Archive for July, 2014

Managing Your Personal Brand

Managing Your Personal Brand

Posted on30. Jul, 2014 by .

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A lot of people are talking lately about building your own personal brand. With the advent of so many social media platforms, it’s much easier for prospective employers to look you up online. What you do and say on these largely publicly accessibly platforms is what makes up your personal brand. While many people like […]

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Benefits of Blogging to Your Job Search

Benefits of Blogging to Your Job Search

Posted on28. Jul, 2014 by .

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About 6 months into working at my first healthcare IT position, I started my first blog about EMR software. I’d been working in technology, but knew nothing about healthcare beyond my own visits to the doctors office. Plus, EMR was so new (and yes, it was called EMR back then and not EHR) that everyone […]

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The Challenge Hospital HR Departments Face Filling Health IT Positions

The Challenge Hospital HR Departments Face Filling Health IT Positions

Posted on25. Jul, 2014 by .

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From my experience and talking with hundreds of other healthcare IT managers at hospitals, it’s really hard for a hospital HR department to get a quality group of candidates applying for their healthcare IT positions. As one health IT manager told me, “I don’t think our HR department knows where to look for healthcare IT […]

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Do You Live in Cerner Country or Epic Country?

Do You Live in Cerner Country or Epic Country?

Posted on23. Jul, 2014 by .

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We previously wrote about the need to consider an EHR vendor’s market share when looking at your future career path. This is a really important part of your consideration since your career can often be tied to the success of the EHR software you know. While that’s important, it’s also important to consider where you […]

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Customizing Your Resume for Each Job

Customizing Your Resume for Each Job

Posted on21. Jul, 2014 by .

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A recruiter once gave me an excellent tip when she said to change my resume every time I applied for a  job. Why I asked? She told me that company recruiters will often use a keyword search to select the candidates that they feel matches the position. This keeps them from having to sort through […]

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Consider EHR Market Share In Your EHR Job Search

Consider EHR Market Share In Your EHR Job Search

Posted on18. Jul, 2014 by .

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There are a variety of ways to go about doing a job search. Although, in the technology world it’s important for you to consider a software’s future viability in the marketplace. You don’t want to become well trained on a specific software technology just to discover that it’s outdated technology or outdated software that won’t […]

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A Little Healthcare IT Central Update

A Little Healthcare IT Central Update

Posted on16. Jul, 2014 by .

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Most of you know that Healthcare IT Today is the companion blog to our Healthcare IT central job board. I thought it would be fun to take a minute and highlight some of the amazing growth we’ve seen on Healthcare IT Central. Healthcare IT Central has definitely become the leading place for healthcare IT professionals […]

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How Do You Define Success?

Posted on14. Jul, 2014 by .

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Ron Festine posted this interesting image to LinkedIn: It’s a really interesting statement. I think we can all appreciate the value of making a difference in people’s lives. Certainly, many of us undervalue that part of our lives. However, what’s the balance between making a difference in people’s lives and making money? These quotes are […]

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Opposition Prep: Health IT Consulting Counterarguments

Opposition Prep: Health IT Consulting Counterarguments

Posted on10. Jul, 2014 by .

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How I do miss The West Wing, one of NBC’s best dramas that aired between 1999 and 2006; let me count the ways. It was a favorite of mine for being bold, intelligent and quick-witted. Especially this scene in which Leo describes a position paper to his daughter, “it’s opposition prep; when we’re gearing up […]

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Today’s Resume Misnomers

Today’s Resume Misnomers

Posted on08. Jul, 2014 by .

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If it has been some time since you’ve changed jobs, I suspect you may find your old resume ineffective in your current search. Just like dating after a long hiatus, the game has changed and so should your resume. Below are several misnomers and common questions I receive from candidates with varied levels of experience. […]

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Tips for Your First Resume

Tips for Your First Resume

Posted on07. Jul, 2014 by .

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An entry-level resume is the beginning of your career, so you might think you don’t have much to offer. You couldn’t be more wrong! Many things are part of the assets you offer to a potential employer, and work history is just one of them; an important part, but not the only part. Do your […]

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