Gift Yourself a Job for the Holidays – Step Up Job Search

While Others Bake Holiday Cookies, Your Job Hunting Chances Improve

If you buy into the myth that holiday job searching is a waste of time, you are losing one of the better job searching seasons of the year. During this holiday job searching season, you enjoy reduced competition for jobs, easier access to decision makers who are actually in the office, and the opportunity to help people spend their budgets before year end. has an article up explaining exactly why job seekers should NOT take a few weeks off for holiday merriment.  Click here to read the story.

Avoidable Mistakes at Medical Assistant Job Interviews

The Allen School blog frequently posts on ways to improve job interview performance, resume writing and other job search related topics.  The Allen School does a great job preparing people for new careers as medical office assistants.  Yet after graduation, there are another set of skills required to land a job; beyond the skills and practices you study to earn your certification.  The jobs search is almost a job unto itself and here the blog, we try to provide as much good information and support as we can.  The following information provides some information that I find to be very astute and more insightful than the typical information we typically see on this topic. The article here from LiveScience via Yahoo! News provides a very interesting list of 6 mistakes you can avoid during your next job interview if you’re prepared in advance.  Here are the six mistakes: Mistake No. 1: Pretending you can do it all Mistake No. 2: Dismissing questions about social media. Mistake No. 3: Bringing in negative energy. Mistake No. 4: Overlooking interests and hobbies. Mistake No. 5: Failing to research the company. Mistake No. 6: Not asking questions. You can read the elaboration on each mistake, why people typically make each one, and how to avoid falling into the same trap.  Read all about it and be well-prepared for your next job interview for medical assistant positions.

How to Automate Your Job Search

Yes, students of Allen School Online are smarter than the average students of medical billing and coding.  But did you know that there is a way to work “smarter not harder” when it comes to the process of finding a new job once you’ve earned your certificate?  Yes, no longer is it necessary to burn time and shoe-leather, tooling all over God’s creation to find your next gig in medical offices.  There is now a way to automate the process of searching for jobs so that all you’ll have to do is set it up online (did I mention Allen School Online students are savvy web-users) and then sit back and wait for the hot leads to come pouring in.  Let the web robots do the heavy lifting for you.  Click here to read an excellent “how-to” piece published by the geniuses over at Wired magazine.