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Care + Career

Resources, news and fun for NHA certification candidates and alumni.

The Ultimate Guide to Talking About Your Certification

Putting in the time, effort and resources to earn an NHA certification can say something about your character and your capabilities. But how do you let people (especially hiring managers) know about your hard work and meaningful achievement?

We put together some tips to help you talk about your certification — both on your resume and in an interview — to empower you to make the most of your NHA certification.

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Interview Success Tips From Real Healthcare Hiring Managers

It's natural to feel a little nervous about a job interview. Nerves, however, can hurt your performance in an interview if you don't prepare. So NHA turned to the experts for advice on overcoming interview set-backs.

From getting to know the company to following up after an interview here is a guide to interview success from experienced healthcare hiring managers on ways to stand out (the right way) before, during, and after the interview.

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Troubleshooting your job search

 

Looking for a job is a big deal. Sometimes everyth ing goes right and you find just the right fit on your first try. More often it takes more time and effort. We put together a list of some common stumbling blocks on the job hunt and a few tips to help you get over them.
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How do I get a healthcare job without experience?

 

A question that comes up often for anyone completing their education or transitioning to a new allied health career is how to get that FIRST job.

Even though there is no “one right way” to land that first job, we’ve pulled together some strategies and actions you can take to demonstrate that you’re the right fit for the job you’re applying for.

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5 things to keep in mind every day at work

When you're focusing on achieving your allied health career goals, it's easy to forget to refine a very important skills set — the kind that cannot be easily tested or measured: Soft skills.

Soft skills are your personal attributes that help you communicate and relate to your patients and healthcare colleagues. In a field that is focused on care, these skills are especially important as you work toward advancing in your allied health career.

Want to improve your soft skills? Here are five things to keep in mind every day on the job...

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On a job search? Here are healthcare job titles to look for

Searching for your next job is a big deal and can be an overwhelming task. If you feel like you’re not finding enough opportunities that match your skills you could be accidentally limiting your search.

Sometimes the job that lines up just right with your skills doesn’t have the exact job title that you’d expect. Because healthcare environments can all be a little different and any given position could have a unique mix of tasks, a job title could sound a little (or a lot) different than what it says on your certification.

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Healthcare job interview questions (and how to answer them)

Interviews are nerve-racking. But the more prepared you are, the less stressed you’ll be.

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How to prepare for your healthcare job interview

You earned your certification and you’re ready to land your first allied health job. Or perhaps you’re already in the field but you’re looking to move on or move up. Getting the job is about luck, but mostly it’s the luck you create. As the Roman philosopher Seneca so famously said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” So create your own luck and follow these 10 tips to prepare for your job interview.

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Healthcare Job Seekers: Beware of These Social Media Mistakes

Your first impression happens before you even step foot into your interview. Employers are getting to know you online first, meaning your social media presence can help you — or hinder you — in getting a healthcare job.

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Tips for landing an allied health job

Whether you’re already in an allied health field and are looking for your next step … or you just earned your credential and are searching for your first allied health job, the task can seem daunting. Where do you begin? How do you know where to look? How do you know what they’re looking for? Here are a few tips, specifically for the allied health field, to help you on your job search.

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