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Looking for a Career in Occupational Therapy? What You Need to Know

Looking for a Career in Occupational Therapy? What You Need to Know

Are you interested in a career in occupational therapy? It’s a good opportunity to interact with people and help patients improve their quality of life. But before you commit to it, learn about the education requirements, prospects for future opportunities, and what it’s like to be an occupational therapist.

Job Interviews: The Difference Between Good & Great

Job Interviews: The Difference Between Good & Great

With all interviews comes stress and anxious preparations. Making sure you are prepared  is more important than ever with 33 percent of bosses claiming to make a decision on whether a candidate deserves the job within 90 seconds.

Interviewing Medical Assistants for Soft Skills

Interviewing Medical Assistants for Soft Skills

When interviewing potential medical assistants, are soft skills as important to your healthcare organization as hard skills? Does your organization know the techniques required to conduct a successful interview? Consider some key factors.
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24 People Who Applied for the World's Toughest Job Were In for Quite a Surprise

The World's Toughest Job

A brand's great gotcha videos

Here's a pretty cool project from Mullen for a client we won't immediately reveal, lest we spoil the surprise.
(Scroll down to the bottom of credits, or watch the video to find out.)

The Boston agency posted this job listing online for a "director of operations" position at a company called Rehtom Inc. The requirements sounded nothing short of brutal:

• Standing up almost all the time
• Constantly exerting yourself
• Working from 135 to unlimited hours per week
• Degrees in medicine, finance and culinary arts necessary
• No vacations
• The work load goes up on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and other holidays
• No time to sleep
• Salary = $0

The job ad got 2.7 million impressions from paid ad placements. Only 24 people inquired. They interviewed via webcam, and their real-time reactions were captured on video.  Check out what happened below. It's worth watching to the end.

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7 Things Highly Productive People Do

You probably don’t want to admit it but you love distractions. In fact, just like monkeys, you get a shot of dopamine every time something pulls you in another direction. Why do you think you check your email so much? Want to be more productive and get your focus back? There are no secret tricks here… do one thing at a time. Stop multitasking—it’s just another form of distraction. Easier said than done, I know.

Write an Exceptional Nursing Resume

....Whether you are a new nursing grad or ready to dust off your resume and look for new opportunities, you must be able to showcase your talents in a concise, well-organized, and professional manner. Here’s how:

Healthcare Staffing on the Rise in 2011

Along with an improving economy and a declining national unemployment rate, there’s another positive indicator that bodes well for the U.S. healthcare industry.

CO unemployment rate hits 8 percent

CO unemployment rate hits 8 percent

DENVER - Colorado's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate hit 8 percent in April - a tenth of a percentage point higher than in March, according to the latest figures from the state labor department.

HealthONE parent HCA files IPO

HealthONE parent HCA files IPO

Hospital giant HCA Inc.-- co-parent of HealthONE, the largest health care system in metro Denver -- on Sunday filed its much-anticipated initial public offering, reported first-quarter earnings of $388 million and announced a $500 million distribution to stockholders.

US unemployment rises but more jobs created

US unemployment rises but more jobs created

The US unemployment rate rose in April, even though more jobs were created than in any month in the past four years. The jobless rate increased to 9.9%, up from 9.7% in March. However, an extra 290,000 jobs were created in April, mainly in manufacturing, healthcare and hospitality, the Labor Department said.

St. Vincent's Hospital NYC shuts its doors

St. Vincent's Hospital NYC shuts its doors

After more than 150 years of servicing the surrounding community and acting as a New York City landmark, St. Vincent's Hospital has shut its doors. Leaving many in the lower Manhattan area without convenient emergency room access, it was after months of uncertainty the facility made the ultimate decision.

Colorado: The Best Place to Work - hardly a surprise for locals.

Colorado: The Best Place to Work - hardly a surprise for locals.

Outside Magazine named its top "50 Best Places to Work in America" list for 2010, and what comes as little surprise to local residents, Colorado has been placed on top. With the plethora of successful companies native to the squared-state, Colorful Colorado can hold its head high over the competition.

Slow and Steady: The name of the economic recovery game

Slow and Steady: The name of the economic recovery game

Though the light at the end of the metaphoric tunnel is still but a candle flickering in the wind, March 2010 brought with it an improved job market number. While we're far from out of the woods in terms of a strong economy yet again and a decreasing unemployment rate, small improvements like this, if they continue, will add up in the end. Slow and steady wins the race, right? The tortoise thought so, and we saw how that panned out for him.

Nurses make Top Hire list again.

Nurses make Top Hire list again.

While the economy continues to struggle and unemployment numbers remain steady, it's good to see not all areas of expertise are feeling the wrath. Among the professions that seems to thrive regardless of economic climate, registered nurses are always in need., making the Top Hire list yet again.

Reason enough to live in Colorado Springs: health care professionals eligible to receive up to $105,000 to pay off student loans

Reason enough to live in Colorado Springs: health care professionals eligible to receive up to $105,000 to pay off student loans

Aside from the beautiful scenery, open spaces, and accessibility to the Rocky Mountains, there seems to be a new reason Colorado Springs is a place to call home. The state health care professional loan repayment program is now saying that if a professional is employed in an outpatient practice with a staffing shortage for 'X' amount of time, student loan repayment may be in order.