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    New Venues for Healthcare Careers

    New Venues for Healthcare Careers
    If you think working in healthcare is only about hospitals, healthcare facilities, physicians' offices and clinics, think again. While there's absolutely nothing wrong with a job in a traditional healthcare workplace, if you're itching to make a career out of your different interests, maybe it's time to consider other alternatives while still using your healthcare training. You, like many other creative ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Four Ways to Make Job Shadow Day Work

    With National Job Shadow Day coming up, you may have been asked to have a student shadow you so he can learn more about your career, company and industry. If you're wondering how to be a proper host, check out these four tactics that will help you turn those few hours into a rewarding work experience for both of you. Be ...
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    Sweet Perks in Health Care: Average = $25,000+

    Sweet Perks in Health Care: Average = $25,000+
    Forgiving student loans, super benefits and cash bonuses are just some of the incentives a recent survey found widely available to new hires in health care. Health insurance benefits, relocation reimbursement and signing bonuses could easily add up to more than $25,000, not including student loan forgiveness or additional professional training. The 2007 study, conducted by Martin, Fletcher, looked at more ...
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    You Just Got Fired. Now What?

    You Just Got Fired. Now What?
    "The experience of being fired from a job is high on the list of stressful life events that can happen to anyone over the course of their employment," says Dr. Melodie Schaefer, executive director of The Chicago School, Southern California Counseling Centers. So how do you manage the stress of being fired and get on the road to your next job? ...
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    Embarrassing Moments at Work: How to Recover

    Embarrassing Moments at Work: How to Recover
    Years later, I still remember that sinking feeling, just after I'd hit the Send button after writing an email complaining about an editor. My worst virtual fear was quickly confirmed: Yes, I had sent my bit of snark to the editor instead of my friend--and no, the editor wasn't amused. Although he initially refused to work with me again, he eventually ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Business of Healthcare

    As a patient in a hospital or clinic, you see nurses, doctors and specialized direct care personnel. But medicine is also a business. If you're interested in working in a medical setting and have transferable skills, you may be just a few steps away from being qualified. h4. Transferable Positions "With the sudden decline in high tech, more and more people ...
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    3 Ways to Handle a Hostile Interviewer

    3 Ways to Handle a Hostile Interviewer
    We’ve all been in interviews when it seems like all the interviewer wants to do is trip you up. It’s like everything you say is somehow misinterpreted to mean something completely different. How can you diffuse such an uncomfortable situation? First, understand that the interviewer’s hostility is probably not about you. Most likely, the interviewer started his day off by arguing ...
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    Job Shadow for Your Career

    There's plenty of information out there about potential careers. But impersonal descriptions can't match the realism of actually watching someone do a job for a few hours or days. That's what job shadowing is about -- and why National Job Shadow Day is such a unique opportunity to get a firsthand glimpse of a career that may be in your future. ...
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    An Important Message from the Editor of AllHealthcare

    An Important Message from the Editor of AllHealthcare
    In today's uncertain economic times, you - like many others - are probably focusing on saving more and spending less. You may be anxious about your job security, salary and employment opportunities. Over the years, I've found the best way to combat stress is to put together a plan and stick to it. Here at AllHealthcare we are 100% focused on ...
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    Q&A: Are Job Fairs Worth Your Time?

    STICKY SITUATION: I went to a job fair last week but thought it was rather stupid. I didn't meet anyone there, nor did anyone interview me. Are job fairs just a waste of time? WHAT THE EXPERT SAYS: They're not a waste of time if you know how to attend one. Most of the work is done before you even ...
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