Tag Archives: Interviews

How And Why To Keep Up The Job Hunt During The Holidays

How And Why To Keep Up The Job Hunt During The Holidays

Posted on02. Dec, 2012 by .

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The holidays can be one of the worst times to find yourself out of a job. Not only do you face pressure to attend family functions and buy presents, but it can also be very difficult to get an interview during the short work weeks, and all the vacation time that tends to pop up […]

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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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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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Gimme the Real Deal Questions

Gimme the Real Deal Questions

Posted on14. Jun, 2012 by .

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As many of you out there in reader-land know, my fiancé and I just moved back to Chicago, IL for my wonderful job as a Recruiter with Impact Advisors. However, this move left the poor chap happily unemployed for a bit of time. As “House Boy” he kept busy assembling IKEA furniture, unpacking, cooking, exploring […]

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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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Please Don’t Put Me On HOLD!

Please Don’t Put Me On HOLD!

Posted on12. Aug, 2011 by .

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At times I like to give career and coaching advice to this audience. Other times, I just have to RANT. This (I warn you) will be a RANT! When you are on a phone interview, please try and remember to (ok, always) ignore any and all incoming calls. Just yesterday I took an unscheduled call […]

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Is it Bad Etiquette to Ask for Another Job While Interviewing?

Is it Bad Etiquette to Ask for Another Job While Interviewing?

Posted on01. Aug, 2011 by .

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A lot of people will browse a company’s website and see if they have open jobs available in the Healthcare IT field. There is nothing wrong with that and some people will even apply to more than one job while on the page. Nothing wrong with that either. It’s when you get to the interview […]

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Dealing With Interview Nerves

Dealing With Interview Nerves

Posted on06. Jul, 2011 by .

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It may be true that getting an interview is half the battle, but what about the interview itself? Nerves can often overwhelm you when you are placed in the position of interviewing for a long sought after Healthcare IT job. Learning to control your nervous habits, tics or even a stutter is one of the […]

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University of Illinois at Chicago Unveils Industry Insider Interviews

University of Illinois at Chicago Unveils Industry Insider Interviews

Posted on24. Jun, 2011 by .

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University of  Illinois at Chicago faculty and staff had the privilege of meeting and interviewing a variety of C-level healthcare IT industry professionals at the HIMSS11 Annual Conference and Exhibition. HIMSS11 took place February 21 –24 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. During the last day of the conference, top industry professionals […]

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Always Listen Before Speaking

Always Listen Before Speaking

Posted on07. Jun, 2011 by .

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It’s crazy to be writing on this topic as this issue is all about something we learned as kids – hopefully from a very early age. Some call it etiquette, while others just refer to it as “good manners.”  Whatever you call it – make sure you’re practicing the art of listening and hesitating before […]

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10 Things To Bring With You To An Interview

10 Things To Bring With You To An Interview

Posted on23. May, 2011 by .

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The competition is heating up! If you want to be one of the “chosen” to land an interview in the HealthcareIT field, you must be at the top of your game. No longer is it enough to simply appear at an interview dressed in a suit and armed with a positive attitude. Today’s candidates must […]

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