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

What You Need To Know Before Exposing Your Tweets On LinkedIn

November 12, 2009  | 
This week, the Social Media channels are all . . . well . . . aTwitter about the new integration alliance between Twitter and LinkedIn. In a nutshell, it’s now possible to feature your Tweets on your LinkedIn profile, as well as on your regular Twitter stream. (This all sounds so ridiculous until you spend some time on Twitter – here’s a link to the first installment in the Twitter 101 series, if you need it). LinkedIn Co-founder Reid Hoffman and Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone conclude that their sites go together like chocolate and peanut butter.

Sure, Healthcare IT Is Serious Business. But Are You Still Remembering To Have Fun?

October 28, 2009  |  Gwen Darling
With all of the excitement buzzing around the Healthcare IT industry currently, it’s difficult to think of anything else, much less

Will A Little Harmless Flirting Help You Land The Job?

October 14, 2009  | 
A couple weeks ago, I was contacted by a very experienced Healthcare IT professional who was interested in pursuing one of the opportunities at Healthcare IT Central. Usually potential candidates use the site’s resources to apply directly for the position, but since this candidate was so well-qualified I was happy to forward his resume to the recruiter directly, since he truly seemed like the “perfect” candidate. I was not alone in my estimation, for the recruiter excitedly called me soon after, thanking me for the lead and telling me that Mr. Perfect was flying in the following week for an interview.

Give Me One Good Reason To Connect With You!

October 9, 2009  | 
Anyone who follows this commentary knows that I’m a big fan of LinkedIn. In case you missed it, I’ll repeat my social media mantra. If you aren’t yet a part of LinkedIn, you’re missing out on the single most important social media business networking resource available. (Here’s a link to a LinkedIn Primer if you need it). To review, LinkedIn is an interconnected network of experienced professionals from around the world, representing 170 industries and 200 countries. You can find, be introduced to, and collaborate with qualified professionals that you need to work with to accomplish your goals. As a recruiting or be recruited tool it’s powerful and effective, with the ability to connect you to decision-makers and thought-leaders and all kinds of interesting people you wouldn’t normally get a chance to meet.

Take Charge Of That Inbox!

October 1, 2009  | 
Five Tips To Show Your Email Who’s Boss

It's National Health IT Week. Do You Know Where Your HCI Bloggers Are?

September 21, 2009  | 
Did you know that this week is National Health IT Week? In its fourth year, National Health IT Week 2009 participants partner to inform the nation’s

Welcome Aboard! Here's Your Badge, Your Business Cards, and Your Bike?

September 17, 2009  | 
Since I’m interested in learning what various hospitals are offering in the way of innovative employee perks, I clicked on the link to the video . I was so intrigued that I immediately picked up the phone and called Louise Maxwell, Public Relations Specialist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, to find out more.

Tell The Truth - Do You Need To Go To Confession?

September 10, 2009  | 
After reviewing hundreds of resumes from Healthcare IT professionals, I have come to a painful, sweeping conclusion. Instead of gingerly broaching the topic, sugarcoating the hell out of it, and then tactfully letting you down gently, I’m just going to come out and say it: 99.9% of you are committing a mortal sin when you write your own resume.

Do You Know What Your Colleagues Call You Behind Your Back?

September 3, 2009  | 
Although I had held some type of job since the ninth grade (camp counselor, perfume sample giver outer, babysitter, fitting room “hoAfter I graduated from college, I toyed with the idea of going to law school (as did just about everyone else with an English degree and student loans, as I recall),

Why Posting Comments On Blogs Like This One May Be Your Best Career Move Yet

August 28, 2009  | 
Each month, Healthcare Informatics (HCI) Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra sends our HCI commentaryging team a report card of sorts, letting us know how many people took the time to read our posts from the month before. From these statistics we can get a good feel for which topics struck a chord, and which ones, yes, it happens, may have struck out.


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