Archive for December, 2011

The “Attitude of Gratitude”

The “Attitude of Gratitude”

Posted on30. Dec, 2011 by .

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If you say this to a client or customer and genuinely mean it, you are well on your way to developing a long-term professional relationship that is likely to be both profitable and meaningful. I can’t speak enough about how important I think it is to approach every day with gratitude and to look for opportunities to tell others about the positive difference they have made in your life. It just might be a few kind words from you that remind a customer why they connected with your business in the first place or simply make another human’s day a little brighter.

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Please Give Your Advice

Please Give Your Advice

Posted on16. Dec, 2011 by .

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I receive requests at least weekly for advice from job seekers that would like to get involved in Healthcare IT consulting. As I was reading the latest request the morning it hit me that my advice would be much more valuable if I received input from all of you in the HealthcareITToday.com community! Twenty thousands heads are definitely better than one! PLEASE offer your advice so those job seekers will benefit from all of the great minds in the HealthcareITToday.com community.

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The Secret To Great Eye Contact During Video Interviews

The Secret To Great Eye Contact During Video Interviews

Posted on13. Dec, 2011 by .

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By now, you’ve probably read that video interviews are all the rage – especially in a technology-driven industry like Healthcare IT, where most of us geeks are armed and ready with a Webcam and video conferencing software of some description.  If you haven’t had the experience of being the video interviewer or the video interviewee […]

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How to Get on Career Santa’s Nice List

How to Get on Career Santa’s Nice List

Posted on09. Dec, 2011 by .

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What a year! I am sure that December snuck up on you just like it has on the rest of us. While you are busy sorting out the details of whether you have been naughty or nice this year, your career Santa wants to offer you a checklist of MUST-DO’s in December to stay on my nice list.

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What Virtual/Remote Professionals Can Learn From The Velveteen Rabbit

What Virtual/Remote Professionals Can Learn From The Velveteen Rabbit

Posted on07. Dec, 2011 by .

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I am very very fortunate that I have the ability to run my business from a remote office.  The advantages are numerous, but the biggest plus, in my opinion,  is that I can work from pretty much anywhere, as long as there’s a decent Internet connection and cell service.  I took full advantage of this […]

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5 Steps to Retool and Jumpstart Your Job Search

5 Steps to Retool and Jumpstart Your Job Search

Posted on05. Dec, 2011 by .

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Sometimes things just happen in your career that force you to take a new look at where you’re heading.  Maybe a shift in the chain of command, a restructuring of your department, or a decision to outsource your duties to a team of consultants.  Or perhaps you’re just plain tired of what you’ve been doing, […]

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One For the Books…

One For the Books…

Posted on02. Dec, 2011 by .

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Wow does time fly. As of this writing, I am about half way through my third to last class with UIC’s online Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program!  I still remember when I started back in January 2010, thinking that I’ll be in school forever; it sure doesn’t feel like that anymore! It […]

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Wanted:  Healthcare IT Professionals Willing To Share “A Day In Your Life”

Wanted: Healthcare IT Professionals Willing To Share “A Day In Your Life”

Posted on01. Dec, 2011 by .

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If you’re a regular reader of Healthcare IT Today, then you’ve probably run across our popular “Day In The Life” series  (and if you’re not, welcome)!  As the Healthcare IT industry continues to explode, so will the number of  job descriptions it will take to handle the load.  And as more and more professionals contemplate […]

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