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    Your Job Search Expenses May Be Tax-Deductible

    Your Job Search Expenses May Be Tax-Deductible
    Did you spend substantial amounts of money looking for a new position last year? You may be able to succeed where Nelson Rockefeller failed and take a tax deduction for many of your job search-related costs. [widget:job_search_articles] When New York Governor Rockefeller was appointed vice president in the '70s, he deducted expenses incurred in connection with his congressional confirmation hearings. Years ...
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    Your Guide to Government Healthcare Jobs

    Your Guide to Government Healthcare Jobs
    The healthcare industry is expanding at an impressive rate, and many of the estimated 3.6 million new jobs will be in the government sector. The federal government already employs hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals in a variety of departments from Veterans' Affairs to Nutrition Policy to Health and Human Services. Working for the federal government has plenty of perks and ...
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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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    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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    10 Body Language Blunders

    1. A Closed Body Whether sitting or standing, your body should be loose and open. Do not cross your arms. Do not cross your legs. While you may think it conveys a sense of ease, studies have shown that a people read a closed body differently: they subconsciously think you have something to hide. What's more, you're missing a golden ...
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    How Foreign Healthcare Workers Can Relocate to the U.S.

    How Foreign Healthcare Workers Can Relocate to the U.S.
    Moving is a big decision. Moving to another country is a giant one. Unfortunately, there's more to relocating to the US than finding a job and somewhere to live. Whether you plan on moving to the US temporarily or indefinitely, there are steps you will have to take to secure your legal residency. While this information is meant to inform you ...
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    Go Beyond Your Degree to Get the Salary You Want

    Go Beyond Your Degree to Get the Salary You Want
    When people ask you what your college major was, they want to know about more than your interests. What they really mean is, "How much money do you make?" Indeed, when it comes to salary, your major can make a big difference. No matter what you majored in, the news is good for the class of 2009: Healthcare is one of ...
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    Identify and Avoid These Career Decision-Making Traps

    Identify and Avoid These Career Decision-Making Traps
    Deborah Schneider spent far more time researching the $15,000 car she once bought than she did on a slightly larger purchase -- her $90,000 law degree. "Years later, I realized how common that is," says Schneider, who coauthored Should You Really Be a Lawyer? with Gary Belsky and produces its accompanying Web site. "Each year, many college students spend more time ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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