We should be grateful that Congress was too embroiled in partisan politics this year to enact any new tax legislation! That being said, provisions of existing laws continue to be phased in, along with now standard adjustments for inflation, and filling out those tax forms remains a time consuming task that most of us dread. ….
Livability just released their “Top 100 Best Places to Live” 2016 rankings for small to mid-sized cities. Every city has something to offer, but the top ten share a particular commitment to that often elusive work/life balance we all seek. Balance can be especially elusive if we view our work life and our non work ….
We live in an increasingly technological and fast-paced world as you may have noticed. Mobile tech usage has grown exponentially, crossing all economic and geographical boundaries to connect us in ways unimaginable a few decades ago. We are no longer chained to desktops for the latest news or to conduct our personal lives. Today’s and ….
Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn, recently posted an article entitled “What Makes a Truly Great Product Great?” As he notes the term “great” can be highly subjective, but successful product development requires everyone to be “working from the same playbook”. As with many LinkedIn Influencers, his insights have a broader application than perhaps intended. His ….
These days most of us are using some form of social media for everything from news and information gathering… to self-branding and networking… to finding a great restaurant or gift. These means of interaction have allowed us to become “citizens of the world”, challenging self-imposed boundaries and airing our innermost thoughts and ideas. We are ….
In a recent LinkedIn post, James Citrin ,CEO Practice at Spencer Stuart, sets out a quandary faced by job seekers in almost every field… “Should you look for the right job or the right company?” The “right job” is defined as one that compensates you handsomely for meaningful work with opportunities to advance, and the ….
Professional conferences represent unique opportunities to network with colleagues from across the country, while enhancing your knowledge base at the same time. You are guaranteed to make new friendships and even earn some CEUs in the process. Here are our five picks: APTA’s NEXT Conference, June 11-14, 2014, Charlotte, NC: Short notice we know, but ….
A while back we discussed the “Fifteen Second Rule” when busy hiring managers decide an applicant’s fate after reviewing the top third of their resume in that short amount of time. Recently in a Society of Human Resource Management’s (SHRM) survey on resumes, cover letters and interviews, HR pros owned up to spending less than ….
In a somewhat surprising and certainly dismaying study conducted by Harvard Business School students from 2008-2013, male business executives overwhelmingly reported that they viewed work/life balance as a “woman’s issue”. Most of them confess to never feeling bad about choosing work over family obligations, whereas the women execs had a much harder time getting past ….
An interview is so much more than just a question and answer session; it is an expanded “elevator pitch”. You are given a finite amount of time to explain to a stranger, or group of strangers, why you are the person they have been looking for to fill a role. Sounds almost like an audition? ….
This month, Daniel Jones, editor of the New York Times’ “Modern Love” column, gave a scathing but thought provoking assessment of online dating and relationships. He bewails the loss of vulnerability and physicality that characterize face-to-face romance in favor of what he calls “arms length” interactions. Technology, he contends, is the “villain” in all this. ….
A few years back we blogged about the importance of personal branding to the employment search process. We were reminded of its importance once more when this year’s “Best Picture” nominees were announced. These awards are the epitome of personal branding – the culmination of touting your own horn and getting your work before the ….
Find a New Line of Work in “The Old Line State” With its varied topography packed into a small land mass, Maryland is sometimes called “America in Miniature”. Sand dunes and seagrasses of its Eastern Shores give way to Chesapeake Bay marshlands teeming with wildlife; and its north and west are filled with thick oak/pine ….
Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s, America’s skies, highways, rails, bus lines and even waterways are crowded with people determined to celebrate with loved ones and/or take a much needed break from work. It is often assumed that organizations reduce their hiring activities in December ahead of the peak January-February season, but healthcare hirings continues to ….
In a recent Gallup poll, 3 out of 4 American said they plan to work past retirement age. Healthcare consistently leads economic sectors in employing older Americans. That healthcare is “ageless” is evidenced by this year’s AARP list of the “Best Employers for Workers Over 50”. Healthcare related organizations made up nearly half of the ….
Many employment sectors have been downsizing and firing employees, but healthcare continues to expand its workforce. The impending implementation of The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has focused healthcare HR departments on recruitment and retention of quality employees. That is good news for workers, especially those looking to make a career move. But how do you ….
You revised your cover letter and resume, secured the interview, researched your potential employer, practiced your closing statement and closing handshake, interviewed and then returned home to recap. All that’s left is waiting to hear if you were hired. Right? Wrong! The last step in the interview process is sometimes overlooked… sending a “thank you” ….
Can’t Live Without Them? Learn to Live With Them! Has your smartphone/tablet become an integral fixture in your professional and personal life? Do you use devices as patient education aids, clinical information references, or data collection and therapy scheduling tools? Most likely your digital usage doesn’t end when your work shift does either. You use ….
Singing the Interview Blues??? So you researched, prepared and rehearsed for that perfect job. You gave clear, concise answers to all the questions, smiled just at the right moments and left after firmly shaking hands with your potential employer. You get in your car, drive home, still excited by the prospect of a new job. ….
The healthcare staffing/recruitment field is filled with options for those seeking employment. So how do you choose? You can rely on word of mouth – a recommendation from a good friend or colleague. You can conduct a very random or a very thorough search using Google and other social media. But, no matter what method ….