3 Tips to Calm the New Job Jitters

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Despite how much experience you may have with it, beginning a new job can be a frightening experience: You may not know anyone, the team dynamics and the specifics of your role. While you can’t control everything about the situation, you can control how you respond to it. The following tips can help you get… Read more »

Four Questions Most likely to Be Asked in Your Next Job Interview

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Although hiring managers are tying to get away from asking standard interview questions, questions become standard for a reason – they provide useful information for making a hiring decision. Therefore, reviewing common interview questions is still very much worth your time. The objective of expecting certain interview questions isn’t to memorize answers, but instead to… Read more »

The Importance of Evaluating Your Own Performance in the Healthcare Industry

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If you’re like most people, you have a bit of anxiety when is comes to performance evaluations. A good way to deal with this anxiety is to get into the habit of evaluating your own performance. Through a self-evaluation, you can figure out what you are doing well, as well as any shortcomings you need… Read more »

How to Be Okay with Not Everyone Liking You

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Many of us are “people pleasers”: We want people to like us, so we go the extra mile to please them. You might think of that as a harmless personality quirk but having the urge to want everyone to like you can be counterproductive in today’s business environment. In fact, being okay with not pleasing… Read more »

The Resume Template to Help You Land That Manufacturing Job

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Structured and impersonal, resumes are a necessary evil of job hunting.  Trying to recall everything you’ve done in your past jobs, tailoring it to each job you apply to and making it stand out from other candidates you’re competing against is stressful.  Fortunately, the structure that makes a resume so boring also makes writing one a straightforward process. Below… Read more »

What to Do When After-Work Happy Hours Aren’t Your Thing

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Whether it’s for religious reasons, dealing with addiction issues or just due to personal preference, many people don’t drink alcohol. Unfortunately, the business world tends to be swimming in the stuff.  Abstaining from excess is admirable, but it may not feel that way when it comes to your career. People typically bond at workplace happy hours and industry conference social events. Simply put,… Read more »

5 Easy Steps to Asking Your Boss for Time Off

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In the typical American workplace, hard work is something to be proud of; however, an unfortunate side effect is the peer pressure to avoid taking time off. In fact, studies regularly show that Americans don’t use millions of days in paid vacation time each year.  If you work hard, you need a vacation. But because of peer pressure, a new boss… Read more »

How to Get a Job as an LPN

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A career in healthcare is very accessible and one of the best entrance points is a job as a licensed nurse practitioner (LPN). The typical job of an LPN involves providing routine care, monitoring patient health and providing assistance to other healthcare professionals. LPNs are usually responsible for giving medication, tracking vital signs, following up… Read more »

Ways to Boost Your Confidence In the Workplace

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Newer employees tend to have confidence issues, but a lack of confidence can hit anyone after a major job setback. If you’ve been turned down for a raise, or gotten significant criticism when you thought you were doing a great job, it can seriously shake your confidence. One of the worst things you can do… Read more »

5 Ways To Write A Resume For the Serial Job Hopper

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Between the Great Recession, career changes and the occasional misstep, it’s easy for anyone to have a period where they go through a few jobs quickly. Unfortunately, that situation can cause you to be seen as a “serial job hopper” – someone who doesn’t commit to an employer for very long. Even though they shouldn’t,… Read more »