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Adapting to Change: It's All In Your Mindset

  • Article by:Health Career Center

Change is inevitable in any career, but particularly so during this time in healthcare. How well you respond to change can vary a great deal, depending on how you think about it. The good news is, there are ways to shift your mindset so that when change happens, you're up to the challenge.

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Job Outlook Report: Urology

  • Article by:Health Career Center

Great careers are built on smart decisions — the kind you can only make when everything you need to know about your field is at your fingertips.

That’s exactly what we bring you at HealthCareerCenter.com, along with thousands of job listings with your area’s leading employers. Today, we’re shining a spotlight on urology: how to start a career in the specialty, how good you can expect your job prospects to be and other important things you should know.

Read on for insights pulled together with help from healthcare career experts at StateUniversity.com. Then, visit us to learn even more about urology jobs that are available in your region.

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Why HealthCareerCenter.com is the Best Bet for Job-Hunting MDs

  • Article by:Health Career Center

If you’re a doctor who’s searching for a new job, physician job boards may be the first place you look. Who can blame you? You’re a physician, so a job board designed specifically for your profession seems like a natural choice.

We say “seems like” for a reason. Because while a physician job board may appear to be a great place to start your job hunt, it isn’t necessarily the best one. You’re better off starting at HealthCareerCenter.com, which combines precisely targeted job postings with a broad employer reach.

Read on to see why more doctors choose HealthCareerCenter.com over physician job boards to kick off their successful job hunts. Then visit us to find out which of the top employers in your area are searching for a doctor with your exact mix of talents and expertise.

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Show Your Appreciation on Healthcare Recognition Days

  • Article by:Health Career Center

Because healthcare professionals like you do incredible things on a daily basis, it’s sometimes easy to forget just how much of an impact you make. At HealthCareerCenter.com, we want you to know that your efforts will always be appreciated by us.

But still, there’s no denying that appreciation from other healthcare professionals means even more to you. It’s the ultimate sign of respect; proof that your peers value what you bring to their organization.

So we’re offering a challenge for the rest of 2017: use at least one of the healthcare recognition days below as a time to thank your coworker (or coworkers) for what they bring to the field. It doesn’t take much — a kind word while passing in the hallway or a quick pep talk at their station — to make their day.

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Five of Today’s Best Healthcare Jobs

  • Article by:Health Career Center

Whether you’re a new graduate or an experienced professional, it’s a great time to apply for jobs in healthcare — especially for the jobs listed below.

Read on to see five of the most sought-after careers (for both jobseekers and hiring managers) in healthcare today. Then, visit HealthCareerCenter.com to browse among hundreds of open positions for these professions, plus get salary information, career advice and more.

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Three of the Best Healthcare Jobs for Work/Life Balance

  • Article by:Health Career Center

How important is work/life balance? As it turns out, it’s not only good for a successful career. It’s also vital for preventing stress that can lead to burnout and depression, and can cause actual, physical harm to your body.

Unfortunately, for healthcare providers, the importance of the work you do can make it hard to switch out of work mode. But that’s precisely why finding a good work/life balance is so essential. It’s better for you and your family’s well-being, and it’s also good for the health of your patients.

With that in mind, here are three of the best jobs for balancing a successful career with a healthy personal life. But don’t be discouraged if you don’t see yours among them — nearly every healthcare career offers opportunities to find satisfaction outside of work, and you can find open positions for all of them at HealthCareerCenter.com.

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Interested in Preventive Healthcare? Consider These 4 Jobs

  • Article by:Health Career Center

Preventive healthcare is good for our bodies and for our minds. It’s even good for our economy, when you consider that avoidable complications from chronic diseases account for 75 percent of our country’s health spending.

That said, it’s no surprise that career opportunities for people interested in preventive care are already on the upswing. This is encouraging because, according to the CDC, Americans currently use preventive services about half as often as they should. Now that it’s gaining traction among American communities, you can expect the number of career opportunities for preventive care specialists to experience a sharp rise.

How can you take advantage of the coming boom in preventive healthcare jobs? It’s a two-step process. First, consider one of the career paths below, which experts at the Colorado School of Public Health think will see the biggest jump in job opportunities over the next decade. Then, lay the groundwork for finding your first position in the field by visiting HealthCareerCenter.com and researching the leading employers in your area.

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Are These 8 Excuses Undermining Diversity at Your Hospital?

  • Article by:Health Career Center

In the healthcare field, every decision we make can be life-or-death for our patients. Knowing this, it’s hard to believe that racial or cultural biases could ever undercut skill and experience when it comes to hiring.

But as Forbes magazine pointed out in a recent article, statistics show otherwise. Our biases always find a way to creep in, even if we don’t realize it. So we create excuses like the ones below to help ourselves feel like it’s not our fault.

Ensuring this doesn’t happen requires self-reflection and a willingness to change even your most basic assumptions. Start by asking yourself if you make the following eight excuses when reviewing candidates. Then, you’ll be ready to start making real progress toward eliminating biases in your hiring practices.

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Rural Workforce Videos: Building Teams

  • Article by:Health Career Center

Earlier this year we released a video series highlighting insights from rural workforce experts on workforce planning, building teams, leadership and talent retention. Have you seen these videos yet?

Building successful teams is vital in healthcare, especially in rural settings where small teams are expected to care for large and dispersed populations. Discover how rural healthcare experts are building teams through investing in talent and “growing their own talent”, expanding nursing roles, managing a changing healthcare landscape, utilizing technology like telemedicine, and introducing young community members to different healthcare opportunities.

Watch these videos to discover how rural healthcare systems are building strong and dynamical healthcare teams of the future.

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Create Interviewing Intelligence Through Conversational Intelligence

  • Article by:Lillian J. LeBlanc, SPHR, PCC

Imagine, for a moment, that you could magically create a perfect set of interview questions. Each question would evoke responses that enable you to probe deeply into the “who” of the candidate.

 

Then, think about being given a superpower that allows you to listen in a new way, hearing what the candidate isn’t telling you and being able to connect so well that the candidate reveals important information beyond what you’ve requested.

Instead of making good hiring decisions, you’d make great ones. Selected candidates would fit perfectly with your organization’s culture and ramp-up time would be minimized.

Sound like an impossible dream? It’s not.  These interviewing superpowers, rooted in a body of work called Conversational Intelligence®, pioneered by Judith Glaser, are within your reach.

Interviewing is, in fact a conversational technique. As such, many Conversational Intelligence®, techniques fit especially well in the process.

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