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BE YOUR BEST ADVOCATE!

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IN YOUR JOB SEARCH – BE YOUR BEST ADVOCATE!

As you start or continue with your job search – remember that you are your best advocate. As you meet prospective employers and new contacts, you know the information that bests represent yourself to them. And don’t be afraid to show it!

A well written resume can make you look good on paper but it’s your interactions with people that show them who you truly are. Your goals, successes and passions. What makes you tick and how that might work for their company.

So what are some of the best ways to do this?
• First, take some time and review your experience and successes. Write down 2-3 of your best and create a short narrative about them. Show specific examples of how the success has helped you develop professionally. Practice it so you can comfortably tell your stories to potential employers.
• As you prepare for your interview – review the ad again and know which of your skills they need and how your skills measure up. Since it’s easy to forget things when you’re nervous; it’s a great idea to create a cheat sheet of the skills that match the job and to keep it handy for phone interviews.
• During the interview, as you discuss the job, talk about your specific experiences that relate to the job. And if you don’t have all the skills needed, show them which of your skills/experience could translate and work in their environment.
• Being confident and secure is a plus. It’s okay to brag as long as you don’t go overboard. It’s fine to tell them about things you’ve done that set your apart. Be proud and share your accomplishments.

And never forget – no one can tell your story or explain your background, skills and experience better than you can.

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Money Success

Simple Ways to Save in 2015

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The new year is a great time to “turn over a new leaf,” especially where your finances are concerned. Over the next seven days, take some time to look at areas in your life, to see what could be revamped, cutback, or updated to save you money over the next 12 months.

Ask yourself these questions:

  • When was the last time you had your home owners policy reviewed? Check out competitor prices and see if they can match, or surpass your current policy terms, but with cost savings. If you want to stay with your good o’l faithful company, that’s fine. Make them show you how important of a client you really are. Just provide your insurance company with a copy of the competitor(s) quotes and see if they can beat their prices. Same things goes for your auto insurance…make them work to fit your budget!
  • Do you want to buy the first product you see without comparing prices? I don’t think so. Instead of running all over town, surf the Internet first. Not only can you do price comparison with the click of a mouse, you can also research product reviews before making your purchase, find money saving coupon codes, as well as free shipping codes. Gone are the days where you have to “settle” for anything, make this work in your favor and feel good about it when you find the BEST price.
  • Do you eat out every day for lunch? We often find it easier to just stop at the local deli, or cafe to grab a quick sandwich on the run. Yes, I agree, its nice to treat yourself to lunch now and then, but these treats can add up! Why not start packing a healthy lunch 4 out of 5 days? This doesn’t mean you need to stay at your desk, eat, then go for a nice walk. You can improve two things, saving money and improving your health. It’s a no brainer.
  • Have you ever questioned a lower rate on your credit card? Why not? Call your credit card company today and ask them if you qualify for a lower rate. You may be delightfully suppressed what they can offer you.
  • Do you throw unwanted clothing / items away? You can get a simple tax break by taking those unwanted items to a charity, such as the Goodwill, for a cash donation. You will need to keep a detailed receipt with an estimated value for tax purposes.

Don’t forget to check out our full listing of Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant positions, please visit our website at www.avasearchgroup.com, or contact Adrienne Archer at 800-980-6237, or info@avasearchgroup.com