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How to Cope with burnout at work

Post Date: November 28th, 2018

How to Cope with burnout at work  “choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life” Well really, it’s just not that simple.  Maybe it’s your favorite thing to do, but do you really want to do it every single working day? And are you just so busy […]

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The role of a Medical Assistant

Post Date: July 20th, 2018

  The role of a Medical Assistant     The Department of Labor, a division of the U.S government, has recently updated the occupational outlook guide for Medical Assistants.   This provides some good information about the role of a Medical Assisant, the rates of pay and the job outlook for Medical Assistants.   I think this […]

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A true story about the challenges of finding your first job as a Medical Assistant – getting started in your career as a Medical Assistant

Post Date: July 19th, 2018

  A true story about the challenges of finding your first job as a Medical Assistant – getting started in your career as a Medical Assistant   Some new Medical Assistant graduates get hired from their externship sites and some may find an MA position pretty quickly after graduating.  But for many the search for […]

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How does your Medical Assistant pay rate compare in the San Diego job market

Post Date: March 22nd, 2018

  How does your Medical Assistant pay rate compare in the San Diego job market   https://www.indeed.com/salaries/Medical-Assistant-Salaries,-San-Diego-CA   Indeed.com is one of the largest job boards and the go to job board at the present time.  Indeed has compiled pay rate data from all Medical Assistant jobs posted on their site over the last year.  […]

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New Employment Law effective January 1st. 2018 will change the way we interview

Post Date: November 3rd, 2017

  New Employment Law effective January 1st. 2018 will change the way we interview   Asking for salary history on an employment application form or during the interview process is not allowed and unlawful.     Prohibition on Salary History Inquiries and a New Duty to Disclose “Pay Scales” (AB 168) Effective January 1, 2018, employers […]

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Always remember to document

Post Date: June 29th, 2017

  Always remember to document                                                        

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Never give up on your goals

Post Date: June 20th, 2017

  Never give up on your goals                              

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Advise to help with your resume

Post Date: January 23rd, 2017

  Advise to help with your resume A friendly reminder, as you are updating your resume for the new year, not to depend on spell check … I saw this on a resume today "superior customer service skills and phone adequate" Yes, "adequate" is a word and it is spelled correctly, it means – of […]

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A true story about the challenges of finding your first job as a Medical Assistant

Post Date: May 18th, 2015

A true story about the challenges of finding your first job as a Medical Assistant – getting started in your career as a Medical Assistant Some new Medical Assistant graduates get hired from their externship sites and some may find an MA position pretty quickly after graduating.  But for many the search for their first […]

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Time for a résumé makeover

Post Date: September 5th, 2014

Susan at Plaza Personnel Service contributes to an article in the San Diego Union Tribune Jobs Special Section ….  Time for a résumé makeover By TAMARA CHUANG • Special to the San Diego Union Tribune Sept. 1, 2014 In today’s socially savvy world, the paper résumé has gone the way of the company pension. Companies are […]

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Some advise to help you move forward in the right direction and accomplish your goals

Post Date: May 12th, 2014

  Plaza Personnel Service Medical Staffing Agency in San Diego A Permanent Placement Employment Agency Never a fee to the Applicant    

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Semi annual H/R legal update

Post Date: November 6th, 2013

  The East County Personnel Association November luncheon with attorney Cindy Freeland presenting an H/R legal update   NOVEMBER H/R LEGAL UPDATE! The California Legal Landscape … does it need trimming, fertilizing, or watering? In 2013, the California Legislature and California courts have been busy enacting and effectuating changes to the legal landscape for employers, […]

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Some advice to help with your resume

Post Date: November 5th, 2013

  Are you getting the results you want from your resume?  Are you getting called in for an interview?  Will your resume pass a screening done by a computer before an actual person takes a look at it?    Click here to read this great article …   This article has some good advise to help […]

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Advise to help with your resume

Post Date: September 12th, 2013

Advise to help with your resume Here is a good article I found in Forbes Magazine, it has some very good information and advise you might find helpful.  Click on the link below… Advise to help with your resume The article compiles feedback from Human Resource Managers about how they review resumes, what they look […]

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Medical Assistants Salary Survey

Post Date: July 31st, 2013

  Here is a link to a salary survey for Medical Assistants compiled by the American Association of Medical Assistants …   American Association of Medical Assistants 2012 Medical Assisting Compensation and Benefits Report Medical Assistants salary survey   Published by the American Association of Medical Assistants national organization resource library / CBSurvey2012      

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Human Resources semi annual legal update

Post Date: June 14th, 2013

EAST COUNTY PERSONNEL ASSOCIATION PRESENTS A LEGAL UPDATE With Marissa L. Dragoo Associate with Littler Mendelson JOIN ECoPA ON THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 2013 FOR OUR SEMI-ANNUAL LEGAL UPDATE Come learn about some of the key changes impacting employers doing business in California today, and brush up on a few everyday items. How does 2013 shape up for […]

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Lunch and Employment Law H/R compliance legal update

Post Date: May 30th, 2013

East County Personnel Association (ECoPA) is a non profit professional group with meetings the 4th Thursday of every month at the Brigantine Restaurant in La Mesa.   The groups meets for networking, lunch at the Brigantine and a speaker presentation related to HR issues.     The June speaker is Attorney Marissa Dragoo with Littler […]

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New I-9 form required to be used from today forward

Post Date: May 7th, 2013

There is a new I-9 form to be completed for all new employees.  The new form is to be used from today forward for all new hires.    Here is a link to the new I-9 form ….  https://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf  

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Military Spouse Employment Partnership

Post Date: March 12th, 2013

Here is a site offering help to military spouses seeking employment in a new city, such as San Diego, while their spouse is here with the Navy or Marines.   A good resource with job listings, resume templates and all kinds of helpful information and guidance   Military Spouse Employment Partnership      

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A holiday song from the CDC with advise on staying healthy through the winter holiday

Post Date: December 18th, 2012

  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has published a holiday song with advise on what to do to stay healthy through the winter holiday season  …  follow this link to check it out  ….  https://www.cdc.gov/family/holiday/12ways.htm   This is a fun reminder of what to do to stay heatlhy 🙂 

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