Search Strategy

Discovery Resource # ST-05
Resource Topic: Search Strategy
Planning Tools: Survival Tool
Career Phase: Search & Interview
Description: Are you as prepared as you think to begin the job search process on your own? Let us help get you get where you want to go!
Maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your search by identifying your resources, understanding your obstacles, and organizing the tools at your disposal to maximize your job search..
  • he user will be able to integrate their understanding of job search resources and networks; personal core values, mission and vision into their job search strategy.
  • Identify and leverage specific channels/networks for their job search.
  • Build a foundation that incorporates their core values, mission and vision into their job search utilizing available data.
Author: Julia Zimmerman
Julia Zimmerman,
Vice President, SwedishAmerican Medical Group BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

As a member of the leadership team of SwedishAmerican Health System, Julia directs physician recruitment and retention and serves as administrator of employed physician services. In 1993, she led the development of SwedishAmerican Medical Group (SAMG) with the acquisition of 23 local physicians. With a focus on physician leadership, SAMG has grown to over 190 employed providers and is the most-preferred group in northern Illinois.

According to Julia, “After an intense and comprehensive interview process, our physicians become members of the SwedishAmerican family, not just new employees. We foster long-term relationships with comprehensive orientation and mentoring programs, on-site child care and sick-child care, and even a concierge service. These unique benefits help us attract and retain great candidates and help them balance success at work and at home.”
Author: Vickie Austin
Vickie Austin, speaker, business and career coach, founder of CHOICES Worldwide
Ms. Austin is a graduate of Arizona State University and holds an Executive Master of Global Management from Thunderbird School of Management. Vickie founded CHOICES Worldwide in 1997 to offer strategic planning to entrepreneurs, executives and individuals in career transition. Prior to establishing her firm, Vickie covered the health beat for a daily newspaper, worked for Modern Healthcare magazine and served in a variety of marketing roles for hospital systems including American Medical International (AMI), Scottsdale Memorial Health Systems, Inc., Humana, Inc. and Wheaton Franciscan Services, Inc. Her articles have appeared in the National Business Employment Weekly, New Perspectives and career sites of the Wall Street Journal.
She is the author of the book Circles of Gold: Honoring Your Network for Business and Career Success. When Vickie isn’t writing, speaking or coaching, she loves to read, sing and spend time with family and friends.