Top Job Search EnginesBy Kris Powers | May 2nd 2022
When looking for employment, job engines are a great resource. These sites include job listings, company information, interview and career advice, help for uploading your resume, easy apply buttons and more.
When applying for positions, it’s best to join multiple sites, sign up for email alerts and check in frequently to keep up to date with the job posting. Be sure to write down all the jobs you applied for and on which site so that when contacted, you know which job they are speaking about and the company that is hiring.
Below are some of the more popular job search engines:
Indeed - very easy to navigate and apply.
LinkedIn - your professional profile page, you can network and find open job positions.
Stressed About Returning to the Workplace?By Kris Powers | May 27th 2021
While some companies are opting out of lease renewals and getting rid of physical office space, others are moving forward with return-to-work plans.
A survey conducted by the staffing firm Lasalle Network of more than 350 CEOs, HR and finance leaders found that 70% of those polled plan to have employees back in the office by the Fall of this year.
However, what “back in the office” will look like remains to be seen. Will employees be required to return to the office full time? Or will they be allowed to work at home a few days a week and in-office on other days?
4 Unconventional Ways to Find the Perfect JobBy Guest Blogger | April 7th 2021
If you had to estimate how many jobs the average adult holds before retiring, what would you guess?
If you thought to yourself, at least a dozen or more, then congratulations: you’re correct. Unlike past generations, when a twentysomething found a job and stuck with it throughout their lives, today’s employees travel varied, meandering career paths toward retirement.
In fact, in 2020, a freshly-minted college grad can expect to cycle through a dozen or more jobs, career expert Marya Triandafellos tells NBC. And that means if you aren’t satisfied in your current role, then you have ample opportunity to look elsewhere.
Wellness CoachingBy Kris Powers | August 13th 2020
A health and wellness coach helps clients make positive and lasting changes in their health. They guide the client through the process of creating a vision for their health and well being. They help the client develop a healthy mindset and healthy habits and encourage them every step of the way until they accomplish their goals.
Some of the things that clients ask for help accomplishing are as follows:
- Stress management
- Prioritizing self-care
- Maintaining a positive and healthy mindset
- Balancing wellness and a busy schedule
- Personal growth
A successful wellness coach will:
COVID-19 and Remote Worker BurnoutBy Kris Powers | July 21st 2020
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, millions of people have made the transition to remote work, many of them for the first time in their careers. In fact, Stanford economist Nicholas Bloom states that 42% of the U.S. labor force is now working from home full-time.
The compounding factors of the pandemic, having children home from school, worry about employment, health and community have all taken their toll. Concerns of downsizing and increased pressure to continue to be a top performer while working from home lead some employees to put in what feels like 125% while working remotely. Many are finding it difficult to “log off” from work and regain the work/life balance they may once have had.
Web Design Professional ProgramBy Kris Powers | June 30th 2020
Website designers and developers are responsible for the look of the website, but they are also responsible for the site’s technical aspects such as performance, capacity and how much traffic the site can handle. Web developers may also be responsible for creating the content for the site. According to BLS.gov, the following are daily tasks of a website designer:
Electronic Health Records Specialist ProgramBy Kris Powers | June 22nd 2020
Electronic health records specialists are responsible for organizing and managing health information. They ensure that the quality, accuracy, accessibility and security of health records are maintained. The National Healthcare Association lists the following as common tasks of an electronic health records specialist:
- Audit patient records for compliance
- Perform basic coding to submit reimbursement claims
- Process Release of Information (ROI) requests for medical records
- Review patient records to ensure completion and accuracy
- Collect patient demographic and insurance information
- Discuss patient information with physicians and insurance professionals
Some of the data they maintain includes:
Confetti & ChaosBy Kris Powers | June 12th 2020
Like many, there has been a lot of change in my life lately. Prior to Covid-19, there were big changes in my household, changes in a loved one’s health, changes within my place of employment. Covid-19 and sheltering in place added their own unique stressors. For someone who thrives on structure, all these changes, happening at the same time, have been incredibly exhausting.
I live a very structured, organized life. It is how I hold onto my sanity amid the chaos around me. I’m a list maker, and I keep things tidy so that I (almost) always know where things are. In the midst of all of this change, things have slid a bit. My organization has gotten choppy, as I simply cannot keep up with all the things that need to be done. Oh, don’t get me wrong, I still make my lists. Lots of lists. My yearly planner and desktop are full of sticky notes and scraps of paper serving as visual reminders of the confetti of my current life.
Train to Become an Ophthalmic AssistantBy Kris Powers | April 29th 2020
Ophthalmic assistants work with and under ophthalmic technicians and an ophthalmologist. They prepare the patient for their exam and perform initial testing before the ophthalmologist sees the patient. These tests may include preliminary eye function tests, testing vision, measuring the dimension of the eyes and measuring the distance between the eyes. They may also discuss procedures and medications with the patient and obtain medical histories. In some offices, they may also assist the ophthalmologist with surgical procedures.
The most common duties of an ophthalmic assistant include:
Clinical Medical Assistant: Make a Difference in the Life of OthersBy Kris Powers | April 21st 2020
Medical assistants perform clinical and clerical tasks in healthcare facilities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the following as common tasks of a medical assistant:
- Record patient history and personal information
- Measure vital signs, such as blood pressure, pulse and temperature
- Help physicians with patient examinations
- Give patients injections or medications as directed by physicians and as permitted by state law
- Schedule patient appointments
- Prepare blood samples for laboratory tests
- Enter patient information into medical records
Medical assistants are employed within various healthcare facilities. The majority of medical assistants are working within physician offices, but they are also employed in hospitals, correctional facilities and schools.