| Moving Up the Ladder - Myth vs. Reality: Mature Workers
by Kerry Hannon and Tim Muma - Feb, 2015
There are a lot of thoughts and beliefs when it comes to mature workers. While some information regarding this group may be true, there are also plenty of myths regarding the hiring and employment of the older demographic. Author Kerry Hannon, AARP's Jobs Expert, joins Tim Muma to figure out which phrases commonly associated with mature workers are true or false. Kerry offers us facts, practical insight, and a better understan...
| I Want to Be a - Physician Assistant
by John G. McGinnity and Tim Muma - Feb, 2015
If you're like many people, you've heard of the position of physician assistant, but you probably aren't too sure about what these individuals are tasked with on a daily basis. John McGinnity, president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, talks with Tim Muma about the skills and personality traits that fit into this profession. John also fills us in on what it takes to get started on the path to a successful caree...
| Classroom to Boardroom - A Great Start to Your Career
by George Cornelius and Tim Muma - Feb, 2015
The transition into the workforce is challenging, especially if you're looking to land in a particular field after college. We welcome back George Corrnelius, president of Upslope Performance and former president of Bridgewater College. George also earned the CEO position with Arkema, Inc. where he often hired candidates right out of school. He gives Tim Muma and the listeners the key components to landing a great job immediat...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Myth vs. Reality: Hiring and Management
by Jim Webber and Tim Muma - Feb, 2015
We’re introducing a new segment to LJNRadio, looking to get some candid, no-nonsense answers about popular phrases and ideas floating around the employment world. We’re calling it "Myth vs. Reality," and this particularly episode focuses on the areas of hiring and management. Joining Tim Muma is a gentleman who will not pull any punches. His name is Jim Webber and he has more than 25 years of experience as an employment lawyer...
How One Woman Used a Stunt to Get a Job, Without Creeping Out the Interviewer
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Mar, 2015
You’ve probably heard about stunts when it comes to conducting a job search. Honestly, most of the time it’s a bad idea. Standing outside your potential employer’s home wearing a gorilla suit and a sandwich sign is weird. Spamming their Facebook makes you look like a stalker. Devoting songs to them on the radio—well, don’t get me started. And don’t even think about the mime thing. So, do stunts ever work? Sometimes, but you...
How Introverts Can Show Passion During a Job Interview
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
The challenges of introverts in the work force have been well documented in research studies, articles and surveys. After all, it would seem that in order to succeed in your career you would need to be an extravert. One such challenge many introverts face is that of showing passion during a job interview. In particular, it can be difficult for an introvert to talk about themselves or think on their feet because by nature th...
7 Interview Bloopers that Sink Your Chances Every Time
by Abby Locke - Feb, 2015
Congratulations! You have finally landed a job interview with one of the top companies on your target list.That's exciting, now don't screw it up. Don't ever fool yourself into thinking that interview mistakes are just for the inexperienced, early-in-career job candidates. We know that first impressions count, so how about making your first impression stand out on your next job interview? 1) Giving long-winded, rambli...
What are you NOT telling a future employer that could be damaging to you?
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2015
This may seem obvious, but it bears repeating – honesty is the best policy. The executive job search process is difficult enough – you don’t want to get inches away from an offer, only to miss out on the role of a lifetime. Below are some of the factors you should consider when deciding what should and shouldn’t be disclosed to a potential employer. Negative Behavior or Debt Show Up During a Background Check Most employm...
You Can’t Sell Yourself To People You Don’t Understand! Know Your Target Market!
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2015
If you are an executive searching for a new position, you may have heard that searching for a job is a sales process. Let’s examine this for a moment. You are the product – when searching for another job opportunity, your skills, talents, accomplishments and experience become the product that a potential employer is “buying.” You should know what the buyer needs, what they care about, what they lose sleep over, and how s...
Interviewing is not all about you
by Sherri Edwards - Feb, 2015
It is surprising that many people still rely on their resume to tell their story for them and spend little time preparing for an interview. The old-school thinking that “the resume will get me in the door and, once there, I’ll wing it” is no longer effective. Preparing your answers for the most frequently asked interview questions is a good start, but if you don’t know the context of the role you are vying for, or are unawa...
Getting Interviews, But Not Job Offers?
by Louise Garver - Jan, 2015
Here’s the good news – if you’re getting interviews, your resume is doing its job – assuming you’re getting interviews for the types of positions you want. But what you do before, during, and after the interview can increase your chances of getting the offer. Before the interview, do your homework! Review the company’s website and LinkedIn profile to learn more about the key personnel, the work they do, their clients, an...
Interview Questions about Your Weaknesses – How to Answer Them ?
by Thea Kelley - Jan, 2015
Some of the trickiest job interview questions are the ones about your weaknesses. Questions like these can make you feel a little paranoid! "What is your biggest weakness in your work?" "What are three areas in which your supervisor wants/wanted you to improve?" "What's your growing edge – what do you wish you could do better?" "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Why are they asking this? While it is always...
2015 Job Interview Trends
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2015
If you’ve been following the Chameleon Resumes blog lately then you know we’ve been covering the latest trends in job hunting, LinkedIn and resumes for the new year. Of course, an overview of trends for an upcoming year wouldn’t be complete without mentioning interviews! We’ve curated a list of what to expect in the coming year – from new trends to old methods that are making a comeback. Situational Job Intervie...
Size Does Matter
by Sherri Edwards - Jan, 2015
Titles don’t necessarily reflect the same level of responsibility, nor do they mean the same thing across industries. The context of the positions you have held does/should make a difference to someone who is determining if you are a fit or not. More experience in one area doesn’t necessarily make up for a shortcoming in another. The following considerations need to be taken into account when filling a role, from the candidate...
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