• 10 TED Talks to Inspire Healthcare Professionals

    Posted in General Healthcare, Job Seekers on Jul 12, 2021

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    Looking for a little inspiration as a nurse or healthcare professional? Sometimes, one video is all it takes. Take a look at our list of 10 TED Talks that will be sure to inspire anyone working in the medical profession or considering joining the world of healthcare.

    What if You Became a Nurse?

    Nurse, writer, and nonprofit founder Sana Goldberg reveals many of the hidden connections between a liberal arts education and nursing. It just might inspire you to join the profession yourself!

    Nurse Innovation: Saving the Future of Healthcare

    Most nurses would agree that they should be more involved...

  • 5 Qualities of the Best Travel Nurse

    Posted in Job Seekers on Jul 05, 2021

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    Let’s face it: Travel nursing is great, but it isn’t for everyone. It’s an exciting career path that will be extremely rewarding for the right person — but what qualities make the best travel nurse? Here are five things you’ll want to have if you’re considering becoming a travel nurse:

    1: Flexibility

    Know that becoming a travel nurse doesn’t just mean adapting to the job itself. It means adapting the lifestyle that comes along with it. You’ll need to be adaptable when you’re actually on the job, but it’s also important to be flexible with your work schedule, housing arrangements, travel need...

  • How to Connect With Your Team When Working a Contract Assignment

    Posted in General Healthcare, Job Seekers on Jun 28, 2021

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    One of the downsides of working contract assignments is that you’re not usually in one place for a long time. That can make it challenging to build meaningful relationships with your teammates. And while you don’t need to become your colleagues’ next best friend, you’ll want to have meaningful connections so that the entire team functions better. Here are some suggestions for doing just that:

    Do great work.

    The first tip is a simple one: do your best work. When you’re a great coworker and an asset to the team, your colleagues will appreciate it. That makes it much, much easier to build connec...

  • How Employers Can Support Working Parents

    Posted in Managers on Jun 21, 2021

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    With schools continuing to navigate shutdowns and many kids learning remotely at home, it’s a really difficult time for working parents. As an employer, you can take some steps to ease the burden on your employees with kids at home. Here are four ways that employers can support the working parents on their payroll:

    Examine your existing policies.

    First, take a look at your existing workplace policies and ask yourself an important question: are they supportive enough for families, especially parents of young children? If you were in their position, would their job be forgiving enough to allow ...

  • 5 Tips for Working With People You Dislike

    Posted in Job Seekers on Jun 14, 2021

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    If you could pick exactly who you work with, you would. Unfortunately, that’s not always possible. It stands to reason that at some point or another, you’ll probably have to work with someone you’re not fond of. Let’s take a look at five tips for working with people you dislike.

    1.) Ask yourself if you’re the problem.

    It’s a hard thing to do, but it’s an important question to ask: are you really the problem in this situation? Maybe you’re not getting along with a certain coworker because they keep calling you out on missing tasks or where your work is falling short. If you can change your beh...

  • Am I Too Old to Be a Travel Nurse?

    Posted in Job Seekers on Jun 07, 2021

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    Sometimes, we make the mistake of thinking that being a travel nurse is for the young, the free-spirited, and the spontaneous. And while it certainly can be great for those individuals, the truth is that travel nursing doesn’t have an age limit. This study proves it — a full 31% of travel nurses in the sample are between the ages of 50 and 59, while 9.5% are 60 or older. And more than 55% of respondents started travel nursing after the age of 40.

    Here’s why you’re never too old to explore travel nursing as a career option:

    Your experience makes you the perfect travel nurse.

    If you’ve been in ...

  • LinkedIn Best Practices for Healthcare Job Seekers

    Posted in Job Seekers on May 24, 2021

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    There is one social networking site made specifically for professionals: LinkedIn. If you’re not already on the site, you should be. It’s one of the best ways to stay current with your industry, connect with peers and other professionals, and even find jobs. If you’re using LinkedIn to find your next opportunity, be sure to follow these quick tips to make the most of it:

    Polish your profile.

    An incomplete or sloppy LinkedIn profile won’t get you far. Upload a professional headshot for your profile picture, if you have one, or a good-looking picture at the very least. Edit your headline to pro...

  • 5 Tips for Building a Trusting Relationship With Your Team

    Posted in Managers on May 17, 2021

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    As a manager or department head, you know that having a trusting relationship with your team is one of the most critical aspects of your job. You want your team members to be able to communicate with you when they have a problem or concern, and feel that you have their back no matter what. Here are five ways you can ensure you have a trusting relationship with every member of your team:

    1: Be open, honest, and transparent.

    Being open and honest with your team members is the number-one way to foster a trusting relationship. Giving non-answers, half-truths, or outright deceiving your team is no...

  • Standing Out from Other Healthcare Candidates

    Posted in Job Seekers on May 10, 2021

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    Nursing and the healthcare field, in general, is a growing profession. There certainly are a lot of qualified candidates out there. How can you make yourself stand out from the crowd? Use the tips below to differentiate yourself in a sea of healthcare candidates:

    Think about your hard and soft skills.

    Perform a kind of personal inventory of your skills to determine what you’re best at and what you’re most qualified for. Then, you can begin applying to jobs that specifically allow you to highlight your strengths.

    Take inventory of your hard skills. These are things that you’re best at on-the-j...

  • How Do I Become a Travel Nurse?

    Posted in Job Seekers on May 03, 2021

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    Have you ever considered a career as a travel nurse? Many people are interested in this career path, and with good reason. Travel nursing offers competitive pay, the ability to visit new cities all over the country, and lots of flexibility. Of course, it also offers the chance to make a difference in the lives of countless patients.

    What does it take to become a travel nurse? Read on to find out more about this profession and what you’ll need to become a travel nurse.

    What is travel nursing?

    Travel nurses are employed by independent nursing agencies, rather than a single hospital, hospital ...