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Posted December 16, 2014 by

How to Prepare for Your Career While Getting a Nursing Degree

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Intern holding a clipboard in hospital entrance. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you are interested in a career in nursing, you’ve picked a great field with endless job opportunities. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for registered nurses will increase by 19 percent by 2022. To take advantage of the job growth in nursing, there are some activities you may want to do while completing your nursing degree program. Why? Completing these tasks can help prepare you for your nursing career, while also gaining an edge over other applicants. (more…)

Posted August 12, 2013 by

Stepping Out From the Resume Middle Ages

Businessman presenting a resume

Businessman presenting a resume. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The competition is fierce. About 1,700,000 students will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in 2013, projects the National Center for Education Statistics, which is of course good news for companies looking to hire fresh faces with new ideas. Typically, businesses look for qualities like teamwork, verbal and written communication, problem solving and organizational skills. But what is the employer really looking for when the average resume generically boasts just about every single one of these qualities? (more…)