Archive for 'Career Paths'

Making It to the “Top” in Your Health Care IT Career

Making It to the “Top” in Your Health Care IT Career

Posted on20. Oct, 2017 by .

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What do you consider reaching the top of your career? Priya Runthala, Sr. Talent Acquisition at Prakat Solutions, offered this great story that provided an important perspective for hiring managers and employees alike: I called a candidate about a new opportunity. It was a promotion from his current role, and he had the right skills […]

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The Hidden Secrets to Success

The Hidden Secrets to Success

Posted on12. Oct, 2017 by .

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It always annoys me when people talk about overnight successes. No doubt there are people who rise to fame and it seems like an overnight success. However, there’s generally a long road of struggle and hardship that happened before people recognize the person. We rarely acknowledge the hard work someone puts in before they rise […]

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Age Is Just a Number…or Is It?

Age Is Just a Number…or Is It?

Posted on31. Aug, 2017 by .

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Age is a topic we’ve often discussed here at Healthcare IT Today. There are so many angles to age when it comes to careers. Am I too young? Am I too old? Does a potential future employer think I’m too young or too old? Age can be a challenging issue when looking at your current […]

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Do You Provide Value or Extract Value?

Do You Provide Value or Extract Value?

Posted on19. Jul, 2017 by .

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Josh Fechter offered this really great Twitter sized look at his career path and the epiphany he found along the way: I quit my job. Ran out of savings. Then took a low-paying job as a copywriter. I bootstrapped down and moved into my Dad’s tiny apartment. Without much space, we slept in the same […]

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Just an EHR Go-Live Consultant

Just an EHR Go-Live Consultant

Posted on23. May, 2017 by .

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I just came across a fascinating look into the lives of EHR implementation go-live consultants and what their careers are going to look like going forward. It’s not news that EHR implementations and thus EHR Go-lives are slowing after the government incentive driven EHR frenzy that we’ve experienced the last 5 years. This means that […]

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Turning Down a Job Offer

Turning Down a Job Offer

Posted on02. May, 2017 by .

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I’m really into first-hand stories lately. Everyone loves a good story, but I think I’ve also been blessed to find a lot of great stories about careers lately. Today’s story is about someone (left anonymous) who was searching for a job through a recruiter and then chose not to take the job. First time in […]

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Time is a Funny Thing

Time is a Funny Thing

Posted on25. Apr, 2017 by .

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Sanjoy Kumar Malik offered up this interesting perspective on time and age that should give us all a little perspective on things. Someone became a CEO at 25, and died at 50, while another became a CEO at 50 and lived to 90 years. Obama retires at 55, while Trump starts at 70. Everyone in […]

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Are You Replaceable at Your Company?

Are You Replaceable at Your Company?

Posted on18. Apr, 2017 by .

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Often when we look at the work we do, we think to ourselves, how would this company survive without me? Or said another way, who would do all the work I’m doing if I weren’t here to do it? This is a somewhat arrogant view, but it’s also a common view of how we think […]

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Quick Tips for Sprucing up your Executive LinkedIn Profile

Quick Tips for Sprucing up your Executive LinkedIn Profile

Posted on28. Feb, 2017 by .

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LinkedIn is a powerful networking tool for executives. With the high visibility your LinkedIn profile has, even some of the smallest mistakes could be critical. Just like with a resume, your profile has to stand out among the rest of the candidates in the Healthcare field if you want to get discovered and considered for […]

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Healthcare IT Jobs Are Great Jobs

Healthcare IT Jobs Are Great Jobs

Posted on17. Feb, 2017 by .

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I’ve been preparing for HIMSS next week and particularly my meetup at the HIMSS Career Fair, and I came to an important realization. A job in healthcare IT is a pretty great job. I’ve seen some early survey results from a healthcare IT job survey that Pivot Point Consulting, a Vaco Company, will be releasing […]

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The Balance of Passion and Earning Potential in Your Health IT Career

The Balance of Passion and Earning Potential in Your Health IT Career

Posted on19. Jan, 2017 by .

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I’m always fascinated by the discussion of trying to figure out if you want to follow your passion or earning potential in your career. This is not an easy choice and we all struggle with it in varying degrees. The real challenge it seems for many is that there’s not good alignment between passion and […]

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