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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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    Search Tactics for 50-Plus Workers

    Search Tactics for 50-Plus Workers
    You’re over 50, and you’re worried. You’ve sent out resumes and interviewed, but you’re still unemployed. What can you do if you didn’t get that job -- or the hundreds of others you’ve applied for? h4. Where to Start “Search your own name and see if there’s anything out there holding you back,” advises Chuck Campbell, founder and principal of search ...
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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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    Is Job Search “Trick or Treating” Hurting Your Chances?

    Is Job Search “Trick or Treating” Hurting Your Chances?
    How often do candidates treat their job search like it’s Halloween? Do you dress up your resume to appear like you are someone other than you? Not only is it unethical, it’s impractical. It wastes the employers’ time, but even worse, it wastes your time as a candidate. Take your kids trick or treating, there’s a more effective way for you ...
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    7 Job Search Time Wasters and How to Avoid Them

    Looking for a job is, indeed, a full time job. And like any full time job, you probably waste a lot of time either completing tasks, or between them. The difference is, when you’re looking for work, you don’t have a boss to answer to. You are only accountable to yourself — and let’s face it, you kind of favor ...
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    Getting Through a Group Interview

    Getting Through a Group Interview
    Group interviews are relatively easy if you work well in a team and are able to make your ideas heard in a crowd. However, they can be challenging if you have a quieter personality and prefer to keep to yourself. Regardless of how you feel about group interviews, there’s no reason you should treat them any different, in most respects, than ...
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    Step Out of Your Job Search Comfort Zone

    Step Out of Your Job Search Comfort Zone
    Job seekers are notoriously afraid to embrace change even though their entire goal is based on change (though sometimes the change is thrust upon us). Some candidates are afraid to approach new career paths, others are afraid to change industry or function, and almost all are afraid to change their approach. I spoke to a candidate today, whose job search strategy ...
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    What That Job Description Really Means

    What That Job Description Really Means
    BEWARE: Job seekers aren’t the only ones who sometimes get creative when it comes to selling themselves (i.e. resumes and cover letters that have been, shall we say, ‘tweaked’ to make a person look like the ideal candidate). Some employers have a tendency to use verbiage that makes their open positions sound better than they really are. Over the years, I’ve ...
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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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    Sizzling Summer Job Search Tips

    Sizzling Summer Job Search Tips
    Are you taking a break from the job search and surrendering to the lazy days of summer? The conventional wisdom is that almost everyone is in vacation mode from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Consequently, many postpone job searching until September. Is this a mistake? Could you be missing opportunities if you take the summer off? We asked the career experts ...
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    Top 25 Cities for Your Healthcare Career

    Top 25 Cities for Your Healthcare Career
    Now more than ever, it’s important to get the best bang for your buck. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to value, not every U.S. city is created equally. Why chase a great salary if your rent swallows most of it, unemployment is skyrocketing and you spend two hours a day just to get to and from ...
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    The 10 Worst Job-Hunting Mistakes

    The 10 Worst Job-Hunting Mistakes
    Whether you are a first-time job-seeker or you're a veteran in your field, it is important that you take the right steps toward landing you ideal job. There's more to a successful job search than ironing your best suit and printing out extra resumes. Today's employers are looking for the best of the best, and one typo on your cover letter ...
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    Jump Start Your Healthcare Career This Summer

    Summer is right around the corner, and for many healthcare students, this means 3 months of sand, sun, and surf. Too many students sit back and their their future healthcare careers pass them by. We're not saying don't enjoy your well-deserved break, but don't forget that these 3 months can be used to relax and accelerate your career. Internships, part-time jobs, ...
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    How to Tell if a Layoff is Coming

    How to Tell if a Layoff is Coming
    Almost all mature companies have shed employees at some point--and in most cases the pink slips don't come as a surprise. "Very often senior management will delay a decision to cut headcount, so unless there is a quick catastrophic event, layoffs have been a long time coming," explains Scott Steinberg, CEO of TechSavvy Global. How can you know if your 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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    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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    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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    Stalk Your Way to a New Job

    Stalk Your Way to a New Job
    The internet has made stalkers out of all of us. You know exactly what I'm talking about. But instead of stalking your ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend, consider using your newfound detective skills for more productive (i.e. less emotionally jarring) purposes, like snagging the job of your dreams. Interested in a company and need to find a person to contact? Google away. Trying ...
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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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    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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