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    Why Work at a Top Hospital

    Why Work at a Top Hospital
    If you've got a serious medical problem, the takeaway from US News & World Report's rankings of hospitals is obvious: For cancer, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is the most likely to offer you effective treatment; for heart trouble, the Cleveland Clinic is number one. But what if you're a nurse or allied healthcare worker, or ...
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    Top 5 Recession-Proof Industries

    Recession-Proof Industries The rate of job openings and new hires has steadily decreased since 2007, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. And unemployment rates are holding fast at 10 percent, which also doesn't bode well. According to the December employment report, 6.1 million people face long-term unemployment. Even though experts are hollering about the impending end ...
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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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    What is an Avatar and Why is it Important?

    It's easy to click "Skip This Step" when it comes to uploading a picture for a social networking site like this one. An avatar can be a big help, though, both for finding a job and networking online. *First of all, what is an avatar?* [photo:25223] Your avatar is the small picture that appears along with your user-name when you participate ...
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    Tips for Finding a Healthcare Career

    Tips for Finding a Healthcare Career
    Although the path to career success is often rocky, if you're smart, you aren't doomed to travel it alone. With the guidance of a mentor, it's easier to stay on course and avoid professional pitfalls. Mentoring relationships are particularly meaningful in healthcare, experts say, where an experienced practitioner can give a personal boost to a new practitioner who is adjusting to ...
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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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    Confront Your Fears and Communicate

    Confront Your Fears and Communicate
    I've been contacting candidates' employment references for more than two decades and have lost count of how many otherwise qualified people have been dropped from further consideration for employment, because they couldn't say "boo" to a goose. Why? Because you can be the most qualified person in any occupational field -- from accounting to zoology -- but if you can't effectively ...
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    Create a Personal Networking Plan

    Create a Personal Networking Plan
    Creating a structured plan and process is vital to any successful venture, whether launching a new business, orchestrating an organizational turnaround or managing your job search networking campaign. It is critical that you clearly identify your network contacts, develop a personalized networking plan and build an administrative process to manage it all. Before starting to create a two-tiered networking system, remember ...
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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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    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Radiologic Technologist

    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Radiologic Technologist
    Radiologic technologists take x-rays and CAT scans, administer non-radioactive material into a patient's blood stream, and interpret the images that are produced. They may specialize in an area like geriatrics or pediatrics, or they make work with ultrasound, magnetic resonance, or computed tomography. As the population ages, the demand for radiologic technologists will increase, making this a highly desirable career path. ...
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    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Physical Therapist

    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Physical Therapist
    Physical therapists work a in a variety of settings, from hospitals to private practices to nursing homes. The physical therapy industry has grown immensely over the years due to the aging population and advancements in technology and understanding of the human body. Because many PTs have their own practices, they are able to set their own rates and have seen their ...
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    Reenter the Healthcare Job Market

    Reenter the Healthcare Job Market
    If you're a health professional who hasn't practiced for a while, you may be intimidated by a job search. Don't be. It's common for health professionals to reenter the healthcare job market after spending time away raising a family or working in an unrelated industry. You can make a smooth transition back into the healthcare workforce if you are willing to ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Personality and the Perfect Job

    Personality and the Perfect Job
    Author Kip Parent talks about how understanding your temperament will lead to more rewarding and successful employment I recently spoke with Kip Parent, the chief executive officer of Keirsey.com, about personality and personality profiling. David Keirsey's book, Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types (with Marilyn Bates) has sold millions of copies since it was first published in 1978. The Keirsey ...
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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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    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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