| Technically Speaking - Starting a Digital Agency
by Matthew Maday and Cady Chesney - Feb, 2014
As technology advances, digital advertising is becoming increasingly popular. OnCall Interactive was started by Matthew Maday in his college days, and it grew into an award-winning digital agency in Chicago, Illinois. Join host Cady Chesney to find out what it takes to start a digital agency, where the funds come from, and what you can do to start your very own digital agency. On Technically Speaking, we explore the latest...
| Job Search Guide - Unorthodox Search Techniques
by Kim Eisenberg and Tim Muma - Feb, 2014
If you feel like you're doing everything right and still coming up empty in your job search, it may be time to take a slightly different path. Kim Eisenberg, a career coach and talent management consultant, draws off her corporate-world experience to give the listeners some unorthodox techniques to network and get noticed. Kim also stresses to Tim Muma the importance of being yourself through it all. Job Search Guide covers...
| Volunteering at - American Cancer Soceity
by Mary LaPrairie and Tim Muma - Feb, 2014
Whether it's giving a cancer patient a ride to chemotherapy, putting together a team for Relay For Life or spreading the word about prevention and detection, individuals can help the American Cancer Society (ACS) with their cause. Mary LaPrairie, the Volunteer Coordinator for the Midwest Division of ACS, talks to Tim Muma about the different ways to offer your time and services. She also touches on how volunteering can benefit...
| Employment Notebook - Keys to Persuasive Speaking
by Sims Wyeth and Tim Muma - Feb, 2014
Public speaking tends to be a point of great anxiety for many individuals, but it could be a reality for some in their workplace. Whether you're leading a conference, pitching an idea or describing one's organization, persuasive speaking is a valuable skill. Sims Wyeth, president of Sims Wyeth and Co., focuses on helping individuals hone their abilities in this area. Now he talks to Tim Muma about the best way to effectively s...
Career & Job Search Networking Made Easy: 14 Excuses NOT to Network And How To Get Over Them
by Michelle Dumas - Feb, 2014
If you do not yet see the value of career and job search networking, this article is not for you. If you do not like job search networking, that is poor excuse for avoiding the key to your future career success. Developing, strengthening, and sustaining professional network relationships is at the center of your growth – or not. You are not the only one. You are not the only one who does not like “working” people you me...
Executive Job Interviews & Networking: Improve Yours
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Jan, 2014
If you haven’t been on an executive-level job interview in awhile you may want to consider evaluating your performance during your first few forays to uncover needed improvements. And if you’re conducting a series of networking discussions, this same approach will help you to bolster your performance and your results. I’ve listed a series of self-coaching questions here for your consideration. My suggestion would be to...
Networking, Networking, Networking … Did We Mention Networking?
by Teena Rose - Jan, 2014
We are a social people and the continual and complex exchange of managers dipping into the talent pool to pluck candidates and candidates offering up their talent and services is, at its heart, a social transaction. It makes sense, therefore, that the hiring manager will act socially and be more likely to choose someone he or she knows, or even someone he or she has briefly met, over some name on a sheet of paper. Similarly,...
Staying Marketable Through Networking
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Dec, 2013
Being and staying marketable is important for every careerist today. What are your career goals and what steps can you take to get a job, keep a job, or move up? One of the most important keys to success for careerists today is to build and maintain your network. It's vital for job seekers, folks that want to advance, and even those who want to keep your job. It's easy for job seekers to sit behind your computer all day...
3 Realistic Networking Tips!
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Nov, 2013
Networking is sometimes a four-letter word that makes people visualize painful situations in which they are supposed to be captivating and engaging when they really feel like crawling under a rock. It doesn't have to be like that! Follow the three strategies presented in today’s newsletter and it will be just a bit easier for you. Plus, as we head in to the holidays, you will likely have several opportunities to have con...
How to make me really, really want to help you (awesome networking tip)
by Jason Alba - Nov, 2013
This is something I’ve blogged about and talked about quite a bit, but yesterday I got an email that reminded me of how powerful this technique is. And when I say technique, I’m saying this is something that awesome networkers do, whether they are introverts or extroverts, whether they are power connectors or have neglected their networking for a long time. In other words, you can do this right now, today (probably)....
Are You an Introvert Who Needs to Be More Social?
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2013
Over at the Fast Track blog, we received the following question: My manager knows that I want to become a manager myself at some point, and is working on mentoring me in the skills I’ll need. One piece of feedback he’s given me is that I need to become more comfortable in semi-social situations (networking lunches or event dinners, and the like). I’m not a terribly social person by nature, so I tend to feel a bit shy and o...
5 Steps to Keep Your Network From Getting Stale
by Louise Garver - Nov, 2013
Building and maintaining a successful executive network should be a top priority whether you are involved in a current job search or not. Don’t store away contacts that you meet and reach out only when you are in the midst of job search. You need to create an action plan to cultivate those contact relationships. First and foremost, get organized. You know those bits of paper with information about a contact person that you...
Networking for the Nervous
by David Couper - Nov, 2013
If you don’t like going outside and meeting people then don’t! The Internet is a powerful way of spreading a form of “electronic word of mouth.” Blogs, newsletters and well-visited web sites can carry your marketing messages to large worldwide audiences. These messages can lead to job opportunities, freelance contracts and customers. You may know that a company is hiring and you simply want to know more about that company....
The top 5 things you should do on LinkedIn each week
by Hallie Crawford - Oct, 2013
So, you have created your profile and now you are done with the obligatory LinkedIn stuff. Hold on a minute! You might be okay with passively using LinkedIn if you’re not currently job searching, but in order to reap the benefits of a live network, you need to nurture it so it grows over time. Here are 5 things you should do on LinkedIn each week to stay engaged, grow your network, and connect with opportunities: 1. Up...
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