Archive for January, 2012

Is Your Resume Drowning In Jargon?

Is Your Resume Drowning In Jargon?

Posted on31. Jan, 2012 by .

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We’re all guilty.  Jargon is ubiquitous in our writing and cutting back is as hard as turning down a piece of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving.  It seems even harder in the healthcare IT field because we are combining two notoriously buzzword-heavy fields. Phrases like “synergy,” “space,” and “outside the box” are just the beginning of […]

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You Are Invited!  UIC Hosts “Bridging the Gap Between Education and Employment” HIMSS12 Luncheon

You Are Invited! UIC Hosts “Bridging the Gap Between Education and Employment” HIMSS12 Luncheon

Posted on27. Jan, 2012 by .

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You are hereby cordially invited to: University of Illinois at Chicago’s HIMSS12 Luncheon & Round Table Discussion As jobs in the health informatics industry continue to grow faster than average, understanding what hiring managers are looking for is a must. With that in mind, we are facilitating a round table discussion & luncheon at HIMSS12 […]

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Flip or Click the Page?

Flip or Click the Page?

Posted on25. Jan, 2012 by .

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I LOVE to read. Read, read, read, read, read. Sometimes I wish that instead of following my passion for Economics in college I had continued in my study and love of literature. I think back over this sometimes especially because I often feel that my field of study did not significantly impact my career path […]

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A Very Brady Career Lesson

A Very Brady Career Lesson

Posted on19. Jan, 2012 by .

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You may be asking… Is he really going to try to derive some career coaching from The Brady Bunch? You must think that I am crazy, however, there is an important lesson that I have used many times from The Brady Bunch Movie that was released in 1995.

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Puff or No Puff?

Puff or No Puff?

Posted on16. Jan, 2012 by .

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I’ve been thinking a lot about smoking lately. My hometown of Boise, ID just joined, although late to the party, the ranks of many other cities around the nation by banning smoking in bars. As a patron, I appreciate the smoking ban and remember the days when I would wear clothes that already needing washing […]

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Register for First Choice Professionals’ Upcoming ICD-10 Webinar

Register for First Choice Professionals’ Upcoming ICD-10 Webinar

Posted on13. Jan, 2012 by .

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REGISTRATION LINK To help you navigate the ICD-10 waters, First Choice Professionals invites you to their upcoming Webinar: “ICD-10 Resourcing Strategies and Positioning Yourself for Success in the ICD-10 Marketplace for 2012 and Beyond.” Mark your calendars for Wednesday, February 8th at 7pm Eastern to attend the free Webinar presented by the knowledgeable team at […]

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Make People THINK You’re Important

Make People THINK You’re Important

Posted on12. Jan, 2012 by .

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As you think about ways to boost your career to a new level and earn more prestige and recognition based on stunning contributions to your field, perhaps you are realizing that such committed work is simply too hard. Maybe there is an easier way to give the impression that what you do really matters and you are a professional worthy of respect — just make it LOOK that way.

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Wanted:  Improvement Coach – Healthcare

Wanted: Improvement Coach – Healthcare

Posted on10. Jan, 2012 by .

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The Improvement Coach will develop and manage the activities of a group of hospital improvement teams, including conducting education and training sessions and supporting peer-to-peer learning networks through multiple educational methods; coaching improvement teams; conducting site visits and identifying and resolving barriers to achieving results. •        Lead participant improvement activities including planning and delivering effective in-person […]

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Projecting Demand For Your Skills

Projecting Demand For Your Skills

Posted on06. Jan, 2012 by .

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When looking to get into a new marketplace where you think there will be high demand, you want to consider a few obvious things: How difficult will it be to break into the new market? How long will the demand last? Will you be better off than if you just stay in the market you […]

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Cover Letters:  Are They Needed Anymore?

Cover Letters: Are They Needed Anymore?

Posted on04. Jan, 2012 by .

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Contrary to the occasional rant about them, cover letters never go out of style. In fact, they should be considered one of the most important elements of the job seeking process. Unlike the resume, a rather cut and dried dissertation on your experience and training, the cover letter is your chance to convey more than […]

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Cancer Never Quits

Cancer Never Quits

Posted on03. Jan, 2012 by .

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If you have taken a look at my blog posts from this year, you’ll know a little bit about the tumultuous year that has occurred for my family and me due to my mother’s breast cancer. It’s a terrible thing, cancer. This blog post is just a short, mish-mash of thoughts about cancer as well […]

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