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Because the pay is better and the title looks much better on any resume for any job.

Posted By: nm on 2005-08-04
In Reply to: The OP is asking a question that seems to warrant an honest answer. - Why stay in a job you don't like?


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But don't you now put RHIT on your resume since that's the current official title? sm
I earned my RRA, but in the time since I earned it the AHIMA has changed the title to RHIA, so that is what is on my resume.
Sorry - I see you are an IC in the title My bad! NM
I would be proud of that title too!
Don't listen to them. You have a right to brag - carry on former bank manager.
your holding the title!

First of all, I am sorry for your loss.

Second, how can he even say anything is owed since you have the title in your hand? 

Hope it all works out for the best.

What is your title? Never heard of that kind
Catchy newsletter title.
Any suggestions for a "catchy" MT newletter title??  Thanks!
oh, the title alone wasn't enough to report it?
Whoops! It's bad when typo is in the title! nm
Probably the same wimp company I'm with. My title is QA, but I'm not allowed to do my job!
Know what I mean???  Yuck...
Looks like integrity doesn't belong in their title either
Fellow is a highly respected title in the medical field tho--
not for medical transcriptionists!
Do you put "License xxxxx" on a SOAP note for signature title?

I am typing up a SOAP note template for a new PT.  He gave me his credentials, plus his "number," which is his license number for his signature title.  He did not say to put License in front of the number, but I think it looks funny without it. Has anyone ever done this before?  Is it appropriate to put the word "License" before the number?  He is away from the office, otherwise I would ask him myself.   

Thank you!  

If Word, Shift + F3 cycles thru upper/lower/title case.
I would have liked to have heard from this person on the board instead of seeing the job posted again. I did not receive any response to my resume.
Resume sent
I sent you my resume. Let me know what you think
where can i post my resume on the board?  
I went to the Company's Board and sent my resume to all of the companies that I felt would work for me. Specifically, I did not want to supply my own equipment. Plus my resume was simply a description of my past experiences. I didn't put in "objectives, goals, etc." I simply stated what I did. I have never done a resume and did not use a specific format. I got a reply and got hired over the phone in less than ONE day. I didn't have the equipment to test with, so they will just watch my work for two weeks, and if I "pass," I'm hired. They furnish all the equipment if you want them to, the recruiter was SO nice and comfortable, and the start pay was rather good. I came from a "not so nice" company, so I'm SO happy. I didn't post my resume as I feel there are so many ones posted, it would be next to impossible for a company to go through all those resumes. This way, I went to the company, presented myself via my "simple" resume, and got an email the next morning. That is the way I would do it. Use the Company Board and just keep sending your resume to all the companies. Your resume comes back after you post; you just go on to the next company and post ...... easy as pie. Good Luck!!
Has anyone been able to actually log into the resume sectoin on the Job Seeker's board? I created a user ID/password last weekend and still get a log in error. Just wondering if anyone else has this problem.
On my resume
I list my current work status as follows:

Independent Contractor - Medical Transcriptionist
5/00 - Present

Include a statement about refs being available upon request, and then provide the refs of your choosing based on how many they want.
Why does my resume pop up here?

Whenever I click on Apply Now on any job ad on the job seeker board here, my resume is automatically pasted into the box!!

How did that happen? I don't paste it - it's already there.

Does anyone know where I can find samples of MT resumes? 
what to put on resume???

I am kind of at my wit's end here.  I have only worked for two different companies as a  transcriptionist, one for 17 years and the present one for 12 years.  What do I need to put on a resume, besides these two companies that I have worked for.  Should I list the types of reports I have transcribed?  Does anyone know of a template that I could use for this?  Thanks to all!!

I was told to copy into a notebook format and use the notebook to copy and paste it into the text boxes.  I did this to be on the safe side after noticing the same problem you are having.
What I do on my resume....
I put "Formerly credentialed by AHIMA as a Registered Health Informaation Administrator." At one time I had "inactive" after the letters, but changed that to the 'former.' No one has ever questioned me on it one way or another. I still have my original certification letter and credential certificate in case i ever need to prove it.
I sent my resume sm
I am glad someone else asked about them. I got a letter of introduction.

Gotta have DSL, not cable (I have cable). They go into detail about the number of lines per period expected, but nothing about how lines are counted. They do not give the stipulations of how a sign on bonus is to be paid out either. They only have 2 positions open and they are both 3 to 11.

I usually jump on a job (if I am looking which I am right now) if I have not seen the company advertise extensively for MTs. I figure if a company is always looking for MTs, it is because they have a low MT retention rate. This is not always the case, but it is my first thought. I also come here and read about a company too.

I got this letter after I had agreed to full time with another company that doesn't advertise much either. The line rate is quite a bit less, but it is employee status, matching taxes, company contributes to health insurance and it is not very expensive with 7 different plans to choose from, dental, vision and a PTO program that pays based on your average hourly rate over the previous 90 days, which is pretty fair if you ask me. Given the state of my income tax bill...a lower line rate with some benefits and some help on taxes all look good to me. They will reimburse for my internet, but as I have another PT IC job I won't be putting in for this, I'll need it for my taxes (it is not very high in any case).

So...here I go, my first employee status as an MT.

Of note, I have a place I gave my notice to today. They pay 10 and 11 cents a line and there is never any work, or at least it has gotten to where they run out on a regular and predictable basis. On top of that, I think they have slowly shifted how they are counting lines because I have been working faster and over the same numbers of hours, but my checks have gotten smaller and smaller to the point where last check was HALF what my check had been the last of October! I am out of there.
Does anyone know if there is any way to post a resume, like there used to be?
maybe it's the resume.
Can you get someone to look it over and make suggestions?
Include all tech you are familiar with, types of reports you are proficient at, etc.

What I have found to be a constant problem in placing ads for positions is indeed the resume.  I know that they say you only get "one chance to make a first impression" but a resume IS your one chance.  If you are asked to paste to email only and download it instead, you have already lost.  If you are listing your experience in Cardiology, Radiology, etc and capitalizing items in the resume that should not, you are have lost.  Our profession calls for precise knowledge of things capped and not capped, hyphen, none, etc.  So if a resume is a reflection of the person then as an MTSO not sitting and interviewing you in person, you have a resume in hand to go by.  It should be as close to perfect as can be.

Giving away age is as simple as stating you have worked in WP 5.1 or 6.1.  AND some companies, mine included will eagerly look for those experiences because it shows you have been around a while and know the field.

When you get say 200 resumes for a position, you have to whittle down the responses so you first go by the appearance of the resume, and by that I do not mean something aesthetically pleasing, but use of grammar and caps.  Then I check for qualifications...if I asked for experienced only apply and they dont have experience, circular file.  If I ask for specific background or equipment and they dont have it, circular file.  There is always a method to getting down to the people that are qualified and testing those people, but it is a long and time consuming process.  To respond back to all resumes is time consuming and to do it in a timely matter is difficult so process of elimination is utmost.

Does your resume show a lot of short-term jobs?  I look for that because I believe most companies are looking for long-term IC not fly-by-night, so again, there are many things a resume tells a person.

Does it list the equipment you OWN?? I dont care much for what equipment you may be able to work, but own yes.  In this day of computers and Dictaphone, Lanier, voice files, etc, a company asking for specifics, like owning Lanier or Dictaphone want to be able to see that reflected on the resume.  I have probably sent out 200 emails asking about equipment, even though my ad clearly states 'MUST HAVE' I will get 100 resumes from people that dont have the equipment, dont have the experience, have never even transcribed or taken a course.  So do not just assume that we KNOW you meet our requirements listed because you apply, we may have to ask if it is not on a resume.

The resumes I like the most are short and to the point..

name, add, phone number, email and cell phone

course work or where you learned transcription.  I truly do not care what grade school you went to, high school or college.  If it does not pertain to MT work then frankly it doesn't help to know you are an Honor Student from some college.  That will NOT GET THE REPORT TRANSCRIBED CORRECTLY. 

work experience - and start with most current going back.  I dont want to read your jobs from 1800 and work my way up.  I want to see where YOU ARE NOW in this field and work my way back.  We all start somewhere, were a newbie once, but at the time of hiring, I need to see how FAR you have come.

reference materials - yes they help, being able to Google something is fine, but having a reference source at hand to know the caps, not capped, etc, is important.  Google has things done so many ways it is not always the most precise for that purpose.

equipment OWNED - like own Dictaphone, Lanier, computer, fax - is it dedicated or shared - computer, etc.

platforms worked, i.e. Citrix, Star, HBO. Meditech, RadTrans, that type of thing.


hobbies - could care less about your bowling experience or knitting projects....they have nothing to do with work

movies you like

jobs that did NOT pertain to MT work. I dont care if you were a great bartender or worked third shift for Motorola for 10 years.  I DO CARE about things that pertain to what I am hiring for.

When an ad stats looking for STEADY, RELIABLE MT, that means just that...so if I see you had 10 jobs in 5 years, the word steady kinda goes out the door.  If I email you back once and no answer, could be glitch, twice and not answer, reliable is wavering now also.

There are a lot of variables to WHY a resume is not responded to.  If I have to sift through a bunch of stuff that does NOT pertain to what I am looking for, I dont, I move on.  Without seeing yours I cant say why, but I hope this helps a little bit.


I got my job from my resume off of here. sm
She saw it on there and then phoned me. Gave me an phone interview and then I got the job. It is always no that easy obviously, but she did get my resume from here.

But, she was the only one. I have never been contacted again about it.
Need Some Help With My Resume
I'm trying to write a resume (first one in you don't wanna know how many years, LOL!) and my poor little pea-brain.... I can't, for the life of me, remember the exact dates and order of my various jobs. I DO for the most part remember WHO I worked for...

So today I called the hospital that I worked for twice. They were able to give me the dates of my second tour of duty there, but they claimed to have no record of my first stint with them. The rather rude HR clerk told me that those records had probably been purged. Keep in mind that I'm sure of what YEAR I started with them that time around (1991), but not sure of the month, and clueless about when I left that time around. Is 1991 really so long ago that an HR dept wouldn't have records????

But that's just the tip of the iceberg.

I've worked for the Q at least 3 times (it might be 4, due to acquisitions and mergers). I worked for another medium-size MTSO twice also. Sometimes I was working 2 jobs at one time. Once I worked for a lady who was doing IC work for the VA. I have no clue what her name was, and she no longer has an office in the place where I worked for her.

How do I possibly consolidate this all into a functional resume????

Thank you so much for any help you can offer!
resume response
yeah, i know what you're saying. have not heard from spheris (three weeks now). so i move on. it just kinda makes you think either their busy and have no time (do they have time for the hired who need help?)or they looked at your resume and decided to pass.
Resume writing - what to put - sm
I have been an IC for about 10 years and have worked for several clients. Is it proper to put names of companies in resume? It looks pretty blank with just my name, company, and that I transcribed a variety of reports, etc.

Any suggestions would be helpful.
resume update

Old Transcriptionist needs help updating her resume.  Any suggestions are welcome. thanks!  


Resume Bank.
Delete resume
I am trying to delete my resume from the bank and can modify but can't figure out how to delete it.  Help, please.
why do you want to delete your resume - sm
are you getting too many calls for work??? If you are, then I want to put my resume on there!!!
Online Resume
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Thanks. Saw it yesterday and sent my resume.
How to send a resume
I see a lot of posts on people upset because they send in resumes and never get a reply. Here are some tips.

1. Make sure your name and address are on the document. I will not repond to "partygirl27" as the only name on the email or document.
2. If the ad says you must have X number of years experience and you do not, don't apply. There are reasons we post you need a certain amount of years. Received a resume yesterday where the person just graduated this month.
3. In your "objective" area, try to put something better than "I hope to do gooder."
4. Be a little more specific about the types of documents you have transcribed and the types of dictators. It doesn't help me much when you say, "I typed reports."
5. Working near a hospital or medical instrument doesn't count as experience. Example: "I packed up surgical equipment for shipment."
6. Spellcheck your document! If I see one that says, "I am a very accurate typier", I am not going to respond.
7. Set yourself up an email just for your job or job hunting. There are numerous free ones out there. I received a resume first thing this morning from "Baby_Got_Back." Good for Baby, but it's the brain we are interested in.

I kid you not folks, some of these just make you want to bang your head on something!
Good resume ;) lol
I tried to tell my daugher she should change her email name when she was sending resumes out on her "blondehairgirly" email. lol (She didn't lol)

Send in a resume/letter to the head of HR and the MR Dept asking if there are any openings and if the use an outside service would they please pass on your resume to them as you are very interested in working for the hospital.  Wouldn't hurt.  Better than a phone call and they can see on paper what qualifications you have and perhaps sign you on as an employee, IC or something.  


I never saw a resume go back so far!

Resume question

When you are applying at another company for part time work, but plan to keep your present job can you withhold the name of the company you work for?  On my resume under experience, I put:

Employed:  Transcription Company name 1995 through 2000

                  *****  2000 to present time

Is that acceptable?  Will not listing my present company be an unfavorable factor when read by a possible future employer?   I do not want my present company contacted for references because I have no plan to leave them. 

Would appreciate any ideas as to how others handle this situation.  Many thanks.




Resume posting
I recently tried to post my resume to the resume bank, and it will not show up.  Do they update that monthly or something?  There are no resumes on there for the month of August.  THanks.
Anyone know why I still can't post resume?
I have already emailed the admin w/ no response.
need help with resume writing

Hi there,

I have been working as an MT now since January and want to add this experience to my resume.  Can anyone help me make it look good?

my advice? don't put it on the resume...sm
Omit needless items. Leave all these things off your resume: social security number, marital status, health, citizenship, age, scholarships, irrelevant awards, irrelevant associations and memberships, irrelevant publications, irrelevant recreational activities, a second mailing address ("permanent address" is confusing and never used), references, reference of references ("available upon request"), travel history, previous pay rates, previous supervisor names, and components of your name which you really never use (i.e. middle names). These are from a resume writing tip site.
Hope that helps.

Fix your resume to fit the job. I do not list
Never had a problem.  Most places are in a hurry to get you started and don't check.  My jobs have been 4+ years (or at least that's what my resume says).  They won't check with the competition.
I never thought about the resume
thing...that is a great idea!! I AM beginning to think that all nationals are the same, feast or famine, and it is very difficult to have my kids in daycare and count on any degree of check on a biweekly basis. It is just getting old to me this feast or famine thing...or losing accountsd and switching...etc.
Resume tips
Anyone know where to find a good outline/tips for writing a resume for a transcriptionist? 
resume tips

I too am a medical transcriptionist, however, I also own a resume writing business.

Please see my site and get back to me if you choose to.