| Moving Up the Ladder - Marcus Center Features: The 132nd Army Band
by Brad Anderson and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
In the summer of 2015, the Marcus Center in Milwaukee is featuring a host of free programming as part of its "Live at Peck Pavilion" series. Tim Muma speaks with Chief Warrant Officer Brad Anderson of the 132nd Army Band to talk about what people can expect from this group of musicians. Brad also give the listeners some history on military bands, including the 132nd, and what events he enjoys doing the most. Moving Up the L...
| Employment Notebook - The Impact of Procrastinating With Your Retirement Planning
by Rick Martin and Tim Muma - Aug, 2015
Many people put off retirement planning until they see the horizon, which often puts them in a bad spot when the time comes to leave the workforce. Rick Martin, senior financial planner for Szarka Financial, breaks down the ways that delaying your retirement planning can harm you down the road. He explains to Tim Muma how each year of waiting decreases value and increases the chances you'll need to work well past retirement ag...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Marcus Center Features: A Broadway Lunch with Niffer Clarke and Paul Helm
by Niffer Clarke, Tim Muma and Paul Helm - Jul, 2015
In the summer of 2015, the Marcus Center in Milwaukee is featuring a host of free programming as part of its "Live at Peck Pavilion" series. Tim Muma speaks with Niffer Clarke and Paul Helm, a pair of talented performers, about their live show, "A Broadway Lunch." Niffer and Paul have countless credits to their names as actors, singers, musicians, and directors, and they give us a rundown of where their careers have taken them...
| 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...
3 Things You Need to Know About LinkedIn
by Jean Cummings - Sep, 2015
LinkedIn is a wonderful resource for career-minded professionals. Here are three things to know as you use LinkedIn: Forget the personal website – LI now has the functionality to richly communicate your personal brand, and it is highly searchable by recruiters and hiring managers. Your LinkedIn profile gives you options for branding yourself across the written word, audio, video, photos, PowerPoint presentations and other d...
Should Others Put Their Trust In You?
by Bob Roth - Sep, 2015
Should others put their trust in you? by Bob Roth, the College and Career Success Coach Why should someone trust you? That is an important question. Once you let someone down, they may never completely trust you again. In college and throughout the rest of your life, the people around you will listen to your words and observe your behaviors. The accumulated information becomes your reputation. Based on their experie...
When to NOT Answer a Call from Recruiter
by Jean Cummings - Sep, 2015
The other day I was in the zone! I was laser focused on writing a high-impact, succinct, and ATS-friendly resume for a client with a very high-powered career in a fast-changing, highly complex industry. My mind was bearing down to understand deeply and then put into a very few words the value and power of what he brings to the table. Then, cut to next scene! My iPhone rings. Usually I have the sense to not answer my work ph...
Fear Can Keep a Professional Woman from Succeeding
by Connie Pheiff - Aug, 2015
As professional businesswomen, we sometimes have to prove ourselves and our ability to do the job just as well, if not better, than a man. I’m not a man beater, however, the road to success for us can be long, with many bumps to slow the process of our professional progression. There is one very important thing that can slow, or even completely stop, our journey to success. Fear! Our own fears can either make, or break the fut...
4 Things Successful Leaders Do to Empower Employees
by Marshall Goldsmith - Aug, 2015
As a manager or leader, do you let your people assume more responsibility when they are able? Do you know when that is, or do you keep telling yourself that they aren’t ready yet? In my travels around the world, I talk with thousands of people every year who want to be treated as “partners” rather than as employees. They want information to flow up as well as down. But, oftentimes, leaders do not want to give up control....
Asking For Career Help When You Need It: 5 Empowering Tips
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Aug, 2015
I meet lots of self-directed, self-possessed women who struggle with asking for help – especially when it comes to their careers. Many coaching clients and women I’ve met during workshops and speaking engagements have shared how difficult it’s been to reach out – a lot of them feeling that asking for help is akin to ‘falling down on the job’. I know the feeling. When I was transitioning out of a career in Music, it was diff...
How to Work When You’re Dealing With a Personal Crisis
by Melody Wilding - Aug, 2015
If you’ve made your career a top priority, you’re no doubt a pro at honoring your professional commitments and continually striving for excellence. You may have even made sacrifices to succeed in the workplace—like not calling in sick when you probably should have or putting your social life on the back burner to stay late and produce the best possible results at the office. But how do you keep those career ambitions on tra...
On-Demand Economy Executives – 6 Tactics To Land Lucrative Assignments
by Lisa Rangel - Aug, 2015
The Economist reports that the On-Demand Economy in the U.S. currently employs 53 million free agents. A growing number of those free agent consultants are executives. The odds are that you will be among them, as a bridge to your next full-time job or as a new career path. Fewer Executive-Level Openings Projected From 2010 until 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall full-time jobs will grow about 14...
Do you know why you are unemployed?
by Sherri Edwards - Aug, 2015
If you are thinking this is a dumb question, you may want to think again. Unless you are aware of the circumstances that led to your layoff or termination and are also very clear about your current market value, you’ll be unable to craft a strategy for moving forward. Although statistics may show there are more jobs available this year, what you actually do and how you do it will play a significant part in determining whether...
Go Fish! Turning Blah Blah Blah into Bling
by Barbara Giamanco - Aug, 2015
Convincing people to buy from you is sort of like fishing. To catch those fish you need a product or service that someone else needs, a process you work consistently, a hook with the right kind of bait, patience and great timing. When it gets right down to it, your ability to attract clients and close sales is not that much different. Ditch the pitch. If you stop and think about it for a minute, it’s pretty obvious that...
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