Brookdale Careers

  • How to Find Fulfillment in a Career. It’s Easier Than You Think.

    December 15, 2016

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    It’s Sunday evening and your alarm is set for the beginning of a new work week. Does the thought of going to work fill you with dread, or are you energized by what lies ahead? If you find yourself feeling less than fulfilled in your current career then it’s time to find a job that will inspire and motivate you. Here’s what you need to do.

    Decide what you need.
    Identifying a career, an industry or company that you feel passionate about may seem unattainable. If you take the time to evaluate what you want to do and set goals on how to arrive at the destination, it is absolutely possible. When you find a fulfilling job you won’t dread that Monday morning alarm. You’ll actually look forward to doing work that has meaning, helps others and keeps you engaged.

    Reflect on your passions, interests and what motivates you. What do you enjoy doing, and where do you want to be two, three or even 10 years from now? Do you want to work directly with clients? Is finding an employer that supports professional development important to you? Maybe working on a team with a common mission and goals is more important. Do you prefer a position that allows you to work autonomously? Are you considering a managerial position overseeing a department and team? Do you want a job that gives you time to serve in the community with your co-workers? Is recognition and having a little fun with co-workers occasionally important?

    Opportunities are here.
    Finding a supportive and positive culture is possible, and you have landed at the right spot on this blog. If you are looking for a fulfilling career, take a look around the Brookdale Careers site.

    We offer opportunities to make a difference and are always looking to grow our dynamic team. Our positions range from health care professionals to administrative and managerial careers. We’re a company that looks to promote from within and supports our associate’s desires to learn and grow. You may be looking for a position as a nurse, physical therapist, social worker, financial analyst, receptionist, chef or housekeeper. This is just a sampling of the incredible team that makes up Brookdale Senior Living. Visit our career site for a list of current opportunities, and if you have questions about joining our inspiring and dedicated team, contact us today.

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  • 5 Ways to Stay Calm for a Job Interview

    December 13, 2016

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    It’s normal to be nervous about a job interview, especially when it’s a position you really want. Imagining a face-to-face meeting with a potential boss and thinking about the questions they might ask can wreak havoc on your nerves and lead to anxiety. It is often the unknown that takes you down the path of uncertainty. But there are simple ways to control your stress and keep your nervousness at a manageable level. Going into an interview fully prepared and as relaxed as you can be shows an employer that you’ve got what it takes to do the job.

    Below are five tips to help you calm down and decrease anxiety before you take the hot seat.

    1. Rest Up
    Get a good night’s rest the night before your interview. Don’t eat too late, avoid alcohol and get to bed early to get a full night’s sleep. You want to be fully rested and engaged when you walk through the doors for the interview.

    2. Practice
    Visualize the interview. What questions could they ask? How will you respond? How many people will be in the room? What if you don’t have an answer? Thinking through different scenarios will help you process how the interview may go, and allow you to think through answers.

    3. Deep Breaths
    Breathe. It sounds so simple. When you are nervous, this isn’t as easy as it sounds. Your heart rate may be increasing and your breathing may not be consistent. Try a short breathing exercise to relax you before entering the interview.

    4. Plan Ahead
    Arrive early to the interview. You don’t have to walk in the building too early but leaving for the interview with plenty of time to spare helps avoid anxiety if you are to hit traffic, have to stop to fill up your gas tank or experience any unexpected issues.

    5. Believe In Yourself
    Remember they saw something great in your resume and want to learn more. They’re looking for the best candidate and are hoping it’s you. Have confidence in yourself. Give yourself a pep talk, listen to music that pumps you up and smile. You’ve got an interview and a lot of others didn’t make it this far.

    Extra Tip: Be yourself. The interview is a two-way conversation. You want to learn more about the position and the company culture to better gauge if you would enjoy the position. And, they want to learn more about you as they try to identify the next great addition to their team. Good luck!

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