Thursday, July 18, 2013

7 ways to get your resume out there

Just because you've completed your resume doesn?t guarantee anyone will see it! We've gathered some helpful tips for effective resume distribution to ensure you get your resume into the hands of the right recruiters and human resource departments.

Post your resume online!
Companies such as and offer individualized opportunies for you topost your resume online! You can post anonymously as well as search through job openings and send your resume directly to employers.

Look through the classifieds.
Whether in your local paper or nationally over the Web, you can look over hundreds of open positions all in one place. These ads will give you exact contact information as well as specific details concerning the job(s) available. However, remember that if there is not much information given about the company, don't forget to do your homework so you can modify your cover letter appropriately. Find jobs in your area here!

Just apply!
Most companies do not advertise all of their open positions. By going to the Web sites of companies you are interested in working for, you will more than likely be able to find an "apply online" page where you can submit your resume at no charge. If not, simply send your resume in to the human resources department. Positions open up all the time and by having your resume available when they do gives you a leg up on the competition.

Job fairs.
Okay, we know you?re not in college anymore, however, most major cities hold job fairs targeting seasoned professionals. These events can introduce you to a variety of different companies all in one place, and all looking for qualified candidates such as yourself! You can even get a list of the employers that will be attending the job fair ahead of time in order to appropriately prepare yourself and ensure a good impression. Just be sure you bring plenty of resumes! Find a career fair in your area today!

Network everyone you know!
Networking is an extremely effective way of getting your resume into the hands of potential employers. Talk to your friends and family members and tell them what you are looking for in a career. Ask them if they know anyone who could help you with anything -- from further networking to direct job connections. These people who already know you and trust you should be more than happy to help you out with your career!

Guerrilla resume strategies.
There are many ways to obtain contact information of employers. Some companies offer you a list of thousands of e-mail addresses for either a monthly fee or a flat one-time rate. Other companies offer published books of contact listings and some may even include valuable information about the companies listed (however, these books are often pricey and dated). Instead you can save time and aggravation by signing up with a program such as Resume Launcher which does all the job hunting for you. Resume Launcher finds the jobs that match your skills and qualifications and sends your resume to thousands of credible recruiters so you don?t have to! This great tool will certainly help you save time and money, making it easier for you to get your resume out and into the right hands!!!

Use e-mail.
The best way to get your resume in front of a hiring manager's eyes it through e-mail. When e-mailing your resume, remember to put your name and the position and title (and, if you know it, the job number) in the subject line, unclear subjects will likely be trashed without being opened at all. Also, when sending a resume as an attachment, with your name, an attachment labeled "resume" will not tell the employer whose it is at a glance. And as obvious as it may seem, send your resume from a credible sounding email address; may cause a stir, but will certainly not secure you the position.

Finally, don't forget to follow up on those resumes you sent in. This will not only remind employers that they received a resume from you, but also lets them know that you are truly interested in the position! 

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ADP Stock has gone up 33% over the past year!!!

10 Things to Know About ADP Stock

When looking for promising candidates for your stock portfolio, it's easy to just think about the prominent names of the day, such as FacebookFord, or Bank of America. But there are plenty of other possibilities, many of which have been under our nose for quite some time.

Permit me to introduce you to Automatic Data Processing (NASDAQ: ADP  ) , often referred to as ADP. Here are a bunch of interesting things about ADP the company and ADP stock.
  • Here's a key reason you may want to keep reading -- ADP stock's performance: It's up about 33% over the past year, and has averaged annual gains of 13.6%  over the past30 years. Great performances are never guaranteed, but this company's management clearly knows a thing or two about executing well.
  • The basics: The company began in 1949  as Automatic Payrolls, based in New Jersey. It aimed to assist companies with some of their payroll and related processes by applying technology. Today, still based in New Jersey, it's an outsourcing powerhouse, with a market capitalization near $35 billion. (One of its closest competitors is Paychex(NASDAQ: PAYX  ) , with a market cap of just $14 billion.) It serves some 600,000 customers in more than 125 nations and rakes in more than $11 billion annually, keeping about 13% of that, more than $1.4 billion, as net profit.
  • ADP is of interest to many more people than just holders (or would-be holders) of ADP stock. That's because, since it serves such a significant chunk of American employers, cutting many millions of paychecks, it has its finger on the pulse of our economy. Thus, the company regularly issues national employment reports. (In early July, it reported private-sector employment rising by 188,000 jobs in June.)
  • As a business, ADP has grown both in size and depth. In its own history, it notes that in the 1990s, "clients that once were content to outsource applications to a service provider looked to outsource entire functions. They no longer wanted ADP to provide services to their HR department...they wanted ADP to be their HR department."
  • Here are some impressive numbers that those interested in ADP stock will enjoy: The company cuts paychecks for one out of six workers in the U.S., or about 24 million people. And you can add 10 million more outside the U.S. It is one of only four American companies to earn an AAA rating, from both Standard & Poor's and Moody's. And it's the largest human-resources service provider in North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Pacific Rim.
  • ADP stock offers a nice dividend, too, recently yielding 2.4%. Better still, that payout has increased by about 14% annually, on average, over the past decade, and its payout ratio is close to 60%, reflecting an ample margin of safety and plenty of room for further growth. And if that's not enough security, consider that the company has been increasing its dividend annually for nearly 40 years.
  • A peek at some of the characteristics of ADP stock via the company's financial statements offers reasons to smile, such as negligible debt and its return on invested capital above 20%. On the other hand, gross margin and free cash flow have been declining in recent years (though thanks to a gradual decline in the number of shares, free cash flow per share has been holding up).
  • ADP stock is not without risks, though, such as from Intuit (NASDAQ: INTU  ) . It already offers businesses helpful software for accounting and taxes, and it's not a huge stretch to see it expanding its offerings to those customers and others. It's also looking to offer apps to businesses, such as ones helping banks with mobile banking. (Of course, ADP has apps, too, with more than a million workers using them.) Paychex, focusing in general on smaller companies, is also a threat, but ADP has recently been posting more robust growth numbers. Even if both companies were to grow slowly, though, they offer rather reliable and therefore attractive income streams via their dividends.
  • One of the few downsides of ADP stock is that it doesn't appear to be bargain-priced right now. Its recent P/E is around 25, and its forward P/E near 22, both considerably ahead of its five-year average of 18.5. Its five-year average annual growth rates for revenue and earnings are both below 5%, but they've been picking up the pace in recent years, clocking in near 9% and 11%, respectively, over the past year.
  • Factors in favor of a promising future for ADP stock include our recovering economy. More people employed means more business for ADP. It's growing internationally, too, in part organically and in part via acquisition. Some have even waxed hopeful about ADP stock because the fall of DOMA leading to more people being added to company benefit rolls in the form of same-sex spouses. A rise in interest rates can help, too.
ADP stock is worth considering if you're looking for a solid long-term performer as well as dividend income. You could buy some now -- or, if you see it as overvalued at the moment, add it your watch list and hope that the price drops some, offering an entry point with greater margin of safety.
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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Clinical Quality Assurance Coordinator -- ExamWorks -- Rockland, IL

Contact Mike Foster at for more information!!

ExamWorks is a dynamic, fast growing global industry pioneer in the health care services sector. Our size, scale and service capabilities, combined with management's vision are transforming the IME industry. We are convinced that the high growth environment, the largest global geographic footprint and most advanced IT platform available differentiates ExamWorks from other IME companies. The company's mission is to rely on the local professional presence, enhance quality of service and improve workflow in the independent medical review process.
ExamWorks offers exceptional career growth opportunities, a competitive compensation plan, complete benefits package and financial incentive programs. We encourage you to consider this opportunity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Evaluates clinical information received, writes and/or reviews  various reports including Medical Record Reviews, Medical Record Chronologies, Provider Bill Reviews, Coding Reviews, Hospital Bill Reviews, List of Missing Records, Medical Bill Apportionments, Mock Billing Invoice and Medical Summary Statements
  • Performs quality assurance review of peer review reports, correspondences, addendums or supplemental reviews
  • Ensures clear, concise, evidence-based rationales have been provided in support of all recommendations and/or determinations
  • Ensures that all client instructions and specifications have been followed and that all questions have been addressed
  • Ensures each review is supported by clinical citations and references when applicable and verifies that all references cited are current and obtained from reputable medical journals and/or publications
  • Ensures the content, format, and professional appearance of the reports are of the highest quality and in compliance with company standards
  • In IME or Peer Review cases, ensures the appropriate board specialty has reviewed the case in compliance with client specifications and/or state mandates and is documented accurately on the case report
  • Verifies that the peer reviewer has attested to only the fact(s) and that no evidence of reviewer conflict of interest exists
  • Ensures the provider credentials and signature are adhered to the final report
  • Identifies any inconsistencies within the report and contacts the Peer Reviewer to obtain clarification, modification or correction as needed
  • Contacts appropriate person to recover any missing documentation or verify charges
  • Assists in resolution of customer complaints and quality assurance issues as needed
  • Ensures all federal ERISA and/or state mandates are adhered to at all times
  • Provides insight and direction to management on consultant quality, availability and compliance with all company policies and procedures and client specifications
  • Promote effective and efficient utilization of company resources
  • Participate in various continuing education requirements and or training activities
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in nursing or related field; or minimum five years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with medical terminology, medications, medical specialties and treatment protocols required. Experience in the insurance industry preferred 
  • Must hold and maintain an unencumbered Registered Nursing license 
  • Must have strong knowledge of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, treatment protocols, medications and laboratory values 
  • Must be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers and decimals; Ability to compute rates and percentages 
  • Must be a qualified typist with a minimum of 40 W.P.M. 
  • Must be able to operate a general computer, fax, copier, scanner, and telephone 
  • Must be knowledgeable of multiple software programs, including but not limited to Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and the Internet 
  • * Must possess excellent skills in English usage, grammar, punctuation and style 
  • * Ability to follow instructions and respond to upper managements' directions accurately 
  • * Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and monitors own work to ensure quality is met 
  • Must demonstrate exceptional communication skills by conveying necessary information accurately, listening effectively and asking questions where clarification is needed 
  • Must be able to work independently, prioritize work activities and use time efficiently 
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality 
  • Must be able to demonstrate and promote a positive team -oriented environment 
  • Must be able to stay focused and concentrate with frequent interruptions 
  • Must be able to work well under pressure and or stressful conditions 
  • Must possess the ability to manage change, delays, or unexpected events appropriately 
  • Demonstrates reliability and abides by the company attendance policy 
  • Must maintain a professional and clean appearance at all times consistent with company standards 
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common correspondence, medical records, itemized billing statements and legal contracts and documents 
  • Ability to write clearly and informatively to all required audiences and edit own work for appropriate spelling and grammar 
  • Ability to respond appropriately and professionally to all inquiries or complaints from clients, physicians, upper management, regulatory agencies, and/or members of the business community
  • Ability to effectively present information one-on-one, in small groups, and/or clients or vendors of the company.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Site Supervisor - Copy Center Production -- Ricoh -- San Diego, CA

***Please e-mail Mike Foster at for more information***

Supervises day-to-day operations of specified 1-3 person site. Does not have hiring, firing or job performance responsibility for the personnel on site. At these sites, the employees report directly to the IAM. May run shifts or site solo. Develops, implements and reviews related procedures. Invoices accounts and interacts with customers; assists in maintaining acceptable profit levels and ensures that customer expectations are met. The Site Supervisor is the point person on site for customer issues and contract compliance. Functions as a document specialist or other operations worker. If a site exceeds 3 people, it must have a Site Manager or Assistant Manager if part of a larger campus-environment site.
  • Responsible for effective implementation and management of Ricoh Service Excellence.
  • Functions as a document specialist or other operations worker.
  • Handles formal contact with the customer on a daily basis in MS.
  • Provides training on workflow and machine operations when necessary.
  • Ensures payroll accuracy by overseeing and correcting all time clock punches.
  • Achieves shift profitability in the area of cost of goods by effectively supervising the shift in the use of company materials and supplies.
  • Ensures the quality of operations for shift by assisting in the achievement of goals in Audit and Deadline compliance.
  • Meets quality and deadline standards by the effective use of job scheduling practices.
  • Maintains efficient workflow by holding direct reports accountable for quality and efficiency of their work.
  • Facilitates resolution of issues concerning pricing, orders-in and invoicing by interacting and communicating with sales department.
  • Ensures all direct reports execute objectives by the use of a developmental plan/ninety (90) day plan and regular performance reviews; posting productivity, quality and deadline results.
  • Maintains positive internal working relationships with all department employees by communicating in a professional manner.
  • Completes site reports and other paperwork on time and accurately.
  • Completes month-end management report in the absence of Site Manager.
  • Possesses ability to manage financial results by interpreting projecting, managing declining balances and reconciling profit and loss statement.
  • Responsible for managing P&L.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education, Experience and Certifications)
  • Requires high school diploma or GED and 2+ years of experience in a related field.
  • Requires experience in delivering classroom and/or informal training sessions.
  • Requires experience in operation of the most advanced machines, performing complex jobs.
  • Requires experience in setting goals by defining and prioritizing specific, realistic objectives.
  • Remains updated on current technology and trends in the marketplace by reading relevant journals, magazines and newspapers.
  • Previous experience in a copy center/production environment highly preferred.
  • Fiery / Command workstation experience is a plus.
  • Experience using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat Professional highly preferred.
  • Supply Management and ordering experience highly preferred.