| Technically Speaking - Building Your Company’s Social Media Influence
by Jim Belosic and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
The social media space remains an area many employers are quite aware of, but they often struggle to master it. Jim Belosic, co-founder and CEO of ShortStack, talks about the key strategies to incorporate to effectively build your company's social media influence. Jim explains to Tim Muma how consistency and engagement play large roles in the development of one's respect and impact in a particular industry. On Technically S...
| Employment Notebook - Networking is a Lifestyle, Not an Event
by Lindsey Krebs, Cady Chesney, Marney Reid and Dana Malstaff - Oct, 2014
Successful networking goes beyond an event where you hand your business card out and make cold connections – it’s a lifestyle. Cady Chesney is joined by Marney Reid, founder of Stilettos on the Glass Ceiling; Lindsey Krebs, commercial real estate agent, broker, and founder of San Diego Office Properties; and Dana Malstaff, consultant, writer, speaker, communication coach, and founder of PerspectiveCubed, as they discuss what c...
| Employment Notebook - Seductive Blind Spots
by Sara Canaday and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
We all have varying strengths that differ in value and impact throughout our careers. Occasionally, those positives can unwittingly be spoiled and turn into negatives. Sara Canaday, an MBA who left the corporate world to work independently as the owner of Sara Canaday and Associates, discusses the concept of seductive blind spots with Tim Muma. Sara explains why it's difficult for individuals to recognize when their own streng...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Exhibiting True Confidence and Sincerity
by Mel Carson and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
A number of factors play a role in the success of your career, whether it has to do with knowledge, skill or even a bit of luck. However, personality traits and behaviors may add as much of a benefit as anything else. Mel Carson, founder of Delightful Communications, talks to Tim Muma about the ways in which true confidence and sincerity improves your career standing. Mel gives the listeners detailed examples of how these char...
The ABC’s Of Holiday Networking
by Stacy Harshman - Nov, 2014
The holiday season is approaching quickly. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas will be here before we know it. For job seekers, it is the perfect time for meeting new people and reconnecting with others through parties, holiday events, and greeting cards. Tap into this ready-made resource through what I call the ABC’s of holiday networking which are: Absorb information on potential job leads, Build relationships and Connect...
How to Get Noticed During a Virtual Career Fair
by Cathy Francois - Oct, 2014
Have you ever been to a virtual career fair and felt like one in a swarm of bees competing for employers’ attention? And then, when you finally get to a chat session, you’re just referred to the company’s website? Don’t give up! Next time, try these tips to gain the attention of employers and maximize the opportunity that a virtual career fair (VCF) offers. Maximize Your Time by Conducting Research Research the particip...
First Impressions Count
by Carole Kanchier - Oct, 2014
Do you make great first impressions at job interviews or business meetings? Do you present yourself professionally when making phone, fax, e-mail or videoconference contacts? First impressions are critical. Research suggests that people evaluate others within the first minute. Decisions are usually based on appearance, posture, speech, and demeanor. Many business transactions are won or lost in the first few minutes. D...
How to Gain Trust With Your Colleagues
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Oct, 2014
Building and maintaining trust in the workplace is vital to a healthy environment where colleagues feel valued and respected. Attempting to build trust amongst employees has become a major challenge for many organizations and lack of trust often leads to disgruntled colleagues and frequent turn over. Lisa Carver from Associated Content shared these practical tips for establishing and maintaining trust at work. Always be t...
Create A Board of Personal Advisors
by Stacy Harshman - Oct, 2014
Most successful people will tell you their success was due, in some part to the people who mentored them along the way. Having trusted advisors in your life is the basis of what is known as your board of personal advisors. Newspaper columnist John Crosby describes the concept as “a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction”. Below are suggestions of how you can build your board of personal advisors....
Network into Your Next Job
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Sep, 2014
A job search can feel overwhelming at times. You don't need to do it alone. Your network can help take some of the "work" out of your search. Getting Clear It's important to let your network know that you are in a job search. They can't help you if they don't know! And, without clearly defined job targets, i.e., specific positions, industries, and companies you are seeking, it can be even harder for your network to help....
How Does Networking Fit Into Your Brand Strategy?
by Valerie Sokolosky - Sep, 2014
In a recent blog post, I mentioned how a positive second impression develops a lasting business relationship. When you’re networking, your brand is “on stage.” You’re making connections, focusing on your presence, and collecting business cards. You’re doing great! Now be sure you have a strategy to keep it going. Once you’ve made sure to “Do it Right”— from your appearance, to your behaviors and business etiquette—how will...
The Underestimated Importance of a Mentor
by Corinna Klawon - Sep, 2014
I have been recently faced with some challenges in my personal life but also in my work life (I applaud people who can separate the two). I have found myself just running in a circle in hopes of finding an answer. I am trying to better understand what my personal goals are and how I can close the gap between what I do and who I want to become. I was so close to this issue that I felt like my vision was clouded. I know that our...
Has Your Network Abandoned You? 10 Tips To Win Them Back
by Rob Taub - Aug, 2014
Running out of ideas on how to stimulate your network? Are your one time ‘good contacts’ harder to reach today? Let me be blunter: Has your network abandoned you? How often you can use your network contacts and for how long, is entirely up to you. If you leave that up to them and it becomes “work” for them, expect contact to be infrequent at best and short-lived. FACT: It’s human nature to want to help others (we just do...
Six Simple Summer Networking Tactics That Will Help You Get Hired Quickly
by Michelle Dumas - Aug, 2014
“Summertime, and the living is easy…”. Sure, if you’re settled in a job and perhaps even getting ready to go on vacation. If so, a person could be forgiven for believing that the living is indeed easy. If, on the other hand, you are looking for work or to change jobs, it’s likely that “Hot town, summer in the city, back of my neck getting dirty and gritty” more accurately describes your feelings about summer. Summer may act...
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