| Job Search Guide - The Hidden Job Market
by Debra Feldman and Jenna Connour - Jul, 2015
You’ve exhausted the online job boards. Now what? If you’re a serious job seeker, you know that applying for jobs online may not get you the most desirable or speedy results. Finding unadvertised jobs or accessing the hidden job market is invaluable. These are employment opportunities in which a company doesn’t publically advertise and have openings known only to the hiring manager and company insiders. Debra Feldman, The JobW...
| 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...
An Insider's Guide to the Hows and Whys of LinkedIn
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
In an interview with LinkedIn communications guru Crystal Braswell, we discuss what you should be doing to use the site to its fullest potential, and how LinkedIn is evolving to better meet the needs of today’s professionals. LinkedIn has become an integral part of our professional lives. I hear a lot about the site from career advisers, but when I really want to learn what’s going on, I turn to the folks making things happ...
Embracing Good Fear When Making A Career Change
by Stacy Harshman - Jul, 2015
We usually think of fear as a negative emotion which should be managed and quieted; however, there are some positive aspects of fear to consider. Tara Mohr, author of the book Playing Big, writes about understanding fear in a whole new way. She draws from Rabbi Lew’s book, Be Still and Get Going, and explains that the Hebrew Bible uses two words to describe fear. One type of fear can be paralyzing, while the other type can be...
Fortune’s New Workplace Ranking Reveals a Lot About What Millennials Want
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2015
Pennsylvania-based Power Home Remodeling Group recently earned the top spot on Fortune’s inaugural list of 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials. A home remodeling company? Are you thinking what I’m thinking? That doesn’t strike me as a super-hot place for millennials to work. But it beat out popular employers like Google — by a lot (Google only ranked 25th) — even though Google has been No. 1 on Fortune’s annual list of t...
New Ways of Looking at Career Advancement
by Carole Kanchier - Jul, 2015
What does career growth mean to you? Are your views of career advancement compatible with the changes and challenges of The Digital Age? The Digital Age Ongoing technological, economic, political and social changes are forcing us to rethink our views of work, success and career advancement. Today, nothing is certain. The value of work is judged more by personal and job satisfaction and less by money and position. Suc...
Your Resume and Your Online Presence
by Robin Schlinger - Jul, 2015
Hiring managers and recruiters troll online looking for candidates even before positions are posted. When you submit an application, they evaluate information from both your resume and from your online presence. It is up to you to control the information they see online. For example: ◾Photos are not recommended for resumes but they occur everywhere online. When you are job hunting, you want those photos to reflect you...
4 Innovative Networking Tactics That Can Land You A Job
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jul, 2015
Networking has always been essential in professional life, whether you’re searching for a new job or simply looking to expand opportunities in your field. Making connections is what helps you move through the ranks and reveal new pathways you may not have even known existed. However, just as the job market is competitive; trying to stand out from peers and colleagues also requires strategy. Here are four innovative ways to get...
Cracking the Code on Interview Questions
by Bernie Frazier - Jul, 2015
Several years ago, I interviewed someone for an Executive Administrative Assistant position. Because the previous Assistant left the company after 20 years due to harassment from a peer, I knew the next person coming through the door would have to be strong enough to stand up to the “Bully” to get her to back down. After qualifying her credentials by reviewing her resume and in the phone interview, I invited her to meet with...
How to Get an Employee Referral
by Jean Cummings - Jul, 2015
OK, in my previous blog post I noted that employee referrals are the #1 source of hire in corporate America. This statistic comes out of CareerXroads Source of Hire Study for 2014. That means leveraging employee referrals is better than depending on recruiters to find your a job, applying to jobs on big job boards, or using specialty services like Execunet or Netshare. Everyone knows that “networking” has always been the be...
How to Keep Your Job Search Confidential
by Heather Krasna - Jul, 2015
As a career coach, I get this question often: how do I look for a new job without my current boss finding out? Here are some tips: 1. Lock down your LinkedIn profile. If you are connected to any of your co-workers or your boss, and are also aggressively updating your LinkedIn profile, someone might notice. To ensure your updates aren’t being broadcast to the universe, fix your privacy settings. Click on the tiny icon of you...
The LinkedIn Summary Dilemma: Use "I" or Not?
by Jean Cummings - Jul, 2015
LinkedIn profile writing is a challenge. And there are ways in which the LinkedIn profile summary section is still the Wild West. The LI summary is a blank page only restricted by the 2000 character limit. There are no requirements for anything in particular, such as listing your jobs and dates. So why is it important to worry about this? And what should you do? People know that LI is the premier business networking site. I...
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