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OET listening part c

OET Listening Test Part C

OET Listening Part C Hello everybody and welcome to Connetics College. My name is Grace and I am the Academic Manager at Swoosh English. I am also an OET teacher. And in this class today,…

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Direct hire vs Staffing

Direct Hire vs. Staffing Agency: What Every Nurse Should Know

Direct Hire vs. Staffing Agency: What Every Nurse Should Know Nursing is one of the most in-demand professions in the United States. There is a chronic shortage of qualified nurses in many healthcare facilities across…

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OET exam

Things You Should Know Before Taking the OET Exam

Things You Should Know Before Taking the OET Exam Hi everyone, and welcome. My name is Luciana Da Silva with Connetics USA. This is Onwards and Upwards. Everything a global nurse needs to know to…

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OET

OET Exam: A Pathway for International Nurses Immigrating to the USA

OET Exam: A Pathway for International Nurses Immigrating to the USA Many nurses already know about the Occupational English Test (OET) and the benefits it provides when proving your English language skills. If you are…

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PTE

Pearson PTE Academic Test for Nurses Coming to the US

Pearson PTE Academic Test for Nurses Coming to the US  Pearson Test of English (PTE) is a computer-based language test that provides an unbiased and secure proof of your English skills for university, professional and…

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Health insurance

An Introduction to Health Insurance in the USA

An Introduction to Health Insurance in the USA Unlike many industrialized countries, the US does not have a universal health care system. As a result, medical costs in the United States are astronomical. For example,…

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US culture

Assertiveness in US Culture

Assertiveness in US Culture Many cultures view assertiveness negatively. Often, these are cultures that are more collective than an individual in their nature. Take Japan’s proverb “the nail that sticks out will be hammered down.”…

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Renters Insurance

Renters Insurance: Protect Your Belongings

Renters Insurance: Protect Your Belongings What Is Renters Insurance?  Just as auto insurance protects you financially if your car is involved in an accident, renters insurance is designed to protect you when the worst happens…

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Life Insurance

Life Insurance: Everything You Need to Know

Life Insurance: Everything You Need to Know If you have anyone depending on you financially, it’s a good idea to have life insurance. Policy payouts can help cover debts, pay for funeral arrangements, and even…

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Dental insurance

Why Dental Insurance is a Must-Have in Today’s World

Why Dental Insurance is a Must-Have in Today’s World What is Dental Insurance?  Dental insurance is designed to help cover the costs of qualified dental procedures. Just like other types of insurance, the specifics of…

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Credit Card

Credit Cards: A Guide to Using Your Plastic Responsibly

Credit Cards: A Guide to Using Your Plastic Responsibly Credit is essentially a loan. In this way, home loans, auto loans, and student loans are all types of credit. One of the most common forms…

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Auto Insurance

Auto Insurance: Everything You Need to Know

Auto Insurance: Everything You Need to Know What is Auto Insurance?  Auto insurance is designed to protect what is, most likely, one of the most expensive belongings you have – your car! Whether you lease…

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How to Resolve Conflicts at Work

How to Resolve Conflicts at Work in 10 Steps?

How to Resolve Conflicts at Work in 10 Steps? While many people try to avoid addressing conflicts, this can often lead to a buildup of anger and resentment. Instead, it’s usually better to face a…

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Conversational Idioms

A Guide to Medical and Conversational Idioms in English

A Guide to Medical and Conversational Idioms in English Learning a language’s idioms is often the final step to really speaking like a native, and, of course, it can be very helpful in avoiding misunderstandings!…

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Resilience

6 Ways To Build Resilience at Work

6 Ways To Build Resilience at Work Work environments in the 21st century are stressful: rapidly evolving industries, constant access, fierce competition, and a breakneck pace.  While some levels of stress can actually help motivate…

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5 Movies to Improve English Listening Skill

5 Movies to Improve English Listening Skills

Movies to Improve English Listening Skill While textbooks and classes are a great way to learn the foundations of English, the language you learn will often be far removed from how people actually speak in…

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5 Accent Reduction Tips to Improve English Pronunciation

5 Accent Reduction Tips to Improve English Pronunciation

5 Accent Reduction Tips to Improve English Pronunciation English can be a very difficult language to master, especially when it comes to pronunciation and intonation. Words frequently aren’t pronounced the way you’d think based on…

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4 Steps to Importing a Car from Canada to the US

4 Steps to Importing a Car from Canada to the US

4 Steps to Importing a Car from Canada to the US Living in the United States practically requires owning a car. For most people, the easiest option when moving to the US will be to…

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How Much Does it Cost to Immigrate to the US

How Much Does it Cost to Immigrate to the US

How Much Does it Cost to Immigrate to the US Making an international move can be thrilling. A new culture, new workplace, new surroundings – what an adventure! It’s easy to get swept up in…

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Conversational English

Conversational English: Tips and Tricks for Effective Communication

Conversational English: Tips and Tricks for Effective Communication Has this happened to you? You’ve spent years studying English in class, read a stack of textbooks, and used all of the apps. You feel confident in…

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How To Get A Learner's Permit

How To Get A Learner’s Permit

How To Get A Learner’s Permit In the US, driver’s licenses are issued by individual states rather than the federal government. Because of this, the laws and procedures for obtaining a driver’s license vary, but…

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How to Create a Personal Budget

How to Create a Personal Budget

How to Create a Personal Budget A budget is an essential tool for managing your finances. When you plan where your money will go each month, you avoid a lot of unnecessary stress. Setting up…

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How to Buy a Car in the US

How to Buy a Car in the US as a New Immigrant

How to Buy a Car in the US as a New Immigrant With little to no public transit in most areas, life in the United States practically requires owning a car. While renting a car…

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Can a Green Card Holder Buy a House

Can a Green Card Holder Buy a House

Can a Green Card Holder Buy a House For many immigrants, buying a home is part of the American Dream. Luckily, if you hold a “green card” or Permanent Residence Card, the process to buy…

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TN visa

Can TN Visa Holder Buy a House

Can TN Visa Holder Buy a House Luckily, there are no laws in the US against immigrants, even those temporarily in the US, like TN visa holders, from buying a home. While you should certainly…

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Health Insurance

How To Buy Health Insurance in the US

How To Buy Health Insurance in the US If your employer doesn’t provide medical coverage or you want additional coverage, you can decide to take out your own policy from providers such as Blue Cross,…

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How to Get A Driver's License

How to Get A Driver’s License

How to Get A Driver’s License For better or worse, US transportation is dominated by driving. While major cities like New York and San Francisco have excellent public transit, in most of the US, you’ll…

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How To Interview in A Virtual Environment

How To Interview in A Virtual Environment

How To Interview in A Virtual Environment Employers are relying more and more on virtual interviews, especially if you’re being recruited from abroad. While conventional wisdom for in-person interviews still holds true, there are a…

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Opening a Bank account

Can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the US

Can a Foreigner Open a Bank Account in the US Chances are, opening a bank account will be one of the first things you will want to do after arriving in the US. After all,…

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How to Register a Car in the US

How to Register a Car in the US

How to Register a Car in the US In order for a car to be legally allowed on the road, it must be registered with the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (the official title may…

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How to Rent a House in the US

How to Rent a House in the US

How to Rent a House in the US The United States rental market is, fortunately, fairly friendly to foreigners. With very few restrictions, securing a rental will be pretty straightforward.    Renting a House in…

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Reviewing a Job Offer

How to Evaluate a Job Offer

How to Evaluate a Job Offer It’s always exciting to make it past an interview process and get a job offer. So exciting, in fact, that you might be tempted to accept the offer without…

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How to use Uber and Lyft

How Do You Use Uber or Lyft

How Do You Use Uber or Lyft For many decades, taxis ruled the private transportation sector. However, with the rise of the sharing economy, rideshare apps began to offer a similar service in a more…

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Red Flags during a job interview

Red Flags to Watch Out for When Interviewing

Red Flags to Watch Out for When Interviewing The search for a new job, especially in a new country, can be a long, exhausting process. When you finally get an interview, it can be easy…

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Culture Shock

Surviving Culture Shock In the Workplace

Surviving Culture Shock In the Workplace Culture Shock can come with a host of unpleasant symptoms: anxiety, irritability, physical exhaustion, and an overall feeling of negativity toward your new culture. This can make adjusting to…

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Auto loans

What You Need to Know About Car Loans

What You Need to Know About Car Loans One of the first things you will likely want to do when you arrive is sort out your transportation. Unless you are lucky enough to live in…

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Diversity and inclusion

The Importance of Diversity & Inclusion

The Importance of Diversity & Inclusion The United States is a nation of immigrants. In fact, only about 2.4% of the population is Native American, and 26% of the population is comprised of first-generation immigrants…

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International Driving Permit

The International Drivers Permit: What it Is and When You Need It

The International Drivers Permit: What it Is and When You Need It One of the many unique characteristics of The United States is its general lack of public transit. Outside a few big cities like…

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US Credit

The US Credit System

Credit System in the USA As soon as you open any line of credit – a mortgage, auto loan, or credit card – you will start building your credit score. Often referred to as your…

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Acing an interview

Tips for Acing an Interview

Tips for Acing an Interview Interviewing can be nerve-wracking. Sure, you know the employer is interested in your resume, but will you deliver it in person? Luckily, there are several tried-and-true tactics that are sure…

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US cellphone

US Cell Phone Carriers & Contracts

US Cell Phone Carriers & Contracts One of the first things you’ll likely want to do upon your arrival is secure cell phone service. After all, you’ll need cell service and mobile data to find…

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HOA

What You Should Know About HOAs

What You Should Know About HOAs For many people, buying a house represents achieving a life goal: having a place to call your own truly. No more landlords telling you whether you can have pets,…

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OET

Why is OET for Nurses a Good Test of English Language Proficiency?

Why is OET for Nurses a Good Test of English Language Proficiency? Our international nursing agency will help you figure out with the OET exam, the leading global English test for nurses, has recently been…

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IELTS, OET, and PTE for Registered Nurses

IELTS Exam, OET, and PTE for Nurses in the USA When considering living and working abroad as a nursing professional, how to start your journey can be overwhelming. One of the most challenging and misunderstood…

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Cold Weather Safety Tips

Cold Weather Safety Tips

Cold Weather Safety Tips How to dress for cold weather in the USA? In many US states, the weather can be very cold, so our international nursing agency has picked up some important tips for…

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How to Establish Credit for the First Time

How to Establish Credit for the First Time

How to Establish Credit for the First Time What is Credit? Credit is the ability of an individual or organization to obtain goods or services before payment, based on an agreement to pay later. Based…

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Financing A Car: Dealership or Direct Lender?

Financing A Car: Dealership or Direct Lender? When financing a new or used car, you basically have two options: secure a loan from a private institution, called a direct lender, or go through the dealership…

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What Is Culture Shock and How To Deal With It

What Is Culture Shock and How To Deal With It

What Is Culture Shock and How To Deal With It Culture shock is real. It is common for expats or those who have moved abroad. Here, our team of the international nurse agency will go…

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NCLEX Process for International Nurses

NCLEX Requirements, Process and Preparation for Foreign Nurses For an international nurse preparing to move to the US, the NCLEX journey is a necessary item that must be navigated to achieve the nurse’s American Dream….

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About U.S. Income Taxes

Nearly everyone living in the United States has to pay a certain amount of their income to the federal, state, and local governments every year in the form of tax. Nurses employed by American healthcare…

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NCLEX Testing Centers Worldwide

NCLEX Testing Centers International Locations Nurses can pass the NCLEX all over the world. To help you find a place to sit for the exam near you, our international nursing agency has created a list…

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Five steps to take NCLEX

How to Pass NCLEX RN

NCLEX RN Exam: How to Get Authorization and Pass the Test What is NCLEX RN Exam? The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX RN) is an exam all nursing students must pass to become licensed registered…

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Building Credit in the USA

Building credit is incredibly important in the United States. Your credit history and score will be used for a variety of important elements in your new life: assessing your application to  rent an apartment, determining…

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