| 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...
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....
5 Key Tips to Wow Recruiters
by Louise Garver - Sep, 2015
Companies are awash in resumes, even at the executive level. Somehow you have to find that special angle – or, more realistically, a collection of angles – to set yourself apart. What does it take? Here’s what recruiters recommend. Professional presentation Let’s start with the obvious… your physical appearance. Are you wearing something appropriate to interviews and networking meetings? Even the range of colors on your...
A Few Powerful Interview Questions to Ask
by Linda Dobogai - Sep, 2015
People often struggle with figuring out what might be good questions to ask potential employers. It's helpful to create questions that are insightful, yet avoid intrusiveness. Acquiring a realistic preview of the job and work environment are critical in helping to make decisions that will support future job satisfaction. Here are a few questions for you to consider. WHAT ARE THE IMMEDIATE CHALLENGES FOR THE PERSON HIRED INT...
Ace the Recruitment Process With These Active Listening Tips
by Louise Garver - Sep, 2015
As an executive and leader, the art of listening is a key component in every aspect of your communications. It’s especially important when it comes to navigating your executive job search – whether you’re talking to a recruiter or a company insider. Judith Glaser of Benchmark Communications writes about navigational listening: “the style of listening that makes us better executives. It accepts that listening is not an end...
Another Sign The Job Market Is Improving
by Stacey Lane - Sep, 2015
Another cool thing about the improving job market? The focus on employee engagement and retention. I happen to think I know a thing or two about how to engage and retain the best employees. Why? Because they’re the ones who seek out a career coach to help them with their careers. (Pause for a moment and think about it…) I’m not a recruiting expert, nor an employee development guru, but what I’ve learned through my...
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