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Become More Searchable to Future Employers
January 23, 2017 12:37 PM by Renee Dahring
Every day there are new employers who are searching for you online . Yes, even right now they are looking for someone with your skills and experience. If you are actively searching for a new job everyday online or you belong to the vast majority of NPs Read More...
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Social Media: A Job Hunting Wildcard
December 12, 2016 1:01 PM by Renee Dahring
You might be surprised what impressions an employer may form about you just by looking at your social media postings. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that your employer (or potential employer) is even looking at your online postings at all. Checking Read More...
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Can We Change Culture through Full Practice Authority?
November 28, 2016 10:31 AM by Renee Dahring
We have been focusing our attention on restrictive laws and practice agreements, but they are only one method the establishment uses to hold us back. Many of us who practice in states that have enacted full practice authority have come to realize that Read More...
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Job Market Update
May 18, 2016 9:04 AM by Renee Dahring
We are halfway through 2016 and I figured you might be ready for a little market update. Let's look at a few trends. Market Strength Generally speaking, the job outlook remains quite strong. There are plenty of job openings and most folks seeking a job Read More...
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Are NPs & PAs Facing Burnout?
April 27, 2016 3:34 PM by Renee Dahring
I have been hearing the "B" word in relation to advanced practice more frequently lately and it's beginning to worry me. Not because burnout is new, it isn't, we have been talking about burnout for years, but usually in the context of how we can fill Read More...
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Lunch Interview Etiquette
April 13, 2016 8:15 AM by Renee Dahring
Dear Career Coach : I am a new graduate and recently had a preliminary screening interview for an NP position. I met with one of the providers and the interview generally went well, I liked them and they liked me. After the first interview I compiled Read More...
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Interview Preparation
March 30, 2016 7:35 AM by Renee Dahring
I am often asked for pre-interview advice, especially by new graduates. It's natural to worry about interviews, but new grads feel extra anxious. They want to impress, but feel a little like they won't measure up because they have no work experience yet. Read More...
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Locum Tenens Rates
February 10, 2016 2:47 PM by Renee Dahring
Dear NP Career Coach: I am considering doing a locum tenens assignment. I have over 2 years of experience as a NP in urgent care where I treat some very high acuity patients. I am wondering what you think is a reasonable hourly rate? Can I also ask for Read More...
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Identifying Your References
January 27, 2016 9:25 AM by Renee Dahring
Are you graduating this spring? Now is the time to identify your references. Before you begin your search for your first job, fill out an application or send out your first resume you should know by now who you plan to use as your references. Actually, Read More...
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Interview Follow-up
January 13, 2016 8:39 AM by Renee Dahring
Dear NP Career Coach: I usually send a thank you letter after an interview on the same professional ivory resume paper and envelope as I use for my cover letter and CV. Is this acceptable? Or should I send an actual thank you note card? Recently I interviewed Read More...
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Why Does Networking Matter?
December 2, 2015 10:05 AM by Renee Dahring
The old saying "it's not WHAT you know, but WHO you know" has been around a long time in relation to finding a new job. Over the years, networking consistently remains the number one way to find and land a job. Having an inside or personal connection Read More...
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The Importance of Appearances
November 18, 2015 9:57 AM by Renee Dahring
Appearances are a touchy subject. Every time I write a blog on proper attire and grooming for an interview I can count on receiving a few comments from readers who take issue with my advice. Since I have devoted more than a few blogs to this topic and Read More...
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Interview Faux Pas
October 21, 2015 9:02 AM by Renee Dahring
Have you ever been on a job interview that seemed to go well yet you never received a job offer? If I learned anything during the time I was recruiting it was that a candidate's perception of a successful interview can differ wildly from what a potential Read More...
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Think Before You Post
October 7, 2015 11:13 AM by Renee Dahring
This past week there has been a bit of a local scandal involving an "alleged" tweet by someone who really ought to know better. Apparently this person posted a rather inappropriate comment about a specific minority group. The tweet wasn't obscene and Read More...
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Empowering NPs & PAs
September 23, 2015 11:53 AM by Renee Dahring
This is really hard for me to say but here it goes: we should thank the ladies of "The View." In an ironic twist of fate that snarky remark insulting the Miss America with her "doctor's stethoscope" has unintentionally done more to advance the image of Read More...
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