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I Don’t Want to See Your Baby

I Don’t Want to See Your Baby

Posted on04. Mar, 2015 by .

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My dear readers, we need to talk about LinkedIn profile pictures, and more specifically what a recruiter does not (!) want or need to see in your chosen photo. First, a quick review. LinkedIn is a personal networking social media site for the purposes of professional networking. Please make a note before we move on, […]

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Recommendation: Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Recommendation: Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Posted on12. Dec, 2014 by .

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In my role as a Recruiter at Impact Advisors and in my new, expanded role as Social Media Manager, blog Editor-in-Chief, Website Analyst, Sales Support, Content Creator, and Staffing Support, or, as I like to joke, Lady Baglady, I write a lot. I mean, I write a lot a lot. I also edit other people’s […]

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Employers: Additional Interview Tools to Assess Soft Skills

Employers: Additional Interview Tools to Assess Soft Skills

Posted on10. Dec, 2014 by .

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Recently I wrote a post about the new healthcare IT consulting skill set because as the consulting market softened in 2014, I saw many consultants struggle to find contracts as well as recruiter friends (and myself) challenged to find candidates that met all the new requirements. For example, at my current firm, we’ll no longer […]

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Healthcare IT Consultant Responsibilities

Healthcare IT Consultant Responsibilities

Posted on19. Nov, 2014 by .

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Earlier this week I received an alarming email from a consultant that I placed on contract numerous times back in my staffing agency days. Her email was lamenting that she had let her Epic certification lapse and was inquiring about what she should do. After recovering from my initial outrage (read more about that below), […]

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Observations from a University Career Day

Observations from a University Career Day

Posted on17. Nov, 2014 by .

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Part of my role as a Recruiter for a Healthcare IT consulting firm is managing a relationship with Ball State University’s Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) and hiring Analyst-level consultants from their Master’s program. First, the program rocks. If you have ever considered going back to school for a technology-based Master’s degree, check […]

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Where Do I Owe State Taxes?

Where Do I Owe State Taxes?

Posted on17. Oct, 2014 by .

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Dear Cassie, It’s Janice again. Thanks for answering my last question regarding what I should know as a new consultant. I’m writing to follow up and ask, what about taxes? I’ve heard a lot of different things about how taxes work as a traveling consultant. Can you clarify? Thanks, Janice (again) Hi Again Janice, I’m […]

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The New Health IT Consulting Skill Set

The New Health IT Consulting Skill Set

Posted on15. Oct, 2014 by .

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In 2009 when I began recruiting in the Healthcare IT consulting industry, hiring was smooth sailing. I worked for a contract staffing agency and my former colleague Paul told me, “It’s so easy.” Since then, the healthcare IT consulting industry has been through a few phases. It was white hot from 2010 to 2012 and […]

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No Take Backs

No Take Backs

Posted on26. Sep, 2014 by .

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I know I always say this, so apologies for my redundancy, readers, but after recruiting for years I always think I’ve seen it all. And then, WAMMO, another something crazy happens. Though someone is a better moniker for what happens actually because all these lessons are learned directly from a candidate lacking good judgment. Therefore, […]

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I’m New, What Should I Know

I’m New, What Should I Know

Posted on15. Sep, 2014 by .

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Dear Cassie, I’m a new consultant out on my first contract. What are your top three tips for new consultants? Thank you, Janice Dear Janice, Congratulations on making the big leap into consulting. I hope you are enjoying it so far, though without doubt, there are challenges that accompany the freedom. Welcome to life, right? […]

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My Phone Face is Hideous

My Phone Face is Hideous

Posted on10. Sep, 2014 by .

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I have a problem and I need help. My phone use is spiraling out of control and I have full on phone face, as in my face is always staring at my phone. It’s a regular occurrence that my husband asks me a question and I say, “oh, what? Sorry, I wasn’t paying attention (because […]

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Top Three LinkedIn Tips

Top Three LinkedIn Tips

Posted on25. Aug, 2014 by .

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Dear Cassie, There’s so much out there about LinkedIn. What are your top three tips to maximize LinkedIn as a job seeker? Thanks! LinkedIn Novice   Dear LinkedIn Novice, Your question is excellent and I agree there is an overwhelming amount of information related to LinkedIn out there. In fact, I myself have written about […]

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