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At-Home Professions #4598
05/23/03 03:45 AM
05/23/03 03:45 AM
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Alabama
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I am new to this discussion and would like to know if anybody out there has graduated from At-Home Professions. I graduated about one year ago and have not found a job yet. I look everyday on the internet and I do not have enough experience for those jobs. I have applied for several apprentice jobs, but these are not up and running yet. Does anyone have any advice? I would appreciate it very much. Thanks!

Ann

Re: At-Home Professions #4599
05/23/03 04:08 AM
05/23/03 04:08 AM
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Hi Annie,

I am a new graduate (not At-Home Professions) and I am also looking for work. While I have just started, all that I can suggest is apply,apply,apply,apply. The only way to get hired by someone is to try. I know it is hard when the majority of places want experienced MTs, but you have to show them that you have the desire and drive to overcome your inexperience. One of my fellow graduates had offers coming out the wahzoo even though she had no experience--she just managed to sell herself right. One thing that she suggested was to post your resume on the various sites because she was under the impression that not many people did that and you may have a better chance of getting noticed. Anyway, I am trying not to get discouraged,yet! Good luck in your search.

Take care

Re: At-Home Professions #4600
05/23/03 11:26 AM
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Networking is a great way to get work. Join your local chapter of AAMT--there are service owners who are members of our chapter and people are more likely to give you a chance if they know you. Also, they may know of places where you can get a chance.

Try the temp agencies. You will have to test for them, so that will give you a good idea of your ability also. You could also parlay a temp position into something permanent.

Don't give up!


kkb (Karyn), who considers herself a newbie and still remembers what it was like to be a newbie!
Re: At-Home Professions #4601
05/23/03 02:19 PM
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Thanks so much for all your suggestions. I will continue to try and not give up!

Ann

Re: At-Home Professions #4602
05/23/03 02:50 PM
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AnniePooh,

I am in the process of getting some IC work from a company who has a "Newbie" program that I think is in a kind of "beta testing" stage. The next time I speak to them I would be glad to ask if I may refer you to them. Good Luck and don't give up!


Valerie
Re: At-Home Professions #4603
05/23/03 03:22 PM
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Alabama
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Thanks alot! I would be eternally grateful.

Ann

Re: At-Home Professions #4604
05/27/03 03:36 AM
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Hello!,
I am new also. I would like any help I can get finding employment. Has anyone joined a service like MedQuist?
Thanks,
Carmen

Re: At-Home Professions #4605
05/27/03 05:03 PM
05/27/03 05:03 PM
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Alabama
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Carmen,
Hi! Nice to meet you. I did apply at Medquist, but they told me that they were not accepting any inexperienced transcriptionists right now. What a disappointment. Let me know if you come across anything.

Ann

Re: At-Home Professions #4606
05/27/03 05:55 PM
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I just wanted to add my two cents worth here..

Perseverance is definitely the key.

I couldn't agree with Pijtah's post more. I speak from firsthand experience about the "selling yourself right". I applied for a job that was looking for a CMT with a minimum of three years experience. I had neither. At that time, I had been an MT for less than a year. I went in, they liked my attitude. I tested and received a call with a job offer.

So, it can happen. Don't let the job requirements get you down. As the poster said before apply, apply, apply, apply. Something will come through.

Good luck and hang in there smile


Nat
Re: At-Home Professions #4607
05/30/03 02:36 AM
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I graduated from At-Home Professions in 2001 and have had a couple of jobs since then. I felt that my training was very well, until I got out there and started testing for some different companies. At that point, I did not feel like I was qualified for some of the positions. I am not sure if it was because I was new, or just because I really did not know what I was doing.(Even though I came out of the course with an A average) I did work for a PT/OT rehab clinic for six months and it was by far the easiest work that I have done, although I do not remember going over any PT/OT in the course. I am still looking for a steady MT job from home and do apply often online but more times than not, I get no responce. At this time, I have had to go back to work in the office because I have just been unlucky so far with the work at home thing. I hope that it will one day work out, as that was my whole goal-- to work AT HOME!! I will keep looking, but am very discouraged at this point.

Re: At-Home Professions #4608
06/06/03 11:55 PM
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Colorado
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AnniePooh,
I am a new member here, and I was so happy to read what you have written. I have just completed the course from At-Home Professions and am also having a difficult time finding work. It was a great relief to know that I am not the only one searching with no luck. JonnaS

Re: At-Home Professions #4609
06/07/03 06:48 PM
06/07/03 06:48 PM
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Alabama
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Hello! It is nice to know that we are not alone out there. If I come across anything, I will let you know. Good luck.

Ann :wink2:

Re: At-Home Professions #4610
06/07/03 07:31 PM
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Colorado
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Hello Ann! It is so nice to be able to talk with people that understand! I have been searching on the web for the last week and everyone wants you to have at least 1 year of experience to even apply for the positions. I did find one place and am waiting to hear back from them. If anything comes of it I will be sure to let you know.
It's great to be here!
JonnaS lol

Re: At-Home Professions #4611
07/10/03 03:05 PM
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I am a graduate of At-Home Professions, and all I have to say is don't give up! It took me longer than I expected to find a job, but you just have to keep trying. (and trying, and trying...) I looked a lot on the internet and had absolutely no luck finding a job! I even tested for one company and scored a 96 on their test, but when they found out I was a recent graduate, they turned me down flat. The way I ended up getting the job I have now was by looking for local transcription companies in my phone book and sending out resumes the "old fashioned" way. I had given up on that, too, but about a month or two after I sent out my resumes, I got a call from the company I work for now. I had to go in person and take a test. Then they wanted me to do a three-month internship in-house before they turned me loose at home, but I've been working at home full-time since February of this year. I absolutely love it! So...don't give up! I feel like the training I got from At-Home Professions prepared me for the job I have now, but it's just very hard to get in the door anywhere without experience. I hope this helps out some. If you find a job, be sure and let us know!

Dena laugh

Re: At-Home Professions #4612
07/10/03 08:15 PM
07/10/03 08:15 PM
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Alabama
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Dena,
Thanks so much for the encouragement! I am still trying and will continue to try. Several people have told me the same thing that you did, about the local transcription companies. Thanks again.

Ann

Re: At-Home Professions #4613
07/10/03 08:16 PM
07/10/03 08:16 PM
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Alabama
AnniePooh Offline OP
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Dena,
Thanks so much for the encouragement! I am still trying and will continue to try. Several people have told me the same thing that you did, about the local transcription companies. Thanks again.

Ann

Re: At-Home Professions #4614
07/24/03 12:11 AM
07/24/03 12:11 AM
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hi annie,

my name is Toni. i have too graduated from At-Home Professions for Medical Billing and Transcriptionist. No i haven't found a job in that field. i have looked on the internet also for jobs but most of them require you to work in a doctor's office or have so many years experience. i really want to work at home with this job. i am still looking for a way to work at home with the schooling that i've gotten from At-Home Professions. Maybe i'll have some luck. I wish you the best also.

toni


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