UnitedHealth Group Has 3,200 Job Openings
UnitedHealth Group, like so many players in the health care space, is in a hiring mode. Right now, UnitedHealth told Fortune, it has 3,200 openings across the nation, with the biggest demand in information technology and clinical practices.
Essentially, the company puts the burden on you to figure out what it's looking for in candidates. That is, it's not spelling out what the success factors are in that corporate culture. Sure, it hammers that its mission is helping human beings live healthier lives -- but that's quite abstract.
To gain a more concrete handle on what a job applicant should be bringing, it is useful to gather information not issued by UnitedHealth but about it. Yes, research features, commentary and security analysts deconstruction of where UnitedHealth was, where it is now, and where it wants to be. Ask what is the competition now and what kind of competition is emerging. How could technology be a game changer? Then connect the dots as to what kind of employee can create the most value.
Jane Genova http://janegenova.com began focusing on transitions when the academic market collapsed as she was writing her dissertation in linguistics and literature at the University of Michigan. After re-establishing herself in the public relations industry, she gradually published on the subject. Her first piece was on The Professional Woman in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. Since then, she co-authored the book THE CRITICAL 14 YEARS OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL LIFE and myriad e-books and articles on career subjects ranging from emotional intelligence to aging. In the 1980s she attempted another change by attending Harvard Law School. She didn’t complete the degree but channeled that experience into maintaining a legal blog [http://lawandmore.typepad.com] housed at the Library of Congress.