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Youre HIRED! Effective rsum and cover letters to get results

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Finding your Career Path in Health IT: Locating Opportunities and Selling Yourself

Dr. Kella B. Price, SPHRPrice Consulting Groupwww.thepriceconsultinggroup.com KPriceConsulting@aol.com

Tweet the presentation:#HealthITforum

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There are more than 6.1 job seekers for every job opening.(U.S. Department of Labor)

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AgendaEconomic forecastContent basics for cover letters and rsumsAnswers to your rsum and cover letter questions How to locate opportunities

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Economic forecastIT salary increases 4.6 percent increase in pay to $78,035. In 2005, the average tech workers salary was $69,000.

If an individual has a unique skill set, companies want them, and theyll be willing to pay more for them on a year-to-year basis, Tom Silver, Dices senior vice president & chief marketing officer.

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What do you worry about?Keeping skills up-to-dateJob eliminationLower salary increaseCancelled projectsIncreased load attributed to job cuts22%20%14%12%10%

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SHRM LINE surveyExamines four key areas: Employers hiring expectationsNew-hire compensationDifficulty in recruiting top-level talent Job vacancies

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SHRM LINE surveyHiring expectations increase slightly in SeptemberRecruiting for key positions proves difficult for some Compensation packages for new hires improve in August

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SHRM LINE survey

ManufacturingServiceEmployment expectations+24.2+14.6Recruiting difficulty+12.9+6.5New Hire Compensation+5.6--

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SHRM Labor Market Outlook SurveyOptimism about Job Growth in Q3

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Staffing for Q2SHRM Labor Market Outlook SurveyCompanies in the West regionwere the least likely to cut jobs for the third quarter(3%).

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Unemployment in U.S.46% of unemployed in the US for 6+ mos. Highest since BLS began tracking in 1948.Economists expect unemployment to remain near 10% for much of 2010

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Do your researchWhat direction is the company taking? What is its mission? What is the companys culture?

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Dont includeAgeMarital statusInformation about physical shortcomingsHighlights of your weaknesses

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Cover letterCustomize!ProofreadHeader with accurate contact informationStates the position applying for and summarizes qualifications in 1st paragraphMatches skills with job posting

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3 things every rsum should includeInclude relevant keywordsA cover letterAchievements versus job responsibilities and specifics

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RsumAppropriate use of spaceEasy to scanProofreadCurrent contact informationCustomized to job postingKey achievements vs. job responsibilities and use specifics

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Remember!Online formatting should be basic formatted without bullets, boxes, etc.Use bullets for printed rsums and bold fonts to make it easy to scanExplain gaps in employment fill in with volunteer positions if possible Fill the pageIts a numbers gameFollow-up

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Rsums

HeaderPosition desired/objectivesExperienceDates of employment.Name and location of your employerJob titleAchievementsEducationEmphasize those skills/education and training that pertains to the position Special SkillsProfessional membershipsReferencesGet permissionGive contact information and position

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#1 Mistake in RsumsNot customizing your rsum to the employer and the job that you desire

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Job BoardsKeywordsFollow-up if possibleIndustry-specific or geographically specificProfessional orgsSystems Analysts, Network Service Engineers, Implementation Specialists

31% of companies willconduct hiring in Q3 of 2010 (SHRM LMO, Sept 2010).

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What they wantDevelop and implement new programsExcellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills, including presenting to non-tech users.Software competencyTeam leader/work in groupsStrong independent time management skills and organizational skills.Bachelors Degree and/or related field experienceManagerial/Supervisory experience required

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HOW DOES YOUR SKILL SET TRANSFER?

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Non-traditional OpportunitiesVolunteer rolesTemporary positionsContractingConsultingLong-term projects

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Educational OpportunitiesHealth Care ManagementInformation TechnologyEmployment in Health Care Management will grow by 16 percent from 2006 to 2016 (BLS) .

Median annual income of health care managers is $73,660, though with experience and seniority your salary can rise well into six digits (www.phoenix.edu) .

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BS in Health AdministrationHealth Information Systems concentrationHealthcare Communication Strategies Human Resources in Health CareEthics: Health Care and Social ResponsibilityLeadership and Performance Development

Health Care ManagementHealth Care Information SystemsHealth Care Quality Management and Outcomes AnalysisFacility Planning

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BS in Information TechnologyConcentrations:Business Systems AnalysisInformation Systems SecurityMultimedia and Visual CommunicationNetworking and TelecommunicationsSoftware EngineeringVisual Communication

Coursework:Project Planning and ImplementationDatabase ConceptsNetwork and Telecommunications ConceptsSystems Analysis and DesignInformation Systems Risk Management

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The Role of Social MediaLinkedInFacebookTwitterWhat does your profile look like?Who do you know?Researching the company

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Referrals and NetworkingSocial MediaWithin the organization

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Interview Deal BreakersArriving late Trashing a previous employer Speak in a too-familiar way with hiring managers (20%) Asking about benefits, vacation time,schedule flexibility (39%)Typos in your application materials (58%)Dressing provocatively (67%)

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Other things to consider30% decide whether to hire you within 15 minutes40% say a cellphone ringing is a "deal breaker"70% prefer unpaid internship experience directly related to their companies' work vs. paid employment in unrelated field 39% say "chemistry" accounts for half of their hiring decision

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Flexible work arrangements85% of HR professionals say telecommuting more common in the next 5 yrs 34% had increase in employee requests for FWAs

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AgendaEconomic forecastContent basics for cover letters and rsumsAnswers to your rsum and cover letter questions How to locate opportunities

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Thank you!

What are your questions?

Dr. Kella B. Price, SPHRPrice Consulting GroupKPriceConsulting@aol.com

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ReferencesArnold, Jennifer Taylor. (2010). Managing a Nontraditional Workforce55 (8)Accessed at: http://www.shrm.org/Publications/hrmagazine/EditorialContent/2010/0810/Pages/0810tech.aspx on September 10, 2010.Author unknown. (2010). Job Listings. Accessed at: www.monster.com on September 12, 2010.Author unknown. (2010). Job Listings. Accessed at: http://www.healthcareitjobs.com/ on September 12, 2010.Author unknown. (2010). Job Listings. Accessed at: www.dice.com on September 12, 2010.Author unknown. (2010). Jo