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Healthcare IT Recruiter Certification Available

Healthcare IT Recruiter Certification Available

Posted on10. May, 2013 by .

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Certified Healthcare Technology Hiring Professional (CHTHP) The 4Med CHTHP Certification program is designed to engage employment professionals on the topic of Healthcare Information Technology, Electronic Medical Records and Employment Methods in the HIT Vertical. The program is presented with self-paced online lessons, quizzes and exams as well as multimedia audio and video review. The hands-on […]

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What Does Your Firm Represent?

What Does Your Firm Represent?

Posted on26. Apr, 2013 by .

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As an independent contractor whose current project is coming to an end, you are going to be talking with staffing firms about what projects they have coming up that you may be a good fit for. If the project sounds like a good fit, the firm you are talking with will present you to the […]

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Who Is Helping You Find Your Next Healthcare IT Project?

Who Is Helping You Find Your Next Healthcare IT Project?

Posted on10. Apr, 2013 by .

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When you are considering taking a contract, many people know to consider the following: Is the project a good fit to your skill set? How will you fit in culturally with the group at the hospital? How much will the position pay? What is the expense reimbursement policy? What will the travel be like? How […]

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Don’t Just Evaluate The Contract – Evaluate The Firm

Don’t Just Evaluate The Contract – Evaluate The Firm

Posted on03. Apr, 2013 by .

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As a contractor (consultant who works on a contract to contract basis as opposed to being an employee of a firm) you will have regular phone calls with firms that place contractors on projects. When you initially talk with a representative from these firms, it will be because you both think you may be a […]

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How to Properly Handle Rejection

How to Properly Handle Rejection

Posted on21. Feb, 2013 by .

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I don’t what it is about 2013, but I have experienced more bad candidate behavior this year than ever before, particularly in the area of handling rejection. The fact that it’s only February makes me look forward to and dread the rest of the year. First, let’s review quickly what a recruiter is paid to […]

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Contracting as a Generalist or Specialist

Contracting as a Generalist or Specialist

Posted on21. Nov, 2012 by .

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When you’re in consulting you are offering your knowledge and skills as a service to organizations that are in need of that specific expertise. Many times in speaking with consultants their number one fear is that they will not be able to find their next contract. It’s natural for someone facing that situation to look […]

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That’s a Major Red Flag

That’s a Major Red Flag

Posted on03. Oct, 2012 by .

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Rawr. It’s 12:55 pm Central Time and my candidate that I had pre-scheduled to speak with at noon did not answer his phone. No email saying that he couldn’t make the call anymore and still no call back. Not even a text. Red flag. Grrr. It’s 3:00 pm Central Time and still nothing. Red flag. […]

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How to Ace a Phone Interview

How to Ace a Phone Interview

Posted on07. Sep, 2012 by .

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More and more of my clients are telling me that their first interview is a phone interview. Today, it is common to participate in a phone interview as a first step. Phone interviews are designed to weed out candidates who are not a good fit for the company, in spite of their qualifications. Taking the […]

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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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Should You Call a Company After You Send Your Resume?

Should You Call a Company After You Send Your Resume?

Posted on30. Jul, 2012 by .

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You’ve been looking for, not just a job in the Healthcare IT field, but a career, you want to do something with yourself that enables you to pay your bills but also provides a purpose. And now you’ve found you’ve absolute dream opportunity, have sent your application in, and . . . nothing. So should […]

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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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