Archive for November, 2011

Changing Your Healthcare IT Sellable Skill Set

Changing Your Healthcare IT Sellable Skill Set

Posted on25. Nov, 2011 by .

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As a consultant, you need to know your sellable skill set or knowledge base.  And just as importantly, you have to be able to package yourself in a way that the people who are buying your services will be comfortable in engaging you. I decided to write this particular post because of the same question […]

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Advantages of Focusing on a Specific Type of Healthcare IT Position

Advantages of Focusing on a Specific Type of Healthcare IT Position

Posted on21. Nov, 2011 by .

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Once you’re unemployed, it can be tempting to go for that easy job that has nothing to do with your field. But maybe you should not be looking for just any job because the right one could be just around the corner. If you are trained in a certain field, it may be hard to […]

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Is It Okay To Quit My Current Job Before I Have A New Job?

Is It Okay To Quit My Current Job Before I Have A New Job?

Posted on18. Nov, 2011 by .

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As a career coach, I get asked this question all the time and if I had to give a one word response without any other context, it would generally be “No”. In general, I do not support voluntary unemployment even for just a short time. However, I do believe that situations can arise where it is ok to quit your current job before securing a new one and I will describe some of those situations for you.

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Talking Is, Like, Important, Sort Of

Talking Is, Like, Important, Sort Of

Posted on14. Nov, 2011 by .

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You show up to work on time or early every day. You are always dressed professionally, with necktie and socks coordination that no one could fault. You offer a firm handshake and remember names better than anyone else in your office. You offer great ideas to improve the company and make it more profitable. But, have you thought about the fact that the way you talk could, you know, hold you back in your career?

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Employers – Stop Being So Cheap!

Employers – Stop Being So Cheap!

Posted on09. Nov, 2011 by .

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You heard me, and I mean it! I get it – the world economy (especially the US economy) is in the toilet. That doesn’t mean you hire a search firm to find the best talent in the land, and then offer a compensation package that is LESS THAN what they are earning today. In the […]

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What Does A Clinical Informatics Data Analyst Do, Exactly?

What Does A Clinical Informatics Data Analyst Do, Exactly?

Posted on08. Nov, 2011 by .

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Ever read a job title and wonder, “What does a _______ do all day, exactly?  The University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC) has put together a comprehensive list of Healthcare IT industry job descriptions, and has graciously offered to share them with our Healthcare IT Today readers – thanks UIC! First up, CLINICAL INFORMATICS DATA […]

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Rant! Shame on You Bad Recruiters

Rant! Shame on You Bad Recruiters

Posted on07. Nov, 2011 by .

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Forewarning: This post is a rant! And before I get into my ranting, I must give credit to Tim Tolan who posted a rant entitled, “Please Don’t Put Me on HOLD.” I really enjoyed his post and this that follows will be somewhat near in topic to Tim’s, but ultimately I think it is bold […]

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University of Illinois at Chicago Unveils New Healthcare IT Website

University of Illinois at Chicago Unveils New Healthcare IT Website

Posted on04. Nov, 2011 by .

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The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is very well-known for its standout Health Informatics programs.  Their Bachelor of Science and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM), and their Master of Science in Health Informatics program is the only […]

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Are You Overqualified for the Job You Want?

Are You Overqualified for the Job You Want?

Posted on03. Nov, 2011 by .

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Looking for a job requires a sound strategy and a fair amount of introspection. Here’s an important question to consider—does your resume give the impression that you are overqualified for the Healthcare IT job you want? Or, are you truly overqualified to get the job that your heart desires? Having too many qualifications for a job […]

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The Six Degrees of EMR Healthcare IT Consultants – It’s A Small World After All!

The Six Degrees of EMR Healthcare IT Consultants – It’s A Small World After All!

Posted on01. Nov, 2011 by .

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One of the MOST interesting things I have discovered is how there is a human connection to just about every hospital and/or clinic location I have been assigned over these past 7 years as a nationwide, traveling Electronic Medical Records (EMR)  Consultant. It’s like the Six degrees of separation and the game it’s based on, […]

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