Twenty years is a long time but these CHG Healthcare colleagues make it look easy. Take a look at their advice on building successful, rewarding careers at CHG.
Mindy Swensen is a senior sales leader with CompHealth, part of the CHG Healthcare family of brands.
When it comes to sharing her favorite work memory, Mindy says there are just too many to choose from. “President’s Club trips, one-on-one pedicures with friends, specialty conferences. The one thing they all have in common are the amazing people I’ve been lucky enough to work with,” she shares.
Mindy says early in her career it was tough to take feedback. She was frustrated or defensive when receiving coaching. Now it’s a different story. “Once I realized that all these people around me truly cared about me and were genuinely trying to help me, I looked at feedback in a completely different way," she says. “Feedback is a gift!”
Building a career
It was 1998 and Jenn Hansen was a freshman in college. She got a job as a temp with CHG. Her first full-time job with the company came shortly after as an administrative assistant at CompHealth. Twenty years later she’s the Salesforce administrator.
“I love that I’ve been able to experience so many different job opportunities while staying at the same company,” Jenn says.
And she’s been learning all the way. Her advice: “Embrace the really hard times. My first two years in IT were the hardest work years I’ve ever had,” she shares. “But I learned more in those two years than I did in college.”
Jenn says another career bonus for her has been the friends she’s made along the way. “I’ve met my best friends here,” Jenn explains.
Curiosity is key
Jeff Gwilliam and his wife, Sarah, were looking to leave the Bay Area and relocate to Utah. Sarah started scanning the newspaper want ads. When she found a listing for an assistant controller position at CHG, Jeff decided to go for it.
Today he’s the vice-president II of financial management. “We are responsible for financial reporting and analysis, annual budgets, projections, external financial reporting, treasury, annual financial audit, and providing insight and support for decision making throughout the company,” he explains.
“I am very fortunate to work with a group of bright, hardworking, and fun people,” Jeff shares. “Even after 20 years I learn something new just about every day.”
Jeff says some of his favorite CHG memories are times with his team: getting ready for Halloween, hitting tough deadlines, and competing together in Ragnar, an overnight team trail running relay race.
The key to success, he says, is being curious. “By asking questions you’ll learn and find projects or positions that interest you. Then ask to get involved in work that you find interesting,” he offers. “Relationships are critical for success and happiness so invest time and effort in developing and maintaining relationships with a broad group of people.”
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