Category: Workforce Recruitment

Charting Your Public Health Career Path

Course Objective

  • List the key steps in the career decision-making process 
  • List the three main types of criteria to consider when choosing a career  
  • List at least 2 job types in public health that you wish to explore 
  • List three sources of information you can use when exploring careers 

Date: June 30, 2024

Presenters:
Heather Krasna, PhD, EdM, MS
 
Associate Dean, Career Services and Professional Development, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University 


There are so many different career paths in public health, it can be hard to know where to start. This training will help you assess what is important to you, what skills you like to use, and what kinds of organizations do the work you care about in public health. 

Secrets of the Government Job Search: How to Apply for Local & State Health Department Jobs

Course Objective

  • Describe what a local or state public health department does (civics lesson) 
  • List three reasons why job seekers might want to work in a health department 
  • List three ways a government resume and application process may be different from other sectors 
  • Describe how civil service exams are conducted and how to prepare for an exam 
  • Explain how to maximize your chances of being selected for an interview when completing application essays or questionnaires 
  • List hiring preferences that may apply to health departments 
  • Explain how to prepare for an interview in local or state government 

Date: June 30, 2024

Presenters:
Heather Krasna, PhD, EdM, MS
 
Associate Dean, Career Services and Professional Development, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University 


This training provides information and tips on how to apply for jobs in local and state government health departments.

Recruitment and Retention in Public Health

Course Objectives

  • List the six steps in the recruitment process
  • List tools you can use to prioritize the positions you need to fill
  • Describe how diversity, equity, and inclusion are part of each step of the recruitment and retention process
  • Explain the importance of a well-written job description, and how a description is different from a job posting or job advertisement
  • Describe the basics of recruitment marketing and employer branding
  • Identify at least three potential partners for developing recruitment partnerships
  • Explain how to improve communications with job candidates
  • List key elements of onboarding and retention

Date: July 1, 2023


In this self-paced module course, Dr. Heather Krasna, Associate Dean, Career Services and Professional Development at the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, provides a crash course on recruitment and retention of new hires, from start to finish.

Region 2 Public Health Training Center