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Misinterpreted Information On A Healthcare IT Resume

Misinterpreted Information On A Healthcare IT Resume

Posted on29. Oct, 2012 by .

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This post is focused around the concept of how hiring managers review a resume for a minute or less and come to conclusions that are based on false assumptions.  It is from these false assumptions that their decision regarding who to interview is based. One false assumption that influences decisions every day relates to how […]

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Funny S#@! Heard in Interviews

Funny S#@! Heard in Interviews

Posted on19. Oct, 2012 by .

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Ah, recruiting. Like every profession it’s highly rewarding and highly frustrating. I’ve been in the recruiting industry for about five years now. A length of time in which some would still call me a novice and others would call me senior. No matter the delegation, five years is plenty of time to hear some really […]

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Fat? Can’t Work Here!

Fat? Can’t Work Here!

Posted on14. Sep, 2012 by .

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If I said to you, dear readership, that there is an obesity epidemic in the United States, I would venture to say that there is no way you haven’t heard that before. The claim is everywhere from news programs, to movies like Super Size Me, and all over the Internet. It has also spawned an […]

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Raise Your Hands If You Know A Bad Hiring Manager

Raise Your Hands If You Know A Bad Hiring Manager

Posted on13. Sep, 2012 by .

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It simply amazes me (and I am not amazed too often) how bad some people are at hiring or building a team. It’s almost as if, and I am not trying to be sarcastic here, some people are trying to mess things up.  Otherwise I can’t imagine how someone in a management role could stop […]

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Slow Down to Speed Up!

Slow Down to Speed Up!

Posted on20. Aug, 2012 by .

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Receiving a resource request from a client is the culmination of many hours of hard work! Much of the work can be classified as “thankless”; as frustration sets in after hundreds of dials lead to voicemail or a dead end.  So when an account/vendor manager has “success” and reaches a client contact and is given a […]

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Why Many HIT Pros and Facilities are Choosing Staffing Firms Over Consulting Firms

Why Many HIT Pros and Facilities are Choosing Staffing Firms Over Consulting Firms

Posted on30. Jul, 2012 by .

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When a facility or Healthcare IT professional is thinking about entering the world of outsourcing there are mainly two avenues available to them, consulting firms or staffing companies.  Much of the public thinks that consulting firms and staffing companies are one in the same.  While their end goals are similar, their methods and business model […]

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Don’t Fall In Love On The First Date

Don’t Fall In Love On The First Date

Posted on06. Apr, 2012 by .

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I’ve seen this movie over and over. Candidates have their first interview with a client and like a first date, they fall madly in love. A perfect match! The new benchmark has been set and all other candidates are marked second best over Mr. or Mrs. Wonderful. In some cases, the client is masking the […]

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Puff or No Puff?

Puff or No Puff?

Posted on16. Jan, 2012 by .

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I’ve been thinking a lot about smoking lately. My hometown of Boise, ID just joined, although late to the party, the ranks of many other cities around the nation by banning smoking in bars. As a patron, I appreciate the smoking ban and remember the days when I would wear clothes that already needing washing […]

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The Secret To Great Eye Contact During Video Interviews

The Secret To Great Eye Contact During Video Interviews

Posted on13. Dec, 2011 by .

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By now, you’ve probably read that video interviews are all the rage – especially in a technology-driven industry like Healthcare IT, where most of us geeks are armed and ready with a Webcam and video conferencing software of some description.  If you haven’t had the experience of being the video interviewer or the video interviewee […]

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Employers – Stop Being So Cheap!

Employers – Stop Being So Cheap!

Posted on09. Nov, 2011 by .

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You heard me, and I mean it! I get it – the world economy (especially the US economy) is in the toilet. That doesn’t mean you hire a search firm to find the best talent in the land, and then offer a compensation package that is LESS THAN what they are earning today. In the […]

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Rant! Shame on You Bad Recruiters

Rant! Shame on You Bad Recruiters

Posted on07. Nov, 2011 by .

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Forewarning: This post is a rant! And before I get into my ranting, I must give credit to Tim Tolan who posted a rant entitled, “Please Don’t Put Me on HOLD.” I really enjoyed his post and this that follows will be somewhat near in topic to Tim’s, but ultimately I think it is bold […]

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