This hands-on, intensive workshop will show physicians contemplating a career change how to locate and land lucrative non-clinical positions. The focus is on finding and landing jobs paying as much or more than clinical medicine. The course will conclude with each physician drafting a customized action plan of how they will find and land their first high-paying non-clinical job. The material in this preconference is NOT covered in the main conference.
Friday, October 20, 2017 Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center, Rosemont, IL.
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At the Completion of this Dynamic Interactive Workshop, You Will be Able to:
• Identify and persuasively articulate your strongest, most marketable skills.
• Determine what specific career options are available to physicians with your preferences, values, and skills.
• Learn what non-clinical careers are the best fit to your personality.
• Nail your job interviews.
• Understand what alternative and non-traditional careers pay.
• Build a constantly-expanding network.
• Form an action plan to start your new career.
Location/Hotel Accommodations: How to Find and Land High Paying Non-Clinical Jobs will be held at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center,in the Village of Rosemont, IL. This full service “fly in fly out” property is easily accessible to Chicago’s O’Hare airport and provides complimentary 24 hour shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport. SEAK has secured a special group rate of $149/night for single occupancy. Rooms are limited and this rate expires on October 11, 2017. To make your reservations, please call 877-337-5793 and refer to the SEAK Group rate or click here.
Registration Information: Tuition is $495 until August 16, 2017, $545 August 17, 2017–October 11, 2017, $595 After October 11, 2017.
Cancellations: Conference cancellations received in writing prior to October 11, 2017 will receive a full tuition refund. Persons cancelling on or after October 11, 2017 will receive a full tuition credit.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is the material covered in this preconference covered in the main conference?
A. No, this is unique content not covered in the main conference.
Q. How does this preconference fit in with the main conference?
A. The preconference sets up the career specific talks in the main conference and "connects the dots." It will also allow you to do a far better job networking at the conference and interviewing with the employers and recruiters.
Q. How many attendees also sign up for this preconference?
A. A large percentage.
Q. Should I just take this preconference and forgo the main conference?
A. Not unless you have no other choice. Only attending the main conference will allow you to obtain specific information on over 50 different careers, provides you the opportunity for 1-1 mentoring, and gives you the opportunity to interview for open jobs with recruiters and employers.
Q. Will the main conference recruiters, mentors, faculty and employers be available at this preconference?
A. No, they are only available at the main conference.
Steven Babitsky, Esq. is a former trial lawyer who has trained thousands of physicians in the past 30 years. He has over 35 years of experience as a professional negotiator, has himself successfully made the switch from practicing law to a non-clinical career, and is an expert in networking, running a small business, medical-legal opportunities for physicians, responding to tough questions, persuasion skills, consulting, publishing, and turning ideas into money. He is the co-author of the book Non-Clinical Careers for Physicians. (www.nonclinicalcareers.com)
Michael J. McLaughlin, MD is co-founder of Peloton Advantage, a medical communications company. He received degrees from Harvard College and Columbia University. After four years as a plastic surgeon and hand specialist, he networked through a career change into medical communications. Along the way, he also founded Physician Renaissance Network (PRNresource.com), a free resource for doctors with non-clinical careers and interests, and wrote the book Do You Feel Like You Wasted All That Training? He wrote the medical thriller, Extinction, and collaborated with Dr. N. Michael Caputo on the innovative and controversial story, The Satin Strangler Blogs.
Charlotte Weeks is an executive career coach and professional resume writer. She is the CEO of Weeks Career Services and the Past President of the National Resume Writers’ Association. Ms. Weeks is a Certified Career Management Coach, a Nationally Certified Resume Writer, and a Certified Professional Resume Writer. Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Weeks worked in Human Resources at the American Medical Association. She is the author of the books, I Want to Work in an Association – Now What??? and 101 Ways to Enhance Your Career, has contributed to the books Resumes That Pop, Step-by-Step Cover Letters, and The Twitter Job Search Guide, has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, and has made numerous media appearances.
James J. Mangraviti, Jr., Esq. is the co-founder and co-seminar leader of SEAK’s annual Non-Clinical Careers for Physicians Conference. He is the co-author of the book Non- Clinical Careers for Physicians (www.nonclinicalcareers.com) and the article The Biggest Mistakes Physicians Make When Transitioning to a Non-Clinical Career. Jim is a highly experienced presenter who has trained thousands of physicians on topics including expert witnessing, non-clinical careers, negotiating, writing, and how to supplement clinical income. He currently serves as a Principal of SEAK, Inc. an ACCME accredited continuing education, training, consulting, and publishing firm. In addition to his teaching and writing, Jim has mentored numerous physicians. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston College and a cum laude graduate of Boston College Law School.
SCHEDULE, Friday, October 20, 2017
8:00–8:30 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30–9:15 Available Jobs and Where to Find Them
The faculty will review many of the financially and personally rewarding non-clinical career areas available to physicians including: consulting, education, management, biotechnology, public service, insurance, utilization review, forensic examinations and consultation, entrepreneur/business owner, media, writing, association and non-profit management, occupational health, and many more. The faculty will also disclose how to best find high paying non-clinical positions. Each field will be evaluated according to potential earnings, need to travel, location, whether work can be from home, and which physicians tend to be the best fit in the field. Questions and Answers
9:15–10:15 Selling Yourself and Leveraging Your Medical Degree and Experience
In this segment, the faculty will begin by utilizing a demonstration with a volunteer attendee to show the absolute importance of being able to sell yourself. Attendees will then learn specific techniques (with examples) on how to persuasively and confidently articulate how their skills, education, and experience as medical doctors should be characterized as talents that any employer would seek. Attendees will be provided with an extensive set of “talking points” that they can use to help articulate their transferable skills and why an employer should hire them. Questions and Answers
10:15–10:30 BREAK AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY
10:30–11:15 The Truth About Non-Clinical Career Transition for Physicians
Dr. McLaughlin will recount his path from a practicing surgeon to a non-clinical executive, to becoming the owner of his own highly successful medical communications company. He will explain his successful methodology for career transition and offer frank comments about the process of transition, the time it takes, what sacrifices need to be made, and common issues physicians run into during transition. Questions and Answers
11:15–12:00 How You Can Transition and How Others Have Transitioned
This segment will focus on identifying which careers you would most want, positioning yourself for your chosen career and landing your first job. The faculty will utilize and open for discussion numerous concise case studies of physicians who have successfully made the switch to a high paying non-clinical career. Included in each case study is the personal and professional background of the physician, what they were looking for, how they found it, and most importantly, the valuable lessons which should be learned from the examples. Questions and Answers
12:00–1:00 LUNCH WITH FACULTY PROVIDED
1:00–2:00 How to Define Your Personal Brand and Express it on Your Resume
The faculty will explain what a personal brand is and how a personal brand should be used to distinguish yourself from the competition. The faculty will present a methodology for determining your personal brand and show attendees how to best express that brand on your resume. The faculty will provide practical, proven suggestions for drafting a more attractive resume. Questions and Answers
Faculty will discuss how to start networking, the process to utilize, getting people to talk to you and help you, the questions to ask during your call, and the methods to use for follow-up. Questions and Answers
2:30–2:45 BREAK AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY
2:45–3:45 Excelling at Your Job Interview
This segment will consist of numerous mock interviews with volunteer attendees. The aim is constructive critique to help dramatically improve performance. The faculty will review 12 rules for interviewing, such as 1) “Listen 80%/Talk 20%,” 2) “No negatives about anything,” and 3) “More good than bad.” Participants will learn to use “closing comments” to create lasting positive impressions. The group will review and learn to answer the 25 most difficult interview questions, including 1) “Why did you leave?” 2) “How are you different?” and 3) “What do you earn?” The faculty will discuss strategies for group interviews and learn the full power of thank you notes. Attendees will be encouraged to “start the job before you are hired,” and learn when and how to use references. Questions and Answers
3:45–4:30 Your Action Plan to Land Your First Non-Clinical Job
An action plan is a one-page document detailing how you are going to find your new job. During this module the faculty will review sample action plans that can be used to find non-clinical careers. Attendees will be asked to draft their own action plans which will then be discussed and critiqued. Questions and Answers
What past attendees have said:
“Inspirational, wish I was here 20 years ago”
“Informative, eye opening, motivating”
“Absolutely excellent–exceeded my expectation”
“Lots of helpful information on where to start”
“Could not have planned it better to fit my needs”
“Encouraging, more uplifting than I expected”
“Excellent seminar to provide a much needed roadmap for a Non clinical transition”
“Excellent, highly effective”
“Seminar was informative with concrete information – recommendations from MD who has transitioned as well career counseling was great”
“Very good – dynamic speakers relevant information”
“I appreciate specific, detailed advice. Pros and cons, do’s and don’ts, specific website/articles/books to refer to.”
“Outstanding, excellent ideas”
“Thank you! I appreciate all the work and insight reflected in the presentations and smooth organization of the conference.”
“The supportive attitude was appreciated and made me feel empowered”
“Fantastic. Really appreciate casual atmosphere and ability/time of speakers to ask questions.”
“There was a lot of useful information presented to get us going on the way to an alternate career.”
“Very thoughtful, optimistic.”
“Wonderful, stimulating, useful.”
“Excellent start to transition”
“Absolutely excellent- exceeded my expectation”
“The seminar was inspiring and is a very good starting point to show me how to make my goals more concrete. I fee encouraged that I can make a transition.”