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Hiring Skills vs Personality

Hiring Skills vs Personality

Posted on20. Jun, 2018 by .

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Hiring the right people is a hard thing to do. However, it’s the key to any successful organization. I recently came across some comments by Krista Whiting that looked at hiring someone based on their skills and credentials versus their personality and character. Here’s what she said: Clients, if you interview someone today; please keep […]

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Salary Negotiations

Salary Negotiations

Posted on05. Jun, 2018 by .

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One of the biggest challenges of any job search is the salary negotiation. Very few people enjoy this part of the experience and it’s especially challenging when you don’t have a job and need a job. Balancing the desire for a higher salary and possibly not getting the job is an extremely challenging task for […]

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The Value of Good Mentors

The Value of Good Mentors

Posted on24. Apr, 2018 by .

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“A mentor is not someone who walks ahead of us to show us how they did it. A mentor walks alongside us to show us what we can do.” – Daniel Cane This quote is amazing to me because it was shared by someone I don’t know well, but the quote is from someone I […]

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Checking Your Biases

Checking Your Biases

Posted on17. Apr, 2018 by .

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While not specific to healthcare, I really enjoyed the ways Derek Pando would mess with former management consultants that switched to a tech job in Silicon Valley. Here’s what he shared: Here are my favorite ways to mess with coworkers that are former management consultants working in tech in Silicon Valley. After they just explained […]

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Great People Want to Work with Great People

Great People Want to Work with Great People

Posted on22. Mar, 2018 by .

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Do you ever want to compromise when trying to recruit a much needed position? Consider this insight from Dave Grow that might help you rethink your decisions. I was feeling overwhelmed and overworked. But we had just interviewed a candidate at Lucidchart who could provide some immediate relief. I was optimistic. That is, until my […]

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Use These LinkedIn Tools to Enhance Your Job Search

Use These LinkedIn Tools to Enhance Your Job Search

Posted on15. Mar, 2018 by .

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They say the only thing that is constant is change, and that is definitely true with technology. And it’s no different with LinkedIn. It is constantly evolving and providing new features for its users. As such, a job seeker’s LinkedIn profile development has to also evolve constantly in order to keep up with the competition. It’s entirely […]

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Making the Most of #HIMSS18 for Your Career

Making the Most of #HIMSS18 for Your Career

Posted on22. Feb, 2018 by .

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The popular and massive HIMSS Annual conference is just a short 1.5 weeks away. Many in healthcare IT love and dread this conference. What’s not to love about the opportunity to meet, network, and connect with 40,000-50,000 of your closest friends and 1300 vendors. Ok, maybe that’s part of the issue with HIMSS. It’s so […]

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What’s Your Company’s Family Leave Policy?

What’s Your Company’s Family Leave Policy?

Posted on01. Feb, 2018 by .

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Gabe Teperow recently shared this incredible story about the birth of his daughter after just starting a job at HubSpot: When I started at HubSpot a year ago, I was excited to get a few months under my belt to establish myself as a new manager before going on parental leave. I appreciated HubSpot’s generous […]

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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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Timing is a Challenge with Careers

Timing is a Challenge with Careers

Posted on18. Jan, 2018 by .

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I’ve been having a lot of discussions with people lately that are looking for a new job. Some don’t have a job and are looking, but many of them have jobs and are just looking for something different or something better. I always find these situations challenging because I feel this incessant need to fix […]

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The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled

Posted on12. Jan, 2018 by .

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When browsing social media recently, I saw this incredible image shared by Justin Leader, Executive Group Benefits Advisor at BDS. I want to apply this image a little differently than Justin did, but it’s an image that applies to a wide variety of work and personal situations. Considering those who read this blog have worked […]

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