Healthcare, It's What We Do
By now, you probably know that Online Job Tour is an actual U.S. patented invention. The story of our company started after the death of our founder’s father. In 2000, this tragedy fell upon Carl Brickman and his family after his father died during an outpatient hospital procedure. Through a series of events and choices, Carl later found himself in medical recruiting.
With his experience in technology sales, on Wall Street, and in commercial real estate – all intensely competitive fields, Carl noticed shortcomings in how healthcare employers sold their careers, and he also understood how technology would impact career search – In 2000, just 60 million had a high speed Internet connection but Carl saw a future when almost every jobseeker would have broadband. He invented Online Job Tour to offset those employer shortcomings while making their careers attractive, with a system/method was computer/web-based.
Online Job Tour makes a difference! Online Job Tour was first used when Carl was a headhunter, and eventually led to assisting clients with challenging physician recruiting openings – he focused on cardiology and oncology physician recruiting for practices and hospitals.
Carl found a place of comfort for himself, knowing that his work was ultimately helping his clients to serve their patients and their families.
Mayor Powers’ mother meant everything to him, and that was his motivation for welcoming us
Jess Powers is Mayor of Coeburn, Virginia, a fascinating town in the southwestern part of the state which is known as “The Coalfields.” A nuclear engineer by trade, he returned to his hometown from Washington, DC to care for his mother, who had been diagnosed with cancer.
Mayor Powers not only spent three hours hosting us on our production visit to Coeburn, but invited us back to Lay’s Hardware that night, for a Bluegrass show. After taking us through his community and after dinner, we thanked him for his generous hospitality and he took Carl aside and shared with him the story of his mother, who died from the disease, and who would have to go months without seeing a physician because of the shortage of specialists.
He told us that he felt a need to contribute to our production because he wanted to have a positive impact on the healthcare of others, even if all he could do was treat us kindly, and answer our questions.
Mayor Powers found a place of comfort for himself, knowing that his contribution meant something to us, and we were excited to reassure him that he was helping our client to bring physicians to his community.
Carl Brickman’s father meant everything to him, and this connects us to many others, like Mayor Powers
Carl Brickman, Sr., was a dedicated husband and father who grew his career as a general manager and consultant in the field of consumer metallurgy, working with companies such as Anheuser-Busch, and Reynolds Aluminum. Carl called himself a “can man,” as a great deal of his career was in aluminum can manufacturing. He was known for his integrity and sense of humor. A general manager before his consulting, he had a nickname for all his employees, family friends, and kids in the neighborhood.
His famous advice was “if there’s buckets of crap everywhere, at least put it in a row and make it look nice!” He drove his son’s basketball team to games in the Brickman family van and was affectionately known as “Mr. Brick.” His prized possessions were his 1964 Corvette convertible, and his wife, who objected to being called a possession.
After a successful organ transplant surgery, Carl died in aftercare during a procedure to drain excess fluids from his body when an intern accidentally punctured an artery, causing internal bleeding.
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Dr. Ben Johnston, Abingdon, Virginia
Mayor Powers and our founder, Carl, Jr., made a friendship and a connection that day, and this story is more common than you might think when we visit our clients and meet their awesome friends and patient families, who share similar stories, that motivate us to tears, and drive our passion to support our clients. It is this kind of reception that we typically receive when we reach out to community leaders of the clients we are representing, for their help, to produce our work.
We need help to do what we do. We humbly ask for it. In the medical field and around it, people often put the needs of others before themselves. That's more inspiring than almost anything. And that’s why we focus on healthcare.