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Every day was Groundhog
Day. Well, to be fair it was early January but, like the 1993 Bill Murray
comedy, I felt like I was stuck in a time loop. The high of my graduation
ceremony had worn off weeks ago, so I made like a retired snowbird and headed
south to Florida for the winter. I camped at my mother's house while I waited
for the next ...
Last month during the lull of winter break, I had a sudden
fear that I would not be able to find a job after graduation. I guess it was
because of the lull, no case studies to do, clinical hours completed for the
semester, and final grade deemed passing, that I had the time to contemplate a
life after school. This month, as my classes resume ...
I really felt prepared. I had done a review course by a company that claims a
pass rate of 99%. I had also studied a very well-known study guide, in addition
to listening to 2 sets of CDs (one of them for the last year!). I then took 2
''predictor'' examinations with decent scores that were predictive of me passing
morning was ...
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 are basically 3
things that I need to see and see quickly.
education. I ...
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Last week, Newsweek published its final print issue. As a magazine enthusiast (I subscribe to many, I've studied them, and I work for one), I was saddened to hear the news. I remember a time when finding one of my favorite magazines in the mail meant I would be sitting on the couch for the rest of the night to read it from cover to ...
Happy New Year! Is your resolution for 2013 to start or
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Keep it positive. Current and potential
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online. Negative comments ...
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 care
experience and so I am unsure about how to make a resume that doesn't have a
big gap ...
On www.advanceweb.com/NPPA, our most commented articles were:
Teams, Practice Models and Patients: ''As a full time clinician my team and I have been doing outcomes research on an interdisciplinary model of stroke rounds in an acute care setting. The four habits mentioned in this article we have used in our model. In fact I recently took a ...
We hope you had a great NP Week 2012!
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