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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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    6 Sloppy Speech Habits to Avoid

    You may look good on paper or in your suit, but if you're looking to nail your big interview, looks aren't everything. How you sound is often more important. But many job seekers let careless speech habits sink their chances of landing that plum job. The Bottom Line: You don't have to study elocution to speak well. Simply slow down, ...
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    Job-Hopping: Career Killer or Savior?

    Job-Hopping: Career Killer or Savior?
    Job-hopping. It’s career suicide. That is, if conventional wisdom and my father are to be believed. They tell us to stay at a job for at least two years. That the longer you stay in one place, the more dependable you’ll appear. And the better your chances for success when you do look for a new job. They tell us that ...
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    Jump Start Your Healthcare Career By Volunteering

    From a skill-building perspective, unpaid work can be just as valuable as paid work, especially if your volunteer efforts help you develop essential soft skills like communication, teamwork and taking initiative. “Volunteer work speaks volumes to potential employers, and if it’s related to the degree you’re seeking, it can only help,” says Renee Beaupre White, director of career services at Green ...
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    5 Interview Wrong Turns

    When you think of psychology, do asylums and psychopaths come to mind? Well, so should job interviewers…and not because some may seem like sadistic psychopaths. A recent study from two psychologists, Thomas Hillard and Therese McCan, in The Journal of Psychology reveals a lot about what goes through interviewers' minds and how job seekers can use that to their advantage. An ...
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    Build Your Future Career This Summer

    Build Your Future Career This Summer
    In an ideal world, every undergraduate student would be interning this summer. But in the practical world of your own competing life demands, not to mention the ups and downs of the internship market and overall economy, you may well find yourself internshipless right now. But fear not: You can still do plenty of things over the summer to build the ...
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    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview

    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview
    The landscape for job seekers today is more treacherous than at any other time in recent memory. In other words, if you want a job today, the hard work starts when you prepare for the interview. That means not just nailing the questions you are asked, but actually asking the kinds of questions designed to make the interviewer sit up and ...
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    Should I Apply If I Don't Meet the Qualifications?

    Should I Apply If I Don't Meet the Qualifications?
    You've discovered an exciting internship or entry-level health care job and would like to apply. But should you bother, even if you don't have exactly what the ad outlines? With few exceptions, send your resume anyway. Here's why: The Job Listing Describes the Perfect Candidate, Not the Probable One When employers write job ads, they list the qualifications of the ideal ...
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    Get Your Foot in the Door: Tips from New Graduates

    Get Your Foot in the Door: Tips from New Graduates
    When you're trying to find your first job as a health professional, it may seem the cards are stacked against you. After all, employers prefer job candidates with experience, and can't get that requisite experience unless someone hires them, right? It's a vicious circle, but you can escape it. With some patience and persistence, you should be able to work in ...
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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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    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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    Write for Us

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    8 Secrets of “Lucky” Job-Seekers

    Still looking for the four-leafed clover that will get you the job you’ve always wanted? If Lady Luck hasn’t been on your side lately, maybe it’s time to try a new approach. Contrary to popular belief, good luck doesn’t solely have to do with fate and the mysterious unfolding of the universe — according to several psychology study results, luck ...
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    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success

    The Secret Formula to Cover Letter Success
    Ah, the dreaded cover letter. You may know what you should do and shouldn’t do, but when it comes to sitting down and actually writing it — where to even begin? Should you even bother? If the job listing specifically says to submit a cover letter, then you must! You don’t want to penalize yourself immediately by not following directions. Unless ...
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    5 Things You Need to Give up to Get A Job

    It’s time for the reality check. America is in a recession, and though health care is recession-proof jobs are fewer while competition is greater. It takes even more hustle, dedication, and tenacity to land a job today than it did for your parents. Having a degree isn’t always enough, and sorry to break it to you, but you aren’t likely ...
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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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    7 Jobs That Make Yours Look Better

    7 Jobs That Make Yours Look Better
    Let's be honest — you hate your job sometimes. It happens to everyone! You're sick and tired of showing up day after day to do the same old thing. Attend to patients. Work on charts. Over and over again. Your measly paycheck just isn’t worth the daily drudgery and never-ending grind. It’s called a job for a reason, but remember, it ...
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    Find a Healthcare Job in 10 Steps

    Find a Healthcare Job in 10 Steps
    It's no secret that you must master certain skills to accomplish anything in life. Here are 10 steps that, if followed in the proper order, can help lead to your next job. As the Chinese proverb says, "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." h4. 1. *Understand the Reality of Job Hunting* The right frame of mind ...
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    Eight Tips for Job Hunting During the Recession

    Eight Tips for Job Hunting During the Recession
    The global credit crisis and flat-lining domestic economy could make this one of the most challenging times to be looking for a job in recent history. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of unemployed increased by 3.6 million between December 2007 and December 2008, and the December 2008 unemployment rate hit 7.2 percent. To be a successful job ...
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    Cover Letters: Don't Bother

    Cover Letters: Don't Bother
    In my daily search for information on job interviews, resumes and cover letters, I tend to see the same advice: Don’t make your resume more than one page, get prepared for the interview, and always send a cover letter. Always. But yesterday I came across someone that says something completely different. His basic philosophy is: "Cover letters? Don't bother." David Silverman ...
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