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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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    12 Things to Never Say to Older and Younger Coworkers

    With the downturn in the US economy, workplaces are becoming more and more diverse age-wise. Older workers are working alongside younger workers as people at every stage in their health care career are getting laid off. With this generational gap among health care workers widening, there’s a lot of potential for miscommunication or differing perspectives. Though many people will absolutely ...
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    The Science of Google Web Presence

    The Science of Google Web Presence
    We’ve heard the message -- loud and clear -- that employers are using social media and Google to screen candidates. But what if you don’t like what they’ll find when they Google you? For example, remember that snarky comment you made on The Huffington Post? It’s not so funny when it ranks No. 2 on a search for your name. Alternatively, ...
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    Nine Tips for Starting Out or Starting Over

    Nine Tips for Starting Out or Starting Over
    Whether you're a new graduate or career changer, starting a career takes a lot of motivation and energy. If you're confident and know what you want, taking that first step is easy. But if you don't know where to begin or if you dread making that initial move, starting out -- or starting over -- is much more difficult. These tips ...
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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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    Six Steps to Set Yourself Up for a Raise

    Six Steps to Set Yourself Up for a Raise
    Many employees feel they’re underpaid for the work they do, yet they wait until their yearly performance review to negotiate a higher salary. But if you wait until then, you’ll be too late. You need to prepare year-round for that discussion. The following steps can help make sure you’re in position for a raise when review time comes around. First: Define ...
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    Stress-Management Tips for Healthcare Workers

    Stress-Management Tips for Healthcare Workers
    Whether you're an ICU nurse dealing with life-or-death situations, a social worker counseling clients through traumatic events, a pharmacist faced with prescription quotas or another type of healthcare worker coping with your own pressures, learning to handle stress is critical to managing your career. Ongoing stress can manifest itself in a host of physical and psychological symptoms, including headaches, sleep disturbances, ...
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    Healthcare Professionals' Guide to Getting a Promotion

    Healthcare Professionals' Guide to Getting a Promotion
    We've all been there, whether you are a registered nurse or a medical assistant. You've worked a job for a number of years (or even months!) and you are doing far more than your original job description required. You know it's time for a promotion, but does your boss agree? In an industry where most people stay at the same level ...
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    Tips for Effective Patient-Provider Communication

    Tips for Effective Patient-Provider Communication
    Want better patient outcomes, more patient cooperation, fewer errors, greater job satisfaction and more effective use of your time? It's all possible by improving one key skill: Patient communication. "Communication is the most important medical procedure that anyone in healthcare can do," says Maysel Kemp White, PhD, president and CEO of Healthcare Quality and Communication Improvement, an educational and consulting group ...
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    Navigate a Healthcare Career Transition

    Navigate a Healthcare Career Transition
    Successfully navigating a career transition can be tricky. If you're thinking of leaving your employer or venturing into a new field - or if you're concerned about the stability of your job - take some advice from healthcare career experts. Think Ahead Because the healthcare industry can be so volatile, you must be ready for change at all times. Always have ...
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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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    13 Bosses and How to Make Them Love You

    Along with paychecks, deadlines, and overtime, bosses are one of the things you just can’t avoid in the workplace. But how to identify these strange characters and deal with them? Don’t go it alone — it’s a jungle out there. We show you how! [page] The Robot Distinguishing characteristics: An empty work space, no family pictures. What they do: All business, ...
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    10 Tips for Staying Happy at Work

    10 Tips for Staying Happy at Work
    If you find yourself longing for greener work pastures, don't immediately go looking for the first exit ramp off of your chosen career path. The Balance Team, which specializes in professional- and personal-growth seminars for administrative and executive assistants in Fortune 1000 companies, suggests these 10 tips for staying content at work: [widget:earn_your_healthcare_degree] 1. Keep Personal Problems Personal: When you're preoccupied ...
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    Manage Work/Life Stress During the Holidays

    Manage Work/Life Stress During the Holidays
    Denver, Colo. - With the holidays upon us, already stressful times become even more challenging. The headlines scream of economic downfall, corporate giants crumbling, jobs balancing on a thread, and expectations of Norman Rockwell holiday bliss cause great stress for even the most balanced individuals. Concierge Resource, a life management firm providing on-site and virtual assistance to employees of hospitals and ...
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    Make Smarter Counteroffers

    Make Smarter Counteroffers
    In every negotiation, the time comes when the other side puts an offer on the table. At that point, the ball is in your court. Unless you want to accept that offer or walk away from the table, you have to put forth a counteroffer. You will hear all kinds of advice for doing this, and much of that advice is ...
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    Top 10 Tips to Balance Work/Life in 2010

    Top 10 Tips to Balance Work/Life in 2010
    A new year, new habits, new financial pressures -- 2010 is shaping up to be a year of opportunity, uncertainty, optimism and change. However change doesn’t only have to be negative. Change can be very positive, and balancing work and personal life is key to positive attitude and your happiness. Keeping an open mind and an optimistic heart will go a ...
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    5 Shocking Stats About Doctors

    To most people, doctors are usually considered to be respectable, knowledgeable, impartial, and — above all — healthy. Patients go to doctors hoping to have their questions answered, their ailments fixed, and — most importantly — for peace of mind. When doctors take the Hippocratic Oath, they are promising to serve to the best of their ability but, at the ...
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    How Nurses Can Fight Sexual Harassment

    How Nurses Can Fight Sexual Harassment
    Sexual harassment of nurses can be as simple as a patient's unwanted flirtatious winks or as elaborate as a male hospital physician's systematic assaults on female employees. And nurses are likely to encounter this occupational hazard. In a University of Missouri study, 21 of 29 nurses surveyed said patients had sexually harassed them. A 2001 NurseWeek/American Organization of Nurse Executives study ...
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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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    10 Ways to Make Next Week Better

    10 Ways to Make Next Week Better
    On one of the last episodes of “Seinfeld,” the main characters are stuck in traffic on a Sunday night. Galpal Elaine, who desperately wants to get home, wails, “All I know is that it's Sunday night, and I have got to unwind! Now, who's with me?” If perpetually single Elaine felt that way, you can imagine how the rest of us ...
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