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    Make Nurses Happy, Some Hospitals Say

    Make Nurses Happy, Some Hospitals Say
    Despite the nursing shortage, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital in Yakima, Washington, has no problem attracting a steady steam of job candidates. "We've never offered nurses a sign-on bonus," says Kathy Franz, the hospital's director of human resources. "Sign-on bonuses typically keep nurses in their jobs for two years. Our goal is to attract candidates who want to work here for other ...
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    How to Write Your Yearly Self-Evaluation

    How to Write Your Yearly Self-Evaluation
    It happens every year. Nurses must write a self-evaluation when it's time to get their raise. No worries, right? Wrong! What you write can affect what your boss is willing to shell out of his or her pocket at the beginning of the fiscal year. Learn how to write a self-evaluation that will make your boss think you're the greatest nurse ...
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    How to Upload or Change Your Profile Picture

    Learn how to upload a profile picture, or "avatar", to your NursingLink profile, or change your existing picture. 1) One your profile page, click the "Edit" link that appears next to your profile picture 2) Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and click on the section labeled "Your Avatar." 3) Under this section, you should either see ...
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    10 Subtle Ways to Sabotage Your Interview

    We all know that showing up late to an interview or wearing something totally inappropriate can ruin your chances for a nursing job offer, right? But are you keeping in mind the more subtle ways that you could unexpectedly sabotage your job interview? Don’t let it happen to you! Stay aware of these 10 common subconscious mistakes — ones that ...
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    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Nurse

    Top 10 Best and Worst States to Be a Nurse
    There is a projected need for 1,001,000 nurses needed in the United States by 2016. Nurses are one of the most in demand professions in America, but with so many job openings, it begs the question: Where should you work? NursingLink is committed to providing its members with the most most pertinent career research available. Below is the 10 best and ...
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    12 Survival Tips for Night Shift Nurses

    12 Survival Tips for Night Shift Nurses
    Nurses have to be flexible and work both day and night shifts when required. Since it’s possible to choose a regular shift in the nursing profession, some people choose either the day or night shift to accommodate other activities in their lives. For example, a nurse attending additional courses during the day might find it easier to work nights. Working in ...
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    Recruiter Roundtable: Objectives on Resumes

    Recruiter Roundtable: Objectives on Resumes
    The Recruiter Roundtable is a monthly feature that collects career and job-seeking advice from a group of recruiting experts throughout the US. The question we put before our panel this month is: How important is having an "objective" or "summary" section at the opening of a candidate's resume? Your 15-Second 'Elevator Pitch' If you want to convert your 15 seconds of ...
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    How to Include Photos in a Forum Post

    Want to share a photo directly in a forum post with other nurses instead of posting a link? This tutorial will show you how to include photos in your post by using a feature in the toolbar. Step One: After clicking "Reply to This Topic" you'll be presented with a text box with a toolbar. Locate the landscape icon (mountain w/ ...
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    8 Ways to Make Your Resume More Marketable

    8 Ways to Make Your Resume More Marketable
    The economy is shaky -- and it may feel like your job is, too. Whether you're already job hunting or believe you may need to soon, there are steps you can take to make yourself more attractive to potential employers. Here are eight tips from the experts on increasing your marketability: Use Your Name as Your Brand, Especially in Email Don't ...
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    Unemployment Insurance and You

    Unemployment Insurance and You
    If you've just been laid off, your first questions probably involve unemployment insurance. How does it work? How much will you collect? Where do you sign up? The answers depend on where you live. Some unemployment insurance policies are set at the federal level, but states set most of the rules and run most of the programs, explains Rich Hobbie, executive ...
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    The Layoff Survival Kit

    The Layoff Survival Kit
    This article offers general information on legal and financial matters relating to employment. For specific information relating to your situation, please consult an attorney, financial planner or appropriate government agency. Now that you've lost your job, you need to hurry up and find a new one, right? Wrong. You've got to buck up and tie up loose ends with your ex-employer ...
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    Look for Work in Troubled Times

    Look for Work in Troubled Times
    It's hard enough to job hunt in a thriving economy, but now, even the heartiest job seeker may be inclined to roll over and catch a few more z's rather than hit the streets. Don't quit looking before you start. Job hunting requires you to pull out all the stops and take the basics to a new level. You truly have ...
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    Top 10 Traits of an Effective Nurse Manager

    Top 10 Traits of an Effective Nurse Manager
    Editor's note: To commemorate National Boss Day (October 16th), Scrubs sent out a missive to nurses asking: "What makes your boss great?" One particularly enthusiastic nurse not only responded immediately, she and a colleague developed a list of wonderful things their manager does that wins universal adoration from her unit. Terri Engelman, LPN wrote, "I just talked with my co worker ...
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    Get a Nursing License in Another State

    Get a Nursing License in Another State
    Moving is a way of life for many people today. For nurses, whether crisscrossing the country or just moving over state lines, obtaining licensure in the new state is usually essential. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) administers a program called the mutual recognition model. This interstate compact allows nurses licensed in a state that is part of ...
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    Top 10 Qualities of a Great Nurse

    Nurses are pretty amazing. Great nurses aren't just compassionate and kind — they have all the medical smarts of a doctor too! Plus, a career as a nurse offers a sense of personal satisfaction that you just can't beat. Those who succeed in nursing and who gain the most personal fulfillment from it start their careers with certain unique qualities. ...
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    When a Patient Doesn’t Want You as Their Nurse

    When a Patient Doesn’t Want You as Their Nurse
    Look at this lucky man: He has a whole flock of young student nurses standing by to meet his every need. I bet this gentleman loved every single nurse in that picture. Enjoy his adoration, ladies; sometime during your nursing career, someone isn’t going to want you as their nurse. It happens to everyone and it feels like a slap in ...
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    5 Strategies to Cope When Quitting Really Isn’t an Option

    5 Strategies to Cope When Quitting Really Isn’t an Option
    Those who say “quitters never win” are fooling themselves. If you stick something out just because you’re afraid of giving up—and it’s something that no longer serves you—you’re wasting your time. And ultimately, you lose. Sure, you’re not a quitter. But you sure as hell aren’t winning either. When it comes to work, quitting is sometimes the best move you can ...
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    Should You Take Advice from Your 401k Provider?

    Should You Take Advice from Your 401k Provider?
    The Pension Protection Act, which both strengthens employers’ existing pension obligations and discourages them from undertaking new obligations, also makes a broader point to US workers: “The overall message of the bill is, you’re on your own,” says James Lange, a lawyer, CPA and author of Retire Secure. Even so, the 2006 law has also made it less daunting for workers ...
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    Bad Credit Can Spell Job Search Woes

    Bad Credit Can Spell Job Search Woes
    Is there something personal in your financial past that you'd rather not explain to a stranger -- say bad credit, bankruptcy or a proclivity for spending thousands of dollars on lingerie at Victoria's Secret? Then applying for a new job or going after a promotion could put you in a tricky spot, because an employer can easily find out about all ...
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    10 Worst Time Wasters at Work

    These days, no one can afford to waste time at work. Thanks to widespread downsizing, workloads are piling up. Unfortunately, extra hours in the day are not. Maximizing your time at work can mean the difference between leaving your shift at a reasonable hour (i.e. holding onto your sanity) and staying late unnecessarily. You've got a life outside the hospital. ...
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