| 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...
| 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...
| Job Search Guide - Cold Calling as a Successful Job Searching Technique
by Debra Feldman and Jenna Connour - Jun, 2015
Everyone who has conducted a job search is familiar with the motions of the process: find a job, network, send your resume and cover letter, and wait for the phone to ring. But have you ever considered cold calling the companies you’re interested in, to explain why you’d be a great fit for the position? Despite today’s world of “email only” instructions, Debra Feldman explains why cold calling – or, better yet, having a third...
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 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...
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...
Resume Writing Scams and Warning Signs
by Robin Schlinger - Jul, 2015
All too often I see resume posts and articles with the some version of the title: “Resumes Guaranteed to Get You Hired.” In fact, no reputable resume writer would give such a guarantee and no company would hire you based on a resume alone. The company will interview you (maybe several times), check your references, and discuss how well you fit their requirements and culture. Your resume is one part of a complex hiring process....
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...
Top 3 Reasons People Don’t Use Social Media for their Job Search
by Joshua Waldman - Jul, 2015
Inevitably, in every audience I speak to, there are people who find some reason NOT to follow my advice on using social media for their job search. Sometimes these people really want jobs but are overwhelmed. Sometimes they simply don’t want to get a job and change their situation. To help you identify where your resistance may be coming from, I’ve identified the top 3 reasons people don’t use social media in their job...
An Open Letter To All College Students
by Bob Roth - Jul, 2015
In college, you are given an opportunity to go on a great journey. Take advantage of that chance to learn, grow and explore. Along to way, be sure to savor and appreciate every experience. As you move along your path to the future, make friends, make something better and do something for others. Ask questions and say what you mean. Learn about yourself. Think about your future and clarify your dreams. In order to fly o...
Being active in communities can help your career to thrive
by Beverly Jones - Jun, 2015
When I meet new clients, it's sometimes easy to spot the ones who're enjoying resilient careers. Whether they are solopreneurs creating their own thing, or professionals making their way through large organizations, people with thriving work lives tend to share some of the same characteristics, like a positive attitude and an ability to listen. As I chat further with clients, one factor I try to gauge is whether they consc...
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