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Feb 9, 2016 10:43:00 AM · by David Kushan

How to Evaluate a Firm

General, Slideshare, Career Planning

Many concerns and evaluations play into any career changing decision.

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Sep 29, 2015 12:00:00 AM · by David Kushan

What to Consider When Exploring New Contracts

General, Slideshare

When you're working independently, understanding the ins and outs of a contract can help save you a headache down the road.

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Aug 25, 2015 12:00:00 AM · by Ashley Wetmore

Do you believe in working with one or multiple firms?

General, Slideshare

In your experience have you found it beneficial to work with multiple firms? Or have you spent time nurturing a strong relationship with a firm that understands your needs? Maybe you haven’t yet entered the consulting profession

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Aug 11, 2015 12:00:00 AM · by Ashley Wetmore

2 Main Types of Contractors

General, Slideshare

When thinking about your career as an independent contractor, how do you project your career path? 

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Jul 14, 2015 12:00:00 AM · by David Kushan

Should you contract as a generalist or a specialist?

General, Slideshare, Consulting, Career Planning

In consulting, professionals face a dilemma when it comes to working as a generalist in their field or focusing as a specialist.

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Jun 30, 2015 12:00:00 AM · by Ashley Wetmore

Consider Joining a Consulting Firm As a First Step In Your Consulting Career

Slideshare

As managing partner of a healthcare IT consulting/staff augmentation firm, I’m always having conversations with people who are looking to enter the consulting marketplace.

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Jun 23, 2015 9:30:00 AM · by David Kushan

Should You Sign a Non-Solicitation Agreement?

Slideshare

In this Slideshare we cover the restraints set in place by non-solicitation agreements on consulting professionals. We explore why these are set in place and how they are being combated along with the bullets listed below.  

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May 26, 2015 12:00:00 AM · by Ashley Wetmore

Understanding The Seven Segments Of Your Resume

Slideshare

Your resume is your most important calling card in your job search. At Healthcare IS we review hundreds of resumes regularly and have outlined the seven most evident segments found on the resumes we evaluate. Continue reading below to discover what these segments are and how you can best utilize them.

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Apr 28, 2015 12:00:00 AM · by David Kushan

You'll Always Remember Your First

General, Slideshare

Working as a contractor is a big and sometimes nerve racking step for most professionals. Often times because they are leaving their comfort zone for an opportunity to work as a contractor they want to make sure to secure the very best contract.

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Apr 14, 2015 12:00:00 AM · by David Kushan

Remote Client Relationship Management

General, Slideshare

Use the tips in this week’s SlideShare to manage your client relationships and ensure open, honest communication.

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Apr 7, 2015 9:00:00 AM · by David Kushan

What makes a non-compete clause reasonable?

General, Slideshare, Consulting

When you join a consulting firm you may be asked to sign pre-employment documents. You'll receive the standard forms, such as W-4, I-9, etc.

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Mar 24, 2015 12:00:00 AM · by Ashley Wetmore

Protection Against Early Termination

General, Slideshare

In this Slideshare, you'll find an alternative to ending contracts based on a number of days.  

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Feb 12, 2015 9:00:00 AM · by Ashley Wetmore

Can you break away from your consulting firm?

Slideshare

Read through this SlideShare for a better understanding of how to make this transition at the right time for you.

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Dec 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM · by Ashley Wetmore

Staying in Consulting vs. Leaving Consulting

Slideshare

Professionals who work in consulting tend to hit a benchmark at 2-3 years and will re-evaluate if the travel and work are still a good fit. This SlideShare will explore the evolution of a consultant at this moment in their career. 

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Dec 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM · by David Kushan

How to Calculate Your Rate as an Independent Health IT Contractor

General, Slideshare, Consulting, Career Planning

When transitioning from permanent employment to contract consulting in healthcare IT you need to understand how to price yourself so that you are making a sound financial decision.

In our previous SlideShare presentation we outlined three crucial mistakes that can lead to a short career in contracting, the very first being pricing and budgeting. In this post we hope to address the issue of how to calculate your rate while considering every aspect of working independently.

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Jun 26, 2014 8:33:00 AM · by Ashley Wetmore

How Can You Increase Your Compensation In Health IT?

General, Slideshare, Consulting

Can you just walk into your manager's office and tell them how much demand there is for your skills and request, or demand, an increase in salary? I guess you could, but what if your manager says, "I would love to increase your salary, but we just don’t have it in the budget."

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Jun 12, 2014 11:40:00 AM · by David Kushan

Tips For Negotiating Your Rate

Slideshare

Whenever we look to bring a contractor onto a project on which we’ve never worked before, we have to discuss compensation. Unfortunately, many new contractors are not prepared to have this conversation. Anyone can discuss what he or she wants to make. What I’m talking about is being able to have that discussion in a professional, credible manner.

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Mar 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM · by Ashley Wetmore

How does your organization represent themselves?

Slideshare

As an independent contractor whose current project is coming to an end, you're going to be talking with staffing firms about projects they have coming up for which you may be a good fit.

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Sep 4, 2013 4:26:00 PM · by David Kushan

Slideshare - How to categorize your interview questions

General, Slideshare, Consulting, Career Planning, Interviews

If you experience high levels of anxiety when facing a job interview you are among 92% of the U.S. adult population.

Only 7% of the adult population surveyed claimed to have nothing to fear when it comes to interviewing. 

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