Archive for July, 2010

Healthcare IT Employers ~ Are You Hiring Talent or Filling a Job Opening? Part II

Healthcare IT Employers ~ Are You Hiring Talent or Filling a Job Opening? Part II

Posted on29. Jul, 2010 by .

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In Part 1 of this posting, I discussed how hiring managers who excel in attracting and landing top talent are always on the lookout for the ideal person who can step into one of their key roles regardless of whether there is a current opening. These hiring leaders are always working on their short list […]

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UIC Master of Science in Health Informatics: First in the Nation to Receive Prestigious CAHIIM Accreditation

UIC Master of Science in Health Informatics: First in the Nation to Receive Prestigious CAHIIM Accreditation

Posted on28. Jul, 2010 by .

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If you receive the Healthcare IT Central Weekly Job Alert email (and if not, I personally invite you to!), you’ve no doubt heard me rave about the University of Illinois at Chicago’s online Informatics programs, for everything about UIC (from their stellar Website to the quality of their faculty to the fact that they were […]

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The Importance of Mentoring

The Importance of Mentoring

Posted on26. Jul, 2010 by .

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In my job as a Coach, I stress the importance of being a mentor in your professional environment and the importance of mentoring in any organization. To quote myself from the pages of my book, “In my opinion, coaching and mentoring are one of the primary reasons that God put us on this Earth.”

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Healthcare IT Boot Camp – Immersive, Intensive, Immediate

Healthcare IT Boot Camp – Immersive, Intensive, Immediate

Posted on23. Jul, 2010 by .

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As the demand for Healthcare IT professionals heats up, the candidate landscape is also becoming more competitive.  As a job seeker, certifications are a sure way to get a leg up on the competition.  In addition to the specific vendor certifications, which we all know are extremely desirable, two other certifications that I’m beginning to […]

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Tell Me About Yourself

Tell Me About Yourself

Posted on22. Jul, 2010 by .

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“Tell me about yourself” – sometimes the very first question in a job interview. What’s amazing to me is the number of candidates that respond by saying “Well… what would you like to know”? Wrong answer! It sort of sets the stage for what kind of interview you will likely have. The reality is the […]

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Thank You Note Writing Tips

Thank You Note Writing Tips

Posted on21. Jul, 2010 by .

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My job as a coach is to suggest many ways in which they can reach, and even exceed, their professional goals. One piece of advice that I offer is to bring back the thank-you note because a few genuine words of appreciation can go a long way.

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How To Deal With the Job Hunt Blues

How To Deal With the Job Hunt Blues

Posted on19. Jul, 2010 by .

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It is common to feel discouraged, even hopeless, during a job hunt that runs longer than you would like. So here are some tips to keep in mind when the job hunt has you feeling low. 1. As they say, a job hunt is easily a full-time job. Don’t make it more than that. Put […]

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Interview Prep Tips for Healthcare IT Jobs

Interview Prep Tips for Healthcare IT Jobs

Posted on16. Jul, 2010 by .

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The job market is hotly competitive right now, and Healthcare IT jobs aren’t any exception. It’s not enough to simply have all the technical skills required to fulfill the duties of the job; project management skills (etc.) and harmonious team work are also considered mandatory areas of expertise. Hiring managers want to make sure you […]

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Ode to Brown Dog – Best in Breed

Ode to Brown Dog – Best in Breed

Posted on15. Jul, 2010 by .

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When Gwen and I first started talking about this blog platform for Healthcare IT talent, we agreed the content needed to be focused exclusively on our industry. That’s exactly what we’ve done. Until now. I’d like to step outside of HCIT for just a moment (if I could) and tell you a very personal story about a […]

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“Meaningful Use” In Plain English

“Meaningful Use” In Plain English

Posted on13. Jul, 2010 by .

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“Meaningful Use.” If you’re involved with the Healthcare IT industry in some sort of way (which I’m guessing you are since you’re here), you’ve heard this term umpteen times in the past year.  Actually I think the phrase “ad nauseam“ probably applies quite well in this case.  I don’t know about you, but as much […]

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A Retake On Leadership

A Retake On Leadership

Posted on13. Jul, 2010 by .

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Many of you may know (others likely don’t care) that my partner in crime (Gwen Darling) and I both write career-related content for Healthcare Informatics. I also write a career blog for FistfulofTalent which is where I started my writing sickness. My focal point in writing has always been to share stories or information about my search practice, […]

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