Archive for 'Career Coaching'

Does How You Dress Matter Anymore?

Does How You Dress Matter Anymore?

Posted on15. Feb, 2018 by .

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I was recently greeted by this question from Brett Berhoff who then followed the question with this simple analysis: Mark Zuckerberg-HOODIE Bill Gates-SWEATER Elon Musk-SPORTCOAT Do you think your clothes influence success? What will the future of clothing look like? Will every day be pajama day? Obviously, this is a really simplistic comparison. The answer […]

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Is College the Best Approach for Your Career and Your Parents?

Is College the Best Approach for Your Career and Your Parents?

Posted on27. Jan, 2018 by .

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I’m always struck by what parents are willing to do and sacrifice for their children. This was highlighted really well in this post on LinkedIn from Josh Fechter. I was riding in an Uber, and the driver had just finished working an entire month. No breaks. He’s one of those people who you remember because […]

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Healthcare IT Professionals

7 Habits of Highly Effective Healthcare IT Professionals

Posted on05. Jan, 2018 by .

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A book that I’m sure all of you have heard about and many of you have read is 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. It’s an incredible book that’s helped millions of people become more effective in their work and personal lives. While the book was originally published back in 1989, […]

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How Do You Respond When Recruiters Reach Out to You?

How Do You Respond When Recruiters Reach Out to You?

Posted on14. Dec, 2017 by .

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If you’re an expert in healthcare IT, then you’re likely familiar with recruiters reaching out to you as they try to fill positions. When you’re gainfully employed, these recruiting pitches can be annoying. However, Jane Ashen Turkewitz tells a great story for why you should be careful how you respond to recruiters: I had a […]

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The New Math Principle from Ed Marx

The New Math Principle from Ed Marx

Posted on07. Dec, 2017 by .

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If you’ve never read the work of Ed Marx or his book “Extraordinary Tales From a Rather Ordinary Guy” then you’re missing out. Ed’s been a CIO at multiple hospitals and has a great writing style that’s full of stories and experiences on how to be a great leader. An example of this was in […]

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The Power of Appreciation

The Power of Appreciation

Posted on14. Nov, 2017 by .

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Lately, I’ve been thinking about how caring for something or someone is a superpower. When you really care about something, it changes so many things in life. This is particularly true for your job and your career. When you care about the work you do, then you work harder, you work more efficiently, and you […]

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Words That Drive Executive Recruiters Away

Words That Drive Executive Recruiters Away

Posted on26. Oct, 2017 by .

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If you want to increase your job search success, stay away from these words when crafting your resume!  Are you about to begin your executive job search or have you been searching for a job recently with no luck? Either way, be careful with the wording in your resume. The best professional resume writers can […]

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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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Leadership Lessons

Leadership Lessons

Posted on07. Sep, 2017 by .

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John Moore recently shared this fascinating leadership story: When I was first promoted to a Vice-President, almost immediately, I had to make an extremely difficult decision. There was a regional manager who was on my team that had been given a 90 day action plan. The day I was promoted, his 90 days were up. […]

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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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