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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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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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Beware: Social Media
October 15, 2014 11:54 AM by Renee Dahring
CAUTION! You could be one status update or tweet away from losing your job. Now that I have your attention, I would like to remind everyone that what you choose to share on social media can have a negative impact on your employment. We live in an age Read More...
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The Twelve Steps of Rejection, Part 2
December 18, 2013 3:57 PM by Renee Dahring
This week I am finishing up with the last half of my list of the 12 reasons why your resume may have been rejected. 6. Too generic. You submitted a one-size-fits-all resume. Job seekers often fall into the trap of thinking that they only need to create Read More...
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The Twelve Steps of Rejection
December 4, 2013 2:58 PM by Renee Dahring
Hey, it's not the Twelve Days of Christmas, but to get into the spirit of the season I will share with you twelve reasons that can cause your resume to be rejected (and employers will never tell you!). 12. You live too far away. The out of state address Read More...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Writing a Readable Resume
January 16, 2013 4:49 PM by Renee Dahring
Job seekers always ask me what they can do to make their resumes stand out and get noticed. Today, I will put on my recruiter/employer hat and offer you a few suggestions to make your resume more effective. When I give your resume its first look there Read More...
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Social Media Tips
January 2, 2013 2:49 PM by Renee Dahring
Happy New Year! Is your resolution for 2013 to start or increase your social networking skills? If you have been meaning to get a more active online presence this year, I have 5 quick tips for you. Keep it positive. Current and potential employers now Read More...
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New Grad Work History
December 5, 2012 12:57 PM by Renee Dahring
Dear Career Coach: I will be graduating this May as a new nurse practitioner. I am concerned about the advice not to skip dates because it may cause my application to be rejected by HR computer systems. Before beginning my studies I had no direct health Read More...
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Resume Wrong #5: The Cover Letter 'Fail'
September 8, 2011 10:56 AM by Renee Dahring
For those of you who are new to my blog you may not know that I was a recruiter. I recruited NPs and PAs for a nationwide recruiting agency. I screened, interviewed, referred and hired hundreds of clinicians over a span of about 5 years. I am also a family Read More...
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Internet Background Checks
August 3, 2011 1:46 PM by Renee Dahring
Most employers will ask you to submit to a background check. No news there. Criminal backgrounds checks prior to employment are expected and come as no surprise to clinicians. What may surprise you is the increasing addition of "Internet" or "social media" Read More...
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Online Job Search
July 1, 2011 5:00 PM by Renee Dahring
I wanted to share a tip with you this week. If you have done any job searching online lately you probably know how many different places a person can find job information. It’s difficult to know where to begin since jobs can be found on so many different Read More...
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Cell Phone Etiquette for the Job Search
February 10, 2011 12:50 PM by Renee Dahring
Can we talk? Periodically I get on my soapbox about cell phones. Now, I don’t have a problem with cell phones; I would be lost without mine. What I do have a problem with is when people list a cell phone numbers on their job application and/or resume Read More...
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