62 Interview Questions People Said Were Their Favorites

Aug 19, 2014

A contest for people to submit their favorite interview questions yielded the interesting, the odd, the useful, the insightful, and the obscene. They included such questions as: “What is your favorite palindrome?” and “Why did America stop selling War Bonds?” And some I can’t publish without washing my own mouth out with soap... Read more at ERE

How To Get Noticed By Job Recruiters

Aug 19, 2014

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) estimated that 1.6 million students graduated with a bachelor’s degree this past spring. The newly minted college graduates of the Class of 2014 have rightly celebrated with their friends and families the important accomplishment of obtaining a college degree. This achievement should not be taken for granted. In the United States, only about 30% of the population has a bachelor’s degree. In a society... Read more at Forbes

What Does A Forensic Lab Technician Do?

Aug 19, 2014

Forensic lab technicians are professionals who gather and scrutinize physical evidence in a crime scene to help solve a case. Although they are mostly confined in laboratories where they do their work, forensic technicians also need to visit the crime scene. They determine the kind of evidence that can be collected and the means by which... Read more at Career QA

Healthcare boosts Charlotte's economy as industry preps for change

Aug 18, 2014

Health care is vital to Charlotte's economy when it comes to jobs and economic impact. The industry employs more than 116,500 people in the region — roughly 11 percent of the area's population. And the health and life-sciences sector had a total economic impact of $27.7 billion last year. "It's really a big engine for this community, relative... Read more at HealthLeaders Media

7 most in-demand physician specialties

Aug 18, 2014

Here are the top seven most-requested physician searches by medical specialty, according to healthcare staffing firm Merritt Hawkins... Read more at Becker's Hospital Review


Aug 18, 2014

In a new CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals nationwide, nearly 3 in 5 employers say they have caught a lie on a resume. One third of these employers say they have seen more applicants embellishing their resumes since the end of the recession... Read more at The Hiring Site

Mid-levels on the Rise

Aug 17, 2014

[caption id="attachment_7282" align="alignnone" width="400"]Nurse practitioners may be part of the solution to an overburdened healthcare system. Nurse practitioners may be part of the solution for an overburdened healthcare system.[/caption] One of the fastest-growing career paths in healthcare today is that of the so-called mid-level provider, a job category that encompasses physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, and other non-M.D. primary care professionals. It’s also a field still rife with questions--as to how and whether mid-levels will alleviate the nation’s growing physician shortage; as to which tasks and procedures are appropriate for mid-levels to oversee; as to how they can best integrate into the culture of a hospital or physician’s office. There’s no question that the number of mid-levels is on the rise, and has been on the rise for some time now. A number of studies have chronicled the phenomenon from a number of different angles, but a 2011 American Medical Association report illustrates it as well as any. According to the AMA report, the number of physicians in the U.S. grew by 29 percent between 1996 and 2008. Over that same period, the number of PAs and NPs grew by 153 percent and 123 percent respectively.

Resumes: K.I.S.S.

Aug 15, 2014

[caption id="attachment_7268" align="alignnone" width="500"]leave it alone Stop typing! not. one. more. word.[/caption] Step away from the resume! Yes, we mean that resume, the one you’ve been revising, rewording, reordering, out-and-out rethinking to the point of exhaustion since the first day of your job search. According to a recent study by The Ladders—a job-matching service for professionals based in New York City—most of your efforts are for naught. And that’s because potential employers tend to spend most of their resume reading time looking at only a few key points. The Ladders research employed a technique called “eye tracking”—a scientific method for assessing eye movement, and determining where a person’s eye tends to focus during a particular activity. The company surveyed 30 actual recruiters over a 10-day period as they performed various tasks, including reviewing resumes and candidate profiles.

Wanted: Cancer Specialists

Aug 15, 2014

[caption id="attachment_7260" align="alignnone" width="468"]Oncology is one of the man specialties that will be hit hard by the physician shortage. Oncology is one of the specialties that will be hit hardest by the physician shortage.[/caption] Most studies seem to indicate that the U.S. will be faced with a major physician shortage over the next 10 to 15 years. And though the shortage will likely be felt across the spectrum of jobs and disciplines, drops in some specialties—oncology chief among them—will have a greater impact than the shortfalls in others.

Medical coding for fun and profit

Aug 14, 2014

[caption id="attachment_7249" align="alignleft" width="300"]When doctors authorize a procedure such as a mammogram, there are numerical codes that correspond to it. Medical coders translate the numbers into a claim that insurers will accept. When doctors authorize a procedure such as a mammogram, there are numerical codes that correspond to it. Medical coders translate the numbers into a claim that insurers will accept.[/caption] Even in the face of hard economic times, there is still a considerable—and growing—demand for workers to fill high-paying healthcare jobs across all parts of the industry spectrum. And not all of those jobs require you to work long hours or acquire an advanced degree. Medical coding jobs are a case in point. When a physician meets with a patient or prescribes a particular procedure for him/her, there is a number (called a CPT code) that corresponds to it; there is also a number (an ICD code) that is associated with the corresponding diagnosis. Medical coders are fluent in this arcane numerical language. Their job is to process medical claims so that providers can be reimbursed for services rendered. It’s a special skill—translating a doctor’s scrawls and scribbles into a bill that insurers will accept. It requires some knowledge of anatomy and terminology, good reading comprehension, familiarity with relevant software, and, of course, a certain comfort level with juggling beaucoups of numbers.