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    4 Factors That Can Ruin Your Job Search

    4 Factors That Can Ruin Your Job Search
    It's dangerous to make blanket generalizations about different jobs, careers and industries. You've probably heard many pronouncements like these from friends, family members and others: • "You should major in computer science. It's the hottest field, and you'll get a good job when you graduate." • "You're going to major in art? You're nuts! You'll never find a job!" • "Why ...
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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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    Top Ten Interview Fashion Blunders

    Top Ten Interview Fashion Blunders
    Any article about what to wear to an interview might well begin with a qualifying statement covering the extremes in various states (New York and California, for example) and industries (technology, manufacturing), which are possible exceptions to the normal rules of fashion. But it might surprise you to learn that those extremes have, over the last couple of years, begun to ...
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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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    Get Your 50-Plus Resume Right: How Older Workers Can Balance Experience with Relevancy

    Get Your 50-Plus Resume Right: How Older Workers Can Balance Experience with Relevancy
    When older workers hit the job market, they commonly take two common - and ill-advised - strategies for resume preparation. Many 50-plus job seekers adopt an "I am what I am" approach. Believing there's no sense in repackaging the defining moments of their careers, they simply update the top of their traditional chronological resume with a brief description of recent projects, ...
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    11 Writing Mistakes that Make You Look Dumb

    Professional writers often worry that their work is unnecessary. After all, can't anyone with even a basic education write? The answer: no, they can't. Even college graduates don't seem to be learning composition basics. Of course not everyone is going to be the next Mark Twain, but career success does depend on not looking stupid. Sure, some clients, coworkers, or ...
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    Four Skills You Can Transfer to a Healthcare Career

    Four Skills You Can Transfer to a Healthcare Career
    If you’re a newcomer to healthcare or are considering reentering it, you may think your job history and experiences outside the field are irrelevant. You’re wrong. Many of your strengths and skills - whether they include customer-service expertise or the ability to multitask under pressure - are probably more relevant and transferable to healthcare than you realize. A healthcare professional and ...
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    Pursue a Finance Career in Healthcare

    Pursue a Finance Career in Healthcare
    Healthcare employers need the same finance professionals that manufacturing and service companies do, such as accountants, auditors, analysts, compliance professionals, treasurers and CFOs. There's also demand for such specialists as claims adjustors and fraud investigators. But for finance pros, the transition into healthcare requires some preparation. Acquiring industry knowledge through additional training will enhance your resume and help you compete in ...
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    Put Your Education to Work on Your Resume

    Put Your Education to Work on Your Resume
    Whether you're a Harvard-educated MBA or recently obtained your GED, you can use your resume's education section to outshine your competition. If you are unsure about the best way to present your education, here are some common scenarios and strategies: h4. Where to Place Education? The best placement depends on what you are trying to emphasize. • Place experience before education ...
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    Recruiter Roundtable: Objectives on Resumes

    Recruiter Roundtable: Objectives on Resumes
    The Recruiter Roundtable is a monthly feature that collects career and job-seeking advice from a group of recruiting experts throughout the US. The question we put before our panel this month is: How important is having an "objective" or "summary" section at the opening of a candidate's resume? Your 15-Second 'Elevator Pitch' If you want to convert your 15 seconds of ...
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    A Mentor Can Help You Succeed in Your First Job

    On the first day of your first real postcollege job, you're in your first staff meeting, and you have absolutely no idea how to behave. You feel like everyone is waiting for you to screw up. Later, you have no one to eat lunch with. And that afternoon, you find yourself perplexed by the strange interpersonal interactions you've seen in your ...
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    7 Common Healthcare Career Myths

    7 Common Healthcare Career Myths
    Whether you're a veteran healthcare worker or just starting out, some long-held myths about the industry can hinder your career or stop you before you even get started. Monster asked healthcare professionals about seven common healthcare career myths. Learn the truth to avoid falling for these fallacies. Myth 1 >> [page] Myth 1: The nursing shortage guarantees me the perfect job ...
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    Tips for Working with a Healthcare Recruiter

    Tips for Working with a Healthcare Recruiter
    Working with a professional recruiter, also known as a headhunter, may be just what you need to kick your healthcare job search into high gear. Recruiters know about job openings that aren't widely advertised and can offer sage insight into current hiring trends and salaries for particular positions. But using a recruiter doesn't guarantee you'll easily land a job. Here's how ...
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    AllHealthcare Featured Writers

    [photo:63419] GOOD Magazine GOOD is the integrated media platform for people who want to live well and do good. We are a company and community for the people, businesses, and NGOs moving the world forward. GOOD's mission is to provide content, experiences, and utilities to serve this community. GOOD currently produces a website, videos, live events, and a print magazine. ...
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    6 Things to Consider When Starting Your Career

    6 Things to Consider When Starting Your Career
    If you are just starting your career, you need to maximize your experiences and develop your skills. Remember: In this employment environment, you are expected to manage your own career. That may sound like a daunting task in this brave new world, but there are road signs that may help you navigate, advance your career development and find satisfaction in your ...
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    10 Worst Cover Letter Mistakes

    Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they open your materials. Avoid these 10 mistakes, and make your first impression a good and lasting one. Mistake #1: Overusing "I" Your cover letter is not your autobiography. The focus should be on how you meet an employer's needs, not on your life story. Avoid the perception of being ...
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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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    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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    Three Steps to a Successful Job Interview

    Three Steps to a Successful Job Interview
    You've made it to the interview stage! But before you step through that door, make sure you know the basic steps of a successful job interview. Preparation - Learn about the company and the position. Check their Web site, use online corporate directories such as Hoovers.com or Yahoo Finance, or request information from the company's public relations department. Your school's reference ...
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    Accessorize Your Health care Resume

    Accessorize Your Health care Resume
    Your work history is sterling. Your education is enviable. Your skill set is broad. And your references are solid. Still, it doesn't hurt to dress up that resume a little bit. In fact, accessorizing your resume can help you stand out among other candidates, because it adds that personal touch - an important quality for health care professionals to demonstrate. Let's ...
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