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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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Ups and Downs of an Online Program
July 26, 2016 8:10 AM by Renee Dahring
A large and reputable healthcare organization in our community has recently added a footnote to all posted NP job openings, declaring they will no longer hire new grads from "certain programs." The excluded programs are not named, but you will find a Read More...
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Precept to Perm
August 20, 2014 2:05 PM by Renee Dahring
I'm seeing a new trend taking hold - it's called "precept to perm." It is hardly a new idea, but it has been given an official name, causing it to trend and become more common. If you are a student, you might have already encountered this phenomenon. Read More...
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Job Interviews & Food Allergies
July 16, 2014 11:01 AM by Renee Dahring
Dear Career Coach: I am a new grad NP with celiac disease and I am unable to eat at restaurants due to potential cross-contamination that inevitably leaves me ill for a week. What suggestions do you have to handle not being able to eat at a restaurant, Read More...
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Clinicals and Your First Job
October 17, 2012 4:11 PM by Renee Dahring
I was recently speaking with a group of students who will be graduating this year about their current clinical rotations and how things are going. Many of the students had been at at least one of their clinical sites since beginning their programs and Read More...
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The Feel-Good Interview
April 18, 2012 8:16 AM by Renee Dahring
When preparing for an interview, job seekers tend to worry most about what they are going to say. Hours are spent anticipating and formulating answers to every standard interview question the candidate imagines could be asked of them. Answers are important, Read More...
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Your Attitude Matters to Your Job Search
December 30, 2010 12:21 PM by Renee Dahring
Here we are at the end of 2010. I heard on the news the other day that we have now had the longest period of high unemployment since the end of the World War II. As a nation we now have a new chronic condition - chronic unemployment. Generally those of Read More...
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The Benefits of Conference Exhibit Halls
October 21, 2010 9:37 AM by Renee Dahring
I just returned from a large national conference last week, and I have a confession to make: I LOVE the exhibit floor. The educational offerings are great too, but the real action is in the exhibit hall as far as I am concerned. Why? Because that’s where Read More...
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The Waiting Game
September 1, 2010 1:04 PM by Renee Dahring
Dear Career Coach : I am waiting for my certification. Are there any jobs that I can apply for as an NP until I get my certification, so that I won't lose my skills? Dear Reader : Great question! Disclaimer : I am assuming you have a test date for boards. Read More...
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