| Management Decisions - Receiving Your Pension...Maybe
by Mark Stratis and Tim Muma - May, 2015
Some people may not even know what a pension is anymore, but for others, they're still potentially a part of the benefits offered by an employer. With some changes in philosophy, employers are searching for alternatives to get these long-term payments off the books. Mark Stratis, senior financial planner for Szarka Financial, discusses why pensions are disappearing. Mark also fills Tim Muma in on what options are taking the pl...
| Employment Notebook - Fears of Running Out of Money
by Les Szarka and Tim Muma - May, 2015
Unless you're in the latter part of your career, retirement is often looked at only occasionally with an eye on things like your 401K. The reality remains, many people end up fearing they won't have enough money to last them to the end of their lives. Les Szarka, CEO and founder of Szarka Financial, talks with Tim Muma about the concerns and solutions related to retirement and finances. Les offers his experienced advice on wha...
| Employment Notebook - Ethics in Journalism
by Robert Drechsel and Tim Muma - May, 2015
Though it's often listed as one of the more important traits, ethical behavior in the workplace and in business is often questioned. Among all the fields, however, ethics may be most vital in journalism as people put their trust in what is said and written. Robert Drechsel, Director of Center for Journalism Ethics at the University of Wisconsin, gives Tim Muma the inside scoop on how stories are chosen, discussed and placed ac...
| Management Decisions - Why Are We Missing Great Leaders Today?
by Ben Slater and Tim Muma - May, 2015
High quality leadership is vital to the long-term success of a business or a team within an organization. Many people are concerned that truly great leaders are lacking across all types of industries, and the negative impact it could have. Ben Slater, head of marketing for Seed.jobs, runs through a handful of reasons leadership appears short on excellence. He explains to Tim Muma what can be done to attract great men and women...
Are You On The Right Career Path?
by Carole Kanchier - May, 2015
Are you where you want to be professionally? Have you reached a fork in the road and can't make a career decision? Do you have a career path? What is a career path? A career path can take many forms, and much depends on where you are in your professional life. Are you a new grad just starting out or a seasoned pro looking to re-ignite a passion? Are you hoping to climb the ladder in your current organization or longing t...
My Biggest Work Fail: A Lesson for Millennials and Their Managers
by Lindsey Pollak - May, 2015
My first job out of college was in the business development group of WorkingWoman.com at the height of dot-com mania. Early on, I was tasked with negotiating a contract with a new client, something I’d never done before. But I was on it – referring to my notes and busily cutting and pasting verbiage. When I was finished, the contract reflected everything we had discussed – I had nailed it! But as I like to say, you don’t k...
Can One Lazy Employee Destroy Your Team?
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2015
Peer effects are directly responsible for the work ethic of one team member mirroring that of another. Is your coworker setting a good example, or a bad one? And how is that affecting the teams’ productivity? Those who have reading my posts for a while know that I have a special interest in the intersection of economics and business, as well as the intersection of neuroscience and business. Recently, I corresponded with Ey...
Do You Mistake Net Worth for Self Worth?
by Michelle Kerrigan - May, 2015
One of the largest confidence killers I’ve ever seen is when people confuse net worth with self worth. Net Worth = The value of your financial assets, minus your liabilities. Determined by the market, it is your external worth. It is an asset that fluctuates over time. It is fluid and quite vulnerable. Self Worth = Respect for yourself. Your value as determined by you. It’s your internal worth, and the most important com...
Navigating the Roadblocks to an Encore Career
by Hallie Crawford - May, 2015
Have you ever wondered how some people are able to create an encore career and wish you could be one of those people. Those who achieve encore career goals are those who have a bias toward action. They realize there is no perfect time and plow through the following five roadblocks to success: Analysis paralysis. Gather the hard data, but at some point you should be armed with enough information to make a decision. Give your...
Do you know the secret behind successful networking?
by Louise Garver - Apr, 2015
Job listings are up by 10% says ExecuNet, one of the leading executive and leadership online resources. Maybe like thousands of other executives you refreshed your career documents and online profiles in January in hopes of tapping into the opportunities that become available in the first quarter of the year. How are things going for you in the second quarter of the year? Have recruiters and hiring managers reached out t...
Exploratory Interviews: How to Land Them and Make Them Work for You
by Lisa Rangel - Apr, 2015
Question: When is a job interview not a job interview? Answer: When it is an exploratory (or informational) interview. Exploratory interviews are a high-value way to network, obtain information and leave a good impression in a workplace that might interest you. Whether you seek a position, or desire a transition, an IEJI can bridge the distance between where you are in your career and where you want to be. Even without...
TRUST VS MISTRUST: What Would You Do?
by Carole Kanchier - Apr, 2015
When I was a beginning high school counselor a student (Dorothy), who had discipline issues with several teachers, asked me if I would lend her $10.00 to buy her mother a birthday present. "What to do?" What does trust mean to you? The Merriam Webster Dictionary defines trust as "believing in the honesty and reliability of others;" and "having confidence or faith in..." The Dictionary defines mistrust as the "lack of trust...
What Recruiters Are Looking For In An Executive LinkedIn Profile
by Louise Garver - Apr, 2015
LinkedIn statistics reveal that there are 347 million users as of February, 2015 with a geographical reach to 200 countries and territories. A LinkedIn statistics report also said that about 40% of these users check LinkedIn daily, with 30 million views of LinkedIn member pages. Whether you are an executive job seeker or a recruiter, that’s a pretty big social media pool to tap. Even if you are not actively looking for you...
When You Don’t Get The Job: 4 Tips To Help You Bounce Back
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Apr, 2015
Your resume is well polished. Your LinkedIn profile finely-tuned. You land the interview, and you’re hitting it off with everyone you meet. Then you’re called back for a second…then a third interview…you’re feeling like you’ve really got this! Then the waiting begins…followed by more waiting. And then the news…”We’ve decided to go a different direction.” Paul Freiberger, author of When Can You Start? Ace the Job Interview A...
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