a congratulatory message asking if this means they will be doing any recruiting? By keeping your finger on the pulse, you are in prime position to be first through the door if there are any opportunities.

Have an up to date CV ready to ping over to the hiring manager

Whether online or at a local event, you meet one of the hiring managers you so desperately want to impress. You tell them how great you are and eloquently gush about how you’d love to work for them.

They are suitably flattered and impressed and ask you to send your CV over. All your efforts will be wasted if you make them wait two days for you to write a CV. Have an up to date version of your CV on your phone and ping it over to the hiring manager while they are online / stood in front of you.