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Maintaining Marketability in a Changing HIT Market

Maintaining Marketability in a Changing HIT Market

Posted on12. Apr, 2013 by .

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“Market softness” can mean so many things depending on your perspective.  From an IT consultant’s viewpoint, you may be told that the market is soft if your employer does not have new engagements for you.  Yes, I see the lights slowly coming up and last call from behind the bar on the big EMR implementation […]

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Personal Branding As A Consultant

Personal Branding As A Consultant

Posted on23. Oct, 2012 by .

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This blog is written by a guest contributor and one of First Choice Professionals’ consultants, Maria Liu. When you think about brands, what comes to mind? Many of you will instantly think of places you shop, foods you consume, or logos you wear.  Some of you may think of Coca-Cola, Microsoft, or perhaps IBM (which […]

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Bringing Attitude to Phone Interviews

Bringing Attitude to Phone Interviews

Posted on05. Apr, 2012 by .

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Virtual meetings have become a staple of business life.  In our field and especially in the consulting arena, prospective employers turn to the phone to interview candidates nationwide and beyond.  I’ve brokered thousands of phone interviews over the years and just when I think I’ve heard it all some new animal in the background will […]

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Valuable Career Webinar Tonight!  Positioning Yourself For Success In The ICD-10 Marketplace

Valuable Career Webinar Tonight! Positioning Yourself For Success In The ICD-10 Marketplace

Posted on08. Feb, 2012 by .

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Most likely you’ve either heard about or are up to your elbows in the mandated transition to ICD-10.  In case you’re a little foggy on the whole ICD system, here’s an ICD primer, courtesy of the CMS and the AMA: ICD stands for “International Classification of Diseases,” and the 10 refers to the fact that […]

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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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Time To Review Your Online Presence

Time To Review Your Online Presence

Posted on05. May, 2011 by .

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Healthcare IT opportunities are everywhere and demand for your services is as high as ever.  That demand has spurned the interest of applicants with a dizzying array of skill sets, diversity, and they way you are viewed even before speaking to or meeting prospective employers. Standing out among your peers or those who want to […]

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Is “Selling Yourself” During An Interview A Good Idea?

Is “Selling Yourself” During An Interview A Good Idea?

Posted on20. Apr, 2011 by .

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“You’ve got to sell yourself!”  We hear it all the time and candidates looking for a new job or consulting engagement feel the pressure of the cliché weighing down on them with every LinkedIn update, resume submitted, and exchange between recruiters, employers and colleagues.  Yes, selling is a part of an interview but your approach […]

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HIMSS Networking and Job Hunting – Taking Advantage of the Chaos

HIMSS Networking and Job Hunting – Taking Advantage of the Chaos

Posted on04. Feb, 2011 by .

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It’s that time of year again.  Like a holiday that you know will bring no relaxation, HIMSS is upon us with yet another Orlando installment.  To many of us in the health IT industry HIMSS is an event that almost feels mandatory, with out of sight out of mind thoughts that place undue pressure on […]

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