Saturday, November 6, 2010

Job Interview Tips: Preparation is Key!

Everyone knows job interviews can be the most stressful part of the job seeking process. I've compiled a list of tip to help you pull off a successful job interview.

Interview Preparation

Research the position and the company. Understand the position for which you are applying. Study the job bulletins and do some online research. This will help you relate your skills to the requirements of the position. Know a little history and background of the company. Working your knowledge of this into the conversation will surely impress your interviewer.

Anticipate questions. Jot down a few general questions that you would ask if you were interviewing a potential employee. Think of situational questions such as, "How would you approach a situation in which your supervisor was breaking the rules?" Jot a few of these down too. Anticipate difficult questions that your interviewer could throw at you. Then sit down and answer the questions you wrote down. Think full sentences rather than one word answers. Another good idea is to highlight your qualifications or strength in answering these question.

Prepare question for your interviewer. Think of a few questions to ask your interviewer. Your questions should be specific and not something that you could have looked up yourself in company literature. For example, "What type of training will I receive for this position?" These questions will not only make sure the position is right for you, but will let your interviewer know that you're engaged in the interview lending you some grounded creditability.

Practice and relax. If you've done the first three steps then you're almost ready. Now you know the company, the questions that might be asked, and the questions you're going to ask. It's time to rehearse. Practice actually saying the answers to your question aloud. Practice asking your question aloud. This way you won't be hearing it for the first time at the interview and then realize that you could have put it another way. Be yourself and be honest. An interviewer can spot a fibber a mile away. Plus, if you're honest, then you already have all the answers to the questions. Once you're satisfied, it's time to relax. Collect yourself and your thoughts.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Medical Assistants Needed

Job Title: Certified Medical Assistant
Industry: Healthcare/Military
Direct Hire Position
Hours: Monday – Friday, 7:30am – 4:30pm
Location: Kaneohe Bay


• Front desk reception.
• Answering phones and scheduling appointments.
• Greet patients, completion of registration forms, and give instructions.
• Filing and maintaining medical & financial records.
• Preparing and typing correspondence.
• Processing, coding, and completing insurance claim forms.
• Processing mail.
• Purchasing and maintaining supplies and equipment.
• Performing computer skills in patient billing, transcription, scheduling, insurance claims, accounts receivable, and data base entry.
• Performing accounting, billing, and banking procedures.
• Arranging for hospital admissions and outside referrals for the physician.
• Calling prescriptions to the pharmacy for the physician.
• Communication skills using appropriate medical terminology.
• Following appropriate legal and ethical professional conduct.
• Measuring and recording vital signs.
• Recording patient interview, history and chief complaint.
• Providing patient education with regards to office policies, medication management of diseased, home treatments and special diets.
• Preparing patients for examinations and performing routine screening
• Assisting the physician with exams and minor office surgery.
• Phlebotomy and collection of other lab specimens.
• Performing basic lab tests.
• Performing EKGs.
• Assisting with X-ray and Physical Therapy procedures.
• Preparing and administering medications with physician’s authorizations.
• Change dressings, applying bandages, removing sutures and other first aid procedures.
• Using CPR skills when required.
• Maintaining supplies, equipment, stocking, and sterilizing instruments.
• Disposing of biohazard waste according to OSHA standards.
• Practicing OSHA safety standards.
• Performing accurate, legal, and ethical documentation at all times.

If candidate is a certified Medical Assistant:
· Must be a certified Medical Assistant through the AAMA:
· Must have graduated from a Medical Assistant program from a school that is accredited by CAAHEP: (Heald College and Kapiolani Community College), or graduation from a military Medical Assistant program
· Must have a H.S. diploma or GED

If candidate is not a certified Medical Assistant:
· Must be able to get certified through AAMA within 90 days of hire
· Must have one year of experience as a Medical Assistant
· Must have graduated from a Medical Assistant program from a school that is accredited by CAAHEP: (same 2 schools above in Hawaii or another state on the approved list) or graduation from a military Medical Assistant program
· Must have a H.S. diploma or GED

Pay Rate:$13 - 15/hour Based on Experience

Interested Applicants: Please visit us online at: Http:// and click on Online Employment Application!

Excellent Health and Wellness Benefits through client company

Waikiki Health Center Hiring Billers and Collectors (Honolulu, HI)

Waikiki Health Center is now accepting applications for a full-time Billing and Collections Specialist. The Billing and Collections Specialist is responsible for all aspects of claims processing including 3rd party billing, collections, and exit desk/cashier back up. The Billing and Collections Specialist ensures timely billing and following up on all medical claims, denials, refunds, patient balances, and reports.

Qualifications Summary:

-Experience (2 years) with FQHC billing and follow up is preferred
-Experience with an electronic practice management system
-Good computer skills
-Good customer service skills

If you are interested in the position, please send your cover letter and resume to

Please visit our website at for more information on our health center.

Hawaii Job Hunting Websites

Playing matchmaker between employers and job seekers are multiple websites. Although these sites offer a great way to find potential employers, they also add a lot of competition to any job opening that gets listed. Finding the right site can help a great deal in finding the right job for you.

I have compiled a list of some of the most popular and a few personal favorites of mine. If you have any you would like to see on the list, please send me an email or leave a message in the comments. I'm always looking for new resources to share.

Craigslist is a great place to start. They offer jobs listing by category. A lot of small businesses advertise here and it's a good place to find jobs that are recruiting for less competitive positions. Beware of scams. Craigslist is notorious for scam-artists trying to take advantage of unsuspecting job seekers.

Hawaii Jobs on Demand
Highly advertised, competition worries. Allows you to post a resume and keep in on file, useful when it comes to applying for multiple jobs.

City & County of Honolulu Human Resources
Looking for a City job? This is the place to find it. Online applications available.

Hawaii Jobs
Straight forward, easy to use. (from the Honolulu Advertiser)
Career Builder is a large site, the link above will take you directly to the Hawaii job listings from the Honolulu Advertiser. Competition may be an issue here.
Similar to Hawaii Jobs and Hawaii Jobs on Demand. Search by location, part-time/full-time, job category. A lot of "nationwide" and "online jobs" however. Just have to weed those out and there are some good leads here.

This site is the place to find federal jobs. A great place to start would be the Agency Search if you're looking for a job in a particular field, or if you have a certain degree. Be sure to enter your location to narrow your search results.

A lot of companies now offer online applications through their website. If you're interested in a particular company, try doing a search for their company website. Most will have links to an Employment Opportunities page or Careers page.
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Do you know of an online resource that should be on this list? Please contact me.

Kona Brewing Co. Hiring Back House Positions (Honolulu, HI)


Aloha Oahu,

The world famous Kona Brewing Company in Hawaii Kai is hiring for all BOH positions (line, prep, dish). We maintain a scratch kitchen and have won several awards for our beer and cuisine. The pay and benefits are great! Must have experience. Please apply in person at:

Kona Brewing Company
7192 Kalanianaole Hwy
Koko Marina Shopping Center
Honolulu, HI 96825