June 17, 2024

ACU is hiring!

We’re looking for a Membership Director who will bring an entrepreneurial spirit to our wonderful association. The opportunity to bring a mix of both tested and innovative ideas to our mission-driven association is right here! We are based in northern Virginia with a growing staff who are committed to ensuring everyone in our country has access to primary health care, with our roots based in the National Health Service Corps program. Our membership has a wide variety of professional interests, … [Read more...]

Practice Economic Disobedience in Your Job Search

What would you do if you were approached by a secret online group of workplace activists who said vulture capitalists had rigged the job market against you? And, how would you react if they also told you that the only way to protect yourself was to practice “economic disobedience?” Those are the questions explored in my new book A Multitude of Hope: A Novel About Rediscovering the American Dream. It’s the story of three out-of-work Baby Boomers trying to make sense of today’s demeaning and … [Read more...]

ACU scholarships available – apply now

ACU will award up to 20 scholarships to members to attend the IHI Open School for Health Professions online courses free for one year. The IHI Open School is an inter-professional educational community that empowers you to become a change agent in health care improvement. Courses focus on skills like quality improvement, patient safety, teamwork, leadership, and patient-centered care. Courses are open to health professionals in nursing, health administration, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, … [Read more...]

Next Practices for Job Seekers

The Web is crowded with articles extolling the best practices for finding a new or better job. I’ve contributed a few of those missives myself. Recently, however, I heard a fellow describe best practices as “stuff that used to work.” In other words, by the time something has become a best practice, it’s likely also to have become obsolete. What’s the alternative? Next Practices. Next Practices are emerging ideas that have a positive impact on your job search. They are not widely known or even … [Read more...]

Advice for Job Seekers: A Safety Valve for Mom’s Rule

It’s all the rage these days. If you’re in transition, you have to be using LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. But why?  The rationale seems to be that if you can just reach a person – no matter how distant and tenuous the link – you can depend on them to help you land a job. But, stop and think about it. If you were in their place – if you were a friend of a friend of a Web contact – would you risk your reputation and credibility to stand up for someone who was essentially a stranger?  I doubt it, … [Read more...]

Search Budgeting

By Peter Weddle (Reprinted with permission) We all face time constraints in a job search. There are many different ways to look for a job, but only so many hours in the day. For many, maybe even most people, therefore, the best strategy seems to be to do a little bit of everything. You don’t know which specific tactic or set of tactics to rely on, so you cover as many bases as you can in the hopes that one of them will pay off. The problem with this approach is that it forces you to … [Read more...]

The Golden Rule of Networking

“It’s all about who you know” is a constant phrase used to describe the current employment climate. It’s no longer enough to apply for positions online in the hopes that you will eventually get a call back from the hiring manager. This is when going after the jobs that you want by leveraging your existing professional networks can play a crucial role in getting your foot in the door. While other candidates are applying for positions through the traditional method of posting their resume, you … [Read more...]

Why register? Why not?

When you visit the ACU Career Center for the first time as a job seeker, you will be asked to set up an account. Should you? Setting up an account makes it easier to: Apply online to jobs Have jobs matching your search criteria emailed to you via a "job agent" and Put your resume in a searchable database You don't have to set up an account if you are "just browsing," but if you are a serious job seeker, you will want the convenience of being able to quickly apply when you see a job … [Read more...]

Job search results delivered to you

The Saved Job Searches feature allows you to conveniently reload your search criteria at a later time. You will also receive daily emails when new jobs are posted that match your search. To start a job search in the ACU Career Center,  simply type a word or phrase and click the search button. The search will also return similar versions of the keyword. For example if you search for "manager," you will receive results for "manager" as well as "management" and "managerial." Searches are not … [Read more...]

Job hunting? Check out these opportunities!

Currently, there are more than 3,900 health care jobs listed in the ACU Career Center, and new positions are added daily. Employers across the country recognize that ACU and the more than 250 members of the National Healthcare Career Network are a valuable source of professional talent for their organizations. They could post their jobs on any number of other career sites and be inundated with 1,000s of resumes of unqualified candidates (what smart recruiter wants to spend their time doing … [Read more...]