Eased into HIMSS with the fun and relaxing social events of Sunday behind me, Monday marked the beginning of my workweek. I have two goals this
Armed with an iPhone, a desire to meet as many people as possible in a very short amount of time, and my laptop, I'm going to attempt to find the
Well here we are, five days and counting before HIMSS. If you’re like me, you’re starting to think about the last minute details – checking the
Last week, I discussed the fact that the upcoming HIMSS10 conference was a Healthcare IT job seeker’s very best bet for connecting with the most hiring-decision-maker-Healthcare-IT types-in-one-place there is. Bar none. And remember, we’re all job seekers – some are just more obvious than others. Hopefully my “HIMSS10 on a budget” tips were enough to push you over the edge and decide to commit to this 5-Day networking extravaganza.
For the next four weeks, I’m going to lay out the Job Seekers’ Guide to Maximizing the HIMSS10 Experience. Before we begin, a brief note about the definition of “Job Seeker.” Unless you are sorting through the RSVPs for your retirement party next month (and I’m not talking about the Brett Favre kind of retirement), you are a job seeker. Even if you’re happy as a lark in your present position, you just never know what tomorrow may bring. Trust me on this one. I hear these stories every day. So let’s go!
Job boards. What immediately comes to mind? Most people will say Monster and CareerBuilder, which are, without a doubt, the goliaths of the job board industry. Many people in IT are also familiar with Dice, and The Ladders, which take a more targeted, sophisticated approach to the job board business. All of these resources have their share of pros and cons, but the complaint that many job seekers have with these “monster” job boards is just that – the sheer size of the platform can make a job seeker and/or an employer feel quite insignificant and frustrated, as they wade through the millions of job postings and/or resumes.
I’ve fielded many emails from Healthcare IT job seekers and employers during the past few weeks, seeking advice about how to best leverage the holiday season. Continuing education is always a wise investment, so in an earlier post this month, I compiled an HCI Blogger Team recommended reading list, which provided a wide assortment of titles designed to expand the minds and notions of the Healthcare IT crowd.
One of the great things about the holiday season is that it (hopefully) gives you some extra time to relax and enjoy a bit more downtime.
One of the keys to writing a commentary that people actually want to read is to take current events and somehow apply them to your topic.
I took a week’s vacation to northern California a few weeks ago, just south of Mendocino - Irish Beach, to be exact.