Archive for January, 2014

Carrying On Through Winter Travel Delays

Carrying On Through Winter Travel Delays

Posted on29. Jan, 2014 by .

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Though I do not travel weekly like the majority of Healthcare IT consultants, I did recently take a couple trips to Dallas, TX and Orlando, FL in which three out of the four total flights were either delayed or canceled due to winter weather throughout the country. Ugh! Come on Southwest, I used to love […]

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References and the Employment Process

References and the Employment Process

Posted on28. Jan, 2014 by .

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References are a critical step in the hiring process. An employer WILL check yours. Most companies will call about 2 or 3 of your references and ask them different questions about you before they decide if you are the right candidate for their position. You need to make sure that your employment references will give […]

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It’s Saturday, Am I Working?

It’s Saturday, Am I Working?

Posted on20. Jan, 2014 by .

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It’s a Saturday around noon and I am waiting for my hair appointment to begin when I decide I’ll check my email on my phone. And there it is, the email that is making me wonder, should I be or am I working on a Saturday? This wasn’t a typical response to one of my […]

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How to Price Yourself In Healthcare IT Contracting

How to Price Yourself In Healthcare IT Contracting

Posted on14. Jan, 2014 by .

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Today’s topic is something I get asked quite often. When I speak to people who are working at a hospital and are thinking about getting into contracting one of the common questions I get asked is how do you price yourself in terms of the hourly rate you should be earning? I am not sure […]

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Why It’s Okay to Ask for Help with Your Healthcare IT Job Search

Why It’s Okay to Ask for Help with Your Healthcare IT Job Search

Posted on07. Jan, 2014 by .

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From the time my youngest daughter Kelly was old enough to speak, she was one tough cookie.  I vividly remember the first incident in her early childhood that let me know she was going to be extremely independent.   She was two and a half, and was fearlessly swinging her tiny little self all over the […]

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It’s Time for Resolutions!

It’s Time for Resolutions!

Posted on02. Jan, 2014 by .

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Overall I’m still in utter disbelief that it’s December 31st, 2013; where did this year go? It’s almost a little disheartening to feel how fast time flies away now. I suppose at the same time it’s exciting because I’ve been doing cool stuff! Yeah; cool stuff! Anyway, I’m going to go all motherly on you […]

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How to Handle Not Getting a Raise

How to Handle Not Getting a Raise

Posted on02. Jan, 2014 by .

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OK first off…you know this is a terrible business climate right now, and a lot of people aren’t getting raises, so it’s not just you. The one thing you should absolutely NOT do is get in a snit and go storming out of your boss’s office. That will do nothing for your next evaluation, your […]

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