Professional Development

Getting a Job You Want: Resume and Job Search Strategies

A panel of experienced career advisers are set to assist you in moving forward in your health IT career and land the job you want. We’ll cover topics such as how to craft an impressive “reader centric” resume and review a 30 second elevator speech and a professional online image. You’ll learn several job search strategies, such as designing a personal career plan, where and what jobs best suit your background, and ways to expand your career network. We’ll conclude with tips for preparing for different types of interviews and interview questions.

Learning Objectives

  • Receive assistance with health IT resume building and career planning
  • Prepare an impressive “reader centric” resume
  • Distinguish what mistakes to avoid in resume writing
  • Construct an outstanding personal brand and elevator speech
  • Develop a strong online professional image
  • Evaluate several job search strategies
  • Review tough interview questions
  • Prepare for different types of interviews


  • Susan H. Fenton, PhD, RHIA, ACHIP, FAMIA, FAHIMA, Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic and Curricular Affairs, UTHealth Houston, School of Biomedical Informatics
  • Adam Bufka, Director, Center for Career Advancement – Schools of Health Sciences and Nursing, Purdue University Global
  • Eric Nordgren, Director of Educational Experiences and Development, Stender School of Leadership, Business, and Professional Studies, The College of St. Scholastica
  • Bonnie Siegel, FHIMSS, Independent Career Consultant, Self-employed