DCA Named One of Forbes’ Best Professional Recruiting Firms

Direct Consulting Associates is proud to announce that they have been named one of Forbes’ Best Professional Recruiting Firms in 2018.

Forbes teamed up with market research company, Statista, to survey 30,000 recruiters and 4,500 candidates and HR Managers who have worked with recruitment agencies over the last 3 years. Firms with the most nominations from these individuals were ranked and honored on this year’s list.

Forbes’ Best Professional Recruiting Firms total list can be viewed here.

DCA is the relationship-focused IT staffing firm that assists top-tier organizations with recruiting and acquiring high-impact IT talent for mission-critical technology initiatives throughout the country.

5 Biggest Resume Mistakes

The quickest way to eliminate yourself from a job process is by having mistakes on your resume. Beyond the obvious grammatical and spelling mistakes to avoid, there are 5 other BIG mistakes to be aware of and stay away from:

1) Not including keywords that match the job. Your resume must show that you are qualified for the job so include keywords on your resume to refer to the specific position. You have very little time to grab a hiring manager’s attention so don’t send a generic resume. You will be lost in the pile.

2) Focusing on the wrong thing. Candidates often explain their responsibilities but forget to include results. Set yourself apart from the pack by highlighting specific accomplishments. The more quantitative, the better. In fact, numbers and metrics speak louder than words.

3) Being too modest. Don’t forget to include any awards or recognition you’ve received such as “President’s Club Member” for being over quota by 25%. Also, include any community service awards you received. Hiring managers look favorably upon people who not only work hard at the office but make a difference in the community as well.

4) Leaving unanswered red flags. Candidates usually wait until the first interview before addressing any gaps that may be on their resume, but this can prove to be a mistake. Most candidates won’t make it to a first interview if the issues are not explained on their resume, cover letter or even LinkedIn profile. So if you moved around a lot in your career, it would be to your benefit to explain the reasons for your movement.

5) Writing too much. When writing your resume be as succinct and concise as possible. Keep your resume to 1 or 2 pages max. Bullet points and short paragraphs enhance readability. Limit your resume to the last 10 – 15 years of work experience. You don’t need to include everything you ever did.

HIMSS 2018 Recap: By the Numbers

HIMSS 2018 proved to be a successful event once again for the Direct Consulting Associates Team. Four of our team members attended this year; Frank Myeroff - President, Ranae Rousse - VP of Sales, Tom Clark – VP of Operations, and David Duggan – Account Manager. DCA was able to collectively attend educational sessions, volunteer, network with HIT professionals, and visit several booths during the show.

A key highlight of the show for the DCA team volunteering at the Interoperability Showcase, a 30,000 square foot exhibition that demonstrates the interoperability imperative for connecting health and care. In total, the DCA team collectively volunteered 27.5 hours at the showcase!

Not only did DCA chalk up volunteer hours, they also tracked some impressive numbers in other areas during the show:

Meetings at the show: 69

Sessions attended in support of active clients and partners: 17

HIMSS Chapter events: 10

Steps taken (for just 3 team members who tracked): 188,784

Gambling Debt: only $100!

Overall, HIMSS 2018 offered the DCA team many networking opportunities, the chance to re-connect with partners, clients, and friends in addition to learning about new technologies in the space.  As the team recovers from the extensive amount of walking, DCA had a great time and looks forward to HIMSS19!

DCA Gearing up for HIMSS 2018

HIMSS 2018 is less than one week away and DCA is gearing up to join thousands of professionals and many of the companies on HIStalk's Guide to HIMSS18 to learn, network, and collaborate at the leading health information and technology conference. As the DCA team attends annually, there are five key tips and tricks to remember each year, or to take along with you as a first-time attendee.

  1. Be prepared before you leave for the conference. Do your research regarding keynote sessions, exhibitors, and educational sessions and be sure to establish what your goals are for the conference, what you plan on attending, or who you would like to meet. This will give you the opportunity to make a game-plan for the conference, and allow you to schedule meet-ups with other attendees. Downloading the HIMSS18 Mobile app can also help you plan.
  2. Get involved on social media before, during and after the show. Connecting with HIMSS Facebook page, as well as the HIMSS Twitter handle is just one extra way of networking and following what’s happening at the conference. Use the hashtag #HIMSS18 on Twitter and be sure to post your photos and insights including it to gain more traction with other attendees.
  3. Wear comfortable shoes, your nametag, and bring business cards and snacks. Being such a large conference, you will be doing a lot of walking; do yourself a favor and wear shoes that won’t hurt your feet, and snacks to keep you fueled all day. In addition, you should be prepared to brand yourself from wearing your nametag to handing out multiple business cards to other industry professionals.
  4. Take notes. Stay focused during the event, be sure to write down who you meet, interesting facts you learn, or reminders for follow-up after the conference. Listen and observe attentively and engage with as many professionals as possible.
  5. Enjoy the conference! Whether it is your first time attending, or you are a HIMSS conference veteran, enjoy the opportunity to connect with others in an environment focused on Healthcare IT and how to make it even better as a whole.

As DCA prepares to put these five tips into action, let us know about your experience at previous HIMSS events, what you are looking forward to, or if you have tips to add to our list. If you are attending HIMSS, the DCA team would be happy to schedule a time to meet up with you to network. Please contact a DCA team member to set up a convenient time to network!

David Duggan
Account Manager

Frank Myeroff

Tom Clark
VP of Operations

Ranae Rousse
VP of Sales

Frank Myeroff Featured on Healthcare Informatics

Frank Myeroff, President of DCA was recently quoted in an article regarding Healthcare IT Innovation in Cleveland, Ohio. Healthcare Informatics published 'Market Profile: Health IT Leaders, and Silicon Valley, Have Their Eyes on Cleveland' on February 14th. Frank provided insights regarding the growing focus and investment in new HIT developments in Cleveland. Read the full article here: https://www.healthcare-informatics.com/article/analytics/market-profile-health-it-leaders-and-silicon-valley-have-their-eyes-cleveland