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LinkedIn

5 Steps For A Successful LinkedIn Profile

LinkedInGuest Author: Emma Williams

As the professional networking website passed the ten year milestone earlier this year, it’s safe to say that LinkedIn has cemented itself as the number one online professional network across the world. But many professionals, particularly new graduates, still aren’t utilising this powerful tool to its full potential. Even if you’re not in the market for a job right now – if you’re still studying or happy in your current position – LinkedIn can still be used to help you in building connections, following news in your industry and improving your personal brand.

So, how do you get the most out of LinkedIn and create a perfect profile which is bound to impress? Here are a few tips to get you started.

1. Start With The Basics
There are a few core elements to your LinkedIn profile, and it is essential that you get these spot on. These are your headline, summary, experience, skills and education. Out of these four, your headline and summary really give you the chance to stand out and communicate your skills and experience to potential employers. Make your headline short, snappy and original and take the opportunity to expand on that in your summary – use all 2000 characters. Keep it in the first person, to avoid an impersonal, corporate feel, and try to tell a story about who you are and how you arrived on your chosen career path. Talk about where you want to be in the future, and who your target audience is.

2. Next…Everything Else!
One of the most common mistakes people make on LinkedIn is not completing their profile. Anything which you leave unfinished is a missed opportunity so, although it may take a little time when you first set it up, it’s well worth completing all of the fields. Plus, the more complete your profile is, the higher it will appear in searches.
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Top 5 Reasons To Go Into Criminal Justice as a Career

Guest Author: Stephan Gerard We all dream of being super heroes, fire-fighters, pro-athletes and police officers. As we grow older we realize that it’s not so easy to make these dreams a reality and choosing the right career can be harder than ever imagined. For those who are still unaware of what the future holds, here are some of the […]

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Healthcare management and administration

What is the Difference Between Healthcare Management and Healthcare Administration?

Guest author: Kevin Hopkins

The field of healthcare is growing by leaps and bounds, and the healthcare industry is estimated to contribute around six million new jobs to the workforce over the next decade. This represents a nearly 30 percent growth in jobs from the healthcare field alone. There are many different career paths that a student can take, whether your interest ultimately lies in healthcare administration jobs, healthcare management jobs, or some other facet of the medical and healthcare field. A great place to start can be earning a healthcare administration or healthcare management degree online or offline, which can prepare you to climb to the heights of your chosen career path, regardless of where you may choose to specialize or focus your efforts once you graduate.

However, because some terminology used in healthcare can sound surprisingly similar, including terms such as “administration” and “management,” it can be helpful as well to learn before you enroll in an advanced degree program what the differences are between these terms so you are sure you focus your education towards the correct area.

The Role of Education
Education is one of the major differences between the fields of healthcare management and healthcare administration. Healthcare management professionals are most likely to have an educational background that matches their career, whether that may be management of medical staff, informatics and information technology, oncology research studies, or another area. Healthcare administration professionals, on the other hand, are likely to start out in a more business-related field with an advanced degree to match, such as finance, business management, accounting, marketing, or operations. This also speaks directly to the difference in job description between healthcare managers and administrators.
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Three Online Degrees that May Change Your Life

Guest author: David Hernandez

Do you love your job? Or is it simply something to pay the bills? According to Robin Ryan, career consultant and author of “What to Do With the Rest of Your Life,” over 30 million people in the United States daily attend a job that they hate.

Ryan suggests that these negative feelings towards their jobs make their way into daily life and effect their relationships, social lives and over all satisfaction with their life. Does this describe you? If so, it may be time to change careers and pursue a higher education.

It has become commonly accepted knowledge that the average person will change careers seven to eight times during the course of their lives. Many of these changes are due to job dissatisfaction, which is repeated in their new job. Ryan suggests making your next career change a dramatic one – one that will provide you with a meaningful job that will add significant value to your life.

How Can An Online Degree Change My Life?
Online degrees offer the opportunity for students to pursue higher education while maintaining the responsibilities and duties of daily life. It becomes possible for a dissatisfied employee to create a strategy that helps them safely transition into a new, satisfying career.

What does life-changing really mean? The exact definition is entirely up to you. For some, it may mean earning a more lucrative salary. For others, it may mean helping other people. If you are one of the 30 million Americans that hate their job, it can be assumed that “life-changing” means transitioning to a career that earns both a livable wage and job satisfaction.
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