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    I Want to Be a - Physician Assistant
by John G. McGinnity and Tim Muma - Jun, 2016
If you're like many people, you've heard of the position of physician assistant, but you probably aren't too sure about what these individuals are tasked with on a daily basis. John McGinnity, president of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, talks with Tim Muma about the skills and personality traits that fit into this profession. John also fills us in on what it takes to get started on the path to a successful caree...
 
    You Do What? - I'm a Cruise Director
by Butch Begovich and Tim Muma - Jun, 2016
If you've ever had the chance to take a trip on a cruise ship, then you've seen how much time and energy goes into making it a fun and memorable experience. Of course, someone needs to be coordinating everything, and that falls on the shoulders of the cruise director. Butch Begovich, cruise director for Carnival Cruise Lines, joins Tim Muma to give us all the details on this intriguing career. Butch shares the keys to landing...
 
    I Want to Be a - Court Reporter
by Glyn Poage and Tim Muma - Jun, 2016
Court reporters provide the official record for a wide range of legal proceedings, from high profile criminal cases to depositions. To understand the skills, duties and opportunities for court reporters, Glyn Poage joins Tim Muma to give his perspective. Glyn is an official court reporter in Texas and the vice president of the National Court Reporters Association, positions that have given him tremendous experience and perspec...
 
    You Do What? - I'm a Hollywood Animal Trainer
by Briana Messerschmidt and Tim Muma - Jun, 2016
As cute and intelligent as many animals are, they still need help landing roles on TV or in movies. That is where studio trainers come into play, prepping them for high-flying stunts, sentimental scenes or your typical animal behavior...in front of tons of people, bright lights and cameras. Briana Messerschmidt, studio trainer for Hollywood Paws, talks with Tim Muma about this unique career. Briana describes why she got into t...
 
  How Should I Represent My Education on My Resume?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2016
It is important to include your education on your resume, even if you have none. Now, how did that statement even make sense? Well, having no formal education doesn’t mean that you have never learned anything during your lifetime. There has to be something in your background that is relevant to the position you want. You just have to make it fit your resume. Where Do I Put My Education? Okay, the good thing about e...
 
  Starting A Summer Internship? Here's Advice You Haven't Heard Before
by Lindsey Pollak - Jun, 2016
Show up on time. Ask smart questions. Have a can-do attitude. All good internship advice that you’ve likely heard before. There’s no question that summer internships can be the gateway to future employment: a new survey from Looksharp confirms that internships increase your chances of early career success. And, since demand for internships is greater than supply, you have to prove you’re among the best and the brightest. Bu...
 
  Job Seekers: Help Yourself and HR in Your Job Search! Call the Hiring Manager Directly
by Randy Block - Jun, 2016
Are you sending out resumes, and answering advertisements on company websites? Did someone tell you that you could upset and turn-off Human Resources if you bypass them? You have been “good” by following the “rules”. You say to yourself, “I’m perfect for the job.” You wait. It’s now weeks later and you’ve received no reply: “How can they miss my great background? If I could just get to the manager…” Here’s an important f...
 
  Why & How to Quantify Information and Use Numbers in Your Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2016
Why is it important to use numbers on your resume? It’s simple. Numbers tell your potential employer where, how, and why you have succeeded. You can always make general statements. For instance, I could say “I have helped a lot of people create resumes that got them interviews and jobs.” Is that quantifiable? No, it is not. But if I say: “Of 1,000 clients who came to me for assistance, 85% had multiple interviews in under t...
 
  5 Dangerous Myths about Job References
by Thea Kelley - Jun, 2016
As spring is followed by summer, hopefully your job interviews will be followed by reference checks! Don't be knocked out of the running by relying on any of these deadly myths. Myth #1: Employers will only contact the persons you include in your references list. Not true. Many will contact others; it's neither illegal nor particularly difficult. They can even discover and contact past employers you haven't listed on y...
 
  5 Insights For Nailing Your Job Interview
by Tim Muma - Jun, 2016
Once you’ve fought your way through the free-for-all of resumes and cover letters, it’s time to put on display the precise reason the employer would be a fool not to hire you. The job interview is your bottom of the 9th, bases loaded moment: a strike out ends the game, a base hit gives you a chance, and a home run – well, you get the picture. Of course, you need to make sure you’re on time f...
 
  Write A Resume That Positions You as the Perfect Fit
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2016
In today’s job market employers want specialists—industry experts—instead of “generalists”. The burden is on the candidate’s shoulders to convince the employer they’re the best choice. How can you do that, though, when what one company resume writing 2016is seeking varies from another or when the positions you want are not the same? Employers want to see that you’re the best fit—and you can show them you are by making connec...
 
  Career Advancement - What Does It Take?
by Georgia Adamson - Jun, 2016
Thoughts of career advancement might have flickered in your brain at the start of the year (when you were considering possible new year’s resolutions), but life happens. Have you given any thought recently to where you stand in regard to your career advancement prospects? First let me back up a bit and ask, “What does career advancement mean to you?” If you haven’t figured that out yet, this would be a good time to think ab...
 
  Resumes for Career Changers
by Robin Schlinger - Jun, 2016
When you are ready to change careers, to a new field, a new position in your existing field, or a new industry, make sure your resume is ready for the change. By thinking ahead, you will be prepared to create a resume that is attractive to hiring managers and recruiters in your new career. First, find out if you will be a more attractive candidate with certifications or classes in your new career. Someone moving from hands-...
 
  The Reorg Rag (with apologies to no one)
by Mark Gorkin - Jun, 2016
The Reorg Rag “The Reorg Rag” was first penned in the early ‘90s, as decentralization and downsizing was sweeping the federal institutions in Washington. In 2010 and now today, it’s “déjà vu” all over again. Talk of budget cuts, furloughs, RIFs (Reduction in Force), and sequester along with Congressional inertia (or is it small-minded yet “strategic incompetence?”) never goes out of style. The disorienting, existential t...
 
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