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Never Stop Learning: the Importance of Staying Fresh In the Healthcare Industry

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If your career goals are focused around stability and sustainability, then learning new skills may not be at the top of your list of priorities. Instead, you may find yourself dedicating your time on the job (and off the clock) to honing and sharpening the skill sets you already have. The basic clinical techniques and… Read more »

Fall 2014 Hiring Trends in Healthcare

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What will the fall of 2014 bring to the healthcare hiring landscape? And how will the rise of some trends and the fall of others impact salary rates, applicant pools, and the odds for those who are about to step into the job market? Here are a few quick reviews of the factors that will… Read more »

Use Your Interviews to Show Off Your Organization

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When a candidate visits your facility for a scheduled interview, you’ll have an opportunity to accomplish three goals. Of course you’ll sit down with the candidate and evaluate her readiness for the position, but you can also take advantage of this moment to show off everything your workplace has to offer. And regardless of how… Read more »

Application Tips for Recent Graduates

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If you finished your final semester of college and stepped onto the professional job market this spring, you’re one of millions of new graduates across the country who are facing tough odds with determination and optimism. No matter what hard lessons you may be learning about the marketplace—and the “real world”– you’re not alone. If… Read more »

How to Reject an Offer without Burning a Bridge

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After a drawn-out selection and interview process, you finally received a call from your prospective employers, and the news was good: you got the job! They like what you have to contribute and they’re excited to bring you on board. They’re ready to hammer out the details of salary and benefits, and they assure you… Read more »

Using LinkedIn to Showcase Your Healthcare Expertise

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As you embark on your healthcare industry job search, you’re leaving no opportunity unexplored and you’re leaning heavily on your social and professional networks. Your friends, family, and former coworkers know that you’re looking for work, and you’ve made contact with your academic connections and mentors in order to ask for their support. But if… Read more »

Becoming a Family Physician

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A career as a physician can be extremely rewarding, both financially and personally. If you enjoy helping people overcome pain, illness, and physical hardship and you’re fascinated by the biology, physics and chemistry that explain the human body and how it works, then a future in medicine might be the perfect decision for you. But… Read more »

Paying for Medical School: Five Tips

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According to reports produced by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), graduating medical students in 2008 carried a median debt load of about $155,000, and 25 percent of these graduating students carried debts that exceeded $200,000. If you’re about to leave your medical school program or your residency training with a daunting debt burden,… Read more »

Entry Level Healthcare Jobs for College Students

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Here at SCP, we often hear from current college students and recent grads dealing with a similar set of circumstances: They don’t yet have the experience, training and credentials they need to step into high-responsibility positions in the healthcare field (many are in the earliest stages of medical school or haven’t yet applied). But they… Read more »

Five Ways to Improve Healthcare Employee Retention

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Successful healthcare staffing starts with a focused, effective selection strategy…but it doesn’t end there. Once you source and target the best applicants in the marketplace and conduct thorough interviews to find employees who match your culture and can handle the responsibilities of your open position, you’ll have to complete a successful onboarding process. And from… Read more »