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Why Writing Your Own Résumé Is Worse Than Wearing A Cheap Suit

July 25, 2013  |  Gwen Darling
"We're excited to have you here to interview for this chance-of-a-lifetime CIO position. And by the way, nice suit!" said Mr./Ms Person In Charge of Hiring. "Thanks, I made it myself!" said You. No you did not. And while I'm...

Don't Scrooge Yourself Out Of The Ideal Candidate!

November 30, 2012  |  Gwen Darling
Since Thanksgiving, I have heard the same comment from countless Healthcare IT employers. “Well…we do have several critical needs, but with the holidays and all…we’re just going to wait until January to post the positions.” If you're interested in...

"Marco!" "Polo!" CHIME Survey Points To A Hidden Talent Pool

October 30, 2012  |  Gwen Darling
Late last month, CHIME released the results of a recent survey of CIOs, which found that more than two-thirds are reporting shortages on their staffs. For those of us who make our living helping to bridge and overcome that gap between talent supply and demand,...

5 Ways Women Sabotage Their HIT Career Advancement

August 19, 2012  |  Gwen Darling
Let's face it ladies, it's already tough enough out there. If you find yourself doing any of these five things, it's time to make some changes (and know you're not alone - I've been guilty of every one at one time or another, too).

Beware of Sloppy Seconds During the Interview Process

June 5, 2012  |  Gwen Darling
I've been working on a difficult search for the past month or so, trying to help a prominent hospital facility fill a critical project management leadership role for their brand new Epic implementation project. This particular position has several...

Tips For A Successful Video Interview OR Keep Your Pants On, Mister!

May 29, 2012  |  Gwen Darling
As HR budgets are slashed and technology improves, more and more recruiters and hiring managers are turning to video interviews to conduct that first critical “face-to-face” encounter. Whether you are the interviewer or the interviewee, success or failure may...

Time to Go Pinocchio

May 8, 2012  |  Gwen Darling
In case you missed it, it's been discovered that Scott Thompson, the new CEO of Yahoo, has allowed what he calls an "inaccuracy" to be reflected in his official bio. It seems that Scott didn't feel his (legitimate) degree in business...

Is There Such A Thing As Interview Foreplay?

April 11, 2012  |  Gwen Darling
About a year ago, I worked on a search assignment for an extremely innovative healthcare IT company that was seeking to fill a Chief Marketing Officer position. I've had the pleasure of knowing this team personally for several years now, and count them...

Darling Diary - Day 3 of HIMSS12

February 27, 2012  |  Gwen Darling
In addition to several client meetings, this was the day of two big events that promised to be the most satisfying of the week from my perspective, and neither let me down. Additionally, two fantastic meals were included - bonus! I just wish I had read the...

Darling Diary - Day 2 of HIMSS12

February 22, 2012  |  Gwen Darling
Usually I spend this day in client meetings, reserving the evening for my two favorite social events of the conference - Healthcare Informatics magazine's Innovator Awards reception, and the famous HIStalk party. I began the day thinking this would most...

Holding onto Your Talent

April 22, 2010  |  Tim Tolan
The time to develop and implement an effective employee retention strategy is not when one of your “A - players” resigns and heads for the exit door. Retention is incredibly important for any organization. In fact, in the healthcare IT marketplace, it is a...

Innovation in Human Capital

February 24, 2010  |  Tim Tolan
Many of us don't think about innovation when it comes to human capital and talent acquisition. After all, innovation means to introduce new ideas and concepts in an effort to improve a process and ultimately create a better outcome. Given what's...


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