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    Why You Aren't Getting Hired in Healthcare

    Why You Aren't Getting Hired in Healthcare
    Frustrated by unemployment? Job hunting is tricky business in the healthcare world. Getting hired is a subtle mix of the right qualifications, enough experience, interview chemistry, and a dash of luck. Assuming you're making all the right moves and avoiding the really obvious job seeker mistakes, there are a few points to consider that could be your ticket out of unemployment. ...
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    Cover Letters Build the Case for 50-Plus Workers

    Cover Letters Build the Case for 50-Plus Workers
    "The cover letter is dead." You may have heard this pronouncement from friends or colleagues, who cite the trend toward electronic submission of resumes and the ever-shrinking attention span of application readers as reasons. But according to those who think deeply about the particular challenges facing job seekers age 50 and above, the statement can be reversed: "Long live the cover ...
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    Compensation Advice for New Grads: Look at the Perks

    Compensation Advice for New Grads: Look at the Perks
    Don't be so focused on salary that you overlook key benefits like health insurance, retirement-plan contributions, and time off. Almost 1.5 million new grads will enter the workforce this summer. If you've got good grades, did some internships, and have some job-search savvy, you very well may have your choice of offers. But don't flunk your first real-world test by incorrectly ...
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    Your Body, the Negotiator

    Your Body, the Negotiator
    It's tough to think of yourself as a commodity, so here are six nonverbal ways to sell yourself and get the raise you deserve Negotiating for pay and perks requires you to sell yourself as a brand. How you walk, talk, and look reflects on that brand. Do you come across as inspiring, confident, and competent, or blah, boring, and bored? ...
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    The 2-Minute Drill: Make Your Way Through the Interview's Crucial First Moments

    The 2-Minute Drill: Make Your Way Through the Interview's Crucial First Moments
    According to one UCLA study, people evaluate one another using the "Three Vs": visual (appearance), vocal (voice) and verbal (what you say). About 93 percent of whether or not communication is effective is determined by nonverbal signals. Another study, conducted by a University of Toledo psychology professor, concluded that the first 30 seconds make or break the connection between two people ...
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    5 Aggressive Job Hunting Skills That Work

    5 Aggressive Job Hunting Skills That Work
    Desperate times call for desperate measures. Given how hard it is to find a job these days, you may have to send some of your restraint out the window before you'll land your next gig. There are things you can do that may be considered extreme, or at least unconventional, but are also legal and effective: First Tactic: Open the Phone ...
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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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    Healthcare Career Guide for Students

    Healthcare Career Guide for Students
    If you're a high school student considering a career in healthcare, congratulations! The healthcare field is full of exciting opportunities for people of all education levels and abilities. Read on for key factors to keep in mind as you weigh the pros and cons of a career in healthcare, as well as snapshots of several healthcare jobs and links to additional ...
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    Write for Us

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    Q&A: Healthcare Degree, But No Experience

    Before writing your resume, research the types of jobs you will be targeting. Scour healthcare job ads to find out which skills, attributes and qualifications employers find desirable. For example, you may find multiple job listings that mention qualities like "team player," "excellent interpersonal/communication skills" and so forth. If you excel in these areas (and can back your claims with examples ...
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    Six California Cities: Which Healthcare Economies Are Thriving?

    California's sprawling size and the diversity of its regional health care systems result in care that is organized, delivered, and financed differently throughout the state. As part of its continuing effort to explore this variation, the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) published six regional market reports, providing a first-time, in-depth analysis of six distinct California health care economies. The goal is to ...
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    Find Your Summer Healthcare Internship

    Find Your Summer Healthcare Internship
    Summer is the perfect time to get started on your path toward a career in health care, or gain more experience. An internship allows you to get real-world experience and beef-up your resume at the same time. Schools and employers value internship experience because it means you are dedicated to your career and are willing to go above-and-beyond. While most internships ...
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    Sample Resume for a Physical Therapist

    To be the successful job candidate in any field, it helps to have a comprehensive resume. View our sample resume for a physical therapist here (PDF format).
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    How to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact

    How to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact
    Whether you're looking for a job or trying to advance your career, networking is very important (in a recent HotJobs poll, 57 percent of respondents said that networking was a factor in landing their most recent job). And networking shouldn't end when you log off of LinkedIn or head home from a conference. Valuable contacts are on the perimeter of your ...
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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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    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume

    Race, Sex and Religion on Your Resume
    You're probably aware that hiring managers cannot ask discriminatory questions during interviews. But this legal protection isn't too useful in preventing discrimination before the interview. If your resume contains personal information unrelated to your job target -- your race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. -- you might fall victim to discrimination, even if you're qualified for the position. Your resume ...
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    Is a Healthcare Career Right for You?

    Are you considering a career in healthcare? Don't take the plunge without some advice from Saul Wischnitzer, PhD, coauthor of Health-Care Careers for the 21st Century, a career manual for aspiring healthcare professionals. Monster asked Dr. Wischnitzer for information that would be helpful to students who are contemplating healthcare careers. Question: What is the best way for students to decide whether ...
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    How to Tell if a Layoff is Coming

    How to Tell if a Layoff is Coming
    Almost all mature companies have shed employees at some point--and in most cases the pink slips don't come as a surprise. "Very often senior management will delay a decision to cut headcount, so unless there is a quick catastrophic event, layoffs have been a long time coming," explains Scott Steinberg, CEO of TechSavvy Global. How can you know if your job ...
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    When to Target a Lower Position

    When to Target a Lower Position
    Does it ever make sense to take a step down the career ladder? If you can get past that nagging, inborn sense that "going lower" can only be a sign of downward career mobility, the answer is yes. Taking a lesser position can help move your career forward if the job fits into a larger long-term plan. Read on to find ...
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    The Most Competitive Hospitals to Work For

    The Most Competitive Hospitals to Work For
    While the tidal nature of job openings ebbs and flows from year to year or even month to month at any hospital, there are some medical centers that where all nurses seem to want to work. Where each open position receives a flood of extremely qualified applicants, all hoping to join the nursing staff and continue working there for a very ...
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