| Job Search Guide - Authentic Networking the Key to More Job Leads
by Debra Feldman and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
There's hardly a doubt that networking leads to the most and best employment opportunities; however, connecting the right way can still be a challenge. Debra Feldman, the Job Whiz, joins Tim Muma to give her experienced take on creating authentic networking relationships that last and give you more job leads. Debra breaks down the most important actions you can take to become a networking pro while bonding with others on a gen...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Career Roomba Syndrome
by Brad Zomick and Tim Muma - Jul, 2015
It's common for people to bounce around to different jobs throughout their careers, but there comes a point where it can be a problem. Brad Zomick rejoins LJNRadio to talk about the Career Roomba Syndrome, named after the automatic vacuum cleaner that moves around the room with a lack of real direction. Brad tells Tim Muma about the dangers of this syndrome, how to avoid it, and what to do if you find yourself bouncing around...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Myth vs. Reality: Career Advancement for Women
by Kathy Caprino and Tim Muma - Jul, 2015
Progress and success are two different things, and the area of women in the workplace might be the best representation of that idea. Part of the disparity lies in the myths and realities of the situation. Joining Tim Muma to separate the truth from fiction is women's success coach Kathy Caprino, founder and president of Ellia Communications. Kathy gives us the details on what you can believe about career advancement for women...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Starting an Encore Career
by Chuck Conrad and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
While most hope they'll enjoy a long, successful career in a field they love, that's not always the case. When an individual wants something more - or different - from their professional ventures, the encore career can be a terrific option. Chuck Conrad, senior financial planner for Szarka Financial, brings his expertise to LJNRadio in examining the most important steps for a successful encore career. Chuck gives Tim Muma the...
5 Signs You Might Be A Delusional Executive Job Seeker
by Lisa Rangel - Oct, 2015
Get ready. I'm going to vent. Some of you may even remove me as a LinkedIn connection. I'm ok with that. I'm annoyed at the delusional expectations of some executive job seekers and the infectious negativity they spread by not accepting job-seeking life for what it is. The executive job search is a sales process. It's not an entitlement program. I get it. It's hard. And you think it shouldn't be this ha...
Job Search Networking–Not Like a Root Canal!
by Georgia Adamson - Oct, 2015
So you say you’d rather have a root canal than engage in job search networking? Then you’re probably looking at networking from the wrong angle! As I said a couple of posts ago, networking represents a key element of successful job searching and career management. Also, of course, it’s not just a “when I’m in job-search mode” activity, but rather, something you need to do more consistently than that. The question then becom...
What Can You Do for Us?
by Georgia Adamson - Oct, 2015
You’re probably familiar with the old principle of WIIFM–What’s In It For Me? On the other hand, how often do you think about WIIFU–What’s In It For Us? Maybe not often enough. Employers’ Perspective is Critical If you haven’t put the needs of potential employers at the top of your list when creating your professional resume or preparing for a full-out job search, you could be wasting your time–and theirs. Most employers...
Resumes for People with Long Careers at One Company: Part I
by Robin Schlinger - Oct, 2015
A good friend of mine told me about his sister who had been out of work for almost a year. His sister refused to go to a professional resume writer because she had already sent out dozens of resumes with no success whatever. So why should she pay for a product that would not get her a job? My friend asked to see her resume. He told me: “I looked at the resume and rolled my eyes. My sister has years and years of experience,...
The Hottest Millennial Career Track You’ve Never Thought of
by Lindsey Pollak - Sep, 2015
According to a report by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, two million manufacturing positions are likely to go unfilled in the next decade due to a lack of skilled workers. Another study, this one from the Brookings Institution, named manufacturing as one of four “promising” industries that has not yet tapped into the potential of the younger workforce. Where are all the millennials in manufacturing? We talked with...
45% of Employers Screen Job Candidates Online
by Joshua Waldman - Sep, 2015
There is no doubt that social media is changing the way we are communicating. Polls, published on FastCompany put this trend into perspective for Job Seekers: -45% of employers check social networks before hiring -11% plan to use social networking sites for screening in the near future -35% of companies had rejected a candidate based on information from a social-network profile -14% rejected a candidate for using an e...
5 Ways a Professional Organization Can Advance Your Career
by Tiffany Young - Sep, 2015
Getting ahead professionally takes more than just knowing how to do the job or having advanced degrees. The advancement of your career is solely your responsibility and shouldn’t just be a focus when searching for a new job. For help, try turning to professional organization for your career needs.There is benefit to joining a professional organization– it’s an investment that can be one of the biggest career moves you’ll ever...
6 Rules for Using Acronyms in Resumes
by Robin Schlinger - Sep, 2015
In these blog posts, you will find many occasions when I have mentioned the danger of including too many acronyms in your resume without defining them. It is easy to assume that “everyone” knows what an acronym means, only to discover that the acronym has an entirely different meaning in another company—or even in another division. A resume loaded with acronyms is difficult to read even by someone who knows exactly what you me...
The Essence of Job Searching with Social Media
by Joshua Waldman - Sep, 2015
Last night a light bulb went off during my hands-on 2 hr workshop. The workshop started off as usual. Introductions. LinkedIn, personal branding ninja techniques, getting to Google’s first page. And just as we were about to get into Twitter…Time ran out! I realized that I’m giving out A LOT of information. Way too much for just 2 hours. Instead of raising the price, or cutting the amount of content I’m giving away, I dec...
3 New Job Mistakes to Avoid
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2015
In a perfect world, your new job would be challenging but not overwhelming and you would move forward with no obstacles during the first 6 months to a year. Unfortunately you probably don’t live in a perfect world. At least no one I know does! Challenges undoubtedly will occur on your new job, and some of them might be daunting, to say the least–especially if they’re situations you had no way to anticipate and prepare for....
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