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    How Foreign Healthcare Workers Can Relocate to the U.S.

    How Foreign Healthcare Workers Can Relocate to the U.S.
    Moving is a big decision. Moving to another country is a giant one. Unfortunately, there's more to relocating to the US than finding a job and somewhere to live. Whether you plan on moving to the US temporarily or indefinitely, there are steps you will have to take to secure your legal residency. While this information is meant to inform you ...
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    Search Tactics for 50-Plus Workers

    Search Tactics for 50-Plus Workers
    You’re over 50, and you’re worried. You’ve sent out resumes and interviewed, but you’re still unemployed. What can you do if you didn’t get that job -- or the hundreds of others you’ve applied for? h4. Where to Start “Search your own name and see if there’s anything out there holding you back,” advises Chuck Campbell, founder and principal of search ...
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    Options for Older Workers in Healthcare

    Options for Older Workers in Healthcare
    There are two reasons the odds are against any AARP member suddenly becoming a doctor: time and money. But "physician" is one of the only positions in healthcare where older workers don't find a welcome mat. In nearly every other category, the industry brims with employment opportunities. Healthcare is in the vortex of a job seeker's perfect storm. Demographically, an aging ...
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    Get Your 50-Plus Resume Right: How Older Workers Can Balance Experience with Relevancy

    Get Your 50-Plus Resume Right: How Older Workers Can Balance Experience with Relevancy
    When older workers hit the job market, they commonly take two common - and ill-advised - strategies for resume preparation. Many 50-plus job seekers adopt an "I am what I am" approach. Believing there's no sense in repackaging the defining moments of their careers, they simply update the top of their traditional chronological resume with a brief description of recent projects, ...
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    The After-50 Career Change

    The After-50 Career Change
    Before turning 50, I couldn't figure out why so many people who reached that milestone made such a big deal of the event. Now that I'm safely past 50, I understand. If there's a single word that describes the difference in my life since I turned 50, it's "adjustment." It seems I'm constantly making adjustments of one sort or another and ...
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    100 Potential Interview Questions

    100 Potential Interview Questions
    While there are as many different possible interview questions as there are interviewers, it always helps to be ready for anything. So we've prepared a list of 100 potential interview questions. Will you face them all? We pray no interviewer would be that cruel. Will you face a few? Probably. Will you be well-served by being ready even if you're not ...
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    Use Your Networking Skills to Land Your Dream Job

    Use Your Networking Skills to Land Your Dream Job
    "It's all about who you know." At one point or another, we've all heard that phrase. Whether you believe it or not, it's a fact that your personal network can help you score the job of your dreams. Keeping up good relations with professors, employers, and advisers is an essential part of the job-hunt. Don't neglect those who have helped you ...
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    How to Develop Opportunities Through Networking

    How to Develop Opportunities Through Networking
    Experience has shown that informal networking is a very rich source of job leads and information about unpublished job opportunities. Successful networking requires that you have as many contacts as possible hear your story, so they realize you are in the job market. h4. Sources of Possible Contacts To begin developing your network, secure names of specific individuals. These names can ...
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    Net-Savvy Networking: A New Spin on an Old Standby

    Net-Savvy Networking: A New Spin on an Old Standby
    If you're looking for a creative, effective way to learn about an industry and make helpful professional contacts, consider the successful electronic strategy employed by Exuper Okouya, a third-year student at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Okouya, a 25-year-old French citizen who's majoring in biochemistry, arrived in Canada two years ago with his only real goal being to "adapt to ...
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    Networking Doesn't Have to Be "Cheesy"

    Networking Doesn't Have to Be "Cheesy"
    What's your take on the idea of networking to learn about careers or job leads? If you're like a lot of college students or new college grads, the thought of networking makes you want to gag. A couple of years ago, I interviewed a recent college graduate for an article I was writing on the post-graduation job hunt. I asked the ...
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    Brand Yourself in Your Contacts’ Minds

    Brand Yourself in Your Contacts’ Minds
    If I were to say, "golden arches," what restaurant would you think of? I'd be shocked if you didn't say, "McDonald's." After exposing consumers to the golden arches for decades, the company has trained us to think, "McDonald's," whenever we see those arches on TV, in print media or when we're driving. Powerful stuff, don't you think? You can use a ...
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    Making the Most of Your Professional References

    Making the Most of Your Professional References
    No matter how many good things you say and demonstrate about yourself on your resume or in job interviews, at some point employers are going to want an objective second opinion of you -- and probably third and fourth opinions as well. That's where your professional references come in. The time and care you invest in choosing and even coaching the ...
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    4 Factors That Can Ruin Your Job Search

    4 Factors That Can Ruin Your Job Search
    It's dangerous to make blanket generalizations about different jobs, careers and industries. You've probably heard many pronouncements like these from friends, family members and others: • "You should major in computer science. It's the hottest field, and you'll get a good job when you graduate." • "You're going to major in art? You're nuts! You'll never find a job!" • "Why ...
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    Explain Your Sabbatical on Your Resume

    Explain Your Sabbatical on Your Resume
    Once typical in the careers of tenured professors, sabbaticals aren't just for academics anymore. Millions of people across industries leave the workforce each year, pausing their careers to pursue other interests. Reasons for such a break may include returning to school, traveling, volunteering, conducting research, writing a book or caring for a family member. Some sabbaticals are planned, while others are ...
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    Resume Dilemma: How to Handle a Spotty Work History

    In today's economy, you need to carefully present your experience to avoid being seen as unstable. Start by evaluating your situation and determining how bad it really is. If you are panicking about two months of unemployment back in 1984, your job search will probably not be affected. However, if you are dealing with recent periods of unemployment extending for months ...
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    Re-Enter the Workplace Easily

    Have you been at home and out of the job market for several years, and now want to get a job? That gap in your resume -- whether it's from taking time off to raise your children, tending to a family illness or just getting some R&R -- can be viewed by a potential employer in a positive light. But it's ...
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    Returning After a Leave

    So you took some time off from work. People do it all the time, right? Sure, but you've been gone for several weeks on an extended leave. You had legitimate reasons for taking the time, but you're worried about how the absence will affect your career. Here's how to make sure that it doesn't - at least not adversely. h4. Stay ...
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    How to Get Paid at an Unpaid Internship

    How to Get Paid at an Unpaid Internship
    The idealist in you wants to take that great but unpaid internship you heard about the other day. After all, it will give you critical experience in your chosen career field that will help you land a job after graduation. But the realist in you rightly argues, "How are you going to pay your bills?" The unpaid internship dilemma is one ...
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    Strike Out on Your Own: Home-Based Health Services Businesses

    Strike Out on Your Own: Home-Based Health Services Businesses
    Are you a healthcare professional by trade but an entrepreneur at heart? If so, you may be the perfect candidate to launch a home-based health services business. As a self-employed medical biller, claims assistance professional or medical transcriptionist, you can use your healthcare background while fulfilling your entrepreneurial ambitions. Of course, it takes the right combination of experience, skills and marketing ...
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    Healthcare Stepping-Stone Jobs

    Healthcare Stepping-Stone Jobs
    You don't need a four-year college degree to qualify for some of the fastest-growing jobs in healthcare. Many occupations on healthcare employers' most-wanted lists require two or fewer years of education and can serve as springboards to higher positions. "There are a number of allied health professions that have career ladders attached to them," says Debra Stock, the American Hospital Association's ...
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