Category Archives: Veterans

Celebrating Independence!

Growing up I couldn’t wait for summer.  Summer meant school was out and I could have nothing but fun all day!  I didn’t have to go to bed early, do homework or stick to any kind of schedule, and I … Continue reading

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MyCareer@VA

The mission of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is to fulfill President Lincoln’s promise, “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan.”  They do this by serving and … Continue reading

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Culture shock!

“Our own culture is to us like the air we breathe, while another culture is like water – and it takes special skills to be able to survive in both elements.” ~ Geert Hofstede Linda Gibson was our speaker for … Continue reading

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Importance of Planning

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. ~Benjamin Franklin Planning is the process of determining goals and deciding how best to achieve them.  It provides direction, helps us make difficult decisions, keeps us on track and assists in … Continue reading

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HIMSS15…..A party with a purpose!

WOW!  HIMSS15 was a remarkable experience for all attendees, especially our Veteran Career Services guests.  During our March webinar, we discussed what to expect from a HIMSS conference and suggestions on outlining each day.  On our April call we outlined … Continue reading

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What Direction is the Wind blowing?

On April 12 in Chicago, a.k.a “The Windy City,” the wind will be blowing in the direction of The McCormick Place Convention Center for our HIMSS15 annual conference.  Have you ever visited Chicago or attended a HIMSS conference?  If not, … Continue reading

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Health IT Careers; In Demand Now

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS) has projected the growth rate of healthcare occupations will increase by 21 percent over the next five years.  The health IT industry will be looking to fill thousands of new positions.  For veterans, … Continue reading

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Next Chapter…

Growing up a military dependent forced me to move from one place to another.  In the beginning, I hated the moves.  It was difficult to leave my comfort zone, friends and everything that was normal to me behind.   The moving … Continue reading

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What will you bring to the organization?

You have gotten through the holidays and you’re a month into 2015.  Your retirement or separation date is fast approaching; it will be here before you know it.  Have you reviewed and updated your “to-do” list?  What are your next … Continue reading

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Health IT Opportunity from 2015 State of the Union  

President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address is under analysis quite extensively this week.  Although I did not have one of my “jump-out-of-my seat because-POTUS-mentioned-health IT-in-the- speech” moments, “I’m encouraged by three areas where health IT can join the conversation.

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