toI was working with a Billing and Coding Professional the other day through our HealthCare Pro Academy. She had experience in the industry but felt landlocked in her job. So, this is what we put in place to help her get the job (and pay) that she wanted and deserved. We focused on three areas:
Social Media Profile: Every prospective employer is going to search you out on social media. Your profile speaks volumes to them about what you might be like as a potential employee. We looked at each profile she had and even discovered a few that she forgot about. We shaped those profiles by removing any potentially objectionable content and redesigned her profile page. If you don’t want to do this, then simply put your profiles on private.
Resume Design: I’ve interviewed a thousand people in the last 20 years. I also know that I’ve skipped over potential employees because their resumes were either too sparse or poorly designed. After only a few changes, her resume expanded and targeted the skills that she possessed to get the job she wanted. It went from one page to three, and each was worth reading.
Interview Skills: The single most important element of getting a new job is the face to face interview. Yet, so few people prepare for it. She and I talked through specific questions that might be asked, but even more importantly, we talked about questions that she could ask her potential employer.
Whether you ever enter a mentoring program or whether your school offered them, addressing the issues of social media profiles, resume design, and interviewing skills is essential to getting the job you want. Get helpful advice from someone, and practice interviewing with someone who will give you honest feedback.
Then, go out and get the money you are worth.
Let us know if there is any way we can help.
HealthCare Pro Academy
ProSight Success offers a training and mentoring program for Billing and Coding Professionals.
How does a mentor from HealthCare Pro Academy help? Some of the benefits are…
1. 180-Day Personal & Professional Growth Plan
2. Guidance in Expanding Your Circle of Influence
3. Training on how to Increase Your Personal Income over a 180-Day Period
4. Creating a Personal Accountability Model to Keep You on Track
And lots more.
Our program costs $127 a month, and we will work with you for six months. Upon signing up, you will receive a survey to fill out about your background. Upon completion, email it back, and we will set up our first conference. We will talk online twice a month for 45 minutes, and you will also have access via phone and text throughout the month.
Below you will find references, and don’t hesitate to call me directly if you have questions.
I look forward to helping you grow in your career. You deserve it.
Gordon Duncan is an award-winning educator, salesman, teacher, manager, and writer. He has been in the eye industry since 1999 and is the author of the eight-book ProSight Success System. His book “Practice Progress” has charted #1 in 6 different countries. Gordon currently consults in the eye care, medical, as well as the manufacturing industry.
“I’ve Known Gordon for seven years and have been thoroughly impressed by his work ethic, professionalism, and knowledge of the practice of Optometry. He’s helped me tackle overwhelming tasks by implementing procedure manuals and simplifying complex employee issues. I highly recommend him as a consultant and feel confident in his abilities to serve as a guide in any optometric practice.” C. C. Byrd, OD
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Gordon Duncan is an award-winning educator, salesman, teacher, manager, and writer. He has taught in the public school system, lobbied for school's accreditation, managed eye clinics, led sales' teams, and also publishes books on theology, church, and culture.