If you are looking for a job in healthcare business or administration, there are some new trends that you would do well to incorporate into your resume. Resumes these days are only attractive to future employers when they demonstrate that you not only have gone to college and shown you can pass classes and graduate (regardless of the major) but that you also have the capacity to think outside the box quickly and come to good conclusions. The reason for this is the future of healthcare is riddled with unknowns. What skills will be necessary will continue to be accounting, operations, IT and medical terminology……but how you will use those skills will be changing. Your ability to change with healthcare is critical.
Here are some ideas on what the attributes that will be required in the future:
- The right motivation – setting the right goals then a high level of commitment
- Curiosity – open to change and learning
- Insight – ability to see beyond the obvious in both data and people
- Engagement – the ability to connect with and engage people
- Determination – set high goals and not shrinking from adversity
How to best demonstrate these qualities in a resume will be your first challenge. Being able to convey the message of innovation and determination will go a long way towards impressing a future boss. Exhibiting curiosity and insight will take creativity and thought.
Knowing your potential, not your past is what future bosses are looking to see. Experience can either demonstrate being stuck or being motivated. It’s all in how you demonstrate that experience.
The business of healthcare in the future will necessitate change, mobile solutions and patient engagement for healthier outcomes. How you get there will become the biggest challenge of the 20 years. How you get there cost effectively with an aging population, fewer contributors and smaller workforce is the commission of the next century.