Archive for January, 2015

HIPAA Security Certification – Worth the Price?

HIPAA Security Certification – Worth the Price?

Posted on30. Jan, 2015 by .

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Is becoming Certified HIPAA Security Professional (CHSP) certified a good career move? Is giving your selected employees the opportunity to achieve the CHSP a good corporate move? The demand for professionals trained in Security and in particular HIPAA Security data breaches is on the move. Those breaches cost the industry $5.6 billion each year. Data breaches […]

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Your First Impression Counts Big – Tips For Cover Letters

Your First Impression Counts Big – Tips For Cover Letters

Posted on26. Jan, 2015 by .

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First impressions are huge! The first impression people have of you can keep them from wanting to get to know you better or encourage them to seek you out. Your cover letter is that first impression for your resume and its quality will often determine whether or not that resume gets attention. You want to […]

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Is the Term “Career” Dead?

Is the Term “Career” Dead?

Posted on23. Jan, 2015 by .

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A NY investor and wife of a NY venture capitalist that I read regularly, Joann Wilson, recently said that she thought “people don’t have careers anymore. What they do to start, will not be what they do in the end.” As the leading Healthcare IT Career blog and the leading Healthcare IT job board, I […]

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Is the Healthcare IT Industry Addicted to Consultants?

Is the Healthcare IT Industry Addicted to Consultants?

Posted on21. Jan, 2015 by .

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In response to my “Healthcare IT Consulting Job Slowdown” blog post I shared on LinkedIn, Dave Lehr, VP Product Development / Co-Founder at Maven, offered this really interesting analysis of the healthcare IT consulting industry and its future: This is a really interesting poll. I hope it reflects reality. But a big part of me […]

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3 Major Reasons Job Rejection Can Be Good

3 Major Reasons Job Rejection Can Be Good

Posted on19. Jan, 2015 by .

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One of the worst things that someone can hear is that they didn’t get the job. Rejection has a sting which no one enjoys! But there can be some good things about it if you use that “NO” like a tool for making your job search better. The idea is to take that situation and […]

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Top 10 Recruiting Trends for 2015 by Net Hire

Top 10 Recruiting Trends for 2015 by Net Hire

Posted on14. Jan, 2015 by .

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I recently was sent a list of Top 10 Recruiting Trends for 2015 by Net Hire. These are trends that they think will either continue to be prominent or will come to prominence in 2015. Hiring will become harder Increased focus on talent pools. Demand for increased wages Increased attention on employees Easier application process […]

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An Executive Resume Is Not For Everyone

An Executive Resume Is Not For Everyone

Posted on12. Jan, 2015 by .

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While it may seem like an Executive Resume is the kind you need because “Top Level C-Position” is the top rung of the mythical career ladder. The problem with that thinking is the idea that there’s only one career ladder and it is an inexorable march to the one goal of CEO. The Executive Resume […]

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Are You Making a Change?

Are You Making a Change?

Posted on09. Jan, 2015 by .

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Happy 2015 to all you job seekers and those actively hiring or considering it.  January, 2015 should be a big deal.  Why?  Because January is always the busiest time of the year for new hiring.  The fact that the stock market just hit an all time high isn’t going to hurt either.  The phenomenal growth […]

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Does Your Professional Resume Have Enough Detail?

Does Your Professional Resume Have Enough Detail?

Posted on07. Jan, 2015 by .

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Resumes are one of the most important parts of the job search process. We all know that a high-quality resume can make the difference between landing that great job or getting tossed into the recycling bin without a second glance. A professional resume is like a high-quality photograph of your career. Within that photograph, you can […]

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Considering Increasing Your Staff?

Considering Increasing Your Staff?

Posted on05. Jan, 2015 by .

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Happy 2015 to all you healthcare IT job seekers and those actively hiring or considering it.  January, 2015 should be a big deal.  Why?  Because January is always the busiest time of the year for new hiring.  The fact that the stock market just hit an all time high isn’t going to hurt either. If […]

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The #1 Reason Your Cover Letter Is Important

The #1 Reason Your Cover Letter Is Important

Posted on02. Jan, 2015 by .

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You may have heard some people say that nobody reads cover letters any more, so there’s no good reason to write one. But there actually are very good reasons to write a professional, researched, compelling cover letter, and here’s the top reason why: It is your opening argument that the attached resume is worth taking […]

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