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    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid

    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid
    Wondering which questions you'll be asked during your job interview? You should expect the usual ones, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" But then there are more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to ...
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    Seven Ways to Land a Great Internship

    Seven Ways to Land a Great Internship
    It's one of the most common and frustrating career dilemmas college students face: "To get a good job after graduation, I need experience. But how do I get experience without having a job in the first place?" One common - and wise - solution: An internship, paid or unpaid, part-time or full-time. Easy enough. But how do you get one? Well, ...
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    5 Things You Need to Give up to Get A Job

    It’s time for the reality check. America is in a recession, and though health care is recession-proof jobs are fewer while competition is greater. It takes even more hustle, dedication, and tenacity to land a job today than it did for your parents. Having a degree isn’t always enough, and sorry to break it to you, but you aren’t likely ...
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    Best Hospitals to Launch Your Healthcare Career

    Best Hospitals to Launch Your Healthcare Career
    Finding your first job in the healthcare industry can be overwhelming no matter your background. Not only are there thousands of employers to choose from, there are also dozens of specialties and sub-specialties. We're here to help. We've narrowed down the field to the ten best hospitals we think are great places to launch your healthcare career. These hospitals span the ...
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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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    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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    Resume Tips for Pharmacy Technicians

    Resume Tips for Pharmacy Technicians
    With US doctors writing about 3.5 billion prescriptions yearly, according to IMS Health, pharmacy personnel, including pharmacy technicians, are in great demand. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts pharmacy technician job growth of nearly 32 percent between 2006 and 2016. But don't assume that just because jobs are plentiful, you'll be able to land a pharm tech position effortlessly. ...
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    Common Resume Blunders to Avoid

    Common Resume Blunders to Avoid
    The job search process can certainly be daunting. From writing cover letters to stressing about what you're going to wear to your next interview, it's easy for some details to fall through the cracks. That's why our experts came up with the 10 most common resume blunders and how to avoid them. Make sure your resume is in top-notch shape by ...
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    Schmooze, Whether You Like It or Not

    Schmooze, Whether You Like It or Not
    Networking comes easily to some. The rest of us should get past the fear that this art of chitchat is one-sided and somehow inappropriate I don't remember many speakers from junior high assembly (like many people I know, I tend to block out that period in general), but one guy has always stuck in my memory. He was a polished-looking, smooth-talking ...
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    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Medical Assistant

    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Medical Assistant
    [widget:1102] As one of the most popular healthcare careers today, medical assistants wear many different hats. They interact with patients by taking vital signs and drawing blood and also handle administrative tasks, like preparing medical histories and scheduling appointments. Medical assistants are often the first person patients meet when they arrive at the physician's office. While medical assistants are in demand, ...
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    7 Best Resume Tips for Nurses

    7 Best Resume Tips for Nurses
    The US Department of Labor projects much faster-than-average job growth for nurses through 2014. That means as employers seek to recruit and retain talented nursing staff, nurses will enjoy improved salaries, benefits and working conditions. You might be thinking: "Oh good, since employers will be clamoring to hire me, I don't have to worry about my resume." Wrong. [widget:become_a_nurse__in_article_] A winning ...
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    10 Ways to Make Sure You Don't Get the Job

    10 Ways to Make Sure You Don't Get the Job
    The following are 10 true stories. These have all happened to me or my colleagues over the years as hiring managers. I know the job search process can be hard to maneuver. Add to that the fact there’s a whole set of ‘new rules’ you need to follow to get employers to even want to hire you and a job seeker ...
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    Nursing Interview Cheat Sheet

    Nursing Interview Cheat Sheet
    If you're a trained nursing professional, you can afford to be a discriminating job seeker, thanks to the nursing shortage. But you still need to prepare thoroughly for every job interview. Part of the process of getting ready for an interview is knowing the questions you want to ask a potential employer. These questions should demonstrate your interest in the opportunity ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams

    Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams
    Searching for a job is challenging enough in a tough economy. Job seekers who are eager to reply to any hint of a paying gig must also avoid online scammers and identity thieves who are targeting them. The Better Business Bureau found that 73% of job seekers reported using online sources for help in 2007, compared to 66% in 2005. And ...
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    8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job-Seekers

    Still looking for the four-leafed clover that will get you the job you’ve always wanted? If Lady Luck hasn’t been on your side lately, maybe it’s time to try a new approach. Contrary to popular belief, good luck doesn’t solely have to do with fate and the mysterious unfolding of the universe — according to several psychology study results, luck ...
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    Step Out of Your Job Search Comfort Zone

    Step Out of Your Job Search Comfort Zone
    Job seekers are notoriously afraid to embrace change even though their entire goal is based on change (though sometimes the change is thrust upon us). Some candidates are afraid to approach new career paths, others are afraid to change industry or function, and almost all are afraid to change their approach. I spoke to a candidate today, whose job search strategy ...
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