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Career Options – Travel for the Mobile RN

Career Options – Travel for the Mobile RN

Career Traveling for the mobile registered nurse; the importance of doing your homework before you start traveling.

You've got your RN certification. You've worked for two or more years in your clinical specialty. Along the way you may have had the opportunity to work with a mobile professional. You see advertisements for RN's with your career experience to work in faraway places. What's your next step to possibly broadening your career and professional experience?

By performing a detailed self-assessment and research into the travel health care industry you can first decide if traveling is for you and what prospective company is best for your career.

In your self-assessment analyze your strengths and weaknesses? Is your confidence level high? How about interpersonal skills? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Do you enjoy or embrace change? Do you adapt easily to changing circumstances? Are you independent? Are your nursing skills above average? Do you enjoy solving problems? Are you flexible?

If you answered yes to these questions you may be ready to take the next step and become a travel nurse. Now what are your main reasons for hitting the road? Is it the pay and benefits? How about the contract facility's reputation? Or maybe it's the thought of getting away from hospital policies and working under different management styles and medical environments.

In determining which company is right for you first collect appropriate employer information from a variety of agencies. Call managers at prospective employers to get a feel of the working environment. Get the names of two or more travel nurses who are currently working at the location, or recently worked there and call them to get their impressions of working at that particular location.

Weight different types and features of benefit packages. Pay particular attention to expense reimbursements, cash incentives or bonuses, and length of assignments. Will you be guaranteed 40 hours a week, and what shifts will you work, will overtime and on-call be mandatory are all important questions to be answered.

Other important considerations to determine are why the contract facility needs travel nurses? Are the travel nurses temporary or are they trying to manage a high patient load?

Will there be penalies if you fail to complete your assignment? Will you forfeit bonuses or have to pay back travel reimbursements or housing costs if you go home early?

Larger employment agencies many times offer a greater variety of assignments. They may also offer a wide range of benefits. Smaller agencies typically provide more personalized service and possible unique practice settings. In determining the agency that's right for you the key is to choose the one that will work with you to meet your career and personal goals.

Finally, you do not want to forget to evaluate the hospital. Many have seen the advantages of adding supplementary staffing through the hiring of travelers. Some even have their own travel divisions and offer state of-the-art pay and benefit packages. Assignments can range from seasonal to as short as …

Show Off Your Fraternity & Sorority Pride – Branding, Networking & Building Relationships

Show Off Your Fraternity & Sorority Pride – Branding, Networking & Building Relationships

As a proud alumni member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity from the late 80's, I can personally attest to countless times that my Greek affiliation has been an advantage in life. Everyone sees to have their guard up regarding meeting new people and starting relationships. Sometimes just a reason for an introduction violates us from expanding our social ties. We are more commonly drawn to like minded individuals with something similar in common. A great way to break the ice is to show someone that you have something of importance in common.

Using a popular online social networking site such as Facebook as an example, when you start the initial profile process, you are asked by Facebook a number of questions relating to education, group affiliations and preferences to name a few. The obvious reason is to create a snap shot of who you are so that others with similar backgrounds and interests can easily easily find you in a crowd of members. Now take that same example to the streets. At first glance, you might be anonymous to most. Something as simple as fashion can be the answer.

As a Fraternity or Sorority member, your focus should be on self branding to expand your friendship & networking opportunities. Show off your pride, get noticed and expand your friendships and future professional business networking opportunities by letting everyone know who you are and what organization you belong. Whether on the street, walking around campus or at a social event, do not hesitate to show off your Greek affiliations by wearing your group's letters, group colors, crest or coat of arms. Weaving Fraternity and Sorority apparel & accessories is a great way to let to strangers know that you might not be a stranger, just someone you have not met yet. Fellow Fraternity brothers and Sorority sisters from diverse generations and locals can be found every ware. Whether they are an alumnus or a current active member from another chapter, make introductions easy by putting on your best Greek wears.

Try a simple experiment. Next time you plan to attend an event that you now will have a huge attendance such as a football game, concert, restaurant and yes even church, break out your favorite Greek letter T-shirt, hoodie, jacket or cap and see if it doesn 't draw introductions your way. And in return, remember the same. Even if they are in another group, remember that Greens can be a universal common ground. It just might be the perfect "ice breaker" to start that next friendship.

Please remember that with recognition comes responsibility. If you are wearing or advertising your group's name, you become a representative of the type of membership that your organization strides to have. So be on your best behavior and make your group proud. …

Dental Hygienists, Career Path, Salary!

Dental Hygienists, Career Path, Salary!

One may notice the woman standing behind the doctor, assisting him in what he needs whenever one visits a dental clinic. The dentist is the one that usually performs and specializes in diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and pulls your tooth. On the other hand, we have the unsung, dental hygienist, which usually assist doctors and is part of a dental team in a dental surgery case, along with a dental assistant and a dentist. They keeps us advised concerning the potential sicknesses that our teeth may be developing, and how to keep our dental health in perfect condition!

How Much Is The Salary?

A professional and licensed dental hygienist earns almost as much as a licensed medical doctor would. On the average the salary is around $ 65,000- $ 69,000 annually, starting with the lowest salary being about $ 43,000 and could earn to as much as $ 92,000. They can enjoy financial compensation and benefits depending on the institution at which they serve and the location of the institution. This means that the salary and benefits also depend on what state he / she is serving which can significantly affect the salary range in the USA.

Career Path

Licensed dental hygienists are those who passed the licensing examinations. They perform numerous tasks both in accommodating the dental specialist and the clinician in evaluating oral foretought cases and are ready to perform fundamental dental strategies which make them flexible in their field. For the most part they are females as the dental specialist may incline towards one and resulting from the fact that patients are used to having a male dental practitioner and a female dental hygienist. Every state has its particular particular regulations and obligations.

Numerous individuals are now acknowledging this career. Guys are now additionally thinking about this career, and to supply the required dental management. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics , the job outlook is looking very good. It is expected to grow by 38% over the next 10 years! The reason for this large growth is as the population in North America ages, doctors will need more and more dental hygienists to assist them in their work. The focus of this job lies within a strong dedication towards the well being of patients and their dental health. Usually a dentist comes to analyze your work before giving the patient go so you must be alright with constantly getting evaluated. …

The Science of Trade Marketing – Issue 1: Introduction and Strategy

The Science of Trade Marketing – Issue 1: Introduction and Strategy

What Is Trade Marketing?

We better get this answered before we go any further. While it has similar processes, Trade Marketing is distinct from Brand Marketing in a very important way. Trade Marketing is focused on marketing to your supply chain rather than to consumers. Quite simply, it is how you market your products and services to the customer base that will enable access to the end consumers that your Brand team is trying to attract. Trade Marketing creates access and distribution.

Importance of a Trade Strategy

In far too many companies, the Trade Strategy consists of hiring some salespeople and letting them run around trying to sell to any customers or prospects that will take an appointment. While this will definitely get results, they won’t necessarily be good ones and it is an extremely inefficient model to follow. If your resources are unlimited, by all means flounder about. For those of us with a budget, however, it is best to formulate a strategy

There are several important components to an effective Trade Strategy including Trade Communications, Trade Events, Trade Programs and Trade Coverage. For this article series, we’re going to focus on the most important component, Trade Coverage, and the associated processes. I call it the most important because it involves the bulk of the resource time for your entire sales structure. The two reasons this is so important is because 1) they represent a very large percentage of the SG&A dollars for any organization, and 2) they represent the entire communication and relationship pipeline to all your customer and prospects. With that much at stake, you better make an attempt to get it right.

Components of Your Strategy

When people hear strategy they start thinking about an elaborate scheme that will be the silver bullet their organization uses to slay the competition. Think again. There are no silver bullets and the simpler your strategy is the better. The more complex your strategy gets the more difficult it becomes to understand, communicate and implement. Pick a simple strategy and stick with it.

With that said, here are the basic components of a simple Trade Strategy.

  • Who Are You Going to Call On – This is the definition of your universe. It is a list of attributes rather than a list of actual customers or prospects. It would include things like the geography, channel, type (e.g. wholesale or retail), etc.
  • Who Is Going To Call On Them – This is the definition of your Customer Touch Points and processes. It would include options such as field sales reps, telesales/telemarketing reps, customer service or technical reps and management structure.
  • How Are You Going To Call On Them – This is the definition of your Sales and/or Call Process. It would include options such as a specific selling methodology or step-by-step process for making a call.
  • When Are You Going To Call On Them – This is a definition of your call prioritization as opposed to a time of day or year.
Does Warren Buffett Have Asperger’s Syndrome and Does This Make Him Financially Gifted?

Does Warren Buffett Have Asperger’s Syndrome and Does This Make Him Financially Gifted?

Before I tell you about Warren Buffett, I first need to lay some groundwork for the article because there are some very common misconceptions about Asperger’s Syndrome, and in this particular case, I mean it as a compliment to Warren Buffett’s extraordinary abilities to think that he has this.

Asperger’s Syndrome (sometimes shortened to “aspergers” or “AS”) is the name now used for a mild form of autism that is thought to affect as many as 1 out of 300 people. People who have Asperger’s Syndrome are often affectionately referred to as “aspies” by those who love them. Most experts do not consider Aspergers to be a “mental disorder” but rather an uncommon neurological phenotype. Aspies often come across as “eccentric.” They are sometimes deemed to be “oddballs” by others but many blend in so well in society that no one would ever guess they have aspergers. It just depends on the person.

Many aspies have a very high IQ’s. In fact, some exhibit “off the charts” intelligence. The most famous aspies throughout history have mostly been highly gifted artists and scientists such as Mozart and Einstein or technical people like Bill Gates. However, aspies can also be financial geniuses because many are very good with numbers and possess other traits that can make them exceptionally good at understanding business and picking stocks (see below).

Warren Buffett, the most famous investor the world has ever known and certainly considered to be quite eccentric, is widely rumored to have aspergers or some other closely related form of mild autism. This of course is a “pop diagnosis” because, to my knowledge at least, there has never been any official announcements of Warren Buffett being officially diagnosed with aspergers. At the very least, however, he demonstrates many of the traits and quirks that are commonly associated with aspies.

Many aspies are highly resistant to change, especially in their personal lives. It is quite interesting that one of the richest men in the entire world still lives in a very humble home in Omaha Nebraska, the same home he has lived in since 1958! He eats at the same restaurant almost every day and orders the same rather bland food almost every time. Most of his day, every day, is spent reading financial reports and periodicals and he very seldom varies from this routine. In fact, he has fixed routines and does not like these to be changed. He considers them to be “distractions” from his ability to work.

People with Asperger’s Syndrome usually have some problems interacting socially with other people. They also often have some inner-personal emotional issues with the people they they are closest to. They really are not “anti-social” as some people assume because they do like to be social sometimes (just not all the time) and they do seek out close bonds with family and friends. However, they do often struggle in this department.

Many of those who have worked with Warren Buffett over the years have commented on …

Nutritionist Education Requirements and Job Opportunities for Nutritionists

Nutritionist Education Requirements and Job Opportunities for Nutritionists

If you are interested in health and fitness, you can start a career in a field which has numerous opportunities by getting a nutritionist education. With a nutrition degree, you will be qualified to help people prepare healthy diets, overcome illnesses and physical ailments through proper dieting, and live healthy lives.

The Demand for Nutritionists
More people than ever before are getting actively involved in managing their own health. They are placing more of an emphasis on being proactive by eating healthy and taking an interest in self-healing. This is creating more of a demand for qualified nutritionists. By getting a nutritionist education, you will have the skills necessary to organize meal plans for people who are facing a variety of health challenges.

Nutritionist Education
Students can get their nutritionist education by attending a college or university and meeting an associate, bachelor or master's degree. Online nutritionist education courses are also available online. Make sure to get your nutritionist degree from an accredited institution.

After graduating from a nutrition program, a graduate can always work as a clinical dietician. Clinical dietitians work with clients in hospitals, schools, medical centers, clinics, physician's offices, and nursing homes. In these settings, nutritionalists assess the dietary needs of people who will be eating at these places regularly.

Another aspect of the job may include consulting with doctors and other healthcare professionals to organize a meal plan for a patient. This can include meeting the health needs of people who are obese, diabetics, patients with high blood pressure, or vegetarians.

Other Opportunities
A nutritionist education can lead to numerous opportunities in the healthcare industry. Nutritionists assist clients in a variety of settings. They can work in restaurants and exceed the preparations of the menus. It is important to carefully choose your nutrition courses because this will help determine which jobs you are most qualified for. …

Student Motivation: What Is Wrong With Education!

Student Motivation: What Is Wrong With Education!

Working as an educator for the past 30 years, as a teacher, counselor and school psychologist a major interest of mine has always been student motivation. I have had the opportunity to have worked with students from the pre-Kindergarten to twelfth grade level in school systems in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. I have been in inner city, poverty-stricken districts and affluent districts. Which means I have seen students with significant social-economic disadvantages succeed, and ones that had "everything" going for them fail.

Personally, I fit into the first category. My parents divorced when I was 2 years old, my mother was a waitress that never finished High School and my stepfather who raised me (after age 7) never went to High School. My older brother quit school in the 10th grade. No one in my family attended college so I had very little family influence to pursue any academic goals. I remember as a child my steplining telling me to get "C's" in school. "C's are good," he would say. Perhaps, because he never even realized that when he was in school. Of course, this was when I was repeating the first grade so he was trying to get me to do better at the time. I muddled through elementary school and do not believe I started to get any career interests until Middle School. There I began taking an interest in science. It was exciting times in science and technology in the late 60's with the moon landing, Star Trek on TV, and Jacques Cousteau exploring the ocean and I was talked up in it.

However, I still had no clue on what it would take to succeed at something in life. Fortunately, High School sports changed that. I had a freshman football coach that did not accept excuses, and gradually it began to sink in that if you were to get anywhere in life you had to apply effort. I also started to get the idea that if other kids could go to college and have a good career, why could not I? I was just as good as them. I began applying effort to my academies as well and did go to a four-year college after high school pursuing my interest in science.

As a teacher I was always very aware of how my background related to many of my students. With the students that struggled in school, the ones that had behavior issues and applied little effort to their academies, my first question to them was always, "What do you want to do after high school?" Unfortunately, most of these students had little idea of ​​what they wanted to do. They had no realistic career ambition. Sure a lot of students up to 9th or 10th grade would say they want to be in professional sports for a career, but again few had any idea of ​​what that would require. They were clueless to the fact that most professional athletes are recruited out of good …

One Careful Owner – The Science of Selling Cars

One Careful Owner – The Science of Selling Cars

When it comes to upgrading or offloading your car, there are several routes you can take. One of the most popular methods is to upgrade your car through a part exchange. This means that you give a car dealer your old car in exchange for a reduction in price on your new one. This is a quick and easy way of upgrading your vehicle, though you will not get as much as you would if you were to sell it though other means.

The other limitation of this method is that it only works if you want to buy another car from the dealer. There may not be another car that you want, or that's in your price range; maybe you have decided to go car-free or you're moving abroad and no longer need a car?

If, for whatever reason, part exchange is not feasible, many people try and sell their car onto their friends or work mates. This can be good for a quick sale, and it also costs little or nothing to advertise – just a quick email or a few phone calls. However, selling to people you know does not always have a happy ending. The problems can come when something goes wrong with the car. The buyer may feel that you are still responsible for it in some way, and may expect a refund or some sort of compensation. This can lead to a very awkward situation and friendships have been outlined over less, so the best advice, if you're going to take this route, is to make out a clear agreement in writing that you both sign relating any warranty period, refunds and repair costs. This way, you both know exactly what the agreement is at the time of the sale, so there a much less chance of any misunderstandings later on.

If no-one you know is interested in buying your car, or you'd rather avoid any potential awkwardness, then classifieds are an ideal place to advertise cars for sale . Local papers, and publications such as Auto Trader have always been popular places to buy and sell vehicles and nowdays online classifieds are also very popular place to advertise.

The advantage of using the web to sell a car is that information can be uploaded instantly, and it is also much easier for buyers to search for vehicle via price, make, or model. The added bonus is that anyone with internet access can view such ads so an online advert tends to reach a wider audience. By selling privately, you're also likely to be able to get a higher price than through part exchange, or selling to a used car dealer.

But, whichever route you take to sell you car, be sure to hold out for the best possible deal; but at the same time, be realistic about what your car is worth. …

Character Education

Character Education

Every parent wants their child to develop positive character
trains. One way to supplement your child's character
education is to act as a filter for the movies and
television shows your child watches, and to review the books
your child reads.

The following categories are
modeled after "The Book of Virtues for Young People," an
excellent book for children in its own right, written by
William Bennett. When developing a curriculum of character
education for your child, it's helpful to review each
children's book, television show, and movie for both
positive and negative examples of each of the ten virtues
outlined in "The Book of Virtues for Young People." The
stronger the message, the more it will contribute to your
child's character education.

Following are some ways
in which the qualities can manifest as character traits in
children's books, movies, and in television
shows:

Self-Discipline: A character discusses his
feelings of anger rather than impulsively striking out. Or,
a character gets his chores done before he goes out to play.

Compassion: A character understands the pain or
suffering of a friend, and steps in to help, even when it
means she can not attend the party she was looking forward to.

Responsibility: A character admits it was his
baseball that broke the window, and offers to pay for a
replacement. Or, a character keeps her promise to babysit
her younger sister, even though she'd rather go to the
movies with her friends.

Friendship: A character
stands up for her friend in front of her peers, even though
it's not popular. Or, a character befriends the class bully
in an effort to get him to change his ways.

Work: A
character approaches her job with a positive attitude, and
does her very best even when her boss is being unfair. Or, a
character makes up a game to get through an unpleaser task,
and takes pride in her work even though it goes unnoticed.

Courage: A character is afraid of the raging waters,
but takes the risk and dives in to save her family. Or, a
character stands up for what he believes in, even though
it's unpopular.

Perseverance: A character continues
to strive to make the basketball team, even though he's a
foot shooter than the other players. Or, a family works
together to keep their home, even though the father has lost
his job and the mother is ill.

Honesty: A character
admits to himself that he is not trying his hardest. Or, a
character talks to an adult about a friend in trouble, even
though the friend will get angry at her.

Loyalty: A
character sticks with his losing soccer team in the hope of
helping them become better, rather than joining a winning
soccer team. Or, a character stays at her friend's side
during a serious illness or hardship.

Faith: A
character reaches out to God to help him in his time of
need.

When evaluating character hits and virtues
in kids' books, movies, and television shows, …

How to Plan Your Career

How to Plan Your Career

The Eight – Step Process

The career coaching industry has found that planning a career involves a predictable pattern. No matter whether you plan a career on your own or with the assistance of a career coaching firm you must take the following eight discrete steps. Read on to learn more.

Discovering Who You Are

If you don’t know who you really are, how can you tell a prospective employer about you? How can you even know which kind of job will suit you? Answer: you can’t. That is why 47% of new hires leave their jobs within 12 to 18 months of the start, even though they were eminently qualified for the position; having won the position over heavy competition. That is why you may often get the feeling at the interview that the interviewer has no idea of who you really are.

To discover who you are, you need to perform some psychological testing of yourself; AND THEN CONFIRM THAT IT IS RIGHT. Armed that way, you know if you need to be in a job where activity and urgency are key or where patience and people concerns are paramount or where detail and caution are essential or where ideas and creativity are the drivers. Some of those are you. Some are not. You must go for the jobs that cater to those personal traits AND STAY AWAY FROM THE JOBS THAT DO NOT. Notice that we have not even talked about your skills yet. Having discovered who you are, or at least having articulated who you are, how do you tell others about it without boasting?

Creating a Life Story that Tells the Full Picture of Who You Are

Next, you need to toss that traditional resume out of the window as quickly as possible. It is a boring laundry list that exhausts the resume readers as much as it pains you to write it. Inject life into the resume so that it displays the personality traits and strong points of you discovered in step one above, using facts, proofs, under-statements, yet excitement.

Keep this portion to one page and attach the laundry list as page two. That’s it: a two-page resume that should take around 15 hours to prepare if you are to get to the root of who you really are. Such a resume will serve you forever. Future job changes will only affect a small part of the laundry list of page two.

Describing Succinctly Who You Are

With the hard work of the resume now in place and your own understanding of your personal drivers, summarize the picture of yourself with a one-paragraph biography, describing what you want and who you are. Done properly it will entice anyone who would be interested in you and will drive away anyone who should not be (thank goodness).

To go with the bio, create a single sentence that captures the essence of you like the tag line for Coke: “The pause that refreshes” or Nike: “Just …