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    Negotiate More Than Entry-Level Pay in Your New Career

    Negotiate More Than Entry-Level Pay in Your New Career
    A shift into a completely new career doesn’t have to mean a drop back to an entry-level salary, but convincing an employer you deserve above entry-level pay for an entry-level position is tough. “Companies have a set salary range in mind for every position,” says Janice Litvin of Micro Search, a San Francisco high tech recruitment firm. “They are not able ...
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    When Pharmacists Say "No"

    When Pharmacists Say "No"
    Pharmacists tend to believe that they provide dispassionate service and care for their customers who are, after all, patients. But in the 2000s, a passion-filled controversy is dividing pharmacists, engendering activity in Congress and dozens of state legislatures and creating questions about future practices in this field. The crux of the matter: Should pharmacists have the right to refuse to dispense ...
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    Survive the Night Shift in Healthcare

    Survive the Night Shift in Healthcare
    Healthcare isn't a 9-to-5 job. It's an around-the-clock profession, and working evening or night hours is a way of life for many health professionals. Such shifts can take a physical and emotional toll on workers, experts say, but there are ways to prevent the damage. Here are suggestions for surviving - and even thriving - despite a draining schedule. h4. Understand ...
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    10 Ways to Make Yourself Unfireable

    Don't just sit there, basking in your continued employment... Phew. You survived the culling. Or maybe your company has managed to avoid a mass layoff. Either way, you're one of the lucky ones. Unlike so many of your friends and family, you won’t have to deal with the unemployment office or cancel your cable -- yet. But instead of sitting ...
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    Cope with Working the Holidays in Health Care

    Cope with Working the Holidays in Health Care
    Are you a healthcare professional who's feeling anything but merry about working yet another holiday shift? Healthcare veterans offer tips on how to banish your inner Grinch and make the most of another holiday on the job. h4. Plan Ahead Healthcare professionals say one of the worst aspects of working a holiday is missing family events. Diane Speranza, RN, a certified ...
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    Scrub Styles For Every Body Shape

    You spend a lot of time in scrubs, so it makes sense that you want your scrubs to flatter your body type and be fashionable. We’ve picked seven of the most common body shapes (Full Bust, pear-shaped, full-figured, petite, tall, long-waisted, and athletic) and found scrubs that’ll look great on each. Now find your shape…and see the scrubs that highlight ...
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    10 Easy Ways to Improve Your Bedside Manner

    Emma Wilkinson reveals how you can boost your counseling and interpersonal skills, by bearing in mind a few rules when dealing with patients. It doesn't have to be this hard - we promise! Developing a good 'bedside manner' is just as important as improving clinical skills in expanding your role. Whether it's dealing with the embarrassing medical complaint, the overly nervous ...
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    10 Pearls of Motherly Wisdom for Your Career

    10 Pearls of Motherly Wisdom for Your Career
    Oh, mothers. They catch us when we fall, console us when we're feeling down, and offer us advice – whether we want it or not. As children, we were told to never talk to strangers, look twice before crossing the street, and remember that sharing is caring. But did the Mommy-isms really stop there? We may have flown the nest for ...
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    Five Ways to Build Leadership Skills in an Entry-Level Job

    Five Ways to Build Leadership Skills in an Entry-Level Job
    If you want to start developing leadership skills in your first job, here’s Lindsey Pollak’s advice: Begin with your eyes and ears. That’s what she did in her first role as a program coordinator for the American Woman’s Economic Development Corp. in Stamford, Connecticut. “My pay was very low, so my terrific boss -- the executive director of the organization -- ...
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    10 Ways To Stay Healthy While On The Job

    10 Ways To Stay Healthy While On The Job
    You know the healthcare drill-long hours, high demands, and stressful situations leave you feeling accomplished, fulfilled, and...exhausted! You may feel like there's just no time in the work day to take care of your number one patient: yourself. Although the work you do for others is amazing, it is important to give yourself the same attention! Here are 10 ways to ...
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    10 Worst Things to Say to Someone Who Just Got Laid Off

    Someone you know just lost their job. Yikes. You want to be supportive. You want to help them see the positive side of their misfortune. You want to buy them a drink. And you should! But please, tread carefully. The time directly following a layoff is a delicate one. Your friend will want your help, but they may not be ...
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    Mentoring Rules: 5 for Mentors and 5 for Mentees

    Mentoring relationships can be among the most rewarding career-related interactions you'll have -- if you take full advantage of them. Whether you're interested in mentoring someone or looking for a mentor to help steer your career in the right direction, these guidelines can help you get and stay connected with the right person. Five Tips for Being a Great Mentor 1. ...
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    Managers as Motivators: Understand the Guiding Principles Part 1

    Think the promise of promotion into management would motivate most employees? Not so, according to a survey by staffing firm The Creative Group, which found 71 percent of workers surveyed would not want their manager's job. "A manager needs to get to know his or her employees," says Carol E. Gilson, vice president of human resources and client services for EMPO, ...
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    Pleasures and Perils of Paid Time-Off Plans

    Pleasures and Perils of Paid Time-Off Plans
    Weary of the costly games some workers play with elaborate systems of vacation, personal and sick days, many large employers have shuffled the deck and called a new game: Paid time off (PTO). PTO plans, by which employees accrue days off in a single account and spend them more or less as they wish, are a mixed bag from the worker's ...
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    Managers as Motivators: Effective Motivational Tools

    Managers who understand what motivates each employee can tailor incentives accordingly. But your motivational toolbox should go beyond rewarding excellent work. Just as important to keeping workers engaged is a plan for encouraging, consoling and embracing them when they invariably slip off track. But how do you find the right balance between supporting employees and pushing them to meet high standards? ...
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    The Importance of Vacation

    The Importance of Vacation
    So what's your vacation got to do with the bottom line? Everything, say industrial psychologists, but that fact doesn't seem to have penetrated very well in corporate America. The majority of people still take work with them on vacation in one form or another, and more than 25 percent of corporate people don't take any absolute downtime at all. So what's ...
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    Stressed Out? How Health Care Professionals Can Regain Some Calm

    Stressed Out? How Health Care Professionals Can Regain Some Calm
    One third of Americans are stressed out. They live with extreme stress as a part of their daily lives, and according to a study conducted by the American Psychological Association (APA), New York, nearly half of all Americans believe their stress has increased during the past five years. As a health care professional, you certainly feel the pinch—and probably deal with ...
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    20 Career Lessons from Celebrities

    Celebrities. We love to hate them. We also love to watch their every move, laugh at their mistakes and scrutinize their decisions. Like them or not, their celebrity status means not only have they achieved career success, they’ve also got a hell of a lot to lose. And sometimes, whatever actions have helped catapult them to fame or rendered them ...
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    6 Ways Healthcare Workers Can Beat Burn-Out

    6 Ways Healthcare Workers Can Beat Burn-Out
    The stresses and strains of working in the healthcare industry can take their toll on even the strongest personality. From persistent patients to strict regulations, healthcare workers are constantly facing challenges both big and small, physical and emotional. At some point, it is more than likely that the pressures of your job will get to you and you will wonder, "Is ...
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    What Your Work Dreams Really Mean

    Most of us at some point have woken up in a cold sweat after a horrific nightmare about work. Whether about showing up naked at the office or missing a career-changing deadline, each of these dreams could have a deeper meaning about how you feel about your job. Wonder what your work dreams are telling you about your relationship with ...
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