Title: The Ins and Outs of Applying for a Work-at-Home Job
Presenter: Linda A Allard, CHPS Date: June 24, 2015
Time: 12 p.m. PT/3 p.m. ET
CEC: 1 PD
You may be working from home in your pajamas, but the rules for applying for a transcription job are the same as the rules for applying to be the White House Chief-of-Staff. Too often we see MTs/HDSs using inappropriate email addresses, applying for jobs they're not qualified for, or calling to complain if they don't get a response fast enough. Whether you're a new transcriptionist right out of school or a 30-year veteran looking to change companies, don't let your slippers and bathrobe limit potential opportunities—learn what will get your resume bumped to the top of the pile and what will get it relegated to the bottom.
1. How to write a resume that will get noticed.
2. Tips for interviewing well on the phone.
3. How to prepare for online testing.
4. Basic tips about what employers are looking for as they sift through stacks of resumes and applications.
Linda Allard, CHPS, president of New England Medical Transcription, has worked in the transcription industry since 1987. After spending several years as an at-home transcriptionist, she advanced to become an editor, external auditor, account director, recruiter, human resources director, transcription professor and vice president of operations. She currently oversees operations at NEMT, managing approximately 250 employees and independent contractors. As a recruiter, HR director, and operations chief, she has spent more than 20 years reviewing resumes and applications from both new and experienced MTs/HDSs.