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Failed Interviews Do Not Mean Failed Employees

Failed Interviews Do Not Mean Failed Employees

Posted on05. Oct, 2017 by .

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Brigette Hyacinth offered the following story that definitely expanded my thinking on the hiring process: A Candidate FAILED the interview. I still HIRED her. Here’s why. Her answers weren’t always the HR manager’s cup of tea but it caused me to think. She brought a fresh perspective. She had a good record. The HR manager […]

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Is the Key to a Great Job Interview, Fooling the Interviewer?

Is the Key to a Great Job Interview, Fooling the Interviewer?

Posted on03. Aug, 2017 by .

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Several years back, I attended a workshop with an early Amazon recruiter. I’ll never forget what he said: “I’ve interviewed so many people, for so many different roles, I can fool you into thinking I am terrific at jobs I’ve never had.” –Source Thinking about this should cause all of us to stop and question […]

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How Do You Handle Late Interview Arrivals?

How Do You Handle Late Interview Arrivals?

Posted on15. Mar, 2017 by .

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I always love a good story. In this case, it was an experience that was shared on LinkedIn about a candidate who showed up late to the interview. Here it is: Had an interviewee show up 30 minutes late for an interview today. He did not attempt to contact us to say he would be […]

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50+ and Looking for a Job? Here’s What Not to do During Your Search

50+ and Looking for a Job? Here’s What Not to do During Your Search

Posted on25. Oct, 2016 by .

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Navigating today’s demanding and ever-changing job market in the healthcare industry is tough—no matter what age you are. If you’re 50 or over, however, learning the ropes can be even more of a challenge. It’s highly likely that it’s been years upon years since you last searched for a job in healthcare, and the market […]

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How to Answer “Do You Have Questions for Me?” Like A Pro

How to Answer “Do You Have Questions for Me?” Like A Pro

Posted on07. Jun, 2016 by .

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When you are finished with your interview, it is not uncommon for the interviewer to ask you one final question, “Do you have any questions for me?” This is one of the most dreaded questions an applicant may be asked at the end of the interview. There is a war that goes on inside most […]

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8 Tips for Acing the Interview

8 Tips for Acing the Interview

Posted on31. May, 2016 by .

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While a job interview can be scary, it doesn’t have to be hard to make a good impression. In fact, if you follow these 8 simple tips you will be able to make it through the interview without freaking out, impressing the employer, and be able to move forward with your job search process. Eye Contact: This is one […]

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Dressing For Success: Yes it Still Matters

Dressing For Success: Yes it Still Matters

Posted on17. May, 2016 by .

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It’s funny that this still has to be pointed out to people, but it does. When you are interviewing for a job, you need to dress in a certain manner. Torn jeans, a dirty t-shirt, and uncombed hair will simply not cut it in the medical world. Neither do gauges, visible tattoos, or piercings. I’m not saying […]

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Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

Where Do You See Yourself in Five Years?

Posted on05. May, 2016 by .

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The question, “Where do you see yourself in five years?” is considered to not only be one of the most hated and laziest questions asked during an interview, but also the most common. Because you are certain to be asked this question at least once during your job search process, it is a good idea […]

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When is a Status Symbol a Tool for Success?

When is a Status Symbol a Tool for Success?

Posted on12. Apr, 2016 by .

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People judge on appearances. It would be nice if they did not, but the reality is that they do. That’s why the way your resume looks on the page is an important factor of resume writing. You could have all the facts written accurately and still be rejected because the reader is looking for something you are blind […]

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Job Hunting When You Are Pregnant

Job Hunting When You Are Pregnant

Posted on15. Dec, 2015 by .

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Many people will be inclined to tell those who are pregnant to wait until after they have the baby before searching for a new healthcare IT job. This isn’t always possible due to financial circumstances. While it can be understandable that some employers are reluctant to hire someone who will likely be requesting maternity leave […]

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Hire Character … Train Skill

Hire Character … Train Skill

Posted on10. Dec, 2015 by .

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There are a lot of hiring strategies out there. Although, one thing is absolutely clear in every company I’ve ever seen. Making sure you hire the right people for your organization is the single most important thing you can do to make your company successful. I came across a really simple quote for how to […]

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