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Next thing they will be using HSD on resumes and credits ---

Posted By: No way on 2009-02-12
In Reply to: It's my daughter (rcv'd AA in ང). She's helping a friend with (smsg) - jess wanda rin

high school dropout.

AA is absolutely a nothing degree. It means you took a year or 2 of education beyond getting your GED or graduating from high school.

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A - but may not be soon if I don't get my credits in
some of your credits may no longer count...sm
some places will require you to take A&P over because it is more than 10 years old.
Getting CMT may be least of it, keeping up with credits and renewel
how often do you see ANY degree designations on credits? nm
Anyone know which sites offer on-line video presentations for CEC credits? nm
I have been advertising for an MT, but some of the resumes received are appalling. There will be misspelled words, incorrect word usage, etc.  I advertised for a few years experience and although these resumes show that they have the number of years required, there are still these types of errors.    Now, of course, for me I will not hire anyone with multiple errors in their resume. But, here is my question I guess, I will thank everyone for sending a resume once I have filled the position, but on some of these (and I cannot do all of them of course) that just need a few touchups, would you take the extra minute to let them know what they could do to improve their resume?  Not downgrading them by any means, but just let them know maybe what knocked them out of getting the position you had available or maybe just letting them know about the errors.  I would love opinions on this please but really more for can I help them or will it just tick them off?
I don't know about the resumes, but --sm
on this board, they keep a pretty good eye on things. and now since it has been questioned by someone, the administrator may just come out and tell us if it is a US computer address or not.

I just wish they would monitor the MQ board better, as the people on that one are really calling each other s*t*u*p*i*d and the like, and getting away with it. I have never seen such rude people as on that board! my goodness.
If you have ever pasted it on the actual site, it will automatically fill stuff in for you.  I have mine on a certain other job website, and when I click on a job to submit my resume it fills in everything for me. 
Polish up those resumes
I've been job hunting for a long time time searching for the right job. This week I got three job offers, plus my phone and emails are going on overload. Let the hiring begin.

Now's the time fellow MTs, everyone seems to be hiring!!
As a recruiter, it is nice to have the references already listed in the resume.
I don't think everything is caught - like the job resumes
with addresses like Mumbai, Hawaii.  Could it be a name, not a place?
14 cpl? are you still taking resumes?

Resumes "use caution" sm
i provided a little too much information in my resume to a company I did not know. That company had the "brass ones" to go after some of the accounts I used to service. I think one has to be very explicit as to what they have to offer, i.e., education, backgound (not too specific yet), willingness to test (that should tell them something)and not too much upfront or personal. I have a wonderful background and while testing online, I was thrown some curves by a company, such as showing me an anatomy chart with arrows pointing. What did they want? They were not clear, I could have answered in muscles, bones,tendons, areas of the body, etc., just blank black and white charts with arrows pointing at random is kind of irrelevant. Then before they let me finish the test, I received a message that I had "failed the test." These brainless idiots missed out and I really would not want any part of them anyway. I have received replies that I would "here" from others with the worst English language on the face of the earth in those replies. This testing stuff is for the birds. Either you know it or you don't -- you're not going to fake it to make it just to land a job with a company who tell you nothing about themselves but want to know everything about you. Beware of the wolves at your door! I've given my life to this field and now I want to work from home for someone like myself who gave their heart and soul to the business,and I will be willing to share my experience for the comfort of working from home. I will not work for some money-making jerks who don't care about the patients, just the almighty $$$. Too bad they only care about how they can "soak" their clients and kick good people to the curb.Too many inmantes are running the asylum. Be careful!
Question for MTSOs about resumes

Just curious... what is the preference of an MTSO when it comes to references..... would you prefer to have them listed in the resume or is it acceptable to have "Available upon request" on a resume. 

Thank you

AOL problems please resend resumes..sm

To anyone that applied for the radiology IC position posted a few days ago, if you sent a resume, or email, I did not get it. I have since found out that there is a problem with AOL for some reason on this site and no replies are coming through.  I have since reposted the ad with a different email server.

If you are still looking for IC radiology position, plenty of work guaranteed, do not over hire, please read the ad I reposted on the job board and send a resume.

I reply to all emails if you meet the requirements.




Resumes and filling out applications
Hi all, I'd like to know if any of you have run into the same problem as I have when filling out applications and what you did about it. I have, from time to time, left MT work and applied for other jobs outside the home. Over the last few years, I have worked for a few MT services for a short time. I don't even remember the dates that I started working for each one and stopped. Some were so short (a few months) because it didn't work out for some reason (job wasn't as described or some other reason). How do you handle something like that on an application? You don't want to appear as though you job hop, but you know as well as I do how some services are and you CAN'T stay any longer working for them. I'm at a loss now, how to handle this on a job application.

Thanks for any help or advice.
Thanks. I have already sent out like 11 resumes and tested with three of the places. I have only he
the woman told me she had just hired and to check back in 6 months.  I have also e-mailed five other companies to see if they were hiring.  I assume since I have heard nothing back from them they are not.  Thankfully the one I heard from was not a defnite no but I can't wait 6 months for a job either.  With times as they are I could use some extra income right now.  I guess I will keep looking and hope someone calls me soon.    
Start sending resumes now

I'd start sending resumes now.  The way things seem to be going, it will take several months to get anything anyway, so don't delay.  Really try to pump up the good aspects of how you work - good accuracy, building speed, reliability to schedule, etc.  That may help when employers see that you've only been at it for 9 months.  You will find someone who will take a chance on you.

As to your other questions, there are so many variables, there's no one situation that works for most people.  A lot of people like being employees, but a lot of us like being IC.  Some people hate large corporations and others love them and would never think of working for a small company.

I know for my situation, it took a couple of tries until I found a situation that I think works for me.

If I were in your situation (and I have been) I'd send out resumes to every company that is advertising and even some that are not.  If a company is advertising and they want someone with 2 years or less, send them a resume or take their online test.  The worst that can happen is they say no, but you just might hit someone on a good day where they think you're worth talking to.

Good luck.

What a recruiter told me they look for on resumes
I was told when a job is posted, they literally get 100 resumes/applications.  When they go through them - they want to see exactly what kind of experience you have.  Not just specialties, neurology for example - but what type of reports, EMGs, EEGs, MRIs, CTs, etc.  What type of op notes?  This should be a little verbose.  Next they want to know what services you have worked for, paid by production, platforms used, and yes even the equipment that you currently have in your possession and ready to use.  This cuts down on the questions they have to ask you.  If you have already answered most of their questions on your resume, you probably go in the contact pile.  If your current and past MT employment is sketchy and verification information/dates is not offered, you probably go in the trash pile if they have enough qualified people to contact.  You can't just say I have been an MT for 10-20 years, a lot of people have.  Think of yourself as the recruiter and the information you would want to know.
Can someone tell me where you post your resumes on here. I dont see a place for them.
How would the info from our resumes be used for identity theft?
I guess I don't understand it. My social is not on my resume. Only my name and phone number and previous employers. How would one use this info to gain enough info to use my identity? I am just curious.
I would just start sending out resumes and posting
your resume on the various job boards.  I never had any MT training, but I have also been doing this for 20 years.  You might not get a job in acute care, but your experience should get you in the door. 
May I ask if the experienced people have been getting any replies to their resumes posted on here
within the past few weeks. Just curious as to what type of responses you have hda. Thanks much.
There's a link to post resumes on the Job Seeker's board. nm
I handle resumes/apps at my company and I would assume
If you note to me in your mail or on your resume next to the company name to not contact, I would have no problem whatsoever with that.

I understand - I handle resumes/apps for 2 large companies and it is
Part of me wants to play an HR advisor and give them a mini-course!

Not going to happen, however, because that is their sole responsibility - to present their best foot forward.

Moderator, how do I view my resume I place on your job site. I dont see any new resumes posted when

I look on there and I did mine yesterday. Where can I see it. I did not come up with the list of resumes that seems to end in August.

Ebonics: Not a black thing or white thing. (sm)

I don't think there's any cause to get upset or defensive here.  Look it up on line...even colleges are offering courses in Ebonics!  ...well of course they are more sociology-type courses, but still, people are PAYING to learn about the why's and how's of this "other" language.

A quote from one of the sites I found:

"UT-Austin's "Introduction to the Study of African American English," teaches students that the sentence, "Nobody didn't leave" is not "mainstream English with mistakes," but rather a legitimate English dialect. "Ebonics: Myth and Facts" and "African-American English" are both offered at Harvard. Penn and UCLA also promote Ebonics as a legitimate dialect in, "Introduction to African American and Latino English" and "Afro-American Sociolinguistics: Black English," respectively."

Here's the link: http://www.academia.org/campus_reports/2002/september_2002_2.html


Best thing - I am my own boss and my own emloyee, worse thing - I am my own boss and my own


A "man" thing? What the heck is a "man thing?"

"I was told it was a "MAN" thing and everyone does it (i guess all men)"

whenever anyone takes an action and relates it to a whole gender and then tags on everyone does it....well, I guess there's your answer

And the best thing of all, it's
Thanks gj...the only thing I can tell you...sm
is that I just worked some overflow stuff and kept looking until I found what I wanted. I am lucky enough not to have to depend on my income right now, so I was able to be much more picky. If you would like more info, let me know and I can email you. Hope all works out well with you and thanks for the good wishes.
one more thing sm
I was only referring to the bitter ones here who work for MQ, not all MQrs.  I am one of the MQrs, ya know! Please get your facts straight before you post a response!
One more thing... (sm)
Tell her if she is willing to travel, there are PLENTY of jobs for traveling coders.
I just had to add one thing (sm)
You need to stop thinking you are owed, whatever the situation may be.
Hard work does pay off and if you're working for the wrong people, there are many more out there. I've found a lot of "wrong people" in this business, LOL.

one more thing...sm
I suck at OP notes...does this matter?
And I too heard from companies I didn't even know existed!

I was told by a couple of them that they don't post on this board because they received calls and resumes from people who did not read what the positions were for and it was a nightmare. They made requests for no overseas need apply and of course, overseas would call and apply. If it was a certain requirement, say 5+ years experience, newbies would apply. Just things like that.
same thing
This profession is going to hell in a hand basket.
The only thing I have to say is sm
why on earth would anyone stay with ANY company if they are treated so poorly?  A good MT still has a whole lot of options.  Assuming these complaints about SS, MQ, KS, Spheris, whatever company, are true, why do people continue to work for them?
one more thing
Go you for watching something that is hard to watch and for trying to inform yourself and others, please spread the word, what an idea to get this into schools, but probably will never happen. There are many videos out there that you can purchase for nominal fees and hold private showings for friends and family members, one person tells one person and so on, keep the information flowing!!!!
one more thing (sm)
If you are talking about disability insurance on your mortgage, credit account, etc. be very, very careful when you purchase it.  Read the fine print on the contract.  A friend of mine is terminal and had disability insurance on a number of her accounts.  The one on her second mortgage is still paying.  She had one on a credit card and those weasels charged her $15 every month for the insurance fee, paid $16 on the balance of her credit card each month, and then after a year said they were done paying!  Read the fine print!!
My dad is going thru the same thing....
From what I was told he is having all checks made out to her estate and not him personally (he is the executor).  She had some stocks ($2000-$3000).  If the checks were made out to him he has to pay tax on them but if they are made out to my grandmother's estate then she is responsible but since she did not make enough money in 2005 there will be no taxes taken out.  I may be wrong but that is my understanding of the situation. 
VR may NOT be the Next Big Thing...
MedQuist has been trying for years to push VR on the hospital radiology department I transcribe for and they absolutely REFUSE to use it. MQ was always like "try it, you'll like it" and I believe they did try it one day and that was it. MQ finally gave up. So there is hope for us all yet!
My son did the same thing.

He was in football and really did well.  Everyone in the family always talked about how great he was with football.  Then he decided to quit one day.  I was so disappointed because I knew he could have gotten a college scholarship.  It is SO tough to be supportive of someone when you think they're making the wrong choice.  My Dad got on my son's case about being a quitter and an underachiever.  He really came down hard on him, so I had to defend my son.  In defending my son, I changed my own thinking.  I realized that although we give birth to these adorable little babies, they are their own person.  They're going to do things that we would have done differently.  What can you do?  You can't impose your will upon them.  We all have dreams for our children.  However, their dreams are more important than our expectations of them.

My son just did the same thing...

to him and we all had to adjust our schedules to accommodate him and he just quit.  This was going to be his senior year on the varsity team.  Unfortunately, he did not participate in anything else for his whole high school career, so now he has no activities resume.  You can't tell him anything though.  He does do extremely well in school and takes several APs as well, but it was disappointing.  He was going to try to get an internship with our local hospital, but of course, that never panned out.  Now he works about 15 hours a week and hangs out the rest of the time.  His attitude is getting really crappy too, but his father won't do a thing about it.  He took his car the other night, but gave it back to him the next morning.  Yeah...that really taught him a good lesson :(!  He has been really frustrating me lately.  He is a great kid and when he is good he is the best, but when he isn't, he is just unbearable.  He's not into drugs or drinking or partying and is a homebody, so I guess I have no real complaints.  Maybe it's me not handling his new "adultness."  pheww....that was a vent and a half! 

Same thing here
Arizona-- not even in the HOTTEST part. Couldn't stand to live there any more. I am anxiously awaiting fall, too.
Going through the same thing.
It is VERY frustrating.