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6 Strategies to Become a Better On-the-Job Learner

Posted by Hap Aziz on Mar 20, 2018 4:33:20 PM

More than ever, achieving success in your career requires the ability to learn new skills. Today’s jobs are often very technology dependent, and employers expect you to master tools and techniques that you’ve had little, if any, previous experience with. Are you up to the challenge? If so, these six strategies can help you become a better on-the-job learner. They aren’t necessarily difficult, but they do take consistent practice to lead to success. 

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Tags: career tips, professional development, learning

9 Ways to Provide Spiritual Care to Your Patients & Their Families

Posted by Farzad Nourian on Mar 16, 2018 2:11:04 PM

At Adventist Health System, we are committed to providing whole person care to patients and their families. That means going above and beyond to care not just for their physical needs, but for their emotional and spiritual needs as well. The good news is that you don’t have to be a chaplain or have a theology degree to do this. It can be as easy as saying a quick prayer or offering a comforting touch.

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Tags: prayer, spiritual care, whole person care, mission, healthcare as ministry

How to Evaluate Employer Benefits Packages: Time Off (Part 4)

Posted by Brian Mitchell on Mar 14, 2018 4:41:48 PM

Everyone loves daydreaming about a trip to Hawaii or taking some time off to spend with their family. To make those dreams a reality though, you first have to understand the different types of time off benefits that employers offer and how to manage your vacation account balance well. 

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Tags: benefits, PDO, paid days off, paid time off, time off

How to Answer the 20 Most Common Interview Questions

Posted by Steven Mostyn on Mar 8, 2018 11:49:59 AM

No matter the industry, employers repeatedly ask candidates the same questions. If you understand the true meaning of these questions and prepare great answers ahead of time, you will increase your chances of landing a role. Below are the 20 most commonly asked questions during interviews and tips on how to answer them.

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Tags: job search, interview

How to Evaluate Employer Benefits Packages: Retirement (Part 3)

Posted by Brian Mitchell on Mar 6, 2018 5:14:14 PM

I get it. You are young and a long way from retirement, but in the greater scheme of things this is probably your most important benefit. At the end of your working career, the single largest asset you have should be your retirement savings.

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Tags: benefits, retirement

5 Things Every Graduate Nurse Should Do in Their Job Search

Posted by Steven Mostyn on Mar 1, 2018 9:28:29 AM

If you ask a nurse which job was the hardest for them to get, they would most likely
answer, the first job. This is because in many cases, you need experience to get a
job. The other issue many graduate nurses have is that they are never taught in college how to look for a job. Finding a job as a new grad does not have to be frustrating. All you need to do is learn basic job search fundamentals. Here are a few from my new book, Job Search: Fundamentals of Effective Job Hunting, Resumes, and Interviews, to help you get started.

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Tags: nurse residency, job search

How to Evaluate Employer Benefits Packages: Medical (Part 2)

Posted by Brian Mitchell on Feb 27, 2018 2:26:47 PM

Last week I shared what I consider the Big 5 Benefits and how you can get started evaluating different packages. In this post we’ll take a deeper dive into what to look for when comparing medical benefits, but first it’s important to understand some basic plan terminology and how health insurance works.

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Tags: benefits, health insurance

4 Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills as a New Nurse

Posted by Chris Reeves on Feb 22, 2018 9:29:04 AM

Starting your first nursing job after college is an exciting time. It’s when all your late-night studying starts to pay off and you begin to feel the satisfaction of making a difference in patients’ lives. But it’s also when you can run into challenges that you never expected to face. What I’ve learned in three years of working with nurse residents is that most of the time, these challenges have more to do with communication skills than clinical ones. Whether you’re having trouble connecting with patients, adjusting to the pace of work, or getting along with your team members, here are some tips to help.

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Tags: nurse residency

How to Evaluate Employer Benefits Packages (Part 1)

Posted by Brian Mitchell on Feb 20, 2018 4:18:00 PM

A challenging task for job candidates is how to evaluate benefits packages. Many employers claim to provide competitive or comprehensive benefits, but at the end of the day, what does that mean? How can you compare their packages to ensure you’re getting the best coverage?

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Tags: benefits

ED Director Shares Tips for New Grad RNs Looking for Jobs

Posted by Rainey Turlington on Feb 9, 2018 3:21:25 PM

John Lazarus knows what it’s like to be a graduate nurse in the emergency department because that’s where he started his career 25 years ago.

“I absolutely loved every second of it,” he says of his early ED experience. “I loved the adrenaline, and I loved taking care of people at a very vulnerable state in their life and making an impact.”

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Tags: nursing, nurse residency