Category Archive: Careers

Job Search: Why Details are Important

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You have likely heard the phrase “the devil is in the details,” which suggests the importance of paying attention to the details of a project because this is typically where mistakes happen.

This phrase should be kept top of mind for job seekers in the job search process. After all, a small mistake in a resume or job application can be the difference between landing an interview and ending up in the “No” pile.

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Crafting a Cover Letter

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After the resume, a cover letter is the next most important career document.

A well-crafted cover letter will tell your story. Ideally it will describe your key skills, accomplishments and showcase why you are the ideal person for the job. This might sound like a daunting task, but with some key information and a basic outline, you will be able to add an awesome cover letter to any job application.

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Tailored Resumes: Physical/Occupational Therapist & Athletic Trainers

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Drafting a strong resume is important, but tailoring that resume to the career you’re looking to get hired into can help you stand out from the pack and land an interview.

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10 Things Employees Love About Working at Athletico

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Athletico is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, and we couldn’t have made it this far without the strengths of our talented employees and leaders.

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The Job Search: Resume Basics

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A solid resume is one of the most important tools to have in your belt when conducting your job search and building your career. This document is a snapshot of your qualifications and the first glimpse an employer has of you. Here are some tips to make an outstanding first impression:

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The Job Search: Doing Your Research

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If you thought your days of research were finished when you turned in that last school paper, you may want to reevaluate.

Conducting research during the job search can be one of the best investments you make in yourself. Whether you’re looking for a new position or wanting to change industries, a little time spent gathering information can go a long way.

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4 Ways to Prepare for the Physical Therapy Board Exam

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Three years of school, clinicals and countless hours of studying will culminate in a few short days with the physical therapy board exam. As a physical therapy student, this is what you’ve been working toward and we at Athletico would like to wish you luck as you prepare to take the Physical Therapy Boards.

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On the Road with U.S. Soccer

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Editor’s Note: Athletico has been a partner of U.S. Soccer for more than 10  years. As the Official Provider of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training to the organization, Athletico provides athletic training support for all of the men’s and women’s soccer teams, which includes traveling with the teams both domestically and internationally. This special blog post will chronicle our athletic trainers’ experiences both on and off the field traveling with these teams. (more…)

Meet Athletico Athletic Trainer Tony Garofalo

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The Athletic Training Program has been a cornerstone for Athletico Physical Therapy since Mark Kaufman founded the company 22 years ago. Affiliations now include all of the major professional teams in Chicago, as well as thirteen colleges, seventy nine high schools, the US Soccer Federation and multiple elite affiliates. The most senior of Athletico’s 200+ athletic trainers (ATs) is Tony Garofalo, ATC, who has 43 years of experience including his service as the Chicago Cubs Head Athletic Trainer from 1977 though 1986. During his illustrious career Tony has worked in the high school, college, professional, elite, and clinical settings and is a member of the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA), St. Benedict University, and St. Louis University Halls of Fame.  He is also a founding partner of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS). We caught up with Tony and asked him about the highlights of his career. (more…)

Working with the Pros: Keeping the Fire on the Field

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Athletico’s Jake Bronowski has scored won of the most sought after positions in the massage world: he is the team massage therapist for the Chicago Fire of Major League Soccer. He is a highly skilled and experienced massage therapist and is well-deserving of this role. Working so closely with these elite athletes is a fun and rewarding experience for Jake, and he states that developing relationships with everyone involved in the Fire organization is the best part!

Jake was kind enough to answer my questions about what it is like to work with this very special population. (more…)

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