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    Get Past Your Midlife Expiration Date

    Get Past Your Midlife Expiration Date
    • Do you feel unmotivated about your work after being downsized, reengineered or merged out of a job? • Have you lost your zeal for work and fear you are becoming jaded and cynical? • Do you feel guilty about what work has done to you, and are you trying to find a new work/life balance? • Are you burned out ...
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    Before They Were Prez: Job Tips from Our Founding Fathers

    Presidents were once lowly employees too... Think Presidents have it easy with all of their Cabinet and appointed staff to do things for them? Well, life wasn’t always so sweet. They had to work their way up the career ladder to the White House too! Here are some examples of jobs they had before the Oval Office and tips that ...
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    5 Reasons We Love (Or Hate!) Our Jobs

    5 Reasons We Love (Or Hate!) Our Jobs
    More often than not, people are describing what they do as “just a job.” As someone who has always loved her job, I’ve found this sentiment surprising and decided to do a some research. What makes someone love their job, instead of hating it? More importantly, is there anything you can do to turn a job you hate into your dream ...
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    4 Career Lessons from American Olympians

    Lindsey Vonn: Don’t Stop When it Starts to Hurt Lindsey Vonn is the first American woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic downhill skiing. A contender in Torino in 2006, Vonn suffered a terrible crash that sent her to the hospital. She left with pain arching through her legs and back but still competed in five events. She didn’t ...
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    Lead a Professional Healthcare Association

    Lead a Professional Healthcare Association
    Do you have what it takes to help shape the future of healthcare? If you're a problem solver with strong leadership skills who is bold enough to stand up for your beliefs, and if you're willing to work hard and sacrifice your time, then you could be the next elected official of an influential healthcare organization. [page] h4. A Different Breed ...
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    Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette

    Guide to Work Happy Hour Etiquette
    At the end of a hellish day, it can be fun to go out and have a few with your favorite coworkers. But drinking with your office mates isn’t like drinking with your friends on the weekend. The same rules just don’t apply. No matter how laid-back your office may be, your actions always reflect on your professional persona. So what ...
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    How to Negotiate a Raise in Healthcare

    How to Negotiate a Raise in Healthcare
    Although the thought of asking for a raise may give you the jitters, you probably won't be able to avoid the issue forever. At some point in your healthcare career, it's likely you'll have to request a salary increase to get paid what you deserve. Here are some tips for negotiating a higher healthcare salary with a minimum of angst. [page] ...
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    How to Return to Work After Time Off

    How to Return to Work After Time Off
    So you took some time off - it could have been a few months or a few years - and now you are ready to come back to work. Whether you know you have a job waiting for you, or you're on the hunt for that perfect healthcare career, you can return to work in full force. Learn how to revamp ...
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    Ten New Year's Resolutions for Entry-Level Workers

    Ten New Year's Resolutions for Entry-Level Workers
    The dawn of a new year can be depressing if you focus on all the things you could or should have done the last 12 months. But if you look to the future, you can turn things around, especially if just starting your post-college career. How? By making a few career-related New Year's resolutions and committing yourself to achieving them in ...
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    Take Care of Loved Ones or Yourself with the FMLA

    Take Care of Loved Ones or Yourself with the FMLA
    You're at work, finishing up an assignment at your desk, when the phone rings. It's your 81-year-old widowed mother's neighbor calling to tell you your mom has been hospitalized with a suspected stroke. She'll be OK in the long run, you learn, but she's going to be laid up for some time and won't be able to meet her own basic ...
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    Should Nurses Blow the Whistle?

    Should Nurses Blow the Whistle?
    With the various corporate scandals of recent years, we've seen plenty of headlines about whistleblowers in the business world. Now, the nursing industry is bringing us its own front-page cases that could see more medical watchdogs come to the fore. Legal experts say the number of whistleblower cases in the healthcare field has been on the rise since 1999, when the ...
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    Hospitals Offer Creative Benefits to Recruit and Retain Nurses

    Hospitals Offer Creative Benefits to Recruit and Retain Nurses
    Despite the nursing shortage, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima, Washington, has no problem attracting a steady steam of job candidates. “We’ve never offered nurses a sign-on bonus,” says Kathy Franz, the hospital’s director of human resources. “Sign-on bonuses typically keep nurses in their jobs for two years. Our goal is to attract candidates who want to work here for other ...
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    Top 10 Most Diverse Healthcare Companies

    Top 10 Most Diverse Healthcare Companies
    One thing is for sure, in Fortune Magazine's 2008 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, the healthcare industry is well represented. Hospitals and healthcare systems also top the list of the Most Diverse Companies to Work For. Not only are these great places to work because of the benefits, salary, and growth, the following employers offer unparalleled diversity. ...
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    How Much Will a Career Change Cost You?

    How Much Will a Career Change Cost You?
    A new job in a completely different career field may fill your soul with joy, but it can also empty your wallet. Estimating the cost to shift into a new field can make the difference between a smooth fiscal transition and a personal budget crisis, so before you make a move, consider and plan for these costs: h4. Earning a Degree ...
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    How Women Can Battle the Stereotypes

    How Women Can Battle the Stereotypes
    A few short decades ago, many thought a woman couldn't be president, because she would become emotionally unstable once a month -- as if she'd hit the red button during a chocolate craving. There have been many misconceptions about women leaders over the years. Here's advice from an expert and women in the field about the state of some classic stereotypes ...
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    Tips for Working Mothers

    Tips for Working Mothers
    Fulfilling the role of Mom while also holding down a job can be dizzying. But with a little planning and family cooperation, moms can make routine tasks easier, get family members involved and helping instead of asking for things, and reduce everyone's stress level. Try these tips out. h4. Teach Cleanup Do you clean up toys, hang up coats, stow shoes, ...
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    Prep for Your Performance Appraisal in Healthcare

    Prep for Your Performance Appraisal in Healthcare
    Here it comes -- your annual performance review. Don't let anxiety set in. The right attitude and preparation can make the process go smoothly. "Most people dread the performance appraisal," says Julie Fuimano, MBA, BSN, a personal and career coach with Nurturing Your Success, a career coaching firm. "It shouldn't be like that. Before you go in, say a few words ...
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    Nurses Pioneer Family Presence in the ER

    Nurses Pioneer Family Presence in the ER
    Janine Dubina, RN, held a woman’s hand as the two watched an emergency room team try to revive the woman’s husband. Dubina, a nurse manager at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center, explained to the wife that the team was doing CPR to help blood flow through the man’s body, and that they were giving medication to try to ...
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    Is Healthcare Really Recession-Proof?

    Is Healthcare Really Recession-Proof?
    Despite the downturn in the economy, healthcare professionals have been repeatedly told that their careers are recession-proof. Proponents of this outlook site statistics about the healthcare industry adding jobs each month and the increased demand for workers like primary care physicians, nurses, and medical assistants. But healthcare hasn't been immune to the recession. Healthcare professionals have been laid off - and ...
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    Google Wave: The Possibilities for Patient-Centered Communication

    Google Wave: The Possibilities for Patient-Centered Communication
    Google introduced Google Wave at the end of May to much acclaim. Several aspects of the product have tremendous potential for patient-centered communication online. The question becomes will the developer community respond during the developer period by building applications that takes advantage of the live collaboration tool or will HIPAA considerations nip the potential of Google Wave in the bud for ...
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