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Alternative Career Options for the Burned Out Physician

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The early morning hour was punctuated with a colleague’s text. We had worked in the same challenging emergency department for nearly 15 years. Every shift was a slog for survival.

He is a kind-hearted soul who seems to weather …

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5 Habits of Highly Successful Founders

Consistent entrepreneurial success rarely happens by accident. The most successful founders have cultivated habits that help them become more effective, work smarter, and make better use of their time. Here are just a few of those habits.

They read

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By Matt Shealy - Firsthand
Firsthand
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Things Aspiring Entrepreneurs Should Learn Before Quitting Their 9-5

It seems like everyone wants to own their own business or work for themselves these days. Business ownership may sound appealing, with control over your own schedule and job duties, especially since it’s become more accessible in the past decade.

By Jeriann Watkins Ireland - Firsthand
Firsthand
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Talents You Can Exploit – How Health Care Professionals Can Capitalize on Soft Skills

The common question is, how do you do what you do?

As the answer to this question is initiated, it’s rapidly followed by —I could never!

Interruption ensues, even before any cogent rendering of any semblance of an answer.

No …

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Legal Career Paths: From BigLaw to Entrepreneur and Founder of Effie’s Paper

Kalyn Johnson Chandler is the founder and creative force behind the signature paperie, Effie’s Paper :: Stationery & Whatnot. Following a ten-year legal career as an environmental transactional lawyer at Jones Day, Kalyn returned to her first love, fashion, in 2007. …

By Vault Law Editors - Firsthand
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Why You Should Show Off Your Awards on Your Resume (and the Right Way to Do It)

When you’re writing your resume, it’s all about standing out from the pack. Sure, you have the experience and skills you need for the job, but so do many other applicants. How do you really hammer home that you’re the …
By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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How To Disclose Your Illness Or Disability To Your Employer

How To Disclose Your Illness Or Disability To Your Employer

By Hannah Olson

After graduating from college, Lyme disease nearly derailed my early career in Washington, DC. I was hooked up to an IV for 8 hours a day and …

By Guest Author - Symba
Symba
Symba is the leading program management platform powering thousands of workforce development programs, including internships, bootcamps, apprenticeships, and more!
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How to Identify the Ideal Management Consulting Firm

When asked what criteria one must use to identify the right employer upon graduation, the typical groupthink tends to be cultural fit, compensation, or brand. While these factors are undoubtedly pertinent to the decision-making process, exclusively relying on them to …

By Vibhu Sinha - Firsthand
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From Veteran to Civilian: How to Navigate Re-Entry Effectively

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Military life is one that must be lived to be understood. No movie, book or story can possibly give an accurate representation of the experience because so much of it is felt in the soul. But, once …

By Tammy McKinney, RN - Hospital Recruiting
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5 Tips for Career Success in Spring 2022

The spring semester is a great time to kick start your career prep so that you are ready for the upcoming recruiting cycle! And the good news is that there are some key things you can do that don’t take …

By Mary [uConnect]
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