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Gwen Darling

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Gwen Darling serves as an online HIT matchmaker, bringing together qualified Healthcare IT...

Darling Reports: Day Two of HIMSS10

March 2, 2010  |  Gwen Darling
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

Darling Reports: Day One of HIMSS10

March 1, 2010  |  Gwen Darling
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

Job Seekers' Guide to HIMSS10 Part Four: The Final But Critical Step For Success!

February 24, 2010  |  Gwen Darling
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

Job Seekers' Guide to HIMSS10 Part Two: What's Your Plan, Stan?

February 4, 2010  | 
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.

Job Seekers' Guide to HIMSS10 (and Psssst - We're All Job Seekers!)

January 29, 2010  | 
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!

All That Glitters Is Not Gold - The Dirty Little Secret Behind Many Niche Job Boards

January 15, 2010  | 
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.

How the Perfect Quickie Will Make You a Standout

December 30, 2009  | 
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.

From Our Homes to Yours: Reading Recommendations from the HCI Blogging Team

December 17, 2009  |  Gwen Darling
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. 

When Playing a Round Becomes a Career Hazard

December 3, 2009  | 
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 Am Armed With An iPhone And A Blog Deadline - Go Ahead, A.S.S. - Make My Day!

November 23, 2009  | 
I took a week’s vacation to northern California a few weeks ago, just south of Mendocino - Irish Beach, to be exact. 

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