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    10 Careers With Real Job Security

    10 Careers With Real Job Security
    Call me a hippie, a new-age weirdo, a The Secret fan (actually, don't call me that), but I believe that when you're looking for a job, it pays to have a positive outlook. Yes, you will get a job! A good one! That pays you money and doesn't tempt you to jump out of a 15th floor window! Most stories about ...
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    Cover Letters: Don't Bother

    Cover Letters: Don't Bother
    In my daily search for information on job interviews, resumes and cover letters, I tend to see the same advice: Don’t make your resume more than one page, get prepared for the interview, and always send a cover letter. Always. But yesterday I came across someone that says something completely different. His basic philosophy is: "Cover letters? Don't bother." David Silverman ...
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    7 Job Search Time Wasters and How to Avoid Them

    Looking for a job is, indeed, a full time job. And like any full time job, you probably waste a lot of time either completing tasks, or between them. The difference is, when you’re looking for work, you don’t have a boss to answer to. You are only accountable to yourself — and let’s face it, you kind of favor ...
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    Jump Start Your Healthcare Career By Volunteering

    From a skill-building perspective, unpaid work can be just as valuable as paid work, especially if your volunteer efforts help you develop essential soft skills like communication, teamwork and taking initiative. “Volunteer work speaks volumes to potential employers, and if it’s related to the degree you’re seeking, it can only help,” says Renee Beaupre White, director of career services at Green ...
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    Leverage Volunteer Work on Your Resume

    Leverage Volunteer Work on Your Resume
    You may have altruistic reasons for volunteering, but giving your time has career-enhancing power, too. "Volunteer work, whether in addition to a current job or an activity in between jobs, shows an employer that you are willing to try new experiences, be involved in your community and generally demonstrates a willingness to take initiative and make things happen," says Kara Montermoso, ...
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    How New Grads Can Take Charge of Job Search Rejection

    How New Grads Can Take Charge of Job Search Rejection
    Nancy is a new nursing graduate who sailed through high school and college. She worked hard throughout school, and had good extracurricular activities, several internships at prestigious hospitals and a good job search plan. Nancy did a junior-year summer internship that led to a job offer, but it’s now off the table because of hiring freezes. So she started looking for ...
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    6 Things to Consider When Starting Your Career

    6 Things to Consider When Starting Your Career
    If you are just starting your career, you need to maximize your experiences and develop your skills. Remember: In this employment environment, you are expected to manage your own career. That may sound like a daunting task in this brave new world, but there are road signs that may help you navigate, advance your career development and find satisfaction in your ...
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    Have Your Networking Letter Land You a Job

    Have Your Networking Letter Land You a Job
    No matter what field you're in, a successful career is built on human relationships. Your job search will be much more effective if you connect with and expand your network of contacts rather than just respond to job ads. Thousands of healthcare positions are created and filled without ever being advertised. A networking letter will help you uncover these hidden job ...
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    6 Reasons Why You Should Choose Hospital Work

    6 Reasons Why You Should Choose Hospital Work
    While previous generations of health professionals were destined to spend their entire careers working in hospitals, today's healthcare employees have abundant workplace options. So why should healthcare workers choose hospitals? Industry insiders share six good reasons: A Sense of Pride >> [page] A Sense of Pride While the demands and stresses of hospital work are many, so are the rewards that ...
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    Four Ways to Earn Respect at Your First Job

    Four Ways to Earn Respect at Your First Job
    When you’ve worked so hard to get that first job after college, the last thing you want is to screw it up. Sadly, new grads do it all the time. The problem rarely stems from lack of knowledge or poor technical skills. It often goes back to something simpler: Your persona in the workplace, particularly during your first few weeks on ...
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    Essential Resume Tips for Healthcare Professionals

    Essential Resume Tips for Healthcare Professionals
    Healthcare has undergone significant changes in the past 20 years, and healthcare organizations are increasingly sensitive to cost control and productivity. Funding sources for both public and private healthcare orgzanizations have cut back reimbursement and allowable expenses. Your resume must reflect an understanding of these changes. It must show evidence of skills, experience, a commitment to quality, and an ability to ...
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    Six Must-Ask Interview Questions

    Six Must-Ask Interview Questions
    Interviewing can be a gut-wrenching process. Most books on how to interview list hundreds of questions you need to be ready to answer, but few talk about the questions you need to ask. Take more control at your next interview by asking some pointed questions of your own. Here are six must-ask questions and why you should know the answers. [widget:interview_quiz_widget] ...
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    Jump Start Your Healthcare Career This Summer

    Summer is right around the corner, and for many healthcare students, this means 3 months of sand, sun, and surf. Too many students sit back and their their future healthcare careers pass them by. We're not saying don't enjoy your well-deserved break, but don't forget that these 3 months can be used to relax and accelerate your career. Internships, part-time jobs, ...
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    Top 25 Cities for Your Healthcare Career

    Top 25 Cities for Your Healthcare Career
    Now more than ever, it’s important to get the best bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally. Why chase a great salary if your rent swallows most of it, unemployment is skyrocketing and you spend two hours a day just to get to and from ...
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    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer

    5 Ways to Vet Your Next Employer
    We all know that before bringing you on board, a potential employer will do some vetting. They'll scour the internet searching for digital dirt, or any discrepancies from your resume. They'll try to get a glimpse into your personality. They want to know as much as they can about you. After all, they’re about to let you – an unknown quantity ...
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    10 Worst Answers to Healthcare Interview Questions

    10 Worst Answers to Healthcare Interview Questions
    You've probably already read the articles about the top interview questions for healthcare job seekers and the 7 things you should do in an interview, but do you know what you shouldn't do? Sure, you know you shouldn't wear your shortest mini-skirt, your oldest shoes or that "I'm with Stupid" t-shirt you thought was so funny 15 years ago, but did ...
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    Nonverbal Communications: Escape the Pitfalls

    Nonverbal Communications: Escape the Pitfalls
    It begins even before you say your first word in an interview. As the interviewer walks toward you to shake hands, an opinion is already being formed. And as you sit waiting to spew out your answers to questions you've prepared for, you are already being judged by your appearance, posture, smile or your nervous look. Look back at speakers or ...
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    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You

    Six Answers Interviewers Need to Hire You
    During the typical health care job interview, you'll be asked a lot of questions. But do you really understand what the interviewer needs to know? "Most students have no idea why a recruiter asks a particular question," says Brad Karsh, a former recruiting professional for advertising giant Leo Burnett and current president of career consulting firm Job Bound. "They tend to ...
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    Three Steps to Choosing a Career

    Three Steps to Choosing a Career
    A professional wrestler runs for governor of Minnesota and wins. The owner and pastry chef of my neighborhood bakery is a former investment banker. A friend from college who was a computer scientist for seven years now makes her living as a sailboat captain in Seattle. How did these people get where they are today? Through a combination of luck, confidence ...
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    10 Best and Worst Cities for Healthcare Job Hunters

    10 Best and Worst Cities for Healthcare Job Hunters
    Job hunt going nowhere? You could be looking in the wrong place. Your current metropolis may not have a high unemployment rate, but your healthcare industry could be at a stand-still when it comes to hiring fresh talent, despite the overall need for healthcare professionals. If you are willing to relocate for your career, then you can substantially expand your job-seeking ...
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