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    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Healthcare Administrator

    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Healthcare Administrator
    Healthcare administrators, also known as medical and health services managers, are the backbone of a healthcare system. While they don't interact with patients, they do make sure that the hospital is running efficiently. Healthcare administrators focus on administrative tasks behind the scenes. Before you start on the road toward becoming a healthcare administrator, make sure your path is leading you to ...
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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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    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Home Health Aide

    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Home Health Aide
    Professionals in home health aide careers have the ability to move where they want and still find ample employment in almost every state. However, there are some states that are better than others. Before you take the leap into home health care, consider the average salary of your place of residence, and compare it to the rest of the country. You ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    5 Things That Scream "I'm Unprofessional"

    5 Things That Scream "I'm Unprofessional"
    In most job-filling situations, the employer has the luxury of choosing from several well-qualified applicants, all of whom could probably do the job. That's when the little things, like the common but often unrecognized mistakes described here, almost always come into play. Make sure you avoid them, so they don't cost you a shot at the job. Using a Cutesy Email ...
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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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    Red Cross Healthcare Volunteers Help in Disaster Relief

    Red Cross Healthcare Volunteers Help in Disaster Relief
    Healthcare workers who volunteer for American Red Cross disaster-relief assignments say they're motivated by a desire to help people put their lives back together after a catastrophe. These 8,000 volunteers - typically nurses, social workers, emergency medical technicians, counselors, physician assistants and therapists - often leave home on short notice to aid victims of hurricanes, fires, floods and other disasters, wherever ...
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    15 Top Hospitals That Are Hiring

    15 Top Hospitals That Are Hiring
    We've all heard about how more people are losing their jobs more than ever before, but there is one industry that has remained untouchable: healthcare. While thousands of people lost their jobs this past November, the healthcare industry actually added over 50,000 positions. As the population ages and new developments emerge, the healthcare industry will continue to grow. This is great ...
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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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    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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    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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    10 Worst Answers to Healthcare Interview Questions

    10 Worst Answers to Healthcare Interview Questions
    You've probably already read the articles about the top interview questions for nursing job seekers and the 7 things you should do in an interview, but do you know what you shouldn't do? Sure, you know you shouldn't where your shortest mini skirt, your oldest shoes or that "I'm with Stupid" t-shirt you thought was so funny 15 years ago, but ...
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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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    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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    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Medical Assistant

    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Medical Assistant
    [widget:1102] As one of the most popular healthcare careers today, medical assistants wear many different hats. They interact with patients by taking vital signs and drawing blood and also handle administrative tasks, like preparing medical histories and scheduling appointments. Medical assistants are often the first person patients meet when they arrive at the physician's office. While medical assistants are in demand, ...
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