| 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...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Career Roomba Syndrome
by Brad Zomick and Tim Muma - Jul, 2015
It's common for people to bounce around to different jobs throughout their careers, but there comes a point where it can be a problem. Brad Zomick rejoins LJNRadio to talk about the Career Roomba Syndrome, named after the automatic vacuum cleaner that moves around the room with a lack of real direction. Brad tells Tim Muma about the dangers of this syndrome, how to avoid it, and what to do if you find yourself bouncing around...
| Job Search Guide - Mistakes That Cause Loss of Motivation, Focus and Your Dream Job
by Clara Chorley and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
The longer an individual goes without a job they're searching for, whether their unemployed or unhappy with their current position, the struggle becomes even greater. Clara Chorley, founder and CEO of Clarity Unlimited, talks about the handful of mistakes job seekers make that creates more difficulty for themselves - particularly from the mental side of things. Clara explains to Tim Muma how motivation and focus on attaining o...
| Job Search Guide - Strategies for Stay-at-Home Moms Going Back to Work
by Mandy Carter and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
Finding a new job is often a challenging and frustrating process, but there are additional obstacles if you've been out of the traditional workforce to take care of your children. Mandy Carter, director of social media for CSI globalVCard, gives all the stay-at-home moms (and dads) tips on being ready to jump back into the workforce. Among other items, Mandy tells Tim Muma about overcoming guilt, keeping your skills up to date...
Winning at Working: Getting Past the Hurdles
by Nan S. Russell - Jul, 2015
One of my work favorites is crossing items off my to-do list. At the end of the day, it feels great to know you’ve made progress, resolved a problem, dealt with a difficult challenge, or accomplished an objective. Unfortunately, too often we find ourselves without those feelings. Instead, frustration, bureaucracy, and unresponsiveness have thwarted our well-being. The person you’ve been waiting to get an answer from doesn’t...
An Insider's Guide to the Hows and Whys of LinkedIn
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
In an interview with LinkedIn communications guru Crystal Braswell, we discuss what you should be doing to use the site to its fullest potential, and how LinkedIn is evolving to better meet the needs of today’s professionals. LinkedIn has become an integral part of our professional lives. I hear a lot about the site from career advisers, but when I really want to learn what’s going on, I turn to the folks making things happ...
Thriving in the Digital Age
by Carole Kanchier - Jul, 2015
Job Network Ongoing technological, economic, political and social changes are forcing us to rethink our views of work, success and career advancement. To succeed in digital times, we need to acquire skills that can’t be easily automated. We would benefit from strengthening Quester traits. In tune with our changing world, Questers adapt by constantly polishing “meta-skills” like problem solving, lifelong learning, rese...
4 Innovative Networking Tactics That Can Land You A Job
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jul, 2015
Networking has always been essential in professional life, whether you’re searching for a new job or simply looking to expand opportunities in your field. Making connections is what helps you move through the ranks and reveal new pathways you may not have even known existed. However, just as the job market is competitive; trying to stand out from peers and colleagues also requires strategy. Here are four innovative ways to get...
Accepting Counter Offers is a No-No
by Bernie Frazier - Jul, 2015
As a former recruiting leader, I have encountered numerous times when one of my team members or I would extend a job offer to a candidate only to have their current employer counter it with an offer of their own. Some candidates accepted the counter offer while others said, “Thanks, but no thanks.” I was always surprised (and disappointed) by those who accepted the counter offer for the same reasons I share with you that...
Apply This Dating Technique to Your Job Search
by Bernie Frazier - Jul, 2015
Whether I’m speaking before audiences or working with clients, I always use analogies. I find they really help to make my points relatable. I’ve shared one with audiences that really seems to resonate about the importance of displaying confidence when searching for a job that I want to share with you. Now men, I’ve learned that I can’t always use you as the target in my analogy because I’ve gotten responses like, “Yeahh...
Are Business Cards Still a Relevant Networking Tool?
by Rowe Leathers - Jul, 2015
A recent conversation with a colleague left me wondering if using business cards for networking is becoming obsolete. With the growing use of social media, is the business card no longer effective? Worse, does it make one appear dated and – eek! – very “90s”? To some, the use of business cards is no longer relevant. However, it can’t be argued that within a business setting, they make exchanging contact information seamless...
How to Get an Employee Referral
by Jean Cummings - Jul, 2015
OK, in my previous blog post I noted that employee referrals are the #1 source of hire in corporate America. This statistic comes out of CareerXroads Source of Hire Study for 2014. That means leveraging employee referrals is better than depending on recruiters to find your a job, applying to jobs on big job boards, or using specialty services like Execunet or Netshare. Everyone knows that “networking” has always been the be...
How to Keep Your Job Search Confidential
by Heather Krasna - Jul, 2015
As a career coach, I get this question often: how do I look for a new job without my current boss finding out? Here are some tips: 1. Lock down your LinkedIn profile. If you are connected to any of your co-workers or your boss, and are also aggressively updating your LinkedIn profile, someone might notice. To ensure your updates aren’t being broadcast to the universe, fix your privacy settings. Click on the tiny icon of you...
LinkedIn as a Career Motivator
by Rowe Leathers - Jul, 2015
There is no bigger career motivator than the fear that comes from seeing your friends and colleagues move forward in their career when you are feeling stagnant. A new title in a LinkedIn profile is evidence that colleagues in your circle are progressing forward in their careers, and that realization can leave you questioning your own career journey. Rather than letting fear make you second guess your career decisions, allow th...
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