| You Do What? - I'm a Defense Contractor for the Pentagon
by Ashley Stahl and Jenna Connour - Jan, 2015
For those who dream of a career in foreign policy or the government, a position with the Pentagon may be the ultimate dream job. In this episode of “You Do What?” Jenna Connour is joined by Ashley Stahl, who discusses her experience as a defense contractor for the Pentagon. Ashley is currently a career coach, professional speaker, and the founder of Ashley Stahl Coaching; but before pursuing her current career path, she served...
| Job Search Guide - Developing Your Personal Brand
by Sherri Thomas and Jenna Connour - Jan, 2015
During your job search, successfully creating your own “personal brand” can be a huge contributing factor to securing a new position. But, what does it mean to have an effective personal brand, and how can you go about developing one? To learn more about this subject, Jenna Connour is joined by Sherri Thomas – a career development & leadership coach, corporate trainer, and the award-winning author of "Career Smart: Five Steps...
| Classroom to Boardroom - Career Fair Clues
by Courtney Steding and Tim Muma - Jan, 2015
Finding ways to actually speak with employers is a key to landing your first job, and career fairs give you the opportunity to do so. Courtney Steding, associate director of career services at Penn State Behrend, joins Tim Muma to discuss the vital components of successfully taking advantage of a career fair's design. Courtney clues us into the minor and major strategies that will help you along the way. Classroom to Boardr...
| Classroom to Boardroom - Career Fair Strategies (and Mistakes)
by Angie Froistad and Tim Muma - Jan, 2015
Career fairs are tremendous events designed to get you in front of potential employers, put your best self on display, and create the opportunity to land a new job. A successful day includes sound strategy and avoiding common mistakes. Angie Froistad, assistant director of the College of Science and Engineering Career Center at the University of Minnesota, shares her insider perspective on the do's and don'ts when it comes to...
6 Tactics to Maximize Your College Grad’s First Salary
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2015
It’s no secret that college grads today are entering a job market that looks nothing like it did when you were just out of school. The economic landscape has drastically changed for this generation and many parents are worried and frustrated that their kids’ future may not be as bright as their own. The good news is that if they are able to maximize their first salary then they will be just fine. The amount of money your ch...
How Do I Find a Career I'm Passionate About?
by Alexandra Levit - Jan, 2015
Today's reader question from DailyWorth.com: “I have been in my field for over two decades and I’m ready to start my dream career, but I’m not sure what that looks like exactly. I’m obsessed with organization and budgeting, but without a hardcore financial background, I’m unsure what type of job this would be. I want to look forward to going to work every day. What do you suggest?” The first thing I’d like to do is he...
The Biggest 2015 Job Search Trend in One Word
by Jean Cummings - Jan, 2015
Here's where I see resumes and job search going: ONLINE O: Over 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn to source and vet candidates | Over 80% use social media sites like Facebook or Twitter to rule applicants OUT N: Neglect building your online footprint at your peril | Unless you have a robust online footprint, you will be disadvantaged in the job search over candidates who do L: Love your job and want to keep it? Stay a...
6 Must Read Books to Survive Your Quarter-Life Crisis
by Melody Wilding - Jan, 2015
In between 10-hour workdays at a low-paying, soul-sucking job, have you ever come up for air and bemoaned, “This is not what my 20’s we’re supposed to be like.” Being a twenty-something woman today can feel like a roller coaster at times: an up and down, overwhelming adventure in finding your dream job, navigating the dating scene, and attempting to maintain friendships in the face of cross-country moves, marriages, an...
Layoffs - New Beginnings
by Carole Kanchier - Jan, 2015
Are you unemployed? Has your partner or friend been laid off? Job loss can be a blow to one's self-confidence. Some individuals may be vulnerable to depression, sexual impotence, and other physical conditions. Others may vent anger and frustration on family members or abuse drugs. Don't despair. Unemployment can be a blessing in disguise. Regardless of age or occupation, people who have positive attitudes, re-evaluate...
Recruiters – The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Part 2: How to Build a Relationship with a Trusted Recruiter
by Sandra M. Smith - Jan, 2015
Once you have asked the right questions, and feel like you are working with a recruiter that is a good fit for you, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that the relationship goes from good to great. Below are some tips for what to do and what to avoid when building a relationship with a recruiter. Don’t try working with too many recruiters at once. Although it can be tempting to think more recruiters mean...
“Help, I have 4 job offers!” Evaluating offers & Career Decision Making
by Sharon Cohen - Jan, 2015
True story of how one of my students hit the Career jackpot! Last Thursday, one of my MBA students called me. He sounded very anxious on the phone and requested an Emergency Career Counseling session. My first thought was, “oh no, it must be bad news.” But then he told me he has 4 offers, 3 of which are for full time work and 1 of which is for a full time internship! However, these were “exploding offers” and the deadli...
Google - Who's Googling you during your Job Search?
by Sharon Cohen - Jan, 2015
*Frustrated with your online job search? *Ever wonder what recruiters are searching for when they Google your name? *What does your online image and personal brand say about you? The main, Social Media sites are: LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. They're often referred to as "The Big 3. "Job seekers routinely Google companies and interviewers prior to an interview. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that employe...
How To Qualify and Apply Free Job Search Advice To Your Situation
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2015
There is a lot of job search advice online. Unfortunately, not all of it is created equal. In fact, if you don’t learn how to qualify job search advice you find online you could be shooting yourself in the foot. Of course, this doesn’t mean that all job search advice online is bad. Chances are whoever wrote it had good intentions. This just means you need to look for a few things to make sure it applies to your specific sit...
Does Your Resume Emphasize the Wrong Things?
by Robin Schlinger - Jan, 2015
A client called me recently for an update on his resume. In the past, he had worked as a second-in-command in Human Relations at various colleges and now he was eager to transition into a higher level job with a company outside the educational sector. He wondered if his resume could be honestly updated to give him a better chance of a corporate interview. When your resume lags behind your career goals, recruiters and hiring...
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