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Thanks. I have already sent out like 11 resumes and tested with three of the places. I have only he

Posted By: Wilson on 2009-01-20
In Reply to: Chalk it up to experience and move on to the next one - Happy MT Robin

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.    

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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.
Next thing they will be using HSD on resumes and credits ---
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.
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.
Has anyone ever tested for or

Just wondering because I believe that my skills and equipment meet their requirements, but never heard back after sending my resume.

I know that the MTSOs are often bombarded with resumes, but it would've been nice to be able to test for them.

tested it
I tested your theory and that isn't the problem. I just wonder if I hit an "F" key or what is causing it. It does it about every 10 seconds! Thanks for the thought though!
Have you tested lately? I never
dreamed how indepth this has gotten. Why are we expected to know as much as a doctor or nurse? It is not like you can take it on yourself to change anything. The very most you can do is flag it. I miss the days when I could just track one of these guys down and ask them. Now, assuming you are inhouse, it is like you are not allowed to do more than nod hello.
I tested too
I tested three weeks ago and have heard nothing.
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. 
I'm tested to death, too
If you create a folder on your desktop called "Sound Files" - then when you are downloading an mp3 file or whatever - right click and do "save to target" - then browse your desktop until you see sound files folder and make sure that is in the box. Then, the files will download to that folder. Then, when you double click on Express Scribe, up on the top you will see "Load" - click on this and then browse for your sound files folder. Highlight those you want to download into express scribe and then down at the bottom, hit ok or load (can't remember which it is). They will then be loaded into express scribe, ready to go.
Was she tested for thyroid? sm
Pretty common in cats and I believe that's one of the symptoms. Good luck.
My child has been tested....sm
By 3 different psychiatrists and psychologists who are children specialists. She does well without medication when she has tasks broken down into small increments and with redirection when she gets off track. I'm not going to medicate her with anything when she is fine when given these helpful guidelines, and her doctors are conservative enough to agree with me and don't hand out pills quickly. If she displayed ADD/ADHD symptoms to the severity that she couldn't function in life without parameters that work it would be a different story.

She is physically active with playing sports (i.e. soccer and basketball depending on the season or doing dance when it's off season for both) and we take her to the playground often. As far as diet goes, we limit her sugar intake as she is more hyper when she is exposed to sugars and even she recognizes that if she has a lot of sugar she gets more hyper.

Too bad the QA's are tested before they're -
My editors ARE TESTED
The editors for my company are tested and they are trained at 100% before they are turned "LOOSE".  They also have 3% of their work audited. 
I'm gonna say no. I tested by...
running adaware, superantispyware and spybot, cleaned everything out and then came only on this site. Clicked around for a while, posted a couple times and ran my scans again. Nothing came up, so I'm going to say no I guess. I always have Spyware of some sort when I run my scans, but I visit so many sites a day I have no idea where they come from.
I just don't understand it. I tested

the machine from 3 different phones and didn't have a problem. Once I punched the ID# in, the beeping stopped for me. I'm very confused as to why my doc had problems.

I had the older model with the tapes and it worked great until the transfer box died. I couldn't find just the box, since this machine is no longer made.

I think my doc is a thing of the past. I haven't heard from him since the test. What kills me is that I was with him for 14 years. I don't know this for sure but he has not called me or dropped off any tapes. He passes my house on his way home so he used to drop the tapes off when there was a problem.. His dictation is due today and I don't have any to do.


you are correct, i only tested on 4..nm
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 don't know anything about transolutions, interviewed, tested, and
offered position with Cymed.  The pay is average, lots of ESL, offered 0.5 cpl more if I do more than 1800 lines a day, which I do occasionally, but not often enough that I would have a bunch of extra $$ each pay period.   The person I interviewed with was an HR person and hadn't the first clue about transcription, so her answers weren't very good to questions.  I did specifically ask if the offshore and she reluctantly said they do.  I know they offshore to the Phillipines and probably India, and they are support of the move to offshore to Trinidad.   I was offered 8 cpl and have 20 years' acute care experience.  I was told there were lots or opportunities to earn big $$ in bonus money, but I'm not looking to be chained to my chair another 4 hours a day.   My main decision for declining the position was the offshoring. 
I recently tested for Mxsecure
I had to do 5 dictations. They were the toughest I have ever done.
Question for txmt. I have tested
for Transtech Medical.  They sound like a great place to work IMO.  Do you mind if I ask you several questions about them, such as what platform they work on (I am going to use their computer), what the sound quality is like, how is the pay, etc?  TIA.  If you would like, I can leave my email for you:)  Thanks!!
Have you tested at all? With your experience, I would think MTSO would at least look...
could be you are not scoring well on tests, or there might be some hesitation with thinking you will send the stuff on to Canada and then outsource it (believe it or not). But your experience sounds great and there should be no reason to take a refresher. IMHO
I meant to say 'AREN'T tested' ! - nm
I tested the beta version
I enjoy using the software. I work in InScribe over half the day and have tons of shortcuts in there. Until now, I could not use those shortcuts in other programs. I imported the InScribe shortcut file to Ditto and now I use those shortcuts in WordPerfect and Word. The shortcuts work in e-mail, also. The pop-ups are not annoying - they go away after a few seconds if you do not respond to them. You can do functions with it, also. I have not tried whole blocks of text. For me, it's worth the price. I think you can download and try it before purchase.
I tested for a National and also failed. sm
I thought I did well. I transcribed according to the BOS book, but most of my errors were charged because of it. It looks like if I didn't use the BOS book method, I probably would have passed. Who knows? Just don't give up. I took a test with another company and am now working.
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.

I was tested for Lyme disease when I first started with everything..thanks anyway. :( nm
to VE - NINE HOSPITALS have never drug tested you - they must be out in left field!
I'm typing this fast - so forgive ME for the typos!!

I just left a hospital in Ohio that not only had you do a drug screen, BUT A BREATHALYZER TEST before hiring. They did one ON EVERYONE!!! Yes, they have had people fail the breathalyzer!

I worked in a small ridiculously podunk town hospital in Illinois that insisted I have a drug test before working there.

I have been in major medical centers where it was insisted I have a background check, drug screen, and physical.

I have had background checks done on me for quite a few more hospitals. I have worked at home and had a background check on me, because after all I do have the company's computer and equipment and I did have access to SSN#, and yes, for your information, there was a Transcriptionist that I KNOW OF arrested two years ago for identity theft and she did obtain the information from medical records. I know transcriptionists that never give equipment back to the companies and resell them - guess what - they have gotten arrested. Had the companies run a background check they would never have hired the transcriptionists.

I have worked at catholic hospitals AND THEY EVEN GIVE THE NUNS A DRUG TEST!

Why OH why do people feel that this is a violation of THEIR rights. I would hope to God that if you were ever in a hospital that your identity information stays guarded, no matter where it is outsourced to.
Well, it seems the norm to me! I've tested with at least 4 co's in the past few years and

the tests were not dictations that I do on an everyday basis.  I know they pick and choose carefully what they will test you on because there are always kinks in there where the doc either stumbles, mumbles, or you know you would have to be a genius to figure out what they are saying.


Someone posted about a new anti-spyware program they had tested against several others - sm
and found it was better (or found more problems) than their existing programs.  My computer has been a bit weird/very slow the last day or two, ran my SpySweeper (no problems) but I thought I would try this other one.  However I cannot find the post.  Can you either post it again or email me?  Thanks.
I agree with two of these. Worked forone and tested forand

another.  Got burned on one of them and it was my first national.  I then got into another you did not mention JLG.  I wouldn't go there either.

Been with my company now for five years and outside of no benefits and being an IC it was okay till recently when things started to change.  Not happy at this time and hoping things get back to normal for me.  I am hurting because I had a huge problem with Comcast cable internet and I lost a lot of work time.  Poor paycheck this time too.  Had them out three times and they finally fixed it so far. 

Good luck to everyone looking.  I feel badly for the MQ transcriptionists.  It will be hard to find any place with all the competition.



I tested at a local hospital on the East Coast...
The pay was $14.82 per hour to start. They were paying medical unit secretaries $14.60. Also the job was per diem, needless to say I didn't take it.
Mine was tested at 148 in school. After they found out & leaked it -- (s/m)
-- to my parents, it kinda messed up my life. Was yanked out of classes with all my friends, where I was comfortable, and put into "Gifted" classes with a bunch of older kids I didn't know, & who resented my being there. Unfortunately, high IQ doesn't necessarily mean "mature"! I was kind of a nervous, skittish kid, and even if I could already read by the time I got to school, there were other simple things I hadn't yet mastered. I went from loving school to detesting it, and spent too much time drawing & daydreaming in class. So, when I struggled in those areas I was weak at, I got labelled as an "under-achiever", which didn't exactly thrill my parents. That label, combined with my dislike of these new classes (and this was back in the 50s and 60s, when they didn't know how to teach, anyway!) I started living up to that new label. Soon I was at the other end of the scale, getting shuttled into lots and lots of study halls because I was failing as many as 3 classes per semester in highschool. I graduated by the skin of my teeth, with no goals whatsoever. My parents just assumed I would somehow go to a 4-year college. And I just assumed I wouldn't! Fortunately my strong points were English and typing, so at least I was employable. But I didn't really have the social skills needed for most secretarial and receptionist jobs, and didn't have the degrees necessary to get any better jobs. After bouncing from job to job (some lasting only 2 months, some as little as 2 days), I finally just happened to STUMBLE ONTO medical transcription. It was a good fit, but even though I've now been doing it for a long, long time, to this day my friends and family wonder when I'm going to get a "real" job. I just smile and tell them that will most likely be when hell freezes over.