Archive for February, 2011

How To Make Your Cover Letter Unique

How To Make Your Cover Letter Unique

Posted on28. Feb, 2011 by .

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Your cover letter is your first impression with a company, even before an interview occurs. There is some debate among Healthcare IT job seekers now about the importance of cover letters, now that email and online applications have replaced postal mail. However you apply for a job, though, a cover letter is still very important, and […]

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Good People Are Really Easy To Find!

Good People Are Really Easy To Find!

Posted on22. Feb, 2011 by .

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In December I was at the ASHP (American Society for Health Systems Pharmacists) midyear meeting in Anaheim, CA.  Over the years, their track relating to Pharmacy IT and Informatics has really expanded. In between one of the sessions, I was in a conversation with a Director of Pharmacy and a Manager of Pharmacy Informatics.  Both […]

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Why HIMSS Feels Better in 2011…

Why HIMSS Feels Better in 2011…

Posted on20. Feb, 2011 by .

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Boy oh boy. What a difference a year can make. Finally we are all starting to realize that we are on the cusp of something REALLY cool and REALLY big! But – let’s not forget where we’ve been. The last few years have been different for me at HIMSS. Really different. Let’s take a quick look back at […]

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It’s Not Too Late … to Put Together Your HIMSS Plan-Of-Attack

It’s Not Too Late … to Put Together Your HIMSS Plan-Of-Attack

Posted on17. Feb, 2011 by .

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Can you believe that it is already that time again? It seems like just last month that we were making plans to get to Atlanta. In case you don’t remember my best advice from last year, DO NOT ATTEMPT to attack HIMSS without a plan. As such, I am sharing my plan to stimulate your thinking as you put together your own.

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Healthcare IT Group Interviews – An Introduction

Healthcare IT Group Interviews – An Introduction

Posted on15. Feb, 2011 by .

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Does the sound of ‘group interview’ make you cringe? Does it immediately bring to mind Will Smith in ‘Men in Black’ and the weird egg shaped chair? Did you think, ‘Uh-uh. No way!’? I did too, until I did a little research on it. Group interviews are held when multiple applicants are seeking a limited […]

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HealthcareITCentral.com Makes the About.com Reader’s Choice Finals – Votes Appreciated!

HealthcareITCentral.com Makes the About.com Reader’s Choice Finals – Votes Appreciated!

Posted on11. Feb, 2011 by .

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I’m very excited to report that Healthcare IT Today’s sister site, Healthcare IT Central, is in the running for About.com’s Readers Choice Award for Best Online Medical Job Board! Voting is very simple – take a look: Not only would winning this award be an honor for those of us at HealthcareITCentral.com who are passionate […]

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HIMSS Networking and Job Hunting – Taking Advantage of the Chaos

HIMSS Networking and Job Hunting – Taking Advantage of the Chaos

Posted on04. Feb, 2011 by .

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It’s that time of year again.  Like a holiday that you know will bring no relaxation, HIMSS is upon us with yet another Orlando installment.  To many of us in the health IT industry HIMSS is an event that almost feels mandatory, with out of sight out of mind thoughts that place undue pressure on […]

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Are You a Brand? You Bet You Are!

Are You a Brand? You Bet You Are!

Posted on01. Feb, 2011 by .

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It’s not just a sound-bite worthy sign, symbol, or slogan describing who you are and what you stand for – a brand is defined as “the identity of a specific product, service, or business.”  Brands come in many shapes and colors and have evolved to encompass more than identity – a brand affects the personality […]

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