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Five Strategies to Sabotage Your Next Job
October 8, 2014 1:12 PM by Renee Dahring
Here are some sure ways to sabotage your next position while job hunting: Applying for a new job until you are clear about what it would take for you to leave your present job. Employers hate fishing expeditions. Before you start sending out applications Read More...
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Non-traditional or New Practices
September 19, 2014 2:01 PM by Renee Dahring
Proceed carefully when considering a position with a new clinic or practice that is not yet open or established, especially if the clinic is embarking on a "non-traditional" or "new healthcare model." Jobs like these can turn out to be the best thing Read More...
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Dear "Supervising/Collaborating" Physician
September 3, 2014 1:07 PM by Renee Dahring
Dear "Supervising/Collaborating" Physician, Our relationship has to change. It's not you, it's me. I have changed. I have grown and matured. I am not the same nurse practitioner I was when we first met. I have been around awhile now; I am no longer 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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Employers & References
August 6, 2014 1:24 PM by Renee Dahring
References can make or break a job offer so it is important you understand how to choose the right references. You need to be sure that the persons you name as your references have DIRECT knowledge of your work performance. Choosing folks that think highly 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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Job Hunt Pointers
July 2, 2014 8:26 AM by Renee Dahring
If you are about to look for your first job or you are just thinking about making a change, I have a couple pointers for you: Job searching requires a plan. Before you send out your first resume or application, you should have an idea of what it is you Read More...
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NPs: Continue to Educate and Demand Respect
June 18, 2014 9:35 AM by Renee Dahring
A funny thing happened on the way to full practice authority... We have been working hard for years on passage of a bill to update the nurse practice act and free APRNs of outdated and restrictive practice agreements. In fact we have been focused for Read More...
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Working on Your Resume? Remember the ‘Big 3'
May 21, 2014 8:11 AM by Renee Dahring
Dear Career Coach : I think I need a professional to write my resume. I have a resume right now that is 8 pages long and so boring it puts me to sleep. I'm sure there is a ton of overkill in it but I'm a nurse practitioner, not a resume writer. I'm not Read More...
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Let's Do Lunch
April 23, 2014 8:26 AM by Renee Dahring
Today I am going to discuss an interview type that can make many job seekers a little uncomfortable: the lunch or dinner invitation. You have applied for a job, and the practice has invited you to a restaurant. The invite might occur early in the process Read More...
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The Providers of ‘No'
March 6, 2014 8:36 AM by Renee Dahring
Ready for my rant? Over the past year or two, I've noticed an increase in physician groups engaging in negative campaigning directed toward NPs. Could it have always been present but I just hadn't noticed? Or is the negativity a reaction to the numerous Read More...
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Selling Your Salary
February 19, 2014 4:40 PM by Renee Dahring
I usually conduct a brief survey when I speak to groups about job searching. I ask participants to rank a list of topics to indicate where they feel they need the most assistance. The choices are: resumes, cover letters, finding job openings, negotiating 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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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...
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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...
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