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How to Celebrate Accomplishments in Your Occupational Therapy Resume

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 29, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Since April is Occupational Therapy Month, now is a great time to reflect and celebrate your achievements and successes in the OT field. But don't just reflect on them: you should highlight your successes with an updated and improved OT resume. Not sure where to start? Here are a few ways you can make your Occupational Therapy resume stand out, thanks to some advice from the OT Potential Blog.

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice, Healthcare

How Can Maslow's Theory of Needs Impact Employee Engagement?

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

A successful office or business isn't due to just sales metrics or profit margins. In reality, the most successful businesses have tapped into the most important component to running a business: employee engagement. But how do you make sure that you're engaging employees the right way?

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Topics: Career Advice, Management & Leadership, Employee Relations, Performance Management

Can Laid Back People Still Struggle With Depression And Anxiety?

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 25, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When you think of a person who is anxious, what comes to mind? If you naturally think of a person that is high-strung and stressed out, that's not surprising. In general, we think of people who struggle with depression and anxiety as people who are wound up and unable to relax.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

Physical Therapists: The Sexiest Professionals?

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 22, 2016 8:00:00 AM

According to New data released by Tinder, a woman with an occupation as a physical therapist is most likely to be "swiped-right" on than women who work as interior designers, teachers, entrepreneurs, or PR specialists. This makes physical therapists one of the sexiest professionals sought after on Tinder. What makes a physical therapist so sexy?

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Topics: Healthcare

The Best Career Advice You'll Never Hear

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 20, 2016 8:00:00 AM

You've worked your way through school. You've learned all the specialized information you need to begin your dream job. You have even managed to land a job that you are really excited about, the next challenge will be how to thrive in the career you have chosen.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement, Productivity

Wacko, Nut Job? How Does Trump Impact Mental Health Perceptions?

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Donald Trump is always in the headlines these days. Whether you support him or are rallying against him, there is no question that he is good at drawing attention. Many times the attention he receives is negative because he says extreme things that people are quick to comment on.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

As a Speech Language Pathologist, Do You "Flip the Lip?"

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When a baby is struggling to nurse or bottle feed properly, there are many factors to consider. Are the parents positioning the baby properly? Can more instruction be offered to parents on how to ensure a proper latch?

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Topics: Healthcare

Self-Improvement: 3 Obstacles That Are Keeping You From Moving On

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 13, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Self-improvement is an ongoing effort to live your best life. But of course, there are different obstacles throughout our development that could be taking us down a wrong path. Are you having difficulty moving your life forward in a positive direction?

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Gabriel's Act of Kindness Shines a Light on Autism

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM

The Today show recently put out a call for viewers to send them photos of children showing kindness to others. They received all kinds of beautiful photos of kids doing amazing things, but one photo in particular caught their attention and made them want to learn more.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

More Nurses Results in Fewer Patient Deaths

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 8, 2016 8:00:00 AM

There are some terrible stereotypes that exist around nursing. Ignorance can lead people to believe that nurses are assistants and basic care-takers, but that they have no impact on medical outcomes. We saw this ugly stereotype displayed when the hosts of "The View" maligned a nurse competing for Miss America this past year. One of the hosts asked another, "Why does she (the nurse competing for Miss America) have a doctor's stethoscope?"

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Topics: Healthcare

You're On LinkedIn, But Can You Be Found When it Matters?

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

LinkedIn continues to grow in its importance for job seekers and people interested in maintaining professional business relationships. However, since LinkedIn is so massive - and growing more each day - what can you do to make sure that you are at the top of the list of people searching for your skills or expertise? 

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Topics: Career Advice, Job Search Advice, LinkedIn Resources

Princess Leia: A True Mental Health Hero

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 4, 2016 8:00:00 AM

There is a lack of discussion around mental health illness, whether in public or in private. Though many of us are silent on the issue, as much as 43.8 million American adults experience mental illnesses in a given year. Of these adults, only 40% received mental health services, leaving millions of people facing these problems without assistance. How can we destigmatize mental disorders in our public and private lives, and give everyone the support they deserve and need?

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Mental Health

How Speech Therapy Helps Children With Down Syndrome

Posted by Brian Spence on Apr 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

About 6,000 babies born in the United States each year are born with Down Syndrome, making it one of the most common genetic conditions. Though doctors and scientists have made great advances in modern medicine to diagnose Downs and provide support and treatment, there is still a lot to learn.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Healthcare

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