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  • Informal Interview

    An interview in which no predetermined questions are asked, in order to remain as open and adaptable as possible to the interviewee's nature and priorities; during the interview, the interviewer "goes with the flow". http://www.mapnp.org...
    by admin on 05-05-2020
  • Code Steering

    The act of disregarding certain levels of evaluation and management (E&M) codes within particular categories of procedure or diagnosis codes. http://physiciansnews.com/business/1002.html
    by admin on 05-07-2020
  • Green Card

    IMGs in H-1B status may file for permanent residence or a green card if they wish to stay in the U.S. indefinitely. There are a number of ways IMGs may obtain green cards and the appropriate strategy will depend on each IMG’s particular circumstances...
    by admin on 05-07-2020
  • Dress for Success

    First coined by author John Malloy in the 1970s, the term Dress for Success signifies tailoring one's attire, grooming, and overall appearance toward making a great first impression in a job interview -- as well as maintaining a professional look...
    by admin on 05-05-2020
  • Business Casual

    Appropriate, less conservative style of business attire as defined by the geographic region, industry, and individual companies. Generally means no ties for gentleman and less formal shoes for women. http://www.career.vt.edu/JOBSEARC/BusCasual.htm#when
    by admin on 05-05-2020
  • Letter of Recommendation

    A letter of support for your skills, ability, and work ethic, usually written by a former boss or co-worker, but could also be from a teacher or personal reference. http://www.quintcareers.com/jobseeker_glossary.html
    by admin on 05-05-2020
  • Specialist

    A physician who has special experience and expertise in a portion of the medical field. In most instances specific credentials, including residency placement and board certification must be acquired in order to qualify as a specialist. http://www.deha...
    by admin on 05-05-2020
  • Body Language

    Also called "non-verbal communication". The subtle signals that people give in their body posture and behavior (e.g. yawning to indicate boredom, or mimicking the speaker's body language to indicate agreement). http://richardbowles.tripod...
    by admin on 05-05-2020
  • Employment Agreement

    A binding contract or document setting the terms of employment between employer and employee that is enforceable by law and often addresses compensation, severance pay, and other significant terms of employment. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/employment...
    by admin on 05-05-2020
  • Signing Bonus (Sign-on Bonus)

    An award, usually monetary, given to new employees who have just joined the company. This award serves two purposes: to establish goodwill and to buy out any compensation "left on the table" from a previous employer. http://www.salary.com/advice...
    by admin on 05-05-2020
  • Accountability

    A sense of personal responsibility and ownership. Future efforts to achieve.
    by admin on 05-05-2020
  • Cover Letter

    A one-page typed letter, accompanying your resume/CV, that introduces yourself to the employer. It identifies your skills, work and education experiences. It should convince the employer that you are the best person for the job. http://www.google.com...
    by admin on 05-05-2020
  • Production-Based Compensation Plan

    A compensation plan to pay a fee or salary based on an individual's contribution to the practice or business success. http://www.lathamconsulting.com/SR-Compensation_1.htm
    by admin on 05-05-2020
  • Triple Option Plan

    Also referred to as a "cafeteria plan", TOP's offer subscribing employees a choice between regular indemnity plans, HMO or PPO plans. During "open enrollment periods" they have the option of switching coverage plans. CareerPhysician
    by admin on 05-07-2020
  • Networking

    A method used to develop a broad list of contacts -- people you've met through various social, professional, and business functions -- and encouraging them assist you in looking for a job. People in your network may be able to give you job leads,...
    by admin on 05-05-2020
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