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NEWS - U.S. Unemployment
Information - Are You Standing in the
Way of Your Next Job? by Deborah Brown, Career Coach
Newsworthy, and/or Interesting Sites - 36
sites specifically for medicine and healthcare
and Unsubscribing - Directions for unsubscribing from
(or subscribing to) the ONLINE JOB SEARCH GUIDE
NEWS - U.S. Unemployment Benefits Extended
Creation and Worker Assistance Act of 2002," signed into
law on March 9, extends unemployment compensation up to 13 additional
weeks for those who have exhausted their regular benefits and
who meet some other requirements.
referred to as Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation (TEUC),
is currently scheduled to end on end December 31, 2002.
your local state Employment Office to see if you qualify to receive
benefits under TEUC. Click on your state's name in the map at
this site to learn more -- U.S.
Dept. of Labor Workforce Security.
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INFORMATION - Are You Standing in the Way of Your Next Job?
by Deborah Brown, Career Coach
Are you having
a hard time finding your next job?
Are you going on interviews and not getting offers?
Are you at the point where you are ready to give up?
I know that the market is tight right now. And, with recent events,
it is tougher to find a job today. There is no doubt about it.
But if you are doing all the right things, and you are still unemployed,
then looking inward too see how you may be contributing to your
situation can give insight on how to find an answer.
And, hopefully a job!
So, How Can
You Get Out Of Your Own Way? Follow These Easy Steps:
Blaming The World For Your Present Woes.
Yes, you lost
your last job. And, I know that you are going through a rough
time right now. But please keep in mind that the companies you
are trying to interview with are not purposely trying to upset
you if they are not getting back to you. They only have a certain
number of jobs to fill, and they can only contact so many people.
Not being able to start fresh everyday may have you come across
as being bitter during the interviews that you do get. Your prospective
employer may tell you that they understand what is happening to
you, but your attitude will prevent them from hiring you.
Saying There Are No Jobs Available.
are more powerful than you think. When you continually tell yourself
and others that there are no jobs, your words make it true. Tell
yourself every day that there is a perfect job waiting for you,
and watch how miracles begin flowing into your life. (They will!)
Believing That You Have to Take Anything.
are difficult times. You have payments to make and people who
are counting on you. But taking a job just because you have no
choice is worse than having no job at all. I am not saying to
turn down a job that you need to pay your bills. I am saying to
take a job because it fits. Believe it or not, you will be much
better off mentally and physically searching for the right job
than being in a job that is not right for you.
Asking for a Job.
be more apt to help you if you ask for their advice rather than
making a direct request for a job. People like to contribute to
one another and they feel bad if they cannot help you. If you
ask them for their ideas and support, you will free them up to
find ways to help you. Trust that this is a better approach than
putting them on the spot.
Walking Into Interviews Unprepared.
It does not
matter how many job interviews you have had that did not turn
into offers. Every job interview is important. Be as ready as
possible so you are able to shine. Remember that the person before
and after you will be prepared. So, you might as well give it
your best. And, if you really do not want to work there, you can
always turn down the job after they give it to you.
Pushing People Away
Talk to a potential employer about how you can solve their problems,
not how wonderful you are. Pushing too hard can be interpreted
as being needy. And, nothing turns off an interviewer quicker
than neediness. Be yourself and be confident! You have excellent
skills and a lot to offer. Sooner or later, the right company
will hire you.
Taking NO Personally.
The word NO
is very difficult for most of us to hear because we immediately
make it our fault that we are hearing it. But the truth is that
people say no for all sorts of reasons, most of them having nothing
to do with you. Maybe an interviewer is telling you no because
the position was already filled, or was eliminated. Or, maybe
they have decided to lower the requirements, and you are now over-qualified.
Have NO motivate you, not de-motivate, and this will give you
the strength to continue. And who knows? Just because they said
no, does not mean that they do know someone who will say yes.
So what do
you say? You only have one life to live so it might as well be
one you love!
Deborah Brown is a career coach who helps job seekers transition
into careers they love, advance in the careers they have now,
start their own businesses, and find time for themselves. She
also hosts the "Life After The Layoff" telephone coaching
groups that help laid off executives use the power of a group
to find their next jobs quickly. To learn more, visit www.surpassyourdreams.com
or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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NEWSWORTHY, AND INTERESTING SITES - 36 Web Sites for the Medical
and Healthcare Industries
are the Web sites of associations and societies for members of
the various branches of the medical and healthcare professions.
Professional associations and societies are excellent resources
for job seekers (both employed and unemployed).
Use the association
Web site appropriate for you and your job search to network your
way to a new job:
for a list of member companies.
You will find
a list of potential employers, and you may also discover links
to their Web sites, contact details for hiring managers, and more
if there are any local chapters that may have meetings you can
At those meetings
you should be able to talk with other attendees and gather information
on employers and employment opportunities. With luck, you may
find an inside contact who has, or knows of, job opportunities.
* Look for an employment or careers section.
As noted below,
some associations have job listings avalible on the association
site, so you can job hunt directly on the association site itself.
They may allow member employers to post jobs and/or offer individual
members the capability of posting their resumes (just be sure
that it's the Cyber-Safe version
of your resume!)
and Healthcare Related Associations:
Academy of Family Physicians JOBS
Association of Healthcare Administrative Management JOBS
Association of Managed Care Nurses, Inc. JOBS (see AAIHDS)
Academy of Medical Administrators JOBS
Academy of Wound Management No jobs, but meetings/seminars and list of
Association of Health Plans No jobs
Association of Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems, Inc. JOBS (see
Association of Medical Assistants No jobs, but local chapters, conferences,
Association of Nurse Anesthetists No jobs
Association of Preferred Provider Organizations
College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) JOBS (members only)
College of Nurse-Midwives JOBS
College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine JOBS
Dental Hygienists' Association JOBS
Dietetic Association JOBS
Healthcare Radiology Administrators
Hospital Association - No jobs
Medical Association No jobs
Medical Directors Association JOBS
Medical Writers Association JOBS
Nurses Association JOBS
- American Organization of Nurse Executives No jobs, but local chapters, a national conference, etc.
Pharmaceutical Association No jobs
Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals JOBS
- American Society for Healthcare Engineering JOBS (members only), local chapters, a national conference, etc.
- American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services No jobs
- American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration - JOBS (members only) and more
Society for Healthcare Risk Management of the American Hospital Association
Veterinary Medical Association Online No jobs, but an advanced peek at
of Academic Health Centers
of Jewish Aging Services JOBS
Aviation Medical Association No jobs
of Healthcare Information Management Executives JOBS
of American Societies for Experimental Biology JOBS, an umbrella site
for many smaller societies
Financial Management Association JOBS
Information and Management Systems Society
-- from the forum in HUMan MOLecular GENetics
Industry Distributors Association No jobs, but geographic listing of distributors
Association for Biomedical Research No jobs, but conferences
Association of Healthcare Consultants
Association for Home Care JOBS
Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems No jobs
Association of Residents and Interns JOBS
Rural Health Association No Jobs
- Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy JOBS plus national conference and other events
The next newsletter
will have more associations in it, for accounting, insurance,
and financial professionals, and we'll have associations available
on Job-Hunt, too, by category. The list above will be on the Medicine
page of Job-Hunt NEXT month (April, 2002).
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