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    2011 Healthcare Employment Outlook

    For healthcare professionals and aspirants, 2011 will be a building year. Healthcare hiring may pick up a bit after slow growth in 2009 and 2010, but several factors will continue to constrain the creation of jobs and limit career mobility. Still, healthcare continues to be the countercyclical career success story of the great recession. From the start of the downturn ...
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    11 Things HR Won't Tell You

    11 Things HR Won't Tell You
    With all the job hunting going on right now, I get a lot of questions about how applicants can put their best foot forward and get hired. To get the most helpful information possible, I went to the source and surveyed a group of hiring managers. They shared the following tips—things they won't tell you at interviews but sure wish you ...
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    15 Stupidest Ways to Lose Your Job

    Sometimes, a person will lose their job through no fault of their own. The whims of a psychotic boss, an economy in shambles, or a simple misunderstanding can have an otherwise satisfactory employee packing up his or her cubicle. Other times, a person will lose their job because they have done something so incredibly foolish, you wonder how they ever ...
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    10 Questions to Create Your Career Vision

    10 Questions to Create Your Career Vision
    Have the last few years been cruel or kind to you, professionally speaking? Even if your career didn't take a hit, the recent economic tumult may have you quaking in your boots over the future. "Your career is long," says career coach Deborah Brown-Volkman. "Some people work for 40, 50 or 60 years. Don't get stuck in the here and now ...
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    When to Give Up on Finding Your Dream Career

    When to Give Up on Finding Your Dream Career
    Everyone wants a job they love. We all want to wake up excited to go to work, spend our days accomplishing goals we’re proud of, and come home feeling pleasantly fulfilled. Oh, and somewhere in there, we’d like a paycheck that provides us with a comfortable lifestyle and may one day put our kids through college. That’s the dream anyway. But, ...
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    Top 19 Essential Career Research Tools

    Top 19 Essential Career Research Tools
    Many of us fall into a rut when it comes to our careers, settling for the status quo instead of researching career paths that could be both personally and professionally fulfilling. Given the amount of time we spend in the work world, it makes sense to focus more time on career planning so we can be happier at work. Fortunately, there ...
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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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    How to Make the Most of a Nursing Career Fair

    How to Make the Most of a Nursing Career Fair
    Hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare employers use career fairs to hire hundreds of nurses each year. Here's what you can do before, during and after a career fair to land your job of choice. Before You Go p((. • Prepare Your Documents: Have a counselor in your school's career center proofread your resume for errors. Print your resumes on professional ...
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    How to Get a Nursing Reference

    Many people think of their list of references as an after-thought, something employers only look at after you dazzle them with your killer nursing resume and stunning interview skills. But references can actually help you get your foot in the hospital door, if they carry enough weight. Big names and impressive titles can grab the attention of potential employers. After ...
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    How Dating Rules Can Get You a Nursing Job

    How Dating Rules Can Get You a Nursing Job
    When I lost my job, the last thing I needed was a blank social calendar and empty bed. There’s only so much disappointment one girl can take. This modern-day Dorothy wanted to click her heels and have the perfect profession and pillow pal land right into her lap. Was that too much to ask? Maybe not. Monster contributing writer Nicole Williams ...
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    Make the Right Impression with Business Cards

    Make the Right Impression with Business Cards
    Take a look the next time you see two professional people meet each other for the first time. Chances are, they’ll shake hands and exchange business cards. Each hands the other her card, looks it over, and gets on with the conversation or business at hand. If you’re like most nurses, you probably don’t have a business card. But every professional ...
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    7 Deadly Job Hunting Sins for Nurses

    7 Deadly Job Hunting Sins for Nurses
    Losing a job is never in any nurse’s career plan. Take solace in knowing that there is a right way and a wrong way to handle unemployment and landing your next nursing job. Before the panic sets in, be sure to read through these seven deadly sins of job hunting and avoid them like the plague! 1. “Wallowing in the mire!” ...
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    How to Handle Job Search Rejection

    How to Handle Job Search Rejection
    You had high hopes for this job: The job requirements matched your skill set perfectly. You aced your interviews. And you imagined hearing those sweet words so many of us long to hear: "You're hired." Instead, you got another rejection letter. According to recent U.S. Labor Department data, 5.5 unemployed Americans, on average, are vying for each job opening—so most interviews ...
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    5 Tips for Finding a Nursing Job

    5 Tips for Finding a Nursing Job
    1. Know your hospital. I was reviewing a resume that HR sent me and the cover letter was addressed correctly “To Whom It May Concern” but then the applicant said that they wanted to work at “ABC Hospital” but she had sent the resume and cover letter to “DEF Hospital.” So if you are sending out multiple resumes, make sure you ...
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    8 Tips for Job Hunting During the Recession

    8 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 to 11,000, and the December 2008 unemployment rate hit 7.2 percent - the highest level in sixteen years. In the financial services industry ...
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    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Los Angeles

    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Los Angeles
    True to its Hollywood and entertainment roots, it's the city where the healthcare facilities and schools feature stars' names- for example, the Steven Spielberg Pediatric Research Center and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. And it¹s a city of great clinical research substance where breakthroughs happen - from the first heart-lung transplant in 1988 to the current promising research ...
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    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Chicago

    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Chicago
    Home to the headquarters of the powerful American Medical Association (AMA), the country¹s largest physician organization, Chicago is a healthcare powerhouse. Located here are top-rated University of Chicago Medical Center, a Best Hospital, with more than 8 Nobel Prize winners (in Medicine). Last year, Time magazine ranked the discovery that male circumcision reduced AIDS transmission 51% as the top medical breakthrough ...
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    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Dallas

    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Dallas
    Famous for its cotton history, its oil men, the TV series that bears its name, and the Dallas Cowboys (and their cheerleaders), Dallas¹ latest claim to fame is as "telecom corridor." Its health industry is equally modern and forward-looking. UT Southwestern is the healthcare education and research engine of this powerhouse community, rising from Army shacks to a world-class institution with ...
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    Find Your First Nursing Job

    Find Your First Nursing Job
    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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    How to Make a Lasting First Impression

    How to Make a Lasting First Impression
    I have heard that it takes only thirty seconds for the average person to decide if they like someone they just met. If we are picking out friends, great, no need to waste time on somebody you don’t like right from the start. But in the workplace, that first impression is key in setting the stage for developing a professional relationship ...
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