Should Your Talent Solutions Firm be One Size Fits All?

Should Your Talent Solutions Firm be One Size Fits All?

Choosing a Staffing Firm to work with shouldn’t be a daunting task but …. one size definitely doesn’t fit all.

New Directions is an IT & Digital Talent Solutions Firm that provides Contingent (temporary) and Select Traditional Hire Services to our clients throughout the U.S.

Our Talent Solutions recruiting and staffing service delivery spans a broad range of Information Technology, Digital and Learning Technology environments that encompass Executive and Senior Management, Architecture, Project Management and Design and Development to Systems and Applications Administration and Support.  Our defined Practice Areas include the following

Information Technology

  • Business Intelligence, Data Science, Data Analytics, Data Warehousing & Database Management;
  • Enterprise Software – SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, JDE ;
  • Web & Applications Development – All Languages, Platforms & Environments;
  • Networking & Infrastructure – All Operating Systems, Platforms & Environments;

Digital Technology

  • User Experience, User Interface, Visual Design;
  • UX & UI Product Research
  • Digital & Marketing Technology Innovation
  • Digital Project Management
  • Digital Insights Development and Management

Learning Management

  • eLearning & Courseware Development
  • Learning Management System (LMS) Development, Training, and Administration
  • Instructional Design
  • Training

We are definitely not a One Size Fits All

We understand that the best relationships are developed through mutual understanding, expectations, and respect.

More so, we believe that each relationship is unique and is based on an understanding of your company, your technology platforms, and your culture as well as you understanding ours.

Over the years we have found that our best relationships have been fostered through a ten-minute phone conversation or coffee meeting and yes………. we are as particular as you are.  Sometimes it fits and sometimes well…. not so much.

If you’re interested in seeing if we fit you and your company, contact our Talent Solutions Teams in Boston, MA (866) 999 – 8600 or Charleston, SC (888) 654-1110.

Top 5 Healthcare Interview Questions and How to Nail It

You’ve been working on getting a job in the healthcare field. It’s taken a lot of work and determination on your part. An interview has finally been scheduled. You’ve shined your shoes, put on your most professional apparel, printed off a nice, crisp new resume, and now you’re finally off to your interview. You pull into the parking lot and suddenly you’re struck with the feeling you’ve focused so much on the job itself that you haven’t spent enough time on how to get the job. This is a serious profession and, rightfully, your prospective employers have serious questions. Which is why you have to grasp how to nail the following top 5 healthcare interview questions.

Why You?

First, you may be asked the hardest question of all — “Why you?”. Should you brag? Too much and you won’t exactly come off as a great person to be around. Should you be modest? Too modest and your interviewer will worry you’re not ready to work in healthcare. One of the best job interview tips is to strike a balance between confident but not boastful. Be aware of your qualifications. After all, you’ve worked hard in order to become qualified, so make sure the person across from you sees this. If you can list around 3 examples of what sets you apart from the others, you’ll come across as an interesting prospect worth serious consideration.

How Do You Handle Conflict?

Of all the interview tips there are to give, perhaps the most specific one is to be sure you have an answer to the following question — “How do you handle conflict?” From customer service, to being a personal trainer, or working in healthcare, this question is evergreen and it’s an important one for any prospective employer. Any time someone is dealing with the well being of a loved one, it’s a tough situation. As always, try to show that you can keep your cool. It’s not great if you come off as defensive about a situation that’s already passed. And make sure you explain the situation clearly and how what you brought to that situation had positive results.

Talk About A Time You Made A Mistake, And How You Handled It

Ah yes. This old chestnut. This one’s a bit of a cheat since it’s not a question. Let’s update it — “Can you talk about a time you made a mistake, and how you handled it?” You will be asked this question. And honestly, you should be asked this question. Because everyone makes mistakes. What is newsworthy is being able to illustrate how you were able to hone up to your mistake, overcome, learn something, and move on undeterred. The main thing is to be honest, but there’s truly no need to go into full honesty. You need to be clear about the mistake you made by telling a story but don’t worry about letting guilt fill in every single detail. If the past situation was truly that dire, it will absolutely come up via one of your references. So no need to give absolutely every detail. That said, still be honest.

How Do You Feel About Health Care?

This one’s a tough one because it’s kind of a big question, but you should be honest about why you care about health care, how it’s changing, and what you want to bring to it going forward.

What’s Your Motivation?

This is the question where your prospective employer wants to hear from you. This is where you can punctuate with a short, honest, personal story about why this particular job.

New Directions Staffing

If you’re interviewing for a position and are curious what healthcare interview questions you’ll be asked, contact the team at New Directions Staffing. We specialize in staffing and recruiting and look forward to helping you find employment today!

Dietitian Vs Nutritionist: Which Career Path is Right for You

Diet and nutrition are the key to any healthy lifestyle, right? Often considered synonymous in conversation, the two words are not interchangeable within the healthcare field. If you’re considering a career as either a dietitian or nutritionist, several key differences exist that you should take note of before making a long-term choice. Let’s put these two careers up against one another (dietitian vs nutritionist) and see which career stacks up best for you.

Dietitian

The role of a dietitian is more regulated than that of a nutritionist. For starters, the educational requirements for a dietitian is of a higher standard. Usually requiring special certification – in addition to a traditional bachelor’s degree in the health field – dietitians must complete their training with an internship at a health clinic, food service company, hospital or other organization. Once the internship is completed, future dietitians must pass a national exam before being allowed to practice as an R.D. (registered dietitian).

Dietitians organize food and nutrition plans to aid in the treatment of illnesses and diseases. Often collaborating with an R.N. (registered nurse), Doctor and physical therapist, dietitians are an important part of any medical wellness program. Other career opportunities for dietitians include educating at universities, advising food service companies, developing nutritional meals for private businesses and individuals, running a private practice and more.

Nutritionist

Not as heavily controlled as the term dietitian, nutritionists have a more general practice field. Anyone can use the term nutritionist to describe themselves, as its use is not regulated like that of a doctor or R.D. (registered dietitian). The educational requirements are fewer, though licensing boards that offer accreditation for nutritionists do exist. For those that pass national examinations and complete internships, a C.N.S. (certified nutrition specialist) certification is available.

While a dietitian may diagnose eating disorders and assist in the treatment of diseases, a nutritionists main responsibility is to educate their clients about the nutritional value of certain foods and to supervise the nutritional intake of those they work with. Many nutritionists work for individual clients, major corporations, businesses or even as food journalists. Because the qualifications of becoming a nutritionist are varied, so are the opportunities in the job market.

Salary & Outlook

Another difference between dietitians and nutritionists is in how much money they make. Both careers are expected to increase at a healthy rate over the next decade as the elderly population and individuals struggling with obesity continues to increase.

Dietitian Salary: As with any career, where you work will make a difference, but the average dietitian makes approximately $51,000 annually.

Nutritionist Salary: Nutritionists make, on average, $41,000 per year.

Which is Right for You

When determining which is better for you in the dietitian vs nutritionist debate, consider the amount of investment you want to make as it relates to education. Though the average salary for a dietitian is higher than that of a nutritionist, you may have little interest in working with individuals to diagnose and treat illnesses or diseases. Therefore, spending the extra time and money on the educational requirements of becoming a dietitian may not be right for you.

For more information about nutritionist jobs, nursing jobs or how to become a traveling healthcare worker, contact a New Directions staffing recruiter today. We are here to help guide you to the career of your dreams!