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Workforce ConneXtions: Resources to Prepare for the Workplace of Tomorrow

Moving your career forward requires putting your best effort into professional growth - from new entrants to experienced executives. Seize this chance to get practical knowledge, build your network, and gain an edge for your career. Investing in your development now will pay dividends for your future.

 

🗓️  Wed. March 13 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
📍  On-site W110A

No matter where you are in your career, putting your best foot forward is key to reaching your professional aims. The Workforce ConneXtions at HIMSS24 will give you the tools, resources, and learning opportunities to get you ready whether you're just starting out, an advanced executive, or somewhere in the middle. Don't miss this opportunity to gain practical knowledge, connect with industry leaders, and gain a competitive advantage for you and your career.

Highlights

  • Master in-demand trends, opportunities, and skills for career growth
  • Optimize your resume and LinkedIn profile to get noticed and land interviews
  • Receive career advisement that targets and sets clear, achievable goals and benchmarks
  • Curate a network of meaningful professional relationships and connections that foster growth
Education Sessions & Events
Emerging Healthcare Leaders Posters on Display

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Explore a variety of peer-reviewed poster presentations on current topics of interest. Presenters will be available to discuss their work from 12:00 pm -1:00 pm, and posters will remain on display throughout the day.

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Professional Headshot | Portrait Studio

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Get a free professional headshot at the conference for your work, LinkedIn, resume, or other personal branding needs. Digital copies of the photos will be provided after the event.

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Crafting Excellence through Internships, Mentorships, and Personal Branding

10:00 am - 10:50 am

This session is designed to empower future health information professionals. Participants will explore how to maximize internship opportunities, leverage mentorship for career growth, and develop a standout personal brand in the healthcare sector. This interactive panel offers practical strategies, industry insights, and networking opportunities, providing essential tools for aspiring health information specialists to build a successful, impactful career in this rapidly evolving field. 

Learning Objectives

1. Identify the significance of internships in the health information sector to fully capitalize on them to advance your career, including the selection of best opportunities, development strategies to excel, and understanding workplace culture

2. Recognize mentorship dynamics by gaining insights into finding and engaging with mentors, including learning how to foster productive mentor-mentee relationships that support professional growth and skill development in the health information field

3. Discover the key components of building a strong personal brand along with effectively communicating unique skills and expertise, and crafting a professional online presence

4. Apply effective networking for career growth by utilizing tips for connecting with industry professionals, participating in relevant events, and using social media platforms to enhance professional visibility

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Resume Review/LinkedIn Profile Review

10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get free resume and LinkedIn profile reviews from career experts. These 10-minute sessions will provide helpful feedback and suggestions to improve your materials. To have your resume or CV critiqued, please bring two printed copies with you. Space is limited, so sessions are first-come, first-served.

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Career Advisement

10:00 am – 12:00 pm & 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Receive personalized career advice in 20-minute sessions. Discuss your goals and receive guidance on next steps. Be prepared to talk about your career path and aspirations. Bring two copies of your resume/CV to review. Space is limited, so sessions are first-come, first-served.

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Emerging Healthcare Leaders Poster Sessions: Meet the Authors

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Have the chance to meet the authors of the peer-reviewed posters with Q & A on various topics of interest.

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Empathy in the Workplace: An Overview

1:00 pm – 1:50 pm

With multiple generations working side-by-side in the workplace, adopting a posture of empathy will contribute to a positive workplace culture.  Embracing the principles of empathetic leadership can foster a myriad of positive characteristics that can help establish meaningful connections, trust, and strong relationships.   

Learning Objectives

1. Define the purpose, the benefits, and the positive impacts resulting from establishing a culture of empathetic leadership

2. Identify examples of empathetic leadership styles

3. Develop an action plan to establish a culture of empathy

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Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Job Search

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

Make the most of today's technology and leverage modern AI toolslike ChatGPT for mock interviews with a career coach and authentically highlight your distinct background and abilities to differentiate yourself from others. Refine your resume to emphasize your qualifications for each position and prepare customized responses to expected interview questions. Send appreciative follow-up notes after interviews and conduct market research for typical pay for the role so you can negotiate a fair salary if offered the job. Make full use of these modern technologies and best practices when job hunting to set yourself apart from other applicants.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify AI tools and techniques to sharpen your interview skills with a coach and highlight your specific experiences to stand out

2. Construct tailored responses to likely interview questions and optimize your resume for each application

3. Differentiate yourself from others and send thoughtful follow-up notes after interviews

4. Research typical pay ranges for the position so you can negotiate fairly if offered the job, advocating for compensation aligned with your experience and value

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