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8-) Hi Everyone: I just moved to Florida from Northern Michigan where I was an Activity Assistant for almost 4 years. Today I have an interview at a LTC facility for the position of AD. I need all the help I can get because I've never been in a "management" position before. Please, any advise would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, midgey.

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Hi Midgey. Welcome to Florida. Good Luck with your interviews. What part of Florida did you move too? As for my advice, just be yourself. As the activity assistant you have a lot of experience knowing how hard they work. As a manager you can be fair and understanding of the workers under you because you have been there and know what they are going through. Help them in anyway you can. Be firm in what they are supposed to do, give suggestions and let hem know how much they are appreciated. I am sure you will be wonderful!

Barbara in Florida

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Guest Pat8231

Hi Midgey, Welcome to the land of sunshine and sand. I too am a transplant from NY but been here 15 years already. As for the job, mmmmm, well, just be who you are. Can't go wrong when you are just being yourself. Management is management and some can let it go to their heads. Worked for a few of those people lol. You will do fine once you get over the jitters of being in a new position and getting use to Florida itself. Pat8231 8-)

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Thank you so much for the info! I had the interview and it seemed to go O.K., but he had other people to interview. so it's a waiting game!!! I think he was a little concerned because, as an assistant in my old job, I didn't do assessments. I know what to do, but I never actually did any. once again thank you and any more help I can get will be greatly appreciated. P.S. I'm in Ocala ---- about 90 miles north west of Orlando.

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Hi Midgey,

My first interview job I was also a wreck. I was also told that they had a few others to interview. So I decided that I would call and check on the status of the interviewing. I called enough to let them know I was interested but not enough to be a pest. I was called back for 2 more interviews. I was hired on the 3rd one. So either phone calls helped or I said/did something correct at one of the interviews. Maybe you call & just check in let them know you are interested & the best person for this job! Let us know how it goes :-)

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Remember to write a thank you note too. I have spoken to several people who don't do this and I was amazed. It's a great way to keep your name fresh in their head. Good luck

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:-? Thank you everyone for the great advise. I will make a call in a day or two to check my status. The thank you note is a good idea ,too. I will keep you posted on what happens. Any more suggestions will help. I read this board almost everyday. midgey

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I knew it was you! :lol: I'm from Christian Park Health Care Center. We went to the same confrences. So why the change? :lol:

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Thank you all for your great advice. Unfortunately I did not get called for a second interview, but maybe that's a good thing. It was a big place (120 beds) and I worked in a 45 bed!!! And I'm not trying to be negative, but I just don't feel qualified for AD yet. I want to take the course before I apply for an AD position. 8-)

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:-) Hi Everyone!

I have applied for an Activitys Coordinator position at an assisted living facility. I have 10 years experience working with both comercial and in home daycare. I know I can take what I have learned and apply it to this job. I have stopped in 3 times to show my interest in this postition. I know I have what it takes to do this. How can I convince them? I have not been told either way if I have the job or not. What more can I do or say to show them I have what it takes? Please help, I need some advice. Oh and how do you get those cute lil pictures under your name?

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Hi Goofy Gal,

I think that you are doing all you can to show them that you are

interested,just keep in touch with the Director/Administrator.

Maybe make up a sample calendar to show them.(?)

If it's meant to be you will get the job,if not, no worries,you'll find one.

As far as the lil pictures under your name, click on your own name and you will be directed to your profile,then on the right side of the page it will say avitars,click that and you can choose your pictures.

Have Fun !! gina :-)

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