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Author: Marjorie Stiegler MD

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You know you're not alone. Many doctors are frustrated by bureaucracy, stagnation, and burnout. If you're stuck on a career treadmill and your hard work isn't getting you the results you deserve, you need The Career Rx! This podcast is about modern business, branding, social media, and digital platforms to help physicians advance their careers. Grow your practice, build a successful physician side gig, achieve academic promotion, become a physician entrepreneur, and even transition to a nonclinical career. From the author of The Social Prescription (social media for doctors) and the creator of The Rx Series (business, public speaking, professional branding, and digital marketing for doctors), this podcast will help you do more of the work you love (and less of what you don't) by teaching you both timeless and modern career strategies that you don't learn in medical school. Finally, enjoy career success on your own terms with The Career Prescription podcast for doctors and other healthcare leaders.
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LinkedIn for doctors - why do you need it? Can LinkedIn help you get a nonclinical job? There are so many reasons doctors should use LinkedIn, but somehow, a lot of doctors don’t use LinkedIn. And because many doctors don’t use LinkedIn, they also don’t know how to use it well. I know the idea of taking on yet another social media platform can be daunting. So, if you’re looking for the most popular LinkedIn tips (LinkedIn tips that actually matter for physician careers) - this encore mashup is for you.In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:The importance of your profile - especially the ‘headline’ and ‘about’ sectionsWhy endorsements matter - both who endorses you, and for what [and how to cultivate this easily]What “Open to Work” is and the pros/cons of using itToday’s episode is a mashup of three popular episodes that explore how LinkedIn can help doctors land a career change, a promotion, or more opportunities. By the end of this episode, you’ll know how to build a success profile, why and how to  focus on  endorsements, and ways to get noticed on LinkedIn (including whether “Open to Work” is right for you). Episodes Included: Episode 26: How To Use LinkedIn for Doctors: 5 Profile TipsEpisode 49: LinkedIn Skills and Endorsements: Why They MatterEpisode 62: Open to Work on LinkedIn – Good or Bad?You may also enjoy the fabulous interview on Episode 73: Facts and Myths About Working With Recruiters with Matt Taitelman - it’s got great info, and runs a solid 60 minutes - too long to include in this mashup, but well worth a listen! Because, yes, LinkedIn really does help doctors get nonclinical jobs and promotions.If you’re ready to get serious about a career change, let me help you. See the two courses below that have helped dozens of doctors land the careers they really want - even when it seemed totally out of reach. Links and Resources: The Branding Rx 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brandIndustry Insider - learn exactly how to land a rewarding nonclinical career without a new degree, connections on the inside, prior experience, or a pay cut
Wondering how to write a nonclinical resume for doctors? What should you write in a cover letter so you get noticed? How to get started with a career change? These are some of the most common questions I’m asked these days. So, if you’re looking for info on nonclinical resumes, cover letters, and career pivot advice for doctors, you’re in the right place. I’m putting some of the best advice on this popular topic from The Career Rx into one extended episode. In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:Tips for how to write a nonclinical resumeKey steps to making a nonclinical career change for doctorsWhat to put in your cover letter that’s not in your nonclinical resumeToday’s episode is a mashup of three previous episodes that all give amazing tips and advice for changing your resume and cover letter to fit your nonclinical career goals. By the end of this episode, you’ll learn how to use your resume writing skills to tell your story, the #1 skill that separates those who succeed from those who fail, and thow exactly to create a nonclinical resume that gets results. Episodes Included: Episode 3: Resumes for NonClinical Career PivotsEpisode 25: How to Make a Career Change for DoctorsEpisode 57: Writing A NonClinical Resume and Cover LetterYou may also enjoy the fabulous interview on Episode 68: Creating a NonClinical Resume with Dr. Laura McKain - it’s got great tips, and runs a solid 45 minutes - too long to include in this mashup, but well worth a listen! If you’re ready to get serious about a career change, let me help you. See the two courses below that have helped dozens of doctors land the careers they really want - even when it seemed totally out of reach. Links and Resources: The Branding Rx 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brandIndustry Insider - learn exactly how to land a rewarding nonclinical career without a new degree, connections on the inside, prior experience, or a pay cut
Should you speak up in meetings? How do you speak confidently in meetings, or get over your fear of talking in meetings? Many aspiring leaders hesitate to speak up in work meetings, afraid of not having the right thing to say. And yet, your professional visibility and perceived leadership potential depends on this. If you know your thought leadership could use a boost, this episode is for you.In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:Presenting the right information at the right timeHow to deliver uncomfortable information smoothlyWhat to do when you don’t have the answerToday’s episode covers seven tips for speaking up with executive presence that you'll be able to apply to your professional circumstances, no matter your career. This is inspired by a group session at one of my regular Women Physicians in Pharma networking chats, and I’ve curated the best advice right here to share with you. By the end of this episode, you’ll know how to speak up in a way that enhances your leadership, have the confidence to speak up so that you’re both recognized and respected, and be ready for the mindset shift that you don’t actually need all the answers.In this Episode: [1:10] Why are you in the room in the first place? Anchor on this...[4:50] Tell people what they need to know (not everything YOU know)[5:23] What to say when you actually don’t know the answer[7:45] Smart ways to deliver a dissenting or unpopular opinion[10:55] Nix the apology! Often used as a transitional phrase, but leaders never do this[14:15] Connecting the conversation to the bigger picture may be the best tacticLinks and Resources: Want to join the Women Physicians in Industry Networking Group? Start here.  
Are you sabotaging your chances at a promotion or job search? Maybe you’re limiting or disqualifying yourself without realizing it. I always recommend reaching out directly to the folks who are in a position to advance your career, but proceed mindfully to avoid these very common mistakes! In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:How to talk about expectations of that new role Discussing salary, compensation, perks, and negotiablesHow you might be restricting yourself too much in your searchToday we're going to be talking about three huge job application mistakes that physicians (or anyone) sometimes make even with the best intentions. These are loaded topics - when and how you should inquire about the daily expectations and duties of a role, discussing salary and benefits, and how narrowing your search requirements might be leading to missed opportunities.   By the end of this episode, you’ll know how to better prepare yourself to avoid these three red flag situations you might be making before or during an interview. In this Episode: [1:00] Most of these mistakes are made even with the best intentions[3:00] Accidentally broadcasting what you don’t know - a quick way to get eliminated![6:15] Worried salary expectations won’t match, and don’t want to waste your time (or theirs)?[10:20] Location, location, location - don’t ‘overfilter’ your search[14:35] Knowing the right times for the right questionsLinks and Resources: Episode 73 - Facts and Myths About Physician Recruiters
Feeling like you’re not making the difference you were meant to make? If you’re looking for some inspiration to make those hard career decisions - this episode is for you. In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:Values and motivations in a medical career, and how academics isn’t always the most impactful way to make a differenceExactly how Dr. Santry made this dramatic pivot – step by step by stepLessons from her job search that you can apply to your own career path, including professional branding, how to craft an industry resume, networking, and the key moments that created this success story Today, I have special guest Dr. Heena Santry, who had an amazingly successful career as an academic acute care surgeon, and is now a healthcare consultant for an architecture and design firm (wait – WHAT?). She has a really interesting story that will inspire you with a broader view of professional possibilities. She’s a living example of creating her own path to personal balance, deep professional fulfillment, and major impact as a physician in healthcare. Because she’s so awesome, we talk for about an hour, so be ready to immerse yourself! In this Episode: [3:47] How Dr. Santry’s career started – ambitious, intense, and a very ‘traditional’ surgeon path[5:13] Key motivators and values that inspired her medical career, and how that fit (or didn’t!) with her academic successes[7:19] What she’s doing now as Director of Healthcare Consulting at a global architecture and design firm [9:02] What it means to be influencing healthcare delivery on a macro scale [10:59] How we met (I was hired to be the coach of the Association of Women Surgeons’ Signature Speaker Series program, and then…) [14:28] Do industry recruiters or bosses care about your CV? Yes, and no.[16:58] This specific kind of networking was a critical first step[21:43] Converting her CV to a resume, key transferable skills, and my LinkedIn PopUp[27:22] Job descriptions and applications, and the role of internal bias [30:30] There’s a ‘mic drop’ moment right here. (Hint: it’s how professional branding and an opportunity to make that pitch came together for a career changing result)[36:28] Career possibilities are all around you, if you change the way you look [41:17] “But are you still a doctor? Aren’t you walking away from your patients, and all that training?”[47:07] How Dr. Santry’s day-to-day life has changed – big things and little things Links and Resources: The Speaking Rx learn the business of professional public speaking to establish yourself as a thought leader you are, and get paid for your speaking expertiseLinkedIn PopUp – I offer these periodically, so be sure you’re on my email list. That’s really the only way to be sure you get access to the next one. They’re free!Industry Insider - learn exactly how to land a rewarding nonclinical career without a new degree, connections on the inside, prior experience, or a pay cut
Do you want to know how to grow your network fast, especially if you want to take your career in a new direction, or to new heights? Think you have to get lucky to network, or be a natural extrovert? Many people are under the impression that networking is only for chatty extroverts who love small talk and easily manage to meet tons of people. But that’s simply not true. If you’ve had trouble building your network or leveraging your network for professional growth and actual results, this episode is for you.In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:Myth-busting the top 8 networking misconceptions Exactly where and how to find the most useful potential connectionsHow to grow the right network with a deliberate strategy instead of luckToday I'm answering a question about networking. So my listener Jared writes and says, “I want to explore some different careers. But I don't have a network or any existing connections. And there haven't been any in person networking events recently, because of COVID. How can I get started?” So let's talk today about how to get started building a deliberate networking strategy.By the end of this episode, you’ll have a step by step plan that doesn’t require you to be good at small talk or be particularly extroverted. You’ll have a clear understanding of what makes for a successful and optimized strategy and how simple some of these non-negotiable steps make for effective networking connections. In this Episode: [1:12] Industry Insider - learn exactly how to land a rewarding nonclinical career without a new degree, connections on the inside, prior experience, or a pay cut[3:30] Getting clear objectives - what you want to learn and what you want to eventually land[7:00] How to create a connections list and map - and what to do with it[8:50] Don’t underestimate the power of LinkedIn to do heavy work for you[11:20] How to understand the industry, leaders, and culture [14:15] The balanced network - with the right level of influence on and interest in your career[17:50] Plan, plan, plan for results.Links and Resources: TransforMD - a life changing retreat for women physicians who want more from their careers and their lives - it’s time, right now!Industry Insider - learn exactly how to land a rewarding nonclinical career without a new degree, connections on the inside, prior experience, or a pay cutThe Branding Rx 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brand
Ever wondered what recruiters actually do, and whether they can help you? Curious how recruiters help nonclinical physician job seekers, or if recruiters only help companies? If you’re not sure about responding to reaching out to recruiters, especially if you’re looking for a leadership or nonclinical role - this episode is for you.In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:The similarities and differences between the main kinds of recruiters and why it matters to youHow a recruiter can help you, and why they would want toWhat companies want from their retained search firms, and how this impacts your job search When and why you should consider connecting with a recruiterToday’s episode is a Q&A style interview I hosted live in my Women Physician Facebook Group with a physician recruiter. Listen to get the full lowdown on how physicians can best work with recruiters, particularly physicians who are interested in transitioning to nonclinical roles in biotech and in pharma. This advice is applicable and eye opening for any physician anywhere who is engaging with recruiters for the purposes of either getting ahead professionally or making some kind of a change. There are lots of myths and misinformation about recruiters, and today, we’re hearing the truth directly from the source!By the end of this episode, you’ll have a better understanding of what recruiters can actually do for you, how they get compensation (and how that impacts you), the LinkedIn culture of recruiting, and a few red flags to look out for when getting to know recruiters. In this Episode: [02:24] What are the different kinds of recruiters, and what are the differences ? [08:03] How can recruiters help candidates? Why should you use a recruiter?[15:18] Red flags that may indicate an unethical recruiter[17:54] Is the recruiter the gatekeeper for the job? [20:27] The real scoop on LinkedIn and keywords[22:27] Can applicants initiate contact with recruiters? [26:47] Everything's confidential, right? [28:35] Does the recruiter’s fee take a % of the candidate’s compensation offer?[31:53] What does a company generally consider to be a ‘successful hire’?[45:49] Pros and cons to ‘open to work’ on LinkedIn[54:56] Is there truth to the idea that ‘the best jobs don’t need recruiters’? If you love this episode, you’ll really want to check out my top 2 career transition resources:TransforMD - the once-a-year, truly life changing retreat for women physicians who want more from their careers and their lives - limited spots are open right now!Industry Insider - learn exactly how to land a rewarding nonclinical career without a new degree, connections on the inside, prior experience, or a pay cutAlso, be sure to listen to the Nonclinical Careers Playlist for key episodes on this podcast related to resumes, networking, success stories, and more. 
Is financial fear preventing you from making a career change? Do you wonder if you have to take a pay cut to leave clinical medicine? How much do nonclinical jobs pay, anyway?If you feel trapped by student loan debt or the perception that you won’t be able to make a good living as a nonclinical physician, but you desire to pivot into more fulfilling work - this episode is for you.In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:Myths and fears about pay cuts and nonclinical opportunitiesWhy getting an offer before you decide can change your perspectiveEntry level nonclinical careers, and their trajectoriesToday’s episode was inspired by this question from a listener:  “Is it worth it to take a big pay cut for a position in industry, just to ‘get in’...and then do some time and move on up?” Let’s have some real talk about whether it is ‘worth it’ to take a pay cut to make the kind of career shift or change that you hope to make - and, whether you have to take a pay cut at all!By the end of this episode, you’ll have a better understanding of nonclinical salaries, whether the fears around pay cuts are mostly myths, and the tradeoffs you may find in nonclinical career. In this Episode: [1:15] Have a question you’d like me to answer on a future episode? [4:00] Salary numbers don’t reflect your true compensation in a nonclinical job[5:47] A hematologist, a rheumatologist, and an anesthesiologist walk into a room[9:00] The ladder of opportunities for promotion in industry[11:30] What about all that student loan debt?[13:50] Breaking down some self limiting beliefsLinks and Resources: TransforMD - a life changing retreat for women physicians who want more from their careers and their lives - it’s time, right now!
Bad things happen in medicine. For too long, many physicians have felt alone and unsupported when - despite their best efforts - patients have a bad outcome. It’s a reason some leave the profession entirely. But this story will inspire you, and show an example of how this physician turned personal hardship into a new professional path. In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:How tragedy led to the creation of a valuable physician resourceLearning the niche and meeting the needs Shifting from a side gig to a full time professional callingToday’s special guest is Dr. Stacia Dearmin, a coach, a speaker and a consultant who provides support to physicians who have experienced adverse events or malpractice litigation. Listen as she shares the devastating event that changed her life, and her professional calling, forever. By the end of this uplifting episode, you’ll know that you can make something good out of your darkest times. In this Episode: [2:00] Dr. Stacia Dearmin’s story - how it all started[7:00] Realizing the need for education around physician malpractice lawsuits[12:15] From academics to public speaking and online courses[15:40] Stacia’s experience in The Branding Rx AND  The Speaking Rx course[18:00] It’s okay if success doesn't happen overnight[24:10] The evolution from a side project to a full profession[32:00] Keep yourself motivated with this one mindset shiftLinks and Resources: Dr. Stacia’s resourceswww.thrivephysician.comUse code "CAREERRX" for 10% off "Deposition Magic."
Is getting the job you want just a numbers game? Have you heard this - that if you just submit as many applications as possible, you’ll eventually get something? Maybe you feel you’ve already done that, maybe for a very long time, and it still isn’t working out?If you feel you’ve exhausted all your options, done everything you can, are totally frustrated, and ready to give up - this episode is for you.In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:Why successful applicants aren’t playing ‘the numbers game’Three things that are much more important than how many times you applyThe right and wrong ways to network Today’s we're going to be talking about why applying for the job you want is not the numbers game that you've been told. In fact, if you’re just blanketing the internet with applications, that's among the very reasons you're spending way too much time and energy doing the wrong things  - the things that aren’t getting you the results that you want!By the end of this episode, you’ll know how to play the job hunt game the right way. You’ll see how ‘long term’ thinking helps you take better actions in the short term. You’ll also be able to evaluate your current career transition plan, and see if you need to persevere OR press pause and make a totally new plan.In this Episode: [1:00] Wondering if you’ve sent out enough resumes, but running out of new places to submit an application? Start here. [3:00] The fix if you’re feeling burned out, bored, undervalued, or stuck in a toxic work environment - for female physicians only - my retreat in Mexico[6:50] Are you making one (or all) of these career transition mistakes?[10:00] This ‘long term’ strategy helps you take better ‘short term’ actions to get the job you want[13:30] Deliberate planning leads to deliberate results - tough love alert![14:00] Are you really out of options? I doubt it. But ask yourself these questions to be sure[17:50] Stop playing the numbers game - follow this game plan insteadLinks and Resources: TransforMD - a life changing retreat for women physicians who want more from their careers and their lives - it’s time, right now!Industry Insider - learn exactly how to land a rewarding nonclinical career without a new degree, connections on the inside, prior experience, or a pay cutThe Branding Rx 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brand
Feeling conflicted between the path you’re on and a dream you’d love to pursue?  If you’ve ever had a desire that seemed like a pipe dream - just a little bit unrealistic or out of reach - this episode is for you.In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:How this author went from hobby writing and rejection to all-in successShira Shiloah’s shift from repeated rejection to really making it happenThe catalyst that changed everythingToday’s interview with Shira Shiloah, an anesthesiologist and writer of medical thrillers, we discuss how she made her dream a reality  - and how you can do the same. By the end of this episode, you’ll be inspired with a new mindset shift -  shake the feeling of “can't” and turn your dreams into real life. AND, you’ll know that following your passions doesn’t mean giving up medicine (unless you want to).  In this Episode: [0:50] Meet today’s guest, Shira Shiloah[4:15] Going halftime to focus on writing?! For real. [7:50] TransforMD - a life-changing retreat for women physicians [9:37] “I didn't even mention the medical thriller that I wrote, because I wasn't proud of it yet.”[13:40] How Shira took charge of the process and left rejection behind[17:10] What this process can teach you about yourself[23:10] Balancing two careers - how life’s changed since the first book[25:40] Understanding a mindset shift[29:00] A message to all creative women physiciansLinks and Resources: TransforMD - a transformational retreat for women physicians who want moreEmergence by Shira Shiloahwww.shirashiloahmd.com
Want to know how to turn your mile long CV into a nonclinical resume? Not sure how to explain resume career gaps or red flags? Maybe you don’t know what to include - and what to eliminate - for the best chance of a successful career move. If you want to craft the perfect resume for the nonclinical job you really want, this episode is for you.  In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:The importance of your summary statement, and how to get it rightHow to address employment gaps and other potential resume red flagsCommonly included details that you should leave out of your nonclinical resumeTips for how to describe your most important skills on a nonclinical resumeIn today’s interview with Dr. Laura McKain, she explains her process for helping other physicians see how to match their experiences with potential nonclinical careers. She gives us some of her best resume makeover insights, and be sure to check out her ingenious resource for those considering a nonclinical career transition! By the end of this episode, you will have a starting point for writing your nonclinical resume, examples of what to and what not to include, and a bit on the mindset shift for a deeply rewarding physician career.In this Episode: [0:35] Special welcome to Dr. Laura McKain[6:50] Beginning the process of a nonclinical resume[9:35] All about the summary statement [12:20] How to outline your professional history in a way that makes sense for the job you want[18:00] Common mistakes to avoid in your nonclinical resume[21:30] What to do with gaps in employment or experience[23:50] Have a question? Ask it in the Physician Nonclinical Career Hunters Facebook Group[27:40] Turning your unique story into a clear advantage[33:50] Laura’s secret for unlocking the magic resume  wordsLinks and Resources: Nonclinical Career Hunters Facebook GroupGrab Laura’s Swipe File  Industry Insider - what to know about landing a nonclinical career without a new degree, a foot in the door, prior experience, or a pay cutThe Branding Rx 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brand
Think you have to take a step down to move out of clinical medicine? Wondering about administrative or executive nonclinical work? Debating going back to school in pursuit of a nonclinical career shift?If you’d like to explore the many nonclinical physician career possibilities outside of medicine, this episode is for you. In this episode of The Career Rx we’ll discuss:Why getting an MBA shouldn’t be your first stepSimple but effective methods to research non-clinical opportunitiesA variety of key career paths for medical professionalsToday is part 2 of my interview with Dr. John Jurica, that answers some questions about potential non clinical career options, life as a CMO, and the vast resources available to those looking for a positive career change. By the end of this episode, you will have a guide to finding non clinical career paths, realize there's many opportunities you’re already qualified for, and why changing out of clinical jobs can be a step forward instead of down in your professional life.In This Episode: [0:30] Did you catch part 1?[1:20] You’re already qualified for many nonclinical roles, without a new degree[5:00] Identifying the new skills you might need, if any[7:30] Getting lucky vs using a system[9:00] John’s experience as a CMO - and how he got there[10:50] Making a difference as a physician inside and outside the clinic[12:45] Insurance, medical malpractice, speaking, IME, voiceover, movie consulting...[18:40] Can we interview YOU? Looking for great stories to tell[20:00] Check out these resources[21:50] Stepping down from clinical work is a step forward, not a step backLinks and Resources: The Branding Rx 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brandJohn Jurica’s Resources:20 page downloadable guide: 10 Nonclinical Careers You Can Pursue TodayOn demand webinar replay: Best Options for an Interesting and Secure Nonclinical Job 
Interested in a nonclinical career, but not sure what options are out there? Need some ideas on where to start looking for a new career path?  If you’d like to explore the many nonclinical physician career possibilities outside of medicine, this episode with John Jurica is for you. In This Episode of The Career Rx We’ll Discuss:Career options that don’t require a license or board certificationNonclinical physician roles in and outside the hospital settingMedical writing, scientific communications, and the business of CMEToday I have a special guest, Dr. John Jurica, to answer some questions about potential non clinical career options. His expertise in the possibilities out there for doctors looking to change careers is highlighted on his podcast Physician NonClinical Careers where I’ve been a guest before as well. I also credit him with sparking the idea of starting this very podcast. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a clearer understanding of the variety of more flexible options out there for listeners like you looking to transition out of the clinical side of medicine. In this Episode: [1:00] Special welcome to John Jurica[2:50] Cracking open those possibilities[4:40] Is one of these your most pressing question? [6:10] Don’t let lack of board certification hold you back[8:15] Considering medical writing work?[10:30] How to find CME writing opportunities[12:12] Learning to look around you with an open mind[13:30] Exploring medical communications[15:10] There’s a constant demand for this position[17:00] Taking yourself out of the “specialist box”[19:10] Getting tapped to be the expert[20:20] What to ignore during your job searchLinks and Resources: The Branding Rx 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brandJohn Jurica’s Resources:20 page downloadable guide: 10 Nonclinical Careers You Can Pursue TodayOn demand webinar replay: Best Options for an Interesting and Secure Nonclinical Job 
Do you want to join a corporate board but not sure how? You know you can be a great candidate, but not sure how to get a foot in the boardroom?If you’d like some expert guidance on exactly how to become a corporate board director, this episode with guest Jean Rush is for you.In This Episode of The Career Rx We’ll Discuss:What transferable skills to highlight on your board bio and howThe types of programs (formal and informal) available to help get your foot in the doorWhere to find networking opportunities for joining a boardToday is the second part of How to Become A Corporate Board Director with our special guest, Jean Rush. Listen to part 1 here if you haven’t already. Subscribe so you never miss an episode. We talk about exactly how to get those positions on corporate boards that might be for publicly traded companies or private companies, as well as community boards or nonprofit boards. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a detailed understanding of some specific action steps to go about planning your journey towards securing a spot on the board.“I think so many of us underappreciate our transferable skills, especially in medicine.” - Marjorie StieglerIn this Episode: [1:30] Listen to Part 1 Here[2:35] There’s a board out there for you[3:20] Do you understand how your industry works?[5:15] This comes down to personal preference[6:30] Adding positions to your resume[8:30] About board bios and what information they need[10:00] You are not alone in this[12:15] A list of core transferable skills - do you have them?[14:00] Check out the offerings at big business schools[16:05] Explaining angel investment groups - Golden Seeds[18:30] There’s formal training out there, just for you[19:35] You’re going to need a network of contacts[21:55] The last piece of the puzzle - finding a fit for yourself[23:00] Is this company or organization something you believe in?[24:03] Time to start searching for information[25:05] Sharing is caring, just ask[26:16] Connect with Jean (links below)Links and Resources: The Branding Rx 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brandWomen Business Leaders www.wbl.org and www.wblboardprogram.orgNACD: https://www.nacdonline.org/Jean Rush contact information: email me marjorie@marjoriestieglermd.com and I’ll put you in touch!
Interested in becoming a corporate board director, but confused about what experience you need to be a strong candidate? Do you want to join a corporate board but not sure how? If you’ve ever wondered about becoming a corporate board director, this episode is for you.In This Episode of The Career Rx We’ll Discuss:What a corporate board director actually doesThe differences among types of boards and roles within themHow and why you would become a member of the boardToday, I have a special guest, Jean Rush, and we discuss becoming a director on a corporate board: what it is, why you'd want to do it, and how you'd get to do it. She’s a member of 8 boards and gives us an overview of board membership and what it takes to get a seat at the table.Subscribe for next week’s part 2 where we take a deeper dive into becoming a board director.By the end of this episode, you’ll have a better understanding of the roles available on nonprofit and public boards, what categories of experience and skills you need to join a board, and how to lay the foundation to get a seat on the board!“It’s not what you know or even who you know - it’s who knows you, and who thinks about you when opportunities arise” - Marjorie StieglerIn this Episode: [1:05] Introducing guest Jean Rush - former healthcare executive [2:50] Being an attractive and competitive candidate for board service[4:00] What can you bring to the board if you’re not a C-suite exec? Lots![5:50] Decide what you want from the board experience[7:10] You’re a piece of the bigger puzzle - how to position yourself that way[8:00] So, what exactly does a corporate board do? [12:30] “Eyes in and fingers out”[13:15] Transferable skills for your your first board director role[14:25] The networking opportunities that come with board memberships[16:35] It's a service, but it’s not a volunteer job! Board member compensationLinks and Resources: The Branding Rx 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brand
Wondering what future career options are open to you based on your specialty? Does it seem like leadership roles or nonclinical jobs are looking for all kinds of specialties - except yours? Do you feel your medical training is actually limiting your future career?If you’ve ever asked what roles are available to you based on residency training or specialty focus, this episode is for you.In This Episode of The Career Rx We’ll Discuss:How to examine your current environment for potential pathwaysA closer look at the mindset required to create opportunitiesWhy your specialty actually isn’t limiting your optionsToday, we're going to be answering the common question, “what options are open to me in my specialty?” The short answer is that your possibilities are endless. The longer answer (the ‘how to get a nonclinical job’) is exactly what we cover in my course Industry Insider  - we go deep into the specific ways physicians find and create the career opportunities they want most. But today, we’ll cover a few key tips to get you started. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a better outlook on where to find new opportunities, a helpful mindset to set you up for success, and the ideal next steps that don’t require an additional degree.“You have a lot of demonstrated value and talent just by being a physician.” - Marjorie StieglerIn this Episode: [0:35] “What kinds of nonclinical jobs are available for [insert your specialty here]?[2:30] A practical answer and a philosophical approach[5:30] Thinking about the end user - it might be you[6:50] A quick and practical way to identify nonclinical careers that need your expertise[7:15] Don’t come from a mindset of limitation [9:40] What else is needed? [10:35] Is the C-Suite in your future? Plus career options you may not have thought about[11:40] An essential mindset shift[12:00] Don’t miss upcoming episodes - we go deep and detailed on career options[12:40] Industry Insider - what to know about landing a nonclinical career[14:18] Your options really are endless if you change the way you searchLinks and Resources: The Branding Rx 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brandIndustry Insider - what to know about landing a nonclinical career without a new degree, a foot in the door, prior experience, or a pay cut
Wondering if the “Open to Work” feature on LinkedIn will help you shift careers? Will it help recruiters find you, or make you an attractive candidate?If you’re interested in improving your profile to attract recruiters and hiring managers on LinkedIn, this episode is for you. In This Episode of The Career Rx We’ll Discuss:What Open to Work is and why you could use it3 downsides to enabling the Open to Work featureThe qualities recruiters look for in passive candidates Today, we look at the pros and cons of advertising you’re seeking a new job online. I’ll break down 3 reasons why you wouldn't use the “Open to Work” feature on LinkedIn, and point you in some better directions to express that you’re open to looking for new professional opportunities. By the end of this episode, you’ll have a different way to think about the importance of being an attractive “passive candidate” and you’ll know what you can do actively to stand out on LinkedIn.“The people who are sometimes the most successful and most attractive, passive candidates aren't actually being all that passive.” - Marjorie StieglerIn this Episode: [1:10] This question comes up a lot in my course Industry Insider[1:33] What is Open to Work?[2:30] Why this feature is even a feature[3:10] It’s like the Bat-Signal, everyone can see it [4:40] Optimizing your LinkedIn profile for recruiters[5:55] Are you a passive candidate?[7:10] Why being nonchalant might land you a new career[8:20] Expanding your network = expanding your opportunities[9:30] Take this step first when looking for new employment[10:40] Keeping your LinkedIn profile update for emergenciesLinks and Resources: The Branding Rx 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brandEpisode 33 - Reinventing Yourself and Creating Your Own LuckEpisode 42 - Annual Review That Actually Advances Your Career Episode 49 - LinkedIn Skills and Endorsements: Why They MatterEpisode 58 - Three Steps to Moving Up at Work
Should doctors be on Clubhouse? What are the advantages of Clubhouse for physicians and can you use Clubhouse for professional purposes? Not sure how to find the people and events that interest you on Clubhouse, or what to do once you’ve found them?If you’re interested in using Clubhouse professionally but not sure how to get started, this episode is for you. In This Episode of The Career Rx We’ll Discuss:Step by step instruction on getting an invite and searching for people or clubsThe basic etiquette of communicating within the appClubhouse pros and cons (and some workaround tips)Today’s we cover how to use Clubhouse specifically for non clinical doctors, how to find your colleagues who are in leadership or healthcare industry or other non clinical roles, and how to find relevant topics and clubs within the Clubhouse social media platform.By the end of this episode, you’ll have a clear understanding of how to get started on Clubhouse, how to find and join a room within a club, and how to connect with people you ‘meet’ on Clubhouse.“My most important advice is don't worry - there’s no ‘wrong way’, and it’s fun!” - Marjorie StieglerIn this Episode: [0:45] This is recorded from a Facebook Live[3:10] Clubhouse isn’t very intuitive (yet - it’s still in beta!)[4:30] How to get started and the right way to get an invitation[6:30] ‘Swipe right’ - what it means on Clubhouse[7:40] Find me on Clubhouse! (Non Clinical Doctors)[8:15] Searching by keywords, names, and even emojis[9:20] How to get notified about events[11:40] Explaining clubs vs rooms[12:20] Click the green dot[13:25] But there’s no chat! (Do this instead)[14:05] What to do once you’re in[16:00] How to join and talk in a room (going on ‘stage’)[17:15] It’s okay to just listen[18:50] Don’t worry about it - it’s fun![20:45] Clubhouse stays on in the background[21:50] Twitter’s rolling out this new feature[22:50] Advantages of the Clubhouse venue[25:00] Unfiltered conversations - pro or con?[26:40] Making a more direct connectionLinks and Resources: The Branding Rx 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brandClubhouse: Non Clinical Doctors ClubPhysician NonClinical Career Hunters - Facebook GroupEpisode 54: Can Clubhouse Help Your Career?
Ever wonder how to respond when someone takes credit for your work? In meetings, does a boss or colleague often restate your ideas as their own? What should you do when someone takes credit for your ideas?Having a coworker take credit for your ideas is a common experience, and it’s tricky to manage well. If you’ve ever had someone else take credit for your ideas or work, this episode is for you. In This Episode of The Career Rx We’ll Discuss:5 ways to respond when a boss or coworker takes credit for your ideas or workHow to respond while preserving professional relationships and assuming good intentWhy it matters if you get credit and visibility for your workToday’s topic is what to do when other people take credit for your ideas. This question came up in a LinkedIn group for women physicians in industry and it resonated with a lot of other people during one of our recent calls. If you’re a woman physician in pharma, medical device, or biotech, come join us! If not, but you aspire to transition to an industry career, click here.By the end of this episode, you’ll be armed with five ways to handle situations in which someone claims your ideas or work as their own, whether it is deliberate or not. “You bring a lot of value to the table, and you deserve to be recognized for it.” - Marjorie StieglerIn this Episode: [0:30] Find me on Clubhouse! (Non Clinical Doctors)[1:20] Women Physicians in Industry - join me on LinkedIn[3:00] Identifying with your superior affirming your ideas[4:10] The direct approach - execute with tact![6:10] Set yourself up to be heard beforehand[7:20] Be the example[8:50] Give more detail, depth to support your thought process[10:30] Confronting but not confrontational[11:40] Asking for feedback (no, really!)[12:50] Saving the best for last - you really need to hear this one[14:15] Ensuring you have professional visibility and recognitionLinks and Resources: The Branding Rx 18 hours of CME, mastering digital strategies for advancing your career, building your business, and growing your professional brandClubhouse: Non Clinical Doctors ClubLinkedIn group for women physicians in industryIndustry Insider - what to know about landing a nonclinical career without a new degree, a foot in the door, prior experience, or a pay cut
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