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“When I began the Project Resume, I was a medical coding hiring manager and recruiter reviewing resumes from so many coders who had endless potential. Unfortunately, that potential was impeded by resumes with poor grammar and spelling mistakes, and worse.
It became clear that there was little guidance available to medical coders regarding career development and professionalism. I set out to fix that so I began Project Resume. Contact me, let me see how I can help you at an affordable price you can live with.”
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- Career Change Success Story: From Nonprofit Development to User Experience (UX) October 23, 2019Today’s interview features Jennifer Houlihan. I met Jennifer through Austin Digital Jobs. Jennifer told a hilarious story about a mishap in a class she was taking and after I learned more about her, I decided to share her career change success story with you.… Read more... “Career Change Success Story: From Nonprofit Development to User […]Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
- How to Get Credit at Work September 25, 2019What should you do if your work accomplishments go unnoticed or unrewarded or worse yet, credited to someone else? Here are recommendations about how to get credit at work: Document everything. Your co-workers and boss are busy with their own work and won’t specifically notice what you are doing unless you tell them.… Read more... […]Janet Scarborough Civitelli, Ph.D.
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- When the Hiring Surges Begin, Will You Be Ready With an Intentional Plan? May 29, 2020The pandemic unsettled business as usual, forcing many organizational leaders to make the painful choice to downsize. But these losses also present an opportunity for companies that are looking to staff up as the recovery sets in: Plenty of top candidates who would normally be unavailable are either out of work or concerned about the […]
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- Long-Term Hiring: How Modern Apprenticeships Can Help Close the Skills Gap May 29, 2020Recruiting during the COVID-19 crisis has been gut-punchingly difficult for HR leaders around the globe. The legacy of the pre-pandemic skills shortages lingers on, and new black holes are emerging in the economy as businesses are forced to cut staff or close up shop altogether. At the same time, however, businesses in some sectors are experiencing tremendous growth. […]