| Employment Notebook - Taming the Gremlin: Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome
by Hallie Crawford and Jenna Connour - Jun, 2015
If you’ve ever experienced feelings of self-doubt in your career – believing that you’ve only gotten to your current role because of luck or random chance – you could be suffering from “the Imposter Syndrome.” Hallie Crawford returns to LJNRadio to discuss the harm of such thoughts, and how you can overcome them to be more confident in your career and abilities. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to tho...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Leadership and Downward Mobility
by Rob Asghar and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
Leadership roles have traditionally been seen as positions of prestige and ones nearly all people desired. With the ever-changing landscape of the workforce and the expectations, many are shying away from leadership - or at least seriously considering its value. Rob Asghar, author and management consultant, brings the idea of downward mobility to LJNRadio. Rob tells Tim Muma that the practice of downward mobility will encourag...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Saberfeet: Footwear Analysis for Athletes
by Jessica Jensen and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
With all the time and money put into professional athletics, particularly in terms of performance enhancement and injury prevention, it appears most are ignoring a major issue: proper footwear. Jessica Jensen, footwear analyst and founder of Saberfeet, gives us the finer points of footwear and the reasons her type of analysis could be vital for athletes - especially baseball players. Jessica explains to Tim Muma what she looks...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Starting an Encore Career
by Chuck Conrad and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
While most hope they'll enjoy a long, successful career in a field they love, that's not always the case. When an individual wants something more - or different - from their professional ventures, the encore career can be a terrific option. Chuck Conrad, senior financial planner for Szarka Financial, brings his expertise to LJNRadio in examining the most important steps for a successful encore career. Chuck gives Tim Muma the...
4 Reasons Why Your Resume May Not Make the Cut
by Robin Schlinger - Jul, 2015
Many times your resume is discarded by companies for reasons outside your control: someone internal to the company was promoted into the job, the job requirements or the company’s budget changed or perhaps another candidate simply had more of what the company hoped to find in a new employee. However, the following four situations are under your control. Your resume may not make the cut if: ◾Your resume fails to sp...
4 Ways to Comfort a Coworker in Crisis (When You Have No Idea How to React)
by Melody Wilding - Jul, 2015
When you spend 40+ hours a week with the same group of people, you can’t help but form bonds. Shared experiences like laughing at office-related inside jokes, dealing with tough bosses, and frequenting favorite lunch spots can turn colleagues into personal friends. You may even come to know about your co-workers’ lives outside of the office. In the modern workplace, it’s not uncommon to spend time with your co-workers out...
4 Ways To Love Your Work
by Stacy Harshman - Jul, 2015
Do you love what you do? If not, there are adjustments you can make. In the July 2015 issue of Wired Magazine, Daniel Pink (author of To Sell is Human, Drive, and other books about work and behavior) writes about four scientifically proven ways to achieve occupational bliss. Below is a summary of the research studies Pink cites. 1) Customize your job- To understand what makes the happiest workers, Yale School of Manageme...
7 Clues the Interview Didn’t Go as Planned
by Lisa Rangel - Jul, 2015
The most difficult part of the job search for many is the dreaded interview. Interviews are designed to test applicants to see if they will be a good fit for the company. After an interview, it is normal to spend time waiting for a phone call as you hope to land that next job. However, if you pay attention to a few details, you can probably already tell if you have shot at the job or not. Knowing when an interview didn’t go as...
Do You Live to Work or Work to Live?
by Carole Kanchier - Jul, 2015
Surveys suggest most who won lotteries would continue to work. Would you? Do you live to work or work to live? Or, do you have challenges separating the two? If you work for a paycheck, you probably work to live. If you're engrossed in enjoyable activities, you might live to work. Separating work and non-work activities suggests you may strive for balance. Many, who have made contributions to humankind, have been a...
Don’t Expect Anyone to Be Your Savior + 4 More Job Seeker Tips
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jul, 2015
Calling or emailing your friends, family and colleagues when you are looking for a new job may seem like the natural route. In fact, many experts say, if you know how to concisely guide people to help you, you should do just that. However, like any advice, you should use discernment before applying it to your life. With the wide-open Internet forum and the ease and speed with which we are able to ping, email, send insta...
Go Big or Go Home: What is Your Approach?
by Sara Canaday - Jul, 2015
I love this saying because it conjures up images of a highly charged, “just do it” kind of person who is making things happen. On the other hand, I must admit that sometimes this phrase stops me cold in my tracks. I know the value of giving it your all, and I can intellectualize the idea of pushing through my fears and letting go of my aversion to risk. However, I also have a keen sense of my tolerance for a “burn the ships” m...
Research Proves That Delayed Responses Hurt You
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
Instant ecommunication equals sky high expectations. I’ve talked before about how responsiveness – or lack thereof – can make or break your reputation at work. Typically, I complain about people who never answer emails unless there’s something in it for them at that moment, or who take weeks to do so. However, it turns out that most people’s definition of responsiveness is even stricter than I would have thought. It turns...
Resumes for Older Workers
by Robin Schlinger - Jul, 2015
Although age discrimination is discouraged by state and federal regulations, anyone with a long career knows how difficult it is for a 55-year-old to impress a recruiter or hiring manager who is 30 years younger. Your resume should be written to get you into the door for an interview, where your enthusiasm, dedication and skill will impress your future employers. Successful resumes for older workers share these characteris...
Single Task Your Way to a Better Life and Career
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jul, 2015
Multitasking used to be a sought after professional competency thought to be a valuable skill for the busy professional. Research tells us that singletasking is actually more effective and can result in higher productivity and time efficiency. I can envision a woman at work reading this blog while eating her lunch, checking her email, listening to a webinar, and texting her daughter about carpool plans for soccer practice...
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