Archive for July, 2012

Why Many HIT Pros and Facilities are Choosing Staffing Firms Over Consulting Firms

Why Many HIT Pros and Facilities are Choosing Staffing Firms Over Consulting Firms

Posted on30. Jul, 2012 by .

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When a facility or Healthcare IT professional is thinking about entering the world of outsourcing there are mainly two avenues available to them, consulting firms or staffing companies.  Much of the public thinks that consulting firms and staffing companies are one in the same.  While their end goals are similar, their methods and business model […]

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Should You Call a Company After You Send Your Resume?

Should You Call a Company After You Send Your Resume?

Posted on30. Jul, 2012 by .

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You’ve been looking for, not just a job in the Healthcare IT field, but a career, you want to do something with yourself that enables you to pay your bills but also provides a purpose. And now you’ve found you’ve absolute dream opportunity, have sent your application in, and . . . nothing. So should […]

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Summertime, Vacation Time

Summertime, Vacation Time

Posted on28. Jul, 2012 by .

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Welcome to summer everybody! I thought I would start this post with a quick link to my summer theme song, Hot Fun in the Summertime by Sly and the Family Stone from 1969. “Hot fun in the summertime – bop bop bop bop!” Sing it readers! The summer season always makes me think of summer […]

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“I Got Certified for Healthcare IT Jobs – You Can Too!”: Happy Belated Birthday!

“I Got Certified for Healthcare IT Jobs – You Can Too!”: Happy Belated Birthday!

Posted on26. Jul, 2012 by .

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On July 2nd, 2010 I gave “birth” to my blog entitled – I Got Certified for Healthcare IT Jobs – You Can Too! Wow – who knew what a tremendous response this little “baby” would create? Its been 2 years since this original post that has consistently and consecutively remained the top ‘Popular’ and most […]

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Using the Digital Age to Prepare for the Geriatric Age

Using the Digital Age to Prepare for the Geriatric Age

Posted on20. Jul, 2012 by .

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The world is getting older.  As a species, we are living longer than ever before.  Many of us now have grandparents who are still alive well into our own adulthood, the want ads for nurses who specialize in geriatric care can take up a whole page in the local paper, and Willard Scott needs more time every […]

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Happy Blogiversary to HITT and Me!

Happy Blogiversary to HITT and Me!

Posted on16. Jul, 2012 by .

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Happy Anniversary to HealthcareITToday.com and me! I am so excited to celebrate that I’ve been blogging on the site for a year now. I can’t believe a year went by so quickly, although I don’t seem to have aged a day! 😉 Although what really started me thinking about my blogiversary (read blog anniversary) was […]

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Client Interview Tips and Tricks

Client Interview Tips and Tricks

Posted on10. Jul, 2012 by .

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In my role as a corporate recruiter for a Healthcare IT consulting firm, I answer a lot (!) of questions from candidates. To be accurate, I also ask a lot of questions and after all, fair is fair in love and recruiting. Everyone that I hire for my company is a full time employee and […]

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Webinar:  Careers in Health IT: Inside the ONC Workforce Development Program

Webinar: Careers in Health IT: Inside the ONC Workforce Development Program

Posted on09. Jul, 2012 by .

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The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is a cooperative agreement partner of National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC). On Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 1p.m. EDT, National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) will welcome representatives from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) and its workforce development grantees from leading universities […]

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Drawing Attention to Your Accomplishments – What Your Resume Says About You

Drawing Attention to Your Accomplishments – What Your Resume Says About You

Posted on06. Jul, 2012 by .

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Focusing on your experience, your Healthcare IT background and your accomplishments is what’s known as a functional resume. Chronological resumes list all of your employers in the order of the date that you worked for them, typically with the oldest employer at the bottom of the resume. Functional resumes are great for people who are […]

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Your Must-Do List

Your Must-Do List

Posted on03. Jul, 2012 by .

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Last month I wrote a post about the perils of of becoming a slave to your To-Do list.  Well, I have not changed my mind that we all need to divert our attention from the tactical items on our to-do list to make sure we are taking the time to smell a few roses, clear our […]

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