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Privacy and Confidentiality
October 16, 2013 3:16 PM by Renee Dahring
I don't know about you, but there isn't a day that goes by when I don't have some sort of umm.... interesting experience at work. I understand how awfully tempting it is to jump on Facebook or Twitter and share the events of my day with all 100+ or so Read More...
Is Locum Tenans Work for You?
October 2, 2013 4:19 PM by Renee Dahring
I have been considering pursuing locum tenens work for a year or so. I want to know your opinion of the option of becoming a career locum tenens provider. How is that perceived in the community? How does that affect one's career in the long term? Is it Read More...
Email Etiquette
September 18, 2013 3:22 PM by Renee Dahring
Today, it is inevitable that at some point during your job search you will be communicating with your potential employer via email. Email by nature tends to feel less formal than more traditional forms of communication and that can be a problem. Here Read More...
Time to Get Involved
September 4, 2013 4:19 PM by Renee Dahring
Now that Labor Day has come and gone, it's officially the end of summer. Fall is a good time to get back to all those projects we put on hold. Which means this is a good time for my "get involved" speech. This past year has seen a great deal of political Read More...
August 21, 2013 2:48 PM by Renee Dahring
One of the most frequent questions I get when counseling job seekers is "How do I network? I don't think I really understand how to go about it." Networking sounds like one of those outdated buzzwords from the 1990s but I can assure you it is still relevant Read More...
Manners and Offers
July 17, 2013 2:00 PM by Renee Dahring
The market has come a long way from a year ago. The ratio of job seekers who are concerned because they are unable to find even one suitable position to those who have found multiple job openings has definitely shifted towards the latter. This improved Read More...
The First of Your Kind
July 3, 2013 3:25 PM by Renee Dahring
What if you are the first of your kind? We are all encouraged and excited to see an employer make the decision to hire their first NP or PA. The economy, coupled with the changes due to healthcare reform, has certainly worked to our advantage; this year Read More...
Healthcare's Role in Politics
June 19, 2013 11:09 AM by Renee Dahring
This week I am going to turn the tables and ask you a question. Should we, and by "we" I mean the collective "we" such as our NP and PA organizations, take a stance on political issues? More people are paying attention to what we say. We are in the news Read More...
Bad Resume Tricks
June 5, 2013 12:08 PM by Renee Dahring
ATTENTION! When it comes to our resumes we are all attention seekers. We want our resumes to be noticed. Actually, we NEED our resumes to be noticed. Unnoticed resume = no interview. Duh! But there is a right and wrong way to gain attention. A job seeker Read More...
Physicians and Us
May 1, 2013 4:07 PM by Renee Dahring
I'm not a doctor basher. In fact I'm actually quite the contrary. Over the course of my career I have worked with some great docs. They have been encouraging, helpful and generally treated me as a peer. During my education I had physician preceptors and Read More...
Advice for the Mature Job Seeker
April 17, 2013 1:17 PM by Renee Dahring
Dear Career Coach : I am wondering if you have any thoughts or advice about finding a job after age 60. I have been in practice for about 18 years. I am finding it rather scary to quit my job because I am worried about whether I will really be able to Read More...
Job Satisfaction
April 3, 2013 3:09 PM by Renee Dahring
For as long as I can remember, NPs and PAs have been repeating the mantra of "same care, less cost." I am beginning to wonder if our some of our messages are now coming back to haunt us. It wouldn't be the first time good intentions turned out to have Read More...
Resume or CV?
March 20, 2013 3:54 PM by Renee Dahring
One of the most common questions I am asked by candidates is whether they should be creating a CV or a resume. And then the second most common question is "What is the difference between a CV and a resume?" The correct answer is really simple. If you Read More...
Juggling Multiple Job Offers
March 6, 2013 1:04 PM by Renee Dahring
Dear Career Coach: I have been applying for jobs and I have recently been on several interviews. I think (actually, I am pretty sure) that I will be receiving an offer from one clinic. The job sounded good and I think I would be happy there but I am not Read More...
February 20, 2013 3:20 PM by Renee Dahring
Have you received a job offer but you just aren't sure you are ready to accept? Maybe you feel a little rushed, maybe you didn't get all your questions answered. This happens more often than you think. I always tell job seekers that getting a job offer Read More...


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