Talking Turkey: What to Tell Potential Employers about Past Job Changes

Bonnie Siegel, Healthcare IT Recruiter, Witt/Kieffer

If you are searching for a new job in health IT, you need to be ready to talk intelligently about your past. For example, if there are job hops and short stints on a resume, a hiring manager will want to know what happened in those situations. Below are some suggestions on how to prepare […]

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How Does Your Salary Measure Up?

Bonnie Siegel, Healthcare IT Recruiter, Witt/Kieffer

Whether your yearly review has happened already or you are scheduled to have one, it is a good time to do some research into the health system CIO salary data available online and in recent studies. Base salary and potential bonus information are only pieces of the total compensation package, but checking a couple of […]

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How To Choose And Use References

Bonnie Siegel, Healthcare IT Recruiter, Witt/Kieffer

At some point in your career — when you being considered as a candidate for a new opportunity — you will be asked to produce three to five business references. This is only a challenge if you haven’t kept in touch with former bosses, colleagues or subordinates, and then all of a sudden need to […]

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Turning Job Loss Into A Career Gain

Bonnie Siegel, Healthcare IT Recruiter, Witt/Kieffer

Change is a constant in life, but it can become overwhelming if it is too extreme. Losing one’s job is a prime example. Recently, I have spoken with several health system CIOs who have had to deal with a firing or layoff, and they have shared that coping with the resulting pressure of negativity can […]

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What Is The Tone Of Your Resume?

Bonnie Siegel, Healthcare IT Recruiter, Witt/Kieffer

Old resume formats and previous trends in resume writing are being overthrown by the need to express in new, creative digital formats and structures. The reader of your resume, whether it is a hiring manager or a recruiter, will expect your career narrative to be readable and look good. The “tone” of your resume can […]

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