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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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    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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    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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    5 Steps to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact

    5 Steps to Turn a Stranger into a Network Contact
    Whether you're looking for a job or trying to advance your career, networking is very important (in a recent HotJobs poll, 57 percent of respondents said that networking was a factor in landing their most recent job). And networking shouldn't end when you log off of LinkedIn or head home from a conference. Valuable contacts are on the perimeter of your ...
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    Nursing Careers Beyond the Bedside

    Nursing Careers Beyond the Bedside
    When providing bedside care loses its luster, working in a nonclinical specialty can renew your love for nursing and draw on your clinical experience. The following positions exist at most health care institutions and are well-suited to experienced nurses. Case Managers Case managers choreograph all aspects of patient care, coordinating the nurses, doctors, therapists and other practitioners who treat patients. As ...
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    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Houston

    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Houston
    They say everything¹s bigger in Texas, so Houston¹s Texas-sized growth rate is right on the mark. The 8th fastest growing city in America, Houston's projected to grow 20% between 2007 and 2012. Houston¹s healthcare circles feature the larger than life. Heart surgeon Michael DeBakey, 99, pioneered the coronary bypass surgery, receiving a 2008 Congressional Gold Medal. Methodist Hospital's ranked one of ...
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    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Washinton, DC

    Guide to Top US Metro Areas: Washinton, DC
    From policy wonks to insurance lobbyists, DC is home base for political power brokers. They hand out the money - at the National Institute of Health,, the National Cancer Institute and National Science Foundaiton - and regulate and enforce health legislation - at the Food and Drug Administration, for example. If you¹re interested in healthcare lobbying, - for for-profit or nonprofits ...
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    How Flexible Should You Be When Accepting a Job?

    How Flexible Should You Be When Accepting a Job?
    In tough times, job seekers are often advised to be flexible about issues from commute length to salary to job title. But while it's true that you have to be realistic, some compromises may end up hurting you more than they help. "I don't believe that you just cave and take anything," said Mary Jeanne Vincent, a career coach in Monterey, ...
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    5 Easy Ways to Make Money Even if You're Unemployed

    5 Easy Ways to Make Money Even if You're Unemployed
    As unemployment continues to rise, everyone is looking for other ways to bring in some money while still searching for another job.  Although a job is the conventional way to earn money, sometimes you need to think outside the box or search outside your comfort zone in order to try something new and bring in a little bit of money to ...
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    7 Simple Ways to Get the Hiring Manager's Name

    7 Simple Ways to Get the Hiring Manager's Name
    How does one go about getting the name of someone in human resources or the name of a hiring manager? Job listings posted all over the place simply read: No phone calls and direct résumé to BD or some other letter combination at some post office box or no-reply e-mail address. Getting a name is like pulling a needle from a ...
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