| I Want to Be a - Baseball Play-by-Play Announcer
by Joe Block and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
The individuals who bring baseball fans the action often become part of their soundtrack of the summer, painting a picture of the game while fans go about their business. Joe Block, radio play-by-play man for the Milwaukee Brewers, tells Tim Muma about the road to becoming one of the few radio voices in Major League Baseball. With just 30 teams at the highest level, competition is fierce and the sacrifices are many, but Joe wo...
| You Do What? - I'm an Illusionist
by Adam Trent and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
Illusionists (or magicians) have found some mainstream success in the entertainment world, but some may still view it as an interesting and odd choice for a career. Adam Trent is known as the Futurist as part of a group of seven of the most talented illusionists from around the world, performing together around the glove in The Illusionists - Witness the Impossible. Adam explains to Tim Muma how you can work your way into the...
| Job Search Guide - Effectively Prepping Your Resume
by Stefanie Lomax and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
The resume plays a big role in helping you acquire an interview, and ultimately, a job. Effectively preparing that resume can go a long way in determining the fate of your job search. Stefanie Lomax, director of human resources at Rolyn Companies, joins Tim Muma to discuss the vital components of your resume. Stefanie describes all the areas you need to focus on when prepping this document, and some strategies for giving the e...
| Management Decisions - How Much Should a Name Matter in Hiring?
by Sabrina Baker and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
There has been a lot of buzz in the human resources industry about an individual by the name of Jose Zamora and his inability to get a job interview. He claims that once he changed his name to Joe on his resume, the calls and emails started coming. Sabrina Baker, an experienced human resources professional and founder of Acacia HR Solutions, talks with Tim Muma about Jose's situation and the validity of his discovery. Sabrina...
Key Job Search Requirements You Might Not Think Of
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2014
You might know–or think you know–what’s important in conducting a successful job search. BUT…are you overlooking or unaware of job search trends that could sharply reduce your odds of success? A recent article by personal branding guru William Arruda, titled “6 Unspoken Requirements for Every Job Seeker” makes some telling points about this subject. I highly recommend reading the entire article, but I’m going to share the 6...
How to Utilize Similarities Between House Shopping and Job Hunting
by Jessica Stasiw - Sep, 2014
Having your house listed is similar to animal visitations at the zoo. There is a consistent parade of strangers coming in and out of your dwelling, touching your things, critiquing where you live, and tracking in dirt. My house was recently listed and while I went through the experience I had to in turn look for a new place to live. We are still currently on the hunt for the right house, and let me say there have been some mis...
Overcome Executive Job Search Challenges – Baby Boomers
by Louise Garver - Sep, 2014
Executive Baby Boomers – and you know who you are if born between 1946 and 1964 – are one of the largest generations moving through and out of the workforce today. The last of the boomers will turn 65 by 2029. If you’re a Baby Boomer and not ready to retire or are thinking about a career change, consider what you may encounter while searching for your next job. Younger Competition You will more than likely be competin...
Is a Bad Credit Rating Hindering Your Career?
by Rowe Leathers - Sep, 2014
Having a poor credit rating can do more than just keep you from getting a job. Simply knowing that your credit rating is limiting your employment options can reduce your self-confidence, and in turn, can negatively impact your attitude, outlook and overall demeanor. Unfortunately, your demeanor can send a message of doubt and desperation that potential employers can sense, and quite frankly, avoid. When hit with a financial...
3 Little Known Ways to Conduct a Long-Distance Job Search (Relocation)
by Lisa Rangel - Sep, 2014
Sometimes the perfect executive level job for you just doesn’t seem to exist in your area. You resolve to looking for jobs that require you to relocate thinking this will help expand your job search. While this may be true, you soon realize there’s a special set of challenges that present themselves when trying to conduct a job search that requires relocation. Use the tips below to show recruiters that you are serious about...
That problem in your background? It isn’t as bad as you think
by Louise Fletcher - Sep, 2014
I’m taking on online sketching class at the moment. I’ve always loved painting and drawing, and I’m finding this a particularly rewarding way to work. But I’ve noticed a lot of the students are very uncomfortable sharing their work. They’ll preface each post with caveats like ‘this isn’t very good’ or ‘I don’t like this one at all.’ Usually, the drawing is excellent – full of life and personality and character – but all they s...
Executive Bios: The Top 10 Ways to Use One
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Sep, 2014
Do you have an executive bio? And do you know how best to use one? Bios have been around for decades and are often used by senior executives. In fact, recruiters and employers tend to assume that if you are a senior executive, you already have one. Useful for reminding your network what you bring to the table and introducing your background to prospective contacts, your bio also presents key details about you to recruiters,...
How to Use Travel Tips to Reach Your Career Goals
by Louise Garver - Sep, 2014
Were you one of the lucky ones that actually took time off this summer for a vacation? Typically, there is a lot of planning that took place before you took off to the wild blue yonder; choosing a destination, setting a budget, purchasing travel tickets, hotel rooms, and then packing the suitcase. What if the plan to reach your career goals was as easy as planning a vacation? Choose your destination Most people don’t...
Commodity Job Seeker: Make Sure This Isn’t You
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2014
One definition of commodity is: “A basic good used in commerce that is interchangeable with other commodities of the same type.” In the world of job search and career management, you do not want to be a commodity! Interchangeability is not your friend. Avoid the “Me Too” Syndrome If your resume and other career marketing/job search tools paint you as just another candidate like the scores whose resumes preceded yours...
How To Leave Your Best Brand Impression:The Second Time
by Valerie Sokolosky - Sep, 2014
We hear it all the time. “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” That good ol’ first impression, in which people “sum you up” in a matter of seconds. Some say this isn’t fair but research shows that we do make judgments about others in the first few seconds of meeting them. In a short amount of time, there can be assumptions made about a person’s income, where they live, where they work, their perso...
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