Tips for Job Fairs

If you are a job seeker looking for a new position, or are a college graduate taking that initial step in light of that snappy new college degree to work, you should become a big proponent of job fairs that are held throughout the nation. Job fairs have now become so prevalent that unless you inhale from a rural area, you should have no problem finding many plenty of them.

The job fairs usually has a theme to them based on different professions and careers, but most offer the job seeker the opportunity to speak with representatives and recruiters from different companies that are recruiting talented new employees to come and work for them. Many times the actual interview is conducted right there on the spot and they will have you fill out a job application as well, which really speeds up the process of landing gainful employment.

It actually works both ways in that job fairs also allow the job seeker to interview in question the perspective employer. Here the employee and waiting can actually learn more about the company in the position that is being offered while comparing them alongside of the other participants at the job fair. So basically, everyone here is trying out in some form or fashion.

Job fairs are held for many industries such as the health care industry, especially for nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, physicians’ assistants, and other supportive technical personnel. You would be amazed that the number of shortages and staff that the health-care industry is dealing with. The health care industry is growing with the increased demand for patient services directly related to the huge baby boomer population, the first of which are now entering into retirement.

Job fairs for health-care workers are some of the most popular ones that are held because that is where the need is truly great. Job fairs for health care professionals seeking new opportunities the chance to browse around at the different health care delivery systems, how they are different and yet the same. You could have the same job title in one place, yet be much happier doing that same job in another. Of course this isn’t just the health-care industry or that rule applies.

Because the United States is on the dawn of what some are calling a health-care crisis, new graduates such as nursing students stand a real good chance of being hired rather quickly and they’re usually snapped up at job fairs. Job fairs are a great place to compare benefits, sign on bonuses, and relocation and travel packages offered by competing agencies and health care delivery systems. Nurses can also complete continuing education units (CEUs) toward license renewal at health professional job fairs by completing a class or lecture. Many times you can even negotiate your own terms as far as starting pay and benefits. That is how badly nurses are needed right now.

Of course you will be inundated with various informational packs like brochures and recruiting literature that you picked up from the job fair. These health-care companies are selling themselves, and you are the target. Be sure to pick up a free tote bag that is available by various vendors at the job fair to carry your materials because believe me, you’ll need it.

John Kirsch usually also offer tips on how to spice up your résumé and improve on your interview skills. This is usually done by the company that puts the job fair together as an added enticement to get people to turn out. It’s a pretty good idea actually. I recommend that you Attend as many different job fairs as you can because different companies may be sponsored at each. Don’t jump at the first often that you get, do yourself a favor and take a good look around. This will give you the opportunity to connect with more potential employers at these job fairs, which will greatly increase your chances of getting a position that you truly can be proud of.

Be Responsible For Your Health and Minimize the Need For a Healthcare Package

The American diet is wreaking havoc and sucking the life and health out of many unsuspecting people who did not see it coming. When hit, they knew of no defensive action to prevent its damage. Heart disease and cancer are rampant. Child obesity has grown to unbelievable proportions. Diabetes and other debilitating diseases are eating away at the fabric of productivity and longevity of individual life. If these diseases do not destroy life before old age sets in, then Alzheimer’s disease will attack 1 in 10 of our prominent citizens after the age of 65.

These are facts. These are statistics. These are problems that have grown to such an overwhelming proportion that we can no more turn the effects of gorging a diet that is high in fat, high in cholesterol, excessive in sugar, and low in vital, life-giving nutrients, any more than we could have pushed back hurricane Katrina or the stopped the devastation caused by the earthquake in Hati. While those are natural disasters, what is happening to our health should be considered unnatural disasters. Debilitating health is an epidemic and must be addressed effectively. We cannot prevent natural disasters, but we can, with a little education and a lot of self-discipline, take responsibility for our own health and increase the quality and longevity of our lives.

One issue to be considered in our quest for improved health is the presence of free radicals that enter into our system and cause damage at the cellular level. Free radicals are highly reactive and unstable molecules that are produced by metabolism and by toxic agents in the environment. Because our diet is essentially depleted of any nutritional value, our bodies do not have the capacity to fight off free radicals and to prevent them from slowly sucking the health and life out of this country.

An antioxidant is a molecule that has the capacity of delaying and preventing the oxidation of other molecules. Research has revealed that antioxidants are indispensable for eliminating free radicals and they can protect our cells from premature aging and chronic illness. They are vital in the prevention phase of preserving good health as well in the restoration process once health has declined.

People have had enough of the health problems that are running rampant in our world. While the government can create an exceptional health-care package, there is nothing inherent in the plan that will stop or delay the rate at which health is declining. Their plan provides medical care by doctors trained in treating health issues with all sorts of medicine. I do not know if you have noticed, but people sometimes die from those kinds of interventions. Benjamin Franklin said that “The best physician is the one that knows the worthlessness of most medicines.”

The people of America have gotten wise and are beginning to take responsibility for their own health. A surprising 75% of the population uses 100% natural medicines in an effort to restore and maintain their health. Why? Because they have learned that traditional medicines can have an adverse effect on the body. People across America are looking for health solutions. It is no coincidence that the wellness industry is projected to be a $1-trillion industry in 2010.

So if free radicals are the root of the problem and antioxidants the solution, why not ingest loads of powerful and potent antioxidants to combat the problem at the root level? I am not giving medical advice of suggesting that anyone go off medication or ignore medical advice. I am simply nudging those who are looking for solutions to start adding a higher portion of antioxidants into their diet to begin to jump-start their way to health. In fact why do we need a health-care package if we learn to maintain excellent health on or own?

In my next article I will introduce LeVive, a high-powered antioxidant and delicious supplement made-up of not just one, but five powerful super fruits that are considered to be some of the riches sources of antioxidants found in the world today. The product is organic and all natural. Look for the article as soon as tomorrow!! Until then, here’s to your health!

Ultrasound Tech Schools – Opportunities For Ultrasound Technicians

Ultrasound tech schools are an outstanding chance for all the students that desire to enter a medical ultrasound tech course. They could as well study management strategies. If you ‘re attracted in pursuing a career as an ultrasound technician, initially you have to get an associate ‘s or bachelor ‘s health-care diploma from one of the ultrasound technician schools, granting you admission to a clinical ultrasound program.

There are various types of ultrasound technician specialties to choose from, depending on your personal area of interest in this medical technology domain, and you can pursue your preparation at any of the ultrasound technician schools, either a vocational one, offering certificates and 2-year Associate degrees (as an example Associate in Specialized Technology Degree), or four-year faculties and universities, leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Depending on the school, admission necessities can vary, some programs may need interviews, entrance assessments and prior allied health experience and recommendation, but all ultrasound tech schools necessitate a high-school diploma or a GED equivalency. Note that all ultrasound tech schools must be certified by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), but students who attend non-AAHEP-certified ultrasound tech schools have the possibility of taking the ARDMS certifying exam after completing a year of work experience.

Usually the curriculum for ultrasound tech schools must cover, in addition to the coursework, hands-on instruction in sonographic physics and instrumentation, gray scale and color-flow Doppler sonography, medical ethics and terminology, human anatomy and physiology, basic obstetric and gynecologic sonography. Ultrasound tech schools may also necessitate the possibility of taking an internship in an ultrasound facility. There you ‘ll be able to study from professionals in this area of activity.

A remarkable figure of certificate and two-year Associate degree applications offered by ultrasound technician schools grant the education for entry-level professions in this domain, but if you are eager to obtain a senior job, you can opt for sections like diagnostic medical sonography (obstetric and gynecologic sonography, diagnostic cardiac sonography, abdominal sonography, vascular technology for bloodflow and hemodynamics, neurosonology for brain and spinal cord). Ophtalmology or ophtalmic biometry involve a four-year Bachelor ‘s certification.

There are different choices for completing an ultrasound technician program in one of the ultrasound tech schools, a number of students are willing to obtain extra qualifications like registration with the ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnosic Medical Sonographers); meanwhile, another part of students choose achieving extra qualifications provided by trade organizations.

Ultrasound technicians specialize in sound wave method so they can get images of patients’ internal tissue and organs. Then the ultrasound technician must assist the physician in decoding the imaging in order to provide the patient an accurate diagnosis. The ultrasound technician profession also deals with a direct interaction with the sufferers, manage their information, add it in the patient history, cope with the facilities and the apparatus.

Graduation from one of the ultrasound tech schools leads to the registration through ARDMS (American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers) and this offers you more recognition when dealing with potential employers at hospitals or clinics. More frequently then not, the ARDMS credential is seen as a condition of employment for ultrasound technicians.

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty (How Filipinos Strive for Their Lives)

According to the First Metro Investment Corporation (FMIC), the Philippine economy continues to grow this 2014. They forecast a gross domestic product (GDP) growth of 7.6%. By 2028, the Philippines will rank up from 42nd place (2012) to 28th place (2028) of the world’s biggest economies, said Center for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) in their 2013 report of World Economic League Table (WELT). This forecast was based from several factors taken into account like energy, oil and gas surplus to fall in the year 2020s, weaker commodities and emerging market currencies in the middle of 2013.

If so, that means more jobs, more food on the table, education for a lot of children, wider health coverage and even a very own home for every single family in the Philippines. This is something to look forward to, isn’t it? But the aftermath caused by the super typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) not only to the lives of those affected but also to the agricultural output pauses a threat to weigh down the country’s economy if the recovery would exceed by year 2015, stated by CEBR. I wonder what impact it would bring to the world as well. Since, most of us are aware that the Philippines is an agricultural country that supplies some of the food that the whole world consume.

Only time can tell. But, I am not here to talk about the “economic” status of our country in details. I leave that to the experts and to our “great” politicians. I am here to share a story of every “Juan” (Filipino) who strive everyday for their lives that was featured in the BBC news by Anita Rani in BBC Two: Philippine Documentary – The Definitions of Lower, Middle and Upper Class.

Although, the documentary film is just a glimpse of the “real” Filipino life, it captured very well the Filipino spirit. As I was watching the film, I felt more proud despite the negative things thrown at us Filipinos here in our very own country and most especially outside our country. You cannot please anyone and pleasing everyone would be the biggest mistake anyone can make.

To give you a summary on this amazing documentary, it features the different lives of a poor couple that only earn as much as 300+ pesos everyday (if there are jobs available) that feeds 7 children; a 24 year old young professional (undergraduate) that supports a family of 5; a middle class couple (who worked their way up) having their 2nd and last child and an 18 year old (beautiful lady) who undergoes personal “enhancement” procedure in a very well known dermatology and aesthetic clinic here in the Philippines, including some of the personal interviews of economic expert, CEO and Manager in terms of economy and poverty in the country.

A very inspiring film on how different people from different classes strive for their lives. As quoted by one of the modern heroes in the film, “Filipinos by nature are hardworking people. We strive very hard to improve our lives and we all strive doing that. The opportunities are there and just take advantage about it.” I hope after watching this short film, may we not only break the cycle of poverty but also gain the respect of the whole world like everyone deserves whether you are poor, middle or upper class. Like what Anita mentioned in the film “Filipinos are patient, polite and educated.”

Jumpstart for Jakarta

Pie Cutters and Pie Bakers

There are two types of political leaders: pie cutters and pie bakers. Pie cutters attain and maintain power by slicing the economic pie to placate opponents and reward friends. Pie bakers focus on making the economic pie larger so that the whole country moves forward.

Indonesia’s President Yudhoyono, a combination of General, intellectual and bureaucrat, has been a little of both during his first 11 months in office. But with the economic crisis caused by a weakening rupiah, a stock market swoon, and budget busting petro subsidies, he needs to quickly plant himself in the pie baking category.

The Oven is Ready

Many would categorize Indonesia as a relatively poor country but I beg to differ. I have toured Indonesia from tip to tip and it is a country with many assets and great promise. Rich in natural resources, a talented and young population, strategically positioned to benefit from Asian growth, a size three times the that of Texas and the world’s fourth largest population. As a relatively young democracy and developing economy it lacks an important ingredient for economic growth: capital and a fiscal system to allocate it wisely.

Let’s focus on just one important Indonesia asset that could dramatically jumpstart its economy and stock market while unleashing resources for badly needed education health and infrastructure. This asset is oil and natural gas. There has been much in the press about the staggering burden of the fuel subsidies: $7 billion in 2004 and about $14 billion expected by 2005. A bargain must be struck quickly: sharply reduce the fuel subsidies and in turn, increase spending on education and health projects such as urgent polio immunization programs.

Light the Fire

But perhaps a more important issue than the fuel subsidies is that Indonesian energy production is far below its potential.

The way that oil production has been handled over the past few years is worse than a blunder and is close to a crime. Indonesia has 10 billion barrels of proven and potential oil reserves and 180 trillion cubic feet of proven and potential reserves. Nevertheless, Indonesia, Asia’s only member of OPEC, became a net importer of oil in 2004.

Signs that the Ignition is Broken

This production shortfall is primarily due to insufficient investment and delays in awarding exploration and production contracts. Let’s look at one example, Exxon Mobil’s Cepu block project. Exxon Mobil has operated in Indonesia for a century and invested $17 billion in the country, agreed to explore the dormant Cepu area years ago and by using advanced technology, found proven oil reserves of 600 million barrels and 1.7 trillion cubic feet of gas. Prepared to invest $3 billion to develop the project, it has been waiting for two years to move forward as Indonesia’s state-owned energy company Pertamania has been haggling over issues such as the government’s insistence on a $400 million up front signing bonus. That’s right, it wants $400 million from Exxon Mobil before it risks $3 billion of shareholder capital to develop the Cepu block. Meanwhile, Indonesia’s oil production levels have fallen to less than 900,000 barrels a day!

At peak production, Cepu would provide the GOI about $2 million per day in revenues, add 180,000 barrels a day in daily production and eliminate gas shortages in East Java. There are other projects that could be moved forward and in total could lead to baking an economic pie that could help lift all of the Indonesian people. Moving ahead with these projects would jumpstart the economy and bolster the confidence of foreign investors and capital markets. This is certainly a better option than sharply raising interest rates that choke economic growth and makes badly needed capital even more expensive.

The Fire is About to be Set

Our intelligence indicates that due to financial pressures on the Indonesian Government, a 30- year production sharing agreement will be signed this week. This will be a big step forward in solving Indonesia’s energy shortfall and reassure international investors of the government’s commitment to market reform. I believe the markets will respond favorably to this news and we suggest the closed-end Indonesian Fund (IF) as the best vehicle to invest in Indonesia. It is managed by Credit Suisse Asset Management and has come down from a March 2005 price of $6.99 and a premium of 8% to net asset value a current price of $5.76 and a discount of 2% to net asset value. The Indonesia stock market was up 47% in 2004 and is now trading at about 11 times earnings which is in line with the MSCI Emerging Markets Index.

Stoking the Fire for Bigger Pies and Future Abundance

Indonesia has taken the brave step of opening its financial services sector to majority investment by international investors; let’s also open up other areas such as infrastructure and power. The most important reform to make Indonesia more attractive to international capital is to set up a transparent and clear approval process to cut out red tape and corruption. Then reinvigorate a previously announced plan to privatize some of Indonesia’s 145 largest state-owned companies to increase their profitability and raise more government revenue. Finally, why not follow ten other countries by putting in place a flat tax to rein in bureaucracy, stymie corruption and stimulate growth and productivity.

Cutting fuel subsidies, addressing pressing social needs, increasing oil production and privatizing state-owned companies will put Indonesia back on the track of prosperity and progress.