| Job Search Guide - Authentic Networking the Key to More Job Leads
by Debra Feldman and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
There's hardly a doubt that networking leads to the most and best employment opportunities; however, connecting the right way can still be a challenge. Debra Feldman, the Job Whiz, joins Tim Muma to give her experienced take on creating authentic networking relationships that last and give you more job leads. Debra breaks down the most important actions you can take to become a networking pro while bonding with others on a gen...
| 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...
5 Ways a Professional Organization Can Advance Your Career
by Tiffany Young - Sep, 2015
Getting ahead professionally takes more than just knowing how to do the job or having advanced degrees. The advancement of your career is solely your responsibility and shouldn’t just be a focus when searching for a new job. For help, try turning to professional organization for your career needs.There is benefit to joining a professional organization– it’s an investment that can be one of the biggest career moves you’ll ever...
Do It Right - Internationally
by Valerie Sokolosky - Sep, 2015
Are you jet set ready to build new business in another part of the world? When you do, it’s important to show up with your consistent “on brand” image. The way that you conduct yourself overseas is critical. With cultural sensitivities to consider, Here are a few International Etiquette Tips from Do it Right! 1. Learn common phrases in the local language such as “please,” “thank you,”, and “nice to meet you.” 2. Avoid pr...
3 New Job Mistakes to Avoid
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2015
In a perfect world, your new job would be challenging but not overwhelming and you would move forward with no obstacles during the first 6 months to a year. Unfortunately you probably don’t live in a perfect world. At least no one I know does! Challenges undoubtedly will occur on your new job, and some of them might be daunting, to say the least–especially if they’re situations you had no way to anticipate and prepare for....
Job Search: What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2015
3 Things You Might not Know but Should ◦Is the target company facing a daunting challenge that could negatively affect you if you were hired? For example, is it a likely target for a hostile takeover or otherwise a probable candidate for a merger/acquisition that could result in elimination of the job you had just landed? Certainty might not be achievable with the available information, but it’s up to you to do your d...
Are You Promotable? 7 Key Factors
by Mary G. White - Sep, 2015
If you’re interested in moving up in your career, it’s a good idea to stop and consider whether or not you are someone that the ‘powers that be’ in your company would view as being promotable. The way that you conduct yourself now can have a huge impact on whether or not you’ll accomplish your goals for climbing the ladder to the job of your dreams. 7 Factors that Impact Promotability A number of factors – some performan...
How To Inform Your Network Of Your Job Search
by Stacy Harshman - Sep, 2015
The best job leads are likely to come from your network of connections; however, asking them for help can seem daunting. We often procrastinate about informing our network because it can be a bit awkward. Below are some ideas of how to talk with your contacts. 1. Know what you are looking for- Job seekers are often unclear about the job they are seeking. As an example, I received an email that read “Please think of me when...
It’s Time to Focus on Your Career Future
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Sep, 2015
Summer vacations have ended and the kids are back in school so it’s a great time to prioritize your professional journey. According to a global LikedIn study, September is one of the best months of the year to get promoted. “Now is a great time to check your career plan, and make sure that you are getting all of the opportunities that you deserve,” says Nigel Dessau, author of Become a 21st Century Executive: Breaking Away...
Strength Of Weak Ties – Seven Ways To Connect For Your Job Search
by Lisa Rangel - Sep, 2015
The strategy known as “the strength of weak ties” could be the secret sauce in your job search. Essentially, it entails reaching beyond your traditional networks to casual contacts. The latter know of job openings your colleagues don’t. This article describes seven simple ways to make those connections with weak ties. Mark Granovetter’s Discovery of Gold in Casual Relationships It’s no secret that jobs most often come th...
The Biggest Mistake Career Changers Make
by Stacy Harshman - Sep, 2015
Most people assume if you want to change careers, you should start by deciding what your new profession will be, but that is not the first step according to Harvard business school professor Herminia Ibarra. She writes, “By far the biggest mistake people make when trying to change careers is to delay taking the first step until they have settled on a destination.” In other words, not knowing the end result should not be a barr...
5 Steps to Starting a Career Transition
by Kathy Bornheimer - Sep, 2015
5 Steps to Starting a Career Transition Career Transitions have become almost necessary since the beginning of the 21st century. Some people have been doing it since the early 1980’s; others are just going through their first one. As an experienced (and successful) career changer, I’m able to use my own experiences in my Career Coaching practice. The one rule that remains consistent is what I call the ABC step program. When c...
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