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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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    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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    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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    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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    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: 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    How Healthy is Your Network?

    How Healthy is Your Network?
    If you needed to find a new job, how many people could you turn to for help? If the answer is "not many," you may need to upgrade your professional network. "Maintaining a network should be a routine part of your career-development strategy, not just something you turn toward in a career crisis," said Janet Civitelli, associate director of University Career ...
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    Why Work at a Top Hospital

    Why Work at a Top Hospital
    If you've got a serious medical problem, the takeaway from US News & World Report's rankings of hospitals is obvious: For cancer, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is the most likely to offer you effective treatment; for heart trouble, the Cleveland Clinic is number one. But what if you're a nurse or allied healthcare worker, or ...
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    Nursing Careers Beyond the Hospital

    Nursing Careers Beyond the Hospital
    Mid-career nurses who want to reinvent themselves without starting over can apply their clinical skills and experience outside of the hospital. Take a look at these career possibilities. Perhaps one of them is the key to helping you rediscover your passion for nursing. Consultant Want to strike out on your own? Many nurses carve out lucrative niches as consultants, offering data ...
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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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