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    Interview Prep for New Grads

    Interview Prep for New Grads
    The best way to ace your next interview is to make sure you’re prepared. Follow these steps to get ready. Research the Company/Organization in Depth Your interviewer will expect you to know quite a bit about his organization. So at a minimum, browse the organization's Web site, read as many of its marketing materials as you can, and look for articles ...
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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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    Preparing for Success on the Job

    Preparing for Success on the Job
    Hey, looking good! That new designer suit makes you look like a runway model on the way to a Fortune 500 job. Once you've graduated, you'll take on the working world in style. But will you be able to prove that you're not just another pretty face? Here are a few skills you'll want to develop before you get out into ...
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    Is This the Right Job for Me?

    Is This the Right Job for Me?
    What a relief! Your first job offer. But before you say "yes," think about whether it's the right job for you. Start by asking your prospective employer for some time before you make your decision. Anywhere from a few days to a week is acceptable. Take that time to figure out what's most important to you and weigh the job against ...
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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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    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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    The ABCs of Handshake Etiquette

    Ahh, the shaking of hands. It sounds simple enough: Two hands meet and greet and do a little shake. Easy, right? Not so fast. Unfortunately, there are quite a few ways a handshake can go south. From an overly moist hand to a bone-crushing grip, handshakes come in all shapes and sizes — and only the best will hit the ...
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    Opportunities in Healthcare for Military Veterans

    Opportunities in Healthcare for Military Veterans
    When it comes to treating patients and using technology, military healthcare workers have been there and done that -- sometimes with missiles flying overhead and supply lines under threat. No wonder medical service personnel have such bright and varied career prospects once they leave the military. h4. Valued Backgrounds In the healthcare job market, where demand continues to outpace supply, the ...
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    Getting Through a Group Interview

    Getting Through a Group Interview
    Group interviews are relatively easy if you work well in a team and are able to make your ideas heard in a crowd. However, they can be challenging if you have a quieter personality and prefer to keep to yourself. Regardless of how you feel about group interviews, there’s no reason you should treat them any different, in most respects, than ...
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    Job-Hopping: Career Killer or Savior?

    Job-Hopping: Career Killer or Savior?
    Job-hopping. It’s career suicide. That is, if conventional wisdom and my father are to be believed. They tell us to stay at a job for at least two years. That the longer you stay in one place, the more dependable you’ll appear. And the better your chances for success when you do look for a new job. They tell us that ...
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    Go Beyond Your Degree to Get the Salary You Want

    Go Beyond Your Degree to Get the Salary You Want
    When people ask you what your college major was, they want to know about more than your interests. What they really mean is, "How much money do you make?" Indeed, when it comes to salary, your major can make a big difference. No matter what you majored in, the news is good for the class of 2009: Healthcare is one of ...
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    Healthcare Cover Letter Dos and Don'ts

    Healthcare Cover Letter Dos and Don'ts
    First impressions count in the job search, and that's why a dynamite cover letter can mean the difference between success and failure in your healthcare job search. But what makes a dazzling healthcare cover letter? Several career experts share their advice. [page] Get to the Point State the purpose of your letter in the first paragraph. Small talk is generally a ...
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    6 Tips to Navigate Job Fairs

    6 Tips to Navigate Job Fairs
    When you’re young and the world is seemingly your oyster, going to a job fair sounds like a no-brainer. A bunch of companies looking to hire? and All in the same place? As long as you bring enough copies of your resume and pass them out to everyone, you’re certain to get a callback. Right? Not necessarily. Without the right approach, ...
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    Pursue a Finance Career in Healthcare

    Pursue a Finance Career in Healthcare
    Healthcare employers need the same finance professionals that manufacturing and service companies do, such as accountants, auditors, analysts, compliance professionals, treasurers and CFOs. There's also demand for such specialists as claims adjustors and fraud investigators. But for finance pros, the transition into healthcare requires some preparation. Acquiring industry knowledge through additional training will enhance your resume and help you compete in ...
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    What Grey's Anatomy Character Are You? A Career Guide

    Healthcare careers - so many professions, so few lifetimes. With an associate, bachelor or advanced degree you can jump on the fast track to find job satisfaction so many ways. To help you cut to the chase, we've put together this guide, using the characters on Grey's Anatomy, to help point you toward specific allied healthcare careers that best suit ...
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    7 Stupidest Interview Questions and What They Really Mean

    If you’ve been in the workforce long enough, the same inane questions will continue to creep up in interview after interview. What is your greatest weakness? Where do you see yourself in five years? You know, the small-talk questions that fill up just enough time between the really important questions. But all those meaningless questions actually have a purpose. That’s ...
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    Travel Healthcare Workers Learn and Earn on the Move

    Travel Healthcare Workers Learn and Earn on the Move
    The spirit of adventure is alive and well in Jill Cole, a traveling healthcare temporary worker. In just two years, the ICU nurse has crisscrossed the country several times, hopping from job to job as a short-term, contracted employee. Cole is currently completing a 13-week assignment in Seattle, and previously worked in California, Connecticut, Arizona, Wisconsin and Oregon. She has also ...
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    Choose a Travel Healthcare Company

    With the rising demand for travel healthcare workers, those who are willing and able to pack up and go will find unlimited employment opportunities. But how do you determine which company to work for? The keys to finding the best match include understanding your personal preferences and career goals, doing your homework, and comparing and contrasting each company. h4. Decide ...
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    Sizzling Summer Job Search Tips

    Sizzling Summer Job Search Tips
    Are you taking a break from the job search and surrendering to the lazy days of summer? The conventional wisdom is that almost everyone is in vacation mode from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Consequently, many postpone job searching until September. Is this a mistake? Could you be missing opportunities if you take the summer off? We asked the career experts ...
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    Identify and Avoid These Career Decision-Making Traps

    Identify and Avoid These Career Decision-Making Traps
    Deborah Schneider spent far more time researching the $15,000 car she once bought than she did on a slightly larger purchase -- her $90,000 law degree. "Years later, I realized how common that is," says Schneider, who coauthored Should You Really Be a Lawyer? with Gary Belsky and produces its accompanying Web site. "Each year, many college students spend more time ...
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