Feb
14
2020

Top 6 Video Interview Tips

Video interviews are more common and is being frequently used by employers. It’s now an important step in the interview process and you need to be prepared to ensure your interview is a success.

It’s a bit different looking into a computer camera or phone screen instead of sitting across from someone. But with these tips you will be ready to shine.

 

Ace your video interview with these six tips:

 

Test your technology – even if you’re tech savvy, it’s important to check everything; because if it can go wrong – it will.

  • Test a few days before, don’t wait until the last minute
  • Be sure your phone or laptop are charged
  • Download the app you’re using days prior to the interview, make sure that you have the most up to date version
  • Ensure your internet connection is good and not spotty
  • Test your microphone
  • Clean the camera lens
  • Get ready 10-15 minutes before the interview
  • Do a test video interview with a friend the day before and a final check the day of

 

Dress for the video interview – just because it’s on camera doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dress for success. Wear what you would for an in-person interview. When you do your test with a friend put on the clothes you’re planning to see how it looks.

 

No distractions please – Choose a room/location that’s neat. Check what’s behind you and keep the area free of inappropriate items and clutter. You want to keep distractions to a minimum, consider a room with a door so your kids or pets don’t’ suddenly become part of the interview. You want the focus on you, not your cat. Good lighting is important so that the interviewer can see you clearly. Again, check this all during your test.

 

Good eye contact – think of this as an in-person interview and maintain eye contact like you would during an interview. Tip: Look at the camera and not the screen. It will seem weird at first but it works. Place your camera at eye level (if it’s not, you will look as if you’re looking down to the interviewer).

 

 

Be prepared – just like with any interview, review the company’s website, news articles, reviews, etc. so that you’re up on the company’s culture. Look up the person you’re interviewing with.  Have a glass of water nearby in case your mouth gets dry. In addition, you should have a copy of your resume and any notes on projects and accomplishments you might want to highlight. And paper and pen for notes.

 

Be ready for common questions  – like ‘Tell me about yourself’ (Read our Blog for tips) and other basics questions. Practice your responses.

 

Body language still matters – positive body language during the interview is vital.  Smile and maintain an agreeable facial expression. Nodding your head, leaning forward are all good signs of positive body language.

 

 

 

 

Preparation will help you make a good impression and is the key to nailing your video interview.

Good luck.

 

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Feb
05
2020

Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Job List – February 2020

Here is our February 2020 Advanced Practice Provider Jobs List

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

These are full time Provider positions and will note if they’ll consider new graduates.

Call or email for more information. If you prefer other locations or specialties, feel free to let us know what you’re interested in.

 

Visit http://avasearchgroup.com/Jobs/  for full job details.

 

California – PA or NP  – Cardiothoracic Surgery – San Francisco area, CVICU and EVH experience required – 2+ years

 

CaliforniaPA or PMHNPPsychiatric – Northern, near Redding – private practice  – will accept New Grad PMHNP

 

California – FNP or PA –Urgent Care – located near Modesto and Stockton – 1+ years of urgent care/ER experience needed

 

Florida – ACNP or PA – CVICU  – Orlando area – 14 shifts monthly – days/nights  – 1+ years of ACNP experience in CVICU or CT surgery exp. no surgery, all inpatient

 

FloridaPA or NP– Orthopedic Surgery – SW coast, near Fort Myers Medical device company – training physicians –  must have 5+ years of orthopedic surgery exp.

 

Hawaii – Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (ACPNP) – requires experience deliveries, trauma/surgical patients and psych consults

 

Hawaii – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) – Interventional Cardiology – 2+ years of ACNP cardiology/cardiovascular experience

 

Maine – NP or PA – Cardiothoracic Step Down – Portland area – 2+ years post-surgical exp.

 

Maine – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Cardiothoracic – 3 /12s – ICU, CVICU, or CVOR exp., Portland/coastal city 2 hrs to Boston

 

Maine – Physician Assistant – CVICU – 3 / 12s – inpatient and/or CT surgery experience – Portland, coastal, 2 hrs from Boston 

 

Massachusetts – Nurse Practitioner – Palliative Care – 2+ years of NP experience, 1+ years of hospice or palliative care exp.  – Springfield area 60% travel

 

Massachusetts – PMHNP – Boston area – Crisis Stabilization Unit – requires 1 year of psychiatric nurse practitioner experience

 

Massachusetts – NP or PA – Home visits/Internal Medicine – 2+ years experience, seeing adults/geriatrics – Springfield area – 100% travel

 

New Mexico – Family Nurse Practitioner – Urgent Care – Southern near Alamogordo – requires 1 year NP exp. and able to suture  

 

New Mexico- Nurse Practitioner – Gastroenterology – Southern, NM near Ruidoso – will consider new grad with gastro RN exp.

 

New Mexico– Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner – Southern, near Silver city – will consider a new grad PMHNP

 

New Mexico – Acute Care Nurse PractitionerSouthern, near Silver City – 2 years of critical care ACNP exp. needed

 

North Carolina – FNP or PA – Eastern, NC – 1+ years exp. in Family practice/primary care needed Loan repayment – Floater position for offices in the area. **There’s also a Staff FNP/PA position available at an office hear Henderson, NC.

 

Oregon – Nurse Practitioner – Cardiology – outpatient, Southern Coastal location

 

Pennsylvania – Physician Assistant – Orthopedics – NW PA, 70 miles south of Buffalo, NY – 1 year of orthopedic surgery exp. or athletic trainer or surgical tech exp.

 

Pennsylvania – Family Nurse Practitioner – NW PAEstablished practice, requires 2+ years of FNP exp. autonomous position, requires experience NP.

 

South CarolinaPhysician Assistant or Nurse PractitionerGeneral Surgery / Trauma – 20 minutes from Charlotte – requires general surgery and/or trauma surgery exp.

 

Vermont – Family Nurse Practitioner – Southern, VT Bennington; 1 hour NE of Albany

Send us your resume for immediate consideration – avasearchgroup@gmail.com 

Jan
31
2020

Make Your Productivity Soar

How improving your productivity can improve your work life.

 

We all want to be more productive. Our work day requires us to accomplish as much as possible. Want to know how some people seem to get more done each day?

 

Master these tips to make your productivity soar:

 

Figure out when you’re at your best – Whether you are a morning person, or are better later in day, do your most difficult tasks at your peak time.  You will have more success and get more done when you’re at your best and most alert. On the reverse, don’t waste your best time doing mundane things like emails, etc. Use your most alert time to be more creative and productive.

 

Stop multi-tasking – Our brains don’t like multitasking and we need to stop. There are countless studies proving that it actually affects our IQ! Giving up multitasking will make you more productive. Trying to do two or three things at once means you’re getting very little done. Multitasking wastes time. It’s faster to work and concentrate on one thing, finish it and then start another. Your brain will thank you.

 

 

 

Clean up – Get organized and start with your desk. Ridding yourself of clutter can help you focus, remind you of what needs to be done. Being unorganized can stop your progress. So clean up and declutter. 

 

Take a break – Most of us sit at our desks and forget to take a break. Ten or fifteen minutes away from your desk will re-energize you and boost your productivity. Breaks improve your focus and concentration. Talk to friend, take a walk or enjoy a cup of tea, something other than working for a few minutes can make a difference in you being productive.

 

Work in blocks – People who work in blocks of 60 – 90 minutes tend to be more productive researchers have found. It’s easier to focus and get your work done.

 

Take care of yourself – Exercise, getting enough sleep and healthy eating habits can make a difference. Also being upbeat, optimistic are solid ways to take care of yourself. If you’re feeling good and are healthy, being productive is easier to accomplish.

 

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Jan
24
2020

Advanced Practice Provider Job List – January 2020

Here is our latest Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant job list!

These are full time Provider positions. Position willing to accept new graduates will note that.

Call or email for more information. If you prefer other locations or specialties, feel free to let us know what you’re interested in.

 

Visit http://avasearchgroup.com/Jobs/  for full job details.

 

California – PA or NP  – Cardiothoracic Surgery – San Francisco area, CVICU and EVH experience required – 2+ years

 

CaliforniaPA or PMHNPPsychiatric – Northern, near Redding – private practice  – will accept New Grad PMHNP

 

California – FNP or PA –Urgent Care – located near Modesto and Stockton – 1+ years of urgent care/ER experience needed

 

Florida – ACNP or PA – CVICU  – Orlando area – 14 shifts monthly – days/nights  – 1+ years of ACNP experience in CVICU or CT surgery exp. no surgery, all inpatient

 

FloridaPA or NP– Orthopedic Surgery – SW coast, near Fort Myers Medical device company – training physicians –  must have 5+ years of orthopedic surgery exp.

 

Hawaii – Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (ACPNP) – requires experience deliveries, trauma/surgical patients and psych consults

 

Maine – NP or PA – Cardiothoracic Step Down – Portland area – 2+ years post-surgical exp.

 

Maine – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) Cardiothoracic – 3 /12s – ICU, CVICU, or CVOR exp., Portland/coastal city 2 hrs to Boston

 

Maine – Physician Assistant – CVICU – 3 / 12s – inpatient and/or CT surgery experience – Portland, coastal, 2 hrs from Boston 

 

Massachusetts – PMHNP – Boston area – Crisis Stabilization Unit – requires 1 year of psychiatric nurse practitioner experience

 

Massachusetts – NP or PA – Home visits/Internal Medicine – 2+ years experience, seeing adults/geriatrics – Springfield area

 

New Mexico – Family Nurse Practitioner – Urgent Care – Southern near Alamogordo – requires 1 year NP exp. and able to suture  

 

New Mexico- Nurse Practitioner – Gastroenterology – Southern, NM near Ruidoso – will consider new grad with gastro RN exp.

 

New Mexico– Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner – Southern, near Silver city – will consider a new grad PMHNP

 

New Mexico – Acute Care Nurse PractitionerSouthern, near Silver City – 2 years of critical care ACNP exp. needed

 

North Carolina – FNP or PA – Eastern, NC – 1+ years exp. in Family practice/primary care needed Loan repayment – Floater position for offices in the area. **There’s also a Staff FNP/PA position available at an office hear Henderson, NC.

 

Oregon – Nurse Practitioner – Cardiology – outpatient, Southern Coastal location

 

Pennsylvania – Physician Assistant – Orthopedics – NW PA, 70 miles south of Buffalo, NY – 1 year of orthopedic surgery exp. or athletic trainer or surgical tech exp.

 

Pennsylvania – Family Nurse Practitioner – NW PAEstablished practice, requires 2+ years of FNP exp. autonomous position, requires experience NP.

 

South CarolinaPhysician Assistant or Nurse PractitionerGeneral Surgery / Trauma – 20 minutes from Charlotte – requires general surgery and/or trauma surgery exp.

 

Vermont – Family Nurse Practitioner – Southern, VT Bennington; 1 hour NE of Albany

Send us your resume for immediate consideration – avasearchgroup@gmail.com 

Jan
10
2020

New Year, Try These Tips

Start 2020 off the right way

The beginning of a new year is hopeful and we start it with excitement and a renewed sense of our ability and what we might be able to accomplish. It’s important to figure out the best way to start the year off right and give yourself the best possible chance to make it what you want it to be.

 

Hopefully you worked on your 2020 goals (not resolutions) and have worked out your plan to achieve them.

 

What else can you do to make sure 2020 exceeds your expectations?

 

Review – Learn from the past by reviewing 2019 and even 2018 – what worked, what didn’t. What are you carrying over to get done in this new year?  How can you learn from your past mistakes and successes? Be honest and take a hard look.

 

Goals – Review your goals making sure they are specific and what you want to accomplish. Your goals should focus on what you truly want. Not what someone wants for you. And remember it’s important that your goals be: S.M.A.R.T (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-sensitive).  If you haven’t created your goals for 2020, take time last weeks post on setting goals. Review our January 3rd post on goal setting.

 

Money – so many of our goals have to do with money – buying a home, investment, retirement, etc.

So what things can you do to boost your financials? Do you have a budget including a plan to save? Review your personal debt situation and if it’s required – set up a payment plans to rid yourself of debt, school loan debt can be difficult but you should look into loan repayment locations to speed that along and some organizations have their own programs.  If you haven’t, make this the year that you start your retirement account and if you have one, consider increasing your contributions.

 

Health – it’s easy to ignore our health until something is wrong. A few tweaks can make a huge difference: Get more sleep; try mediation for relieve stress, exercise 4-5 days week and eat 5+ fruits and veggies daily. Just these few things can help you be healthier.

 

 

Fun – all work and no play makes a very unhappy person. Take time for yourself this year. Plan a vacation or some long weekends and get away. Time away re-energizes you and makes you better.

Start your new year right with a visit to our career center.

Jan
03
2020

Set Goals Not Resolutions

Goals versus resolutions.

 

We are a few days into a new year and a new decade. The tradition of making resolutions is upon us. You might have already started or even finished your list.  Do not fall into the resolutions trap. Why? The problem with resolutions is that they fade, usually pretty fast. ‘I’m going to lose weight’ is a popular resolution. But the results can be a couple of weeks at the gym and then nothing. Want a better way?

 

Set goals instead.

 

Aristotle said:    “First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end.”

 

 

 

Setting goals require a result, something you can achieve realistically. It’s specific, measured and targeted. And if you do it right it will include an actionable plan to get there.

 

 

Try these easy goal setting steps:

Less is better – Focus on just a few goals

Instead of creating a list of 10 or more goals, choose 2 or 3 goals that are the most important to you and that you want to accomplish. Focusing on a smaller number makes you more successful.  This keeps you focused and less distracted. And remember  goals require steps along the way to achieve. It could be a job you have always wanted, climbing a mountain or buying a house.

 

Set a timeline.

Set specific markers that you need to meet in order to achieve the goal. What needs to happen before this goal is accomplished? Do you need additional continuing education? Do you need to find a higher salary to save for a house? Figure out what steps need to be met in order to accomplish your goal.

 

Write it down.

This is a very important step. It is great to have an idea or a dream, but until you write it down it is less tangible. Once it is written down it tends to become more real and you are more adept to reach the small steps to get you to your big goal. Write down the steps, make commitments to help you along the way, sign up for classes or contact a realtor. Make those steps into actionable items.

 

 

Don’t give up.

If you are training for a marathon, you don’t just run for a month and you’re ready. No, you train for months while you keep increasing your running time and stamina. You continue to work at it.  More often than not, people set a goal and begin with amazing strides but after time they lose momentum. The little steps and goals along the way are vital to keep you engaged.

 

Visualization

Research has shown visualization can be a powerful mind exercise. Olympic athletes have been using the technique of visualization for many years and so can you. Take a few minutes every day seeing your goal accomplished. Create a mental picture as if it was occurring right then. How does it feel? What changes because of your success? The strength of the mind-body connection can be vital to achieving your goals.

 

Action is required.

On a daily basis, do your best to do something that is aimed at your goal, and keep track. This is a daily reminder of your end game and it is also a tangible thing that you can touch daily to keep you on task and stop you from giving up.

 

Most importantly, don’t ever give up on yourself or your goals.  No matter how crazy or outrageous they may seem. You could the person who changes the world!

 

 

Is a new job one of your goals? Visit our website for current job listings.

Dec
27
2019

Tips To Start 2020 With the Right Attitude.

Happy New Year!

A new year offers a new start. Wishing everyone a very happy and prosperous 2020.

 

 

For the New Year, be the positive force. Being positive and optimistic can bring you a lot of success, both professionally and personally.  It’s so much easier to work with a upbeat person then working with someone who is full of negativity. Rise above the drama.  Be someone who stays positive.

 

Think, do, be positive

 

Remember…

1. Positive people don’t just have a good day – they make it a good day

2. Positive people let go of the past and look forward to creating new memories.

3. Positive people look at all the possibilities and not look at what could’ve been.

4. Positive people have fears, but they don’t let them interfere with their lives.

5. Positive people have contagious smiles.

6. Positive people are great to work with.

7. Positive people feel secure within their own soul and body.

8. Positive people don’t quit, they may let something go, but its for their own good reasons.

 

 

“When you change your thoughts, you change your world.”

— Norman Vincent Peale

Happy New Year!

 

If finding a new job in the new year is your goal, take a moment and visit our Career Center.

Dec
20
2019

MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

Charles Dickens

christmas

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.

They must be felt with the heart. Wishing you happiness.”
— Helen Keller

AVA Search Group wishes you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Dec
02
2019

Advanced Practice Provider Jobs List – December 2019

Take a look at our December 2019 Nurse Practitioner and

Physician Assistant job opportunities:

Visit http://avasearchgroup.com/Jobs/  for job details and experience requirements.

 

CaliforniaPA or PMHNP – Psychiatric  – Northern, near Redding – private practice

 

Florida – ACNP or PA – CVICU  – 14 shifts monthly – days/nights  – 1+ years of CVICU or CT surgery exp. no surgery, all inpatient

FloridaPA or NP– Orthopedic Surgery – Medical device company – training physicians –  SW coast, near Fort Myers

 

Hawaii – Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (ACPNP) – mix of deliveries, trauma/surgical patients and psych consults

 

Illinois– Physician Assistant – Orthopedics – non surgical –handle 100% musculoskeletal injuries– Lincoln/Springfield

 

Maine – Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) – 3 /12s – ICU, CVICU, or CVOR exp., Portland/coastal city 2 hrs to Boston

Maine – Physician Assistant – CVICU – 3 / 12s – inpatient and/or CT surgery experience – Portland, coastal, 2 hrs from Boston

 

Maryland – Nurse Practitioner – Diabetes  – 1 year of primary care exp. – Days   – inpatient

Maryland – FNP or PA – Primary Care – 1+ years of experience needed -Frederick area

 

Massachusetts – NP or PA – Home visits/Internal Medicine – 2+ years experience, seeing adults/geriatrics – Springfield area

Massachusetts – Psych NP – PMHNP – 1 year experience working as a Psych NP – Crisis Stabilization Unit – Boston/Brighton area

 

New Mexico – Nurse Practitioner – Endocrinology – outpatient – south of Santa Fe

New Mexico- NP or PA – Gastroenterology – inpatient and outpatient duties – south of Santa Fe

New Mexico– PA or NP Cardiothoracic Surgery, EVH exp. required – south of Santa Fe

 

North Carolina – FNP or PA – Eastern, NC – 1+ years exp. in Family practice/primary care needed Loan repayment

 

Oregon – Nurse Practitioner – Cardiology – outpatient, Southern Coast

 

Pennsylvania – Physician Assistant – Orthopedics – Northern, 70 miles south of Buffalo, NY –– 2 general ortho surgeons, 1 sports medicine

 

South Carolina – Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner – requires trauma surgery exp. – Trauma Surgery – near Charlotte

 

Vermont – FNP – Family practice – Southern, VT Bennington; 1 hour NE of Albany – Will consider new grads!

Vermont – PA or NP – Hospitalist – 25 bed critical access – Night Shift – 5 on / 9 off – 2 years exp.  near Burlington, VT.

Nov
27
2019

Everyone at AVA Search Group wish you, your family and friends a safe and Happy Thanksgiving.

 

“An Attitude of Gratitude Brings Great Things” — Yogi Bhajan

 

Thanksgiving

 

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”  John Fitzgerald Kennedy