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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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    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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    8 Ways to Make Your Resume More Marketable

    8 Ways to Make Your Resume More Marketable
    The economy is shaky -- and it may feel like your job is, too. Whether you're already job hunting or believe you may need to soon, there are steps you can take to make yourself more attractive to potential employers. Here are eight tips from the experts on increasing your marketability: Use Your Name as Your Brand, Especially in Email Don't ...
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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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    How Well Are You Really Performing at Your New Job?

    How Well Are You Really Performing at Your New Job?
    When you start a new job, human nature is to focus on the surface of things: the photocopied vision statement included in your orientation package, how your peers dress and the date HR designates for your first performance appraisal. But if you’re going to use this job to further your career goals - or even if you just want to last ...
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    10 Ways You Can Be a Team Player

    10 Ways You Can Be a Team Player
    In work, as in sports, it’s not enough to know your position – you must be able to work with others. In any medical office or environment, doing your specific job well is expected, but you work as a small part of a much larger whole. What does “teamwork” actually mean, and how can you help turn your hospital or clinic ...
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    How To Deal with Pushy Patients

    How To Deal with Pushy Patients
    Every healthcare professional encounters patients who are short-tempered, belligerent or just plain rude from time to time. But the frequency of these encounters may increase as the stress level rises among patients and providers. Experienced physicians and nurse practitioners offer five tips on keeping your cool when tempers flare: Give Patients the Benefit of the Doubt >> [page] Give Patients the ...
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    Prepare for a Layoff in Healthcare

    Prepare for a Layoff in Healthcare
    While the healthcare job market is relatively healthy, the industry is not immune to layoffs. Some healthcare workers still lose their jobs every month, and for them, the much-hyped hot job market is cold comfort. Anticipating and preparing for a possible layoff can lessen the blow and help you rebound quickly if you do get a pink slip. [page] While the ...
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    Five Salary Negotiation No-Nos

    Five Salary Negotiation No-Nos
    While it's difficult to make definitive statements about what to do and what not to do in every negotiation situation, there are some potential pitfalls to be aware of before entering the negotiation process. Here are five of the most common no-nos. *Initiating Negotiations Too Soon* Timing is important here. The appropriate time to negotiate is when a formal offer has ...
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    7 Secrets to Career Success

    7 Secrets to Career Success
    Best-selling author and entrepreneur Keith Ferrazzi offers six secrets to help you get ahead and stay ahead when it comes to your career. It's more than just a great resume and flawless cover letter. Landing your dream job or scoring a big promotion means going the extra mile, utilizing the skills you have, and striving to learn something new every day. ...
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    Go From Exam Room to Administration Office

    Go From Exam Room to Administration Office
    After a number of years on the job, many healthcare practitioners may wonder "What's next?" If you've gone as far up the clinical career ladder as you can, a natural move is to an administrative or managerial career. Healthcare administrators do a variety of tasks, from managing specific floors to running entire health systems. With practitioner experience in your pocket, you ...
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    8 Friends to Make at the Hospital

    Hospitals can be crazy places. From ambulances rushing in patients and nurses shouting vitals to security having to deal with frantic family members, you may blink and find you miss an important moment. But for many healthcare professionals, hospitals are their second home. With all the different departments and types of healthcare workers in hospitals, it’s not uncommon for newbies ...
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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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    Employee Benefits 101

    Employee Benefits 101
    Would you ever want to give up a healthy chunk of your salary? In effect, that's what you'll be doing if you disregard the various employee benefits you'll have access to in your first job. Many new college graduates simply don't understand their employers' benefits programs or their significance in real-dollar terms. "They underestimate the value of their benefits and don't ...
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    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation

    6 Ways to Ask for a Summer Vacation
    Feel like the dreary walls of the hospital are closing in on you? Time for a summer break! Whether it's a relaxing cruise, an exotic island getaway, or a sandy beach adventure, it's high time you got out of those scrubs and away from the dreariness of your busy working life. Worried your workload will keep you from some summer fun? ...
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    Diversity in Healthcare

    Diversity in Healthcare
    While African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos and American Indians together represent more than one-fourth of the US population, they comprise less than 9 percent of nurses, 6 percent of physicians and 5 percent of dentists. Although more than 16,000 new students entered medical school in 2003, only 2,179 were African American, Hispanic/Latino or American Indian. Meanwhile, by the middle of this century, the ...
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    What Your Natural Biology Is Saying About Weight Loss

    What Your Natural Biology Is Saying About Weight Loss
    Imagine a relationship with food and your body that leaves you nourished and fulfilled each day. Imagine having the confidence to relax and enjoy the food you choose to eat. If you’ve tried all the diets to strengthen your metabolism but have not achieved success, there’s one basic reason why: You’re moving too fast. Biologically, Stress Causes Cravings In a state ...
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    Fight Burnout in Social Work

    Fight Burnout in Social Work
    Question: How many social workers does it take to change a lightbulb? Answer: I'll do it, but I have 172 other lightbulbs to change first. Alternate answer: One hundred -- one to change the light bulb and 99 to handle the paperwork. These are social worker jokes. But if you're a social worker, you know they hold an element of truth, ...
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    Ergonomics for Rad Techs

    Ergonomics for Rad Techs
    Whether performing diagnostic imaging exams or administering radiation therapy treatments, radiologic technologists (RTs) spend many of their working hours reaching, lifting, pushing, pulling, twisting, scanning or just plain hustling to keep up with their increasingly demanding workloads. [widget:quiz_are_you_ready_to_be_a_radiologic_technologist] These rigorous physical demands can lead to injuries of the back, neck, shoulders, wrists and other body parts. But there are ways RTs ...
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    Bouncing Back After Being Laid Off

    Bouncing Back After Being Laid Off
    You've just received the awful news: Effective today, your services are no longer needed. You know you're not alone, but somehow that doesn't make you feel any better. Your mind tells you to put together your resume right away, but your body won't move. Here are some tips to help get your mind and body working together. Grieving Time Before you ...
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