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AHIMA Career Prep Workbook

Author: AHIMA

Source: AHIMA

Publication Date: July 2014

The Career Prep Workbook is your one-stop shop for planning, preparing, and initiating you job search in the HIM industry.

Career Tips We Brought Back From Convention

Author: AHIMA Staff

Source: Career Minded

Publication Date: October 2016


For those who collect souvenirs from their travels, AHIMA's Convention and Exhibit, October 15-19, in Baltimore, MD, offered much more than the opportunity to come home with suitcases packed full of HIM exhibit hall swag and regional eats. (That said, we hope you remembered to pick up a few Ber....

Tips for Breaking into the Health Information Management Industry - Retired

Author: Camp, Michelle; Comfort, Angie; Endicott, Melanie; Howard, Artis; Kozee, Renee; Munive, Roberta; Novelli, Staci

Source: AHIMA practice brief | Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: November 2014


Whether it is a first job or a career change, finding that first health information management (HIM) job following graduation is one of the biggest challenges that new graduates face. While some may find that breaking into the HIM industry takes time and persistence, it is a career choice that....

Successful Recruiting Strategies

Author: Dover, Kayce

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: October 2008


It can be a challenge to hire the HIM professionals your organization needs. Smart managers and their HR departments stay proactive.
As the demand for HIM professionals continues to increase and the supply of experienced HIM professionals continues to lag, implementing a successful recruit....

Your Resume: A Checklist for Today's Trends

Author: Ellie, Perry E.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 1997



Does your resume work for you?


As the owner of a recruiting firm specializing in health information management, I critique hundreds of resumes each year. By employing the common sense ideas in this article you can enhance your resume, find the work of your dreams, and ch....

How to Have Them at 'Hello': Job Tips for New Grads

Author: Hjort, Beth M.

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2003


How can you ensure your resume and interview attract the most attention for a coveted HIM position? Susan Parker, MEd, RHIA, helped students and recent graduates to discover some secrets to job-hunting success in “How to Have Them at ‘Hello.’” Parker, president of Seagate C....

How to Write an Effective Resume

Author: Hughes, Gwen

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2000


You're ready to move to a different organization or position where you can take on new challenges and responsibilities. You've identified a vacant position that piques your interest. How can you ensure that your resume not only reflects your skills, education, and experience, but also....

Mining Diamonds in the Rough: How to Hire New Graduates

Author: Parker, Susan

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: June 2003


As a busy manager, you know exactly what you want when you post a job ad or inform your human resources department of a vacancy. You do not have time to sift through piles of resumes to find the person you need. But after weeks of searching, you may begin to wonder—is there anybody out th....

Bridging the Gap from Student to Employee

Author: Parker, Susan; Peterson, Patt

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: May 2007


Transitioning from college to the work force in the HIM field can be a difficult process. Many employers mandate a minimum two years experience for open positions, and well-trained but inexperienced new graduates continue to search for opportunities to enter the HIM profession. Interviews with....

Job Hunting in the Electronic Age

Author: Picard, Angela

Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: July 1999


Professional networking is a major factor in the success of your career, and it certainly is a critical element in the job search process. As Perry Ellie, MA, RRA, president of H.I.M. Recruiters, says, "Statistics show that up to 80 percent of all employment opportunities are found through net....

Hit the Ground Running: How to Land Your First HIM Job

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: April 2001


Every HIM professional has to go through it. Finding that first job-the one that will launch your career-may be the hardest job search you’ll ever face. Here are a few tips from those who have been there.



When Geri Smothers, MPA, RHIA, tells new health information graduates....

Your Job Search: Getting Ready for the Ride

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: March 1998


So you've decided to look for a new job. If it feels like you are setting off on a long road trip without a map -- and perhaps without a clear sense of your destination -- you are not alone. While many highly skilled and experienced professionals are excellent at what they do on the job, they m....

Giftwrapping Yourself for Potential Employers

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: December 1999


In today's fast-moving job market, job-hunting is not the same as it used to be. Here's a quick look at how some of the rules for resumes and cover letters are being updated—and how the job interview fits in the picture.
Karen Rosendale, RRA, senior director of health information man....

Beyond GPA: What Are HIM Students Really Thinking About?

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: June 2003


It's a terrific time to be an HIM student. Whether students are making a switch from another industry or upgrading their skills in order to move ahead, the HIM field offers a growing number of diverse, well-compensated career paths that are challenging and rewarding. Plus, not every employment....

Internet: Your Job Search Partner

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Source: AHIMA Advantage

Publication Date: August 1998


If you're hoping to make that next big career move soon, don't forget to make the Internet one of your first stops. Check out these online resources for job hunters:
The AHIMA Communities of Practice web site includes career management articles from AHIMA Advantage.

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Student Academy Focuses on Getting That First Job

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Source: Journal of AHIMA

Publication Date: January 2007


A panel of five employers got right to the point during the Annual Convention’s Student Academy. They gave inside insights into job search techniques, including how to decide what you want to do with your new HIM skills, and practical search tips for getting that first job.
Perry Ellie, MA....