Archive for December, 2010

Remote Work in Healthcare IT Consulting: Should We Take a Closer Look?

Remote Work in Healthcare IT Consulting: Should We Take a Closer Look?

Posted on30. Dec, 2010 by .

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Remote work is an appealing idea. When the topic of remote opportunities comes up on job discussion boards, I see a lot of enthusiasm expressed by would-be remote workers hoping to land a gig. Remote work is something I have personal experience with, and I must admit I’m a big fan. I spent a good […]

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Habit Forge – A High Tech Replacement For A Pen and Cocktail Napkin

Habit Forge – A High Tech Replacement For A Pen and Cocktail Napkin

Posted on29. Dec, 2010 by .

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I used to be a New Year’s Resolutioner.  In fact, I was so enthralled with the whole process that I turned it into an annual tradition on New Year’s Eve:  Champagne – check.  Cocktail napkin and pen to capture the five or so “this year I’m going to do it”  resolutions – check.  A few […]

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Happy Holidays From the Healthcare IT Today Blogging Team!

Happy Holidays From the Healthcare IT Today Blogging Team!

Posted on26. Dec, 2010 by .

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Wishing you and yours a very happy, safe, and fun holiday season! Gwen DarlingGwen Darling is a Search Executive specializing in Healthcare IT, the Founder of Healthcare IT Central (the leading online Career Center for Healthcare IT job seekers and employers), and the Editor/Founder of Healthcare IT Today. Gwen also is a featured blogger for […]

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‘Tis the Season to Set Goals!

‘Tis the Season to Set Goals!

Posted on17. Dec, 2010 by .

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I’m a big believer in goal setting – always have been and always will be. To quote my hero Brian Tracy, without goals everything else is just commentary. It’s true. If you start out on a voyage you need a roadmap and a compass to make sure you stay on course and ultimately arrive at […]

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‘Tis the Season (for Opportunity) – Respond to That Elf (a.k.a. Recruiter)!

‘Tis the Season (for Opportunity) – Respond to That Elf (a.k.a. Recruiter)!

Posted on16. Dec, 2010 by .

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A little while back, I wrote a blog post for Healthcare Informatics magazine about the importance of returning unsolicited messages from recruiters.  To date, I’ve received over 50 emails from both recruiters who have thanked me, and candidates who told me about landing dream jobs they didn’t even know existed as a result of taking […]

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Lifelong Learners Make Great Employees!

Lifelong Learners Make Great Employees!

Posted on14. Dec, 2010 by .

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In my coaching, I regularly express the need for our brain to be challenged constantly. By introducing our mind to new concepts and working to improve on any variety of skills, we are putting ourselves on the path to higher brain function, greater ability for problem solving, and general self-improvement.

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A Meeting of the Student Minds – UIC Business Communications Onsite Requirement in Chicago, IL

A Meeting of the Student Minds – UIC Business Communications Onsite Requirement in Chicago, IL

Posted on13. Dec, 2010 by .

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Monday, 12/6 (Day 1 of 2) Sitting in a room with all of my classmates, I nervously sipped my water, hoping that it would ease my stress.  Surely the weather from the previous weekend hadn’t helped everyone’s travel plans.  I remember hearing on the radio during the cab ride over: ‘and in weather news today… […]

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Looking For A Career Tool That Will Evolve As You Do?  Consider the Kindle. . .

Looking For A Career Tool That Will Evolve As You Do? Consider the Kindle. . .

Posted on10. Dec, 2010 by .

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Maybe it’s because I was an English major and was fortunate enough to be exposed to many of the great classics found in the shadowy aisles of our ivy-covered university library.  Or perhaps it goes back much farther, since growing up in the 60s and 70s we had three TV channels, no Internet, and an […]

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Effective Outreach Through Social Media

Effective Outreach Through Social Media

Posted on08. Dec, 2010 by .

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If you are reaching out to someone via Social Media for the possible help they could provide in your career advancement, take the time to share the information that will spark your recipient’s interest…

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“I Got Certified…”  A Gift of a Blog That Keeps on Giving!

“I Got Certified…” A Gift of a Blog That Keeps on Giving!

Posted on06. Dec, 2010 by .

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Five months ago (July 2nd 2010), I wrote and posted a blog entitled – “I Got Certified for Healthcare IT Jobs,  You Can Too!” Many, many responses to this blog have been posted and I have done my best to respond to each reply. Since we are now in the holiday season, this seems like a good time to […]

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Are You Too Shy to Get a New Job?

Are You Too Shy to Get a New Job?

Posted on03. Dec, 2010 by .

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What do you do if you are naturally shy and reaching out to new people is an activity that you dread? First, know that you are not alone. For many people who make networking a regular part of their professional growth, the conversations have come with a lot of practice. There are steps that you can take to build your comfort level as well.

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