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    What Jobs Will Healthcare Stimulus Funding Create?

    What Jobs Will Healthcare Stimulus Funding Create?
    With billions of economic stimulus dollars flowing to healthcare, American workers can expect a burst of job creation in the industry in 2009 and beyond, including new positions for clinicians and professionals in key support areas. The numbers are impressive: More than 200,000 clinical and nonclinical jobs could be created by healthcare stimulus spending, according to government estimates. And that’s in ...
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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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    Make a Healthy Difference by Volunteering Abroad

    Make a Healthy Difference by Volunteering Abroad
    Have you ever considered lending a helping hand abroad? As a healthcare professional, you can make a dramatic difference in the lives of people all over the world by volunteering with an international health organization. Whether you choose to join a two-week surgical mission or a two-year health education campaign, your experience is likely to be memorable. Here's a rundown of ...
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    Is Job Search “Trick or Treating” Hurting Your Chances?

    Is Job Search “Trick or Treating” Hurting Your Chances?
    How often do candidates treat their job search like it’s Halloween? Do you dress up your resume to appear like you are someone other than you? Not only is it unethical, it’s impractical. It wastes the employers’ time, but even worse, it wastes your time as a candidate. Take your kids trick or treating, there’s a more effective way for you ...
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    Go Beyond Your Resume to Build Your Job Search Skills

    Go Beyond Your Resume to Build Your Job Search Skills
    Given all the energy and stress involved in having your resume critiqued, followed by the inevitable rounds of revisions, it's only human for you to wind up thinking, “Enough already! I’ll live without anyone evaluating my work for, oh, the next decade or so.” But no matter how great your resume is, you must confront a job-hunting truth: By itself, your ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Enhance Your Health Care Career Options with Hourly Jobs

    Enhance Your Health Care Career Options with Hourly Jobs
    Health care organizations don't - and won't - hire just anybody, no matter what the job market. If health care is in your future, you'll need to develop the right combination of skills and experience while in school to get the best shot at your desired career after graduation. One strategy is to find an hourly job (or two or three ...
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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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    How to Handle Job Search Rejection

    How to Handle Job Search Rejection
    You had high hopes for this job: The job requirements matched your skill set perfectly. You aced your interviews. And you imagined hearing those sweet words so many of us long to hear: "You're hired." Instead, you got another rejection letter. According to recent U.S. Labor Department data, 5.5 unemployed Americans, on average, are vying for each job opening—so most interviews ...
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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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    What That Job Description Really Means

    What That Job Description Really Means
    BEWARE: Job seekers aren’t the only ones who sometimes get creative when it comes to selling themselves (i.e. resumes and cover letters that have been, shall we say, ‘tweaked’ to make a person look like the ideal candidate). Some employers have a tendency to use verbiage that makes their open positions sound better than they really are. Over the years, I’ve ...
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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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    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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    Government Healthcare Jobs

    Government Healthcare Jobs
    Healthcare is America's largest occupational group, with more than 13 million jobs. According to the US Department of Labor's Career Guide to Industries, healthcare employment is projected to increase 27 percent through 2014 and account for about 3.6 million new jobs between 2004 and 2014. According to the Office of Personnel Management, many of those new jobs will be within 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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    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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