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10/14/2011
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8 IT Hiring Strategies Of Top CIOs

Learn the techniques that award-winning CIOs use to ensure the right talent for their IT teams--and apply the lessons to your own job hunt.
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"I meet with new hires every quarter, and ask 'Why are you here?'" says Michael Restuccia, Penn Medicine's CIO. "The No. 1 answer is I want to be at a place that makes a difference." It makes sense in healthcare.

Healthcare on average pays less than industries such as banking or biotech, but it can be demanding, so being motivated by the mission is important. "We go through a section process that looks for people who don't want to just work 9 to 5, but be part of a group that cares," Restuccia says.

Penn Medicine builds on that with its own charitable organization in which two people coordinate participation in events such as fundraising, and building projects for Habitat for Humanity. And when the 400-person IT team completes important IT projects, it celebrates happy hours or pizza parties. "It's more symbolic than anything, but we recognize achievements," he said.

Lesson for job seekers: Know how much the company's mission matters to you, and focus on industries accordingly. And know that every company takes its mission seriously--if you can't take diapers seriously, don't even talk to Procter & Gamble.

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10/17/2011 | 6:00:00 PM
re: 8 IT Hiring Strategies Of Top CIOs
Didn't really need a 'Slide Show ' on this. How about an article with 'Print' capability? You know how to do it.
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