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Choosing a career path (or changing one) is, for most of us, a confusing and anxiety-riddled experience. Many will tell you to “follow your passion” or “do what you love,” but as Cal Newport argues in So Good They Can’t Ignore You, this is not very useful advice. When I graduated from college, I liked… Read more »

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Communication is without the doubt one of the most important business skills, no matter what industry you are in. As a Sr. Recruiter and Interview Coach, I have seen many candidates, often strong technically, fail interviews as their communication skills weren’t strong enough. Most of us process huge numbers of messages every day. However, effective… Read more »

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You know you need to research the company before your interview. It’ll help you discover any questions you have about working there. Plus, taking time to prepare shows the hiring manager you take this seriously But there’s more to do than reviewing the company’s about page. You’ll also want to spend some time familiarizing yourself… Read more »

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One common issue many candidates face in an interview is forgetting what they want to say. Essentially, the candidate’s mind goes blank. All the great answers they had prepared just disappear. This can be a huge hurdle to overcome, and it can lead to you missing out on roles that you are a great fit… Read more »

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I was recently speaking to a group of students about their career aspirations and the task of finding work after graduation when the topic of “entry-level roles” came up. Anyone who has looked at listings for entry-level roles recently has probably noticed that the vast majority of them ask for candidates who have experience already… Read more »

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It’s no secret that job seekers must satisfy three requirements to land a job: They can do the job. They will do the job. They will fit in. These three requirements have been well known for years. They are the foundation of a complete candidate. But there’s also a fourth piece to the puzzle. It is… Read more »

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Most of us who work in the post-acute industry have chosen this field because of our compassion for the population we serve, which typically means we have emotionally-invested, all-consuming jobs. Even when we love these jobs, there comes a time to move on, or move up, and the process can seem overwhelming. Even if you’re… Read more »