| Job Search Guide - Contemplating the Counter Offer
by Bernie Frazier and Jenna Connour - Jul, 2014
After a lengthy job search, you secure a great job offer. But, after informing your current manager of your decision to leave the company, he offers you a promotion and new salary that seems equally as promising. You’re at a crossroads: do you take the new job or stay with your current company? Contemplating the pros and cons of the counter offer can be a difficult process. Bernie Frazier, president of the career coaching firm...
| Job Search Guide - Practical Tips for Finding Your Career Passion
by Kathy Caprino and Jenna Connour - Jul, 2014
In the world of career advice, “find your passion” is a phrase that is often tossed around. But how exactly do you go about finding your passion and translate it into a career? Kathy Caprino, an international women’s career success coach and renowned career speaker and writer, sheds some light on the topic of discovering your passion and pursuing it in the form of a career. Job Search Guide covers all facets of the process...
| Management Decisions - Driving Business With Risk
by Karan Girotra and Tim Muma - Jul, 2014
Consistently exploring your business model is important, as is examining the risk involved in all your decisions. While many associate risk with a likely negative outcome, others argue it correlates with your success. Karan Girotra, an entrepreneur and professor of technology and operations management at INSEAD, brings his proven experiences to the show. Karan tells Tim Muma about the value of risk and how you can make it work...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Strategies to Combat Being Overwhelmed
by Erika Andersen and Tim Muma - Jun, 2014
We've all experienced the uneasy, often stressful, pressure of being overwhelmed in our careers. In this episode, Tim Muma's guest hopes to bring the listeners some tips to get over that feeling, regroup and get the job done well. Erika Andersen, founding partner of Proteus, uses her wealth of experience helping executives develop by relaying valuable information to our listeners who may be overwhelmed. Erika draws off that kn...
Quitting Your Job? Think Twice, Do It Right
by Carole Kanchier - Aug, 2014
"I quit my job by email since that's how I normally communicated with my boss. But a company's firing by email got me thinking that quitting by email may not be appropriate ..." Have you had enough? Is quitting the right option? If so, resign with class. But first, know why you're leaving. Do you have patience with customers or co-workers? Are company policies and ethics congruent with your values? Do you have sup...
When Your Career Is in a Tailspin, Remember That Nothing Is in Stone
by Mindy Thomas - Aug, 2014
I get knots in my stomach when I hear about how twisted this job market is becoming. Frankly, the stories are never ending. From nurses at Penn who are completely skilled in their profession but have new educational mandates to complete by a certain date (or else!), to recent college graduates who are overwrought with confusion about what to do next, to baby boomers who are pressured to take severance packages before the ax hi...
Stressed at Work? Read Your Desk Calendar
by Jessica Stasiw - Jul, 2014
I fully embrace technology, really I do! There are times though that just holding a tangible item, like a book or a piece of paper, helps me feel at ease. To keep your sanity you need to have something that will put things into perspective when the room won’t stop spinning. For me, it’s a simple desk calendar that I bought at the local Barnes & Noble. Every year I go after Christmas and I sift through the clearance cale...
How to Conquer 5 Common Workplace Distractions
by Adrienne Erin - Jul, 2014
Everyone wants to be a productive employee, but some people are better at maximizing their efficiency than others. Sometimes you might even be aware you’re being distracted from the job at hand, but you feel powerless to stop it. You know how it goes: you drive to work sorting through a mental checklist of tasks for the day, convincing yourself you’ll definitely get all or most of them done, but things change when you actua...
Is it time to change my job?
by Julie Walraven - Jun, 2014
Many people mistakenly think that professional resume writers do better in a bad economy with high unemployment. Nothing could be further from the truth. Though I work with people who are unemployed and though I worked with both unemployed and those who want a career change throughout the recession that started in late 2007, it takes a good economy for professional resume writers to thrive. I’d like to discuss why you s...
Avoid These 5 Common Career Change Mistakes
by Louise Fletcher - Jun, 2014
Are you feeling stuck in your current career? Dreaming of making the move to more fulfilling work? I totally understand. Throughout my career, I’ve made several career changes. I’ve worked in retail management, HR and now resume writing. In fact, I’m currently embarking on yet another career (albeit this time it’s a second career) as a professional artist. Each of these moves enriched my life and I’m glad I made each one...
Is Your Job Leaving You, or are You Leaving Your Job?
by Rowe Leathers - Jun, 2014
As a career coach, I find that among the most common reasons why a person leaves a job is to find something “better.” My response is typically, “What kind of better?” Salary aside, what are you really looking for? There are a variety of reasons why people leave their jobs, oftentimes feeling that they are ready for bigger and better challenges. Other times, it is because they feel their position is a dead end with no room f...
How to Make a Career Change With No Experience
by Louise Fletcher - May, 2014
So you’ve decided that you want to change careers, but you have no experience in your chosen field. If this is you, you may find yourself getting discouraged. But you mustn’t let your current lack of experience stop you from following your dreams. Instead, you’re going to need to get some … but how do you do that when no-one will give you a job? Here are 5 time-tested ways to gain the experience you need and ensure that...
How to Lose a Job in 10 Days
by Mindy Thomas - Apr, 2014
I never cease to be amazed how the same people who can talk themselves into a new job can also walk themselves out of that very same job. First impressions may be important, but so are second ones! Following are eight fatal mistakes to avoid when you have a job offer signed, sealed, and delivered: 1. Showing up late for training. A millennial client of mine who just landed a job with a bank recently told me that 3 out...
Seven Trust-Diminishing Habits to Avoid at Work
by Nan S. Russell - Apr, 2014
When it comes to building or diminishing trust at work one thing is clear, there is no little stuff. Everything matters. That includes routine actions, casual habits, and how, what and to whom you communicate. Too often, the speed of work causes us to quickly craft a message or reply without awareness of its trust-diminishing or enhancing dynamics. But, you can improve your trust-building odds by eliminating common trust-di...
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