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Written by Grant Mitchell MOT, OTR/L, Published on April 26, 2017

Staying connected to prominent occupational therapists and organizations is easy using social media and OT Twitter accounts.

Twitter provides a simple and efficient platform for OTs and therapy organizations to provide concise, informative, and thought-provoking therapy information. For those of you who, like myself, have been living under a rock for the last few years, Twitter has gained traction as a primary avenue to disseminate information.

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Topics:AOTACareerscommunicationnetworkingtechnologytwitter

Written by Shannen Marie Coley OTR/L, Published on April 24, 2017

NGOT recommends following these 50 occupational therapy Instagrams if you’re on IG. Check out the square pictures depicting life’s occupations and become inspired.

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Topics:communicationinstagramnetworkingNew Grad Successtechnology

Written by Lesley Khan-Farooqi, Published on April 17, 2017

Oh, that wonderful feeling of completing your occupational therapy degree. Now it is time to begin preparing for your first occupational therapy job!

Here are some things to think about as you start preparing your first occupational therapy job!

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Topics:examFirst JobLicensurenetworkingplanningtips for occupational therapy students

Written by Matthew Alpert, OTR/L, Published on April 11, 2017

You’re exhausted. You're finding it difficult to convey a complete thought. You're realizing it's only Tuesday and only 3-hours into your 9-hour shift…. and you’re totally burning yourself out!

Occupational therapy burnout is real. Most clinicians experience it at some point during their careers, but we at NGOT want to help you avoid compassion fatigue when it often strikes: the beginning of your career!

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Topics:burnoutClinicalNew gradtips for occupational therapy students

Written by Cait Van Damm, Published on April 6, 2017

Hooray, you did it! Grad school is over, or, almost. It’s time to get what you came for in the first place; a real OT job!

If this is your first rodeo on the job market, negotiating new grad OT salaries can be a scary process. Fear not. There are simple things you can do to prep yourself and go into a negotiation with confidence!

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Topics:FinanceNew gradnew grad otNew Grad Successsalarysalary negotiationtips for new grads

Written by Naomi Aaronson, Published on April 4, 2017

Some OT Fieldwork Advice can make or break your clinical experience.

Sure, you will probably pass, but it is all about having a great experience! Naomi Aaronson, an OT who has been practicing for 25 years, has put together this guide to help you prepare and succeed for Fieldwork. Whether you are about to begin a Level I or Level II, you will certainly find some tips in this OT Fieldwork Advice.

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Topics:Clinicalevidence-based practicefieldworkGrad SchoolLevel 2 fieldworklevel IItips for occupational therapy students

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