| Moving Up the Ladder - Blind Ambition, Limitless Potential
by Patricia Walsh and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
On this episode, Tim Muma speaks with an individual who has worked as an engineer for Microsoft, is an entrepreneur herself, and completes marathons, triathlons and the Ironman competition with relative ease. She also happens to be blind. Patricia Walsh joins LJNRadio to discuss her path to success and how she picked herself up from the depths of depression and self-doubt to become a world-class athlete and sought-after speake...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Arguments for Raising the Minimum Wage
by Sylvia Allegretto and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
As a current issue and topic of much debate, the thoughts on raising the federal minimum wage in the US has found its way to LJNRadio. Sylvia Allegretto, a research economist and co-director of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the University of California, Berkeley, joins the show to discuss this topic. Sylvia describes the potential positive impacts on individuals and the economy as Tim Muma brings up the concern...
| Job Search Guide - Resume Word Play
by Warren White and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
Creating an effective resume has many components, one of which is the careful selection of the words you choose to describe yourself and the things you've done in your career. There appear to be some clear word choices that shouldn't be used, while others certainly help your cause. To get a feel for which words work best, Warren White joins Tim Muma on LJNRadio. Warren is a dual certified human resources professional and found...
| Job Search Guide - Interview Quick Hits
by Barry Drexler and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
The job interview remains the best opportunity to truly sell yourself as a person and a professional to land a new job. There are a number components to the interview that runs the gamut from preparation and body language to questions for the employer and following up. Barry Drexler, the Expert Interview Coach, tackles a number of terms associated with the interview and gives Tim Muma an idea of how each of these impact your c...
How to Politely Nudge Recruiters
by Heather Krasna - Nov, 2014
You’ve applied for the job; you’ve had an interview; or you’ve just reached out to a new networking connection at your favorite company. Now it’s a waiting game, right? Wrong. Done right, good follow-up can get your resume a second look in searches, bring in more job leads, or even land you the job. To follow up without being annoying, always emphasize your interest in the company, be appreciative of others’...
Get Hired Quickly! Tips To Work Your List of Targeted Employers
by Michelle Dumas - Nov, 2014
Are you currently engaged in a job search? Although it can be fun, it probably isn’t because, quite frankly, it’s work, work that’s often stressful to boot! And usually a lot of work. Which, if you’re working while looking for other work, is almost unworkable. Obviously, the goal is to get hired and get hired as quickly as possible. We know that you’ve put together a list of targeted employers designed to make your job se...
How to answer the “what is your greatest weakness?” interview question
by Louise Fletcher - Nov, 2014
The ‘what is your greatest weakness?’ question is one we all dread – right up there with ‘so tell me about yourself.’ Frankly “what is your greatest weakness” is a pretty pointless question as it rarely gets an honest response, but nevertheless, it’s a question you are very likely to be asked. So what do you say? Obviously you don’t want to say anything that hurts your chances of getting the job, but you have to answer....
Finding a Job in a Difficult Market—A Six Source Plan to Expand Your Opportunities
by David Maxfield - Nov, 2014
Confessions of a Job Seeker “I’m looking for a job. And, surprise, so are many others with plenty of skills, experience, and education. I prepare a resume and cover letter. Next, I search for job openings using employer and job search sites. When I find prospective jobs, I tailor my letter and send off my information. I try to place follow up calls but the sites say calls are not accepted. Do they really mean it? I don’t...
by Robin Schlinger - Nov, 2014
They creep in everywhere, the little exaggerations or omissions: those little resume lies. Some resume writers even encourage them in the name of “helping” a job applicant look good. But in my viewpoint, the consequences of lying are never worth the risk; they are too severe, both personally and professionally, and too likely to be exposed, even during the job interview. Those little lies include: Inflating a job title. Your...
4 Steps to Thaw Out a Frozen #JobSearch
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Nov, 2014
Frozen by the cold harsh realities of job search in today’s ever-shifting and often-brutal economic climate? Here are 4 counterintuitive steps you can take to help thaw things out: 1. Write thank-you letters or call someone (friend, family member, co-worker, former boss) to let them know you appreciate their impact in your life. It’s amazing what showing appreciation for others can do for you. Witness the spark you spur wit...
What is Your Resume’s Personality Type?
by Cathy Francois - Nov, 2014
I have reviewed thousands of resumes as a career coach. I find that every resume provides clues about the person behind it and have a personality all on their own that may be a reflection of the author. Sometimes it’s spot on and other times unfortunately a false representation that often does not work in the job seeker’s favor. If I were to assess your resume it would be classified under at least one of the following four res...
How to Organize a Cover Letter/Email
by Robin Schlinger - Nov, 2014
Cover letters and emails are important; some hiring managers and recruiters ignore them but others expect them. Why take the chance? Cover letters give you the opportunity to show off your communication skills, direct the hiring manager’s or recruiter’s attention to important accomplishments and facts, and add detail that might not be appropriate for your resume (for example, salary range if the company requires that informati...
Resumes for College Students: Preparing Now for Graduation Day
by Robin Schlinger - Nov, 2014
Just as high school seniors struggle to write their essays for college applications, college seniors often struggle with writing resumes for their first jobs. Unfortunately, their preparation for this moment may leave a lot to be desired. Here are a few things college students can do now, before they graduate, to beef up their resumes: Work, either on or off campus, whether you need to pay college expenses or not. Work exper...
Fuel your job search with a goal and a sense of urgency
by Sherri Edwards - Nov, 2014
If the last bus was leaving in two minutes and you were still contemplating where you were going, how long would it take you to make a decision whether to get on that bus? If you did get on the bus, what’s the likelihood you would be on the right bus headed in the right direction? It seems to me that most people would no sooner jump on a bus without a destination in mind than drive with their eyes closed. Why, then, do people...
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