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Generation Y, more commonly known as millennials, are a huge generation, and there are a lot of millennials that are in the veterinary industry. There is a generational divide between the millennials and the baby boomers, which is often commented upon by the media, and it can make it difficult for the people on either side of this generational divide to work together. As a result, the old strategies used to attract employees may not be having...
There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to the field of veterinarian medicine, some of which can lead to prospective vets walking into veterinary school with certain false expectations or can make some shy away from pursuing a veterinary career. Here are some of the common misconceptions about the veterinary field. You Will Mostly Deal with Dogs and Cats Dogs and cats are the most common pets, and if you are in a general...
When job hunting, you may be wondering what skills you need to make a point of highlighting to make you a better candidate and what is less important to focus on. These are a few of the soft skills you need to know to help you stand out among the people you are competing against for the job. Keep in mind, soft skills are about how you interact with others, they are also known as "people skills." Hard skills are quantifiable and teachable;...
A relief veterinarian is someone who steps in at a clinic that is understaffed, allowing them to remain open and not need to cancel or cut back on appointments. Whether this is because another vet in the clinic had an emergency or someone is going on vacation, they are there to fill the void. Here are some important things to keep in mind when becoming a relief veterinarian. It is important to note that a relief vet is an independent...
Employee turnover can be an issue in any veterinary practice but having a high turnover rate in your clinic can be bad for your practice. If you are losing employees who were not contributing much to the practice, it may not seem like a big deal if you have a turnover rate with them, but you should wonder what made you hire those employees in the first place. If you are losing employees who were valuable to your practice, you should also be...
When you go home at the end of the day do you feel drained or emotionally numb? Are you beginning to feel like you have nothing left to give — emotionally speaking — in your job? These are symptoms of burnout, or compassion fatigue, which is not uncommon, especially in a stressful job. If this is not addressed, burnout can have major negative impacts on a person, including depression and other health problems. The Signs of...
  A resume is a key component to applying for jobs, but they are not always easy to write. What all should you include in it, and how do you emphasize your skills and strengths can be difficult to determine. This is the first thing a prospective employer will see about you, so it is important to make your resume stand out. Here are some tips for putting together a great resume. Contact Information Your name, phone number, and...
You applied for a great veterinarian job that you really want and have received a call to come in for an interview. Once the excitement of this wears off, the nervousness may begin to set in. Shake off those nerves by preparing for the interview. Here are some tips to help you get ready for your interview. First Impressions Making a good first impression is a key part of getting the job. Dressing professionally shows that you will take...
You finally finished getting your degree in veterinary medicine; all those years of hard work and studying are over, you can finally start your career! The hunt for good veterinarian jobs can be stressful and difficult. It is because of this that in veterinary medicine, as in all fields, the first year in your new career after graduation can be difficult at times, and you may find it overwhelming on occasion. Your journey to success may be a...