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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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    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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    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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    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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    Do You Have a Work Spouse?

    Do You Have a Work Spouse?
    Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa. George Bush and Condoleezza Rice. Stacy and Clinton. Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy. Whether in real life or reel life, work spouses are out there. You've seen them, right? Or maybe you're in such a relationship: Two people who spend most of their working hours together, behaving like a married couple. But despite subtle overtones of ...
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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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    Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams

    Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams
    Searching for a job is challenging enough in a tough economy. Job seekers who are eager to reply to any hint of a paying gig must also avoid online scammers and identity thieves who are targeting them. The Better Business Bureau found that 73% of job seekers reported using online sources for help in 2007, compared to 66% in 2005. 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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    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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    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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    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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    5 Interview Types and How to Ace Them

    All interviews were not created equal. Depending on the role, the industry and the ruthlessness of your potential employer, you may encounter one – or a combination – of the common interview types. Each one is unique, and demands a tailored approach to its preparation. Lucky for you, we've identified the five most common interview methods. We'll give you the ...
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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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    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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    Leverage Volunteer Work on Your Resume

    Leverage Volunteer Work on Your Resume
    You may have altruistic reasons for volunteering, but giving your time has career-enhancing power, too. "Volunteer work, whether in addition to a current job or an activity in between jobs, shows an employer that you are willing to try new experiences, be involved in your community and generally demonstrates a willingness to take initiative and make things happen," says Kara Montermoso, ...
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    How New Grads Can Take Charge of Job Search Rejection

    How New Grads Can Take Charge of Job Search Rejection
    Nancy is a new nursing graduate who sailed through high school and college. She worked hard throughout school, and had good extracurricular activities, several internships at prestigious hospitals and a good job search plan. Nancy did a junior-year summer internship that led to a job offer, but it’s now off the table because of hiring freezes. So she started looking for ...
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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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    6 Reasons Why You Should Choose Hospital Work

    6 Reasons Why You Should Choose Hospital Work
    While previous generations of health professionals were destined to spend their entire careers working in hospitals, today's healthcare employees have abundant workplace options. So why should healthcare workers choose hospitals? Industry insiders share six good reasons: A Sense of Pride >> [page] A Sense of Pride While the demands and stresses of hospital work are many, so are the rewards that ...
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    Nonverbal Communications: Escape the Pitfalls

    Nonverbal Communications: Escape the Pitfalls
    It begins even before you say your first word in an interview. As the interviewer walks toward you to shake hands, an opinion is already being formed. And as you sit waiting to spew out your answers to questions you've prepared for, you are already being judged by your appearance, posture, smile or your nervous look. Look back at speakers or ...
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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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