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Creating Resume

Posted By: kel on 2008-03-04
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Can someone tell me how to create a resume on MTStars.  Thanks

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Creating a resume on MTStars
Would someone please explain how I can create a resume on MTStars.  I appreciate your help.  I really need to post a resume ASAP. 
Creating Templates
I am looking for a way to create a sample report and put ?? in the places where changes would be made, using a control key to jump from ?? to ??    i.e.  This ?? year-old ?? patient.....Blood pressure ??, pulse ??, temperature ??,  ETC. 

Creating glossaries

To create glossaries, the first option would be to import your AutoCorrect file. Right-click on Phrases and go to Importer and click on the AutoCorrect option and follow the prompts.

The next option would be to do a compilation as suggested in the previous post. To do a compilation, right-click on the glossary list and select "Multiple File Compilation" and then follow the prompts.

With regards to not seeing any matching phrases in your advisories: What glossary are you currently using? What are you typing for a short form? Do you see anything in the advisories at all?

It may be easiest to troubleshoot over the phone. Please feel free to call us at 781-272-3200 ext 2 with any questions and we can help get you started. We are here Monday-Friday 9am-5pm eastern time. You can always email us as well.

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Creating Jump Codes
Can someone help me, please?  I'm trying to set up my own templates and need to create jump codes.  Does anyone have any suggestions?  I did the Ctrl F9, but when I saved the template and reopened it, the blank symbol was gone.  If anyone has suggestions, I am willing to try them.  Thanks everyone.  Have a blessed day.
Creating a proposal for services
I have been asked to submit a proposal for transcription services for a local imaging facility.  The dictation is accessed over the internet and the reports are typed directly into their own system.  I am a bit sketchy on how to submit a proposal like this.  Can anybody provide me with a "sample."  I will be hiring additional subcontractors to help me on this account.  I have only been employed as an outside contractor on one-site facilities and dont really know all the wording that is needed.  Any help would be greatly appreciated. 
Need help creating a go-to function in Word...
I would like to set up Word so that I can press tab (or some other) key and it will move to a specific point in the report such as ???, so that I can then insert text at that point.  I have had many templates come to me with this function but I would like to be able to set it up for my own templates, only don't know how....after spending 30 minutes in the Help menu I'm just frustrated!!   But I bet one of you folks know how to do it!  Sure would appreciate the help.
Help creating letterhead templates

I would like to take an existing letterhead, scan it and create a template for it that can be pulled up and typed right into.  Someone I used to know did this for one of my accounts at one time, but I have no clue on how she did it and no contact with her anymore.  It doesn't seem like this should be anything difficult to do, but I have played around with it and just can't figure it out. 

Would really appreciate any pointers, or even links/websites where I might be able to find simplified information on how to do this.  I am a little "behind the times" and not very experienced on much besides typing at this point.  I will be changing direction soon and need to update my ways of doing things.

Thank you in advance for any tips or direction. 

Creating Templates in Word

Anyone familiar with creating report templates in Word ? 

Instructions on creating a field.
Using Word 2002, you would do this by creating a field in the report. First, you must enable Field Codes by going to Tools, Options, View, under Show check Field Codes and Shading Always. Then hit OK.

Next, in your template or blank document in Word, go to Insert, Field, select Go To Button. The Go To Button will be grayed out on your screen. However, you will be able to see the Go To Button field on your monitor screen if you enabled the field correctly as described above.

To use the Go To Button field in your report, to land in this field when transcribing, use F11. This will place your cursor right in the Go To Field box in your report. As soon as you starting typing, the Go To Field box will be replaced with the text. This field is very useful when you only need to fill in text in a paragraph. I use it all the time in my templates to save time. And we all know time is money in this business.

Of course, these instructions could be slightly different in other versions of Word. I use Word 2002. But this is the basic concept of setting up a field in a document.

I hope this is of some help to you.javascript:editor_insertHTML('text','');
Questions about creating a bid proposal...

I am fairly new to the business.  I am currently transcribing part-time for a local clinic. I learned that the clinic will be accepting bids for a new contract position.  I have never drawn up a bid.  Do not know the first thing about it.  I have someone who can help me with that.  What I would appreciate any suggestions or advice on are:

1.  What to charge per line?  Will picking up and dropping off tapes at 3 sites.  Will be transcribing outpatient clinic and radiology reports.

2.  Turn around time?  Current contractor has 3 days.  The contract in place states 24 hours but they have been lenient lately.

3.  Would it be accurate to figure 30% for taxes and 20% for benefits? 

I appreciate any and all advice.  Anything I have forgotten, please let me know!

Thank you for suggestions. 

Creating back space in IT

I admit that I am challneged when it comes to Instant Text. Year-old is already entered but have been attempting -month-old with no success.

Any ideas?

As always, my gratitude!


Very sorry if I'm creating the wrong impression...sm
This post will be a little long - my apologies in advance.

First, I wasn't "discounting" the dslextreme suggestion per se. However, the OP had already indicated that her phone company couldn't provide DSL, and if the phone company can't physically configure a line for DSL no other company like dslextreme, which has to rely on the phone company provisioning the line, can provide it either. I should have been more explanatory in my response, but then I suppose I would have been "preachy".

As for whole "preachy" thing and the "belarc" post sounding like a magazine article, I write the way I write. It's true that I've written many articles on technical subjects, so perhaps that style has crept into my forum posts as well. What I'm trying to do is to include as much information as possible in my posts so that I'm not just leaving everyone with more questions than answers. Sometimes, a little information just confuses people while a little more information would have made it clearer.

In other words, I'll plead guilty to sometimes trying to teach, but I have no gospel that I'm trying to preach. Perhaps you'll make that distinction in the future.

Maybe it would help if you knew a little about me. I've been in the transciption industry for over 25 years, and in that time I've sat in most of the "seats", including production, QA, supervision, management and tech support. The latter is most relevant here, so I'll go further to explain that I've always had an interest in the technologies that we use and have invested literally $tens of thousands in taking everything from college courses to certification "bootcamps" to seminars having to do with telecommunications, networking, operating systems, PC maintenance, computer security and even digital forensics. I've also done quite a bit of HIPAA training. If you'd care for a list of the training I've had, I'll be happy to provide it if you reply by email.

I don't say this for any other reason than to point out that I don't come on this forum for any other reason than to share what I've learned with the members of the forum. If it's not helpful to post on the forum, I have other things to do than posting and I'm sure members have other things to do than reading the posts.

Personally, I think it's a shame when anyone who has something of value to offer and does so voluntarily finds that they're being attacked on "style points". When you commented on my Belarc post, my only thought was, "Yes, but did you download and run it, or did you let all that other junk get in your way?" If it's the latter, you're the loser, not me.

...and now, as I said, I have other things to do. Have a nice day!

Are you creating a template or form letter? Then try this. sm

Your message makes me think that you're trying to create some kind of form. If so, try these steps.

View, Toolbars, Forms. You will now have a toolbar that makes creating the form much easier for you. Mouse over each button to see what it does but it sounds to me like you'll use the text form field button the most. Finish creating your template/form and click on the padlock on the toolbar to lock your form. Save it.

Now, you can just hit tab to move between the fields to make filling it in faster. Hope this helps.


But at least with straight you're creating a document, not -
correcting one a machine did. I just get so bored proofreading, that I think correcting VR would put me to sleep.

Also, doesn't editing pay a lot less per line than straight transcription?
India and China will undoubtedly be creating
Just as the blue collar workers in manufacturing can be replaced, in this global setting, so can the entire corporations - I give them 10 years before the enterprising businessmen in China, India (whereever US CEOs have fled to gain access to slave labor) steal the info and create their own companies and compete as they certainly would be happy with a fraction of the American CEOs income.
Great tool for creating shortcuts

I just found this really great site with a tool on it for counting the repeated phrases in documents which we as MTs can use to make shortcuts! 

here it is:  http://medicaltranscriptionexpandproductive.blogspot.com/

...sigh... and don't bother creating a 2nd email acct. nm
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.
Because the pay is better and the title looks much better on any resume for any job.
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
I have been thinking a lot about setting up a small page online kind of like an online resume, but I don't know where to begin. Anybody know of where I can get a ton of questions answered?
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?