| Job Search Guide - Benefits of Using a Recruiter
by Peggy Koch and Cady Chesney - Mar, 2015
Finding a job on your own can be a daunting task. There may be hundreds of jobs you could be qualified for…but the company might not be the right fit. There are many benefits of using a recruiter, and Peggy Koch, Senior Staffing Manager at Key Resource Group, has over 20 years of experience as a recruiter and she’s joining the show to share the many benefits of partnering with a recruiter for your job search. Job Search Gui...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Using Failure to Your Advantage
by Amy Morin and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
Failure, in some capacity, is inevitable throughout your career. How people are able to learn and respond to these setbacks will determine the success you ultimately achieve. Psychotherapist Amy Morin gives Tim Muma insight into how people can roll with the punches, display perseverance, and actually benefit from the things that don't go their way. The ability to use failure to your advantage can be taught and mastered. Mov...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Effectively Using Your Leadership Story
by Timothy J. Tobin and Cady Chesney - Mar, 2015
Stories have power, and who you share your story with can have an impact on how others perceive you. Conversely, if you don’t share your story, others will. By taking control of your leadership story, determining who the main characters are, and what the plot is you can become more aware of how others perceive you, and what you can do to have a greater impact. Dr. Tim Tobin, Author of “Your Leadership Story: Use Your Story to...
| Management Decisions - What If Kanye West Was Your Co-Worker?
by Jack Stahlmann and Cady Chesney - Mar, 2015
Kanye West has been known to interrupt speeches at major awards shows. Most recently, he stormed the stage to protest Beck’s victory for Album of the Year. With his consistently poor behavior, Jack Stahlmann got thinking – “What if Kanye was your co-worker?” Stahlmann, known as The Don’t Flinch Guy, joins the show to share 6.5 ways you can deal with your office Kanye. On Management Decisions (formerly Executive Decisions)...
4 Life Lessons from Being a Working Professional
by Tiffany Young - Mar, 2015
For most people, lessons happen along the way. It’s what you do with those tidbits of vital information that is most important. Just when we think we’ve learned something, life comes along and shows us there’s more. I recently reflected on a few life lessons I learned last year and, to my surprise, most were connected to work. I thought, how could that be? It was true. The things I learned about relationships, finances, and...
7 Reasons Why You Need to Think Like a Business Owner Throughout Your Career
by Michelle Kerrigan - Mar, 2015
I recently sat in on a staff meeting, and, afterwards, one of the team’s former colleagues dropped by to say hello. This colleague had moved on to a new company, and was very unhappy with her choice. She kept voicing her negative opinion loudly, which included warning everyone to avoid her current employer at all costs. No matter what you think, this type of behavior is never a good idea. Yes—even though it’s no longer a wo...
by Shun McGhee - Mar, 2015
The word yoga can be derived from two root words, according to Wikipedia. The first is “yujir,” which means to yoke, and the second is “yuj samadhau,” meaning to concentrate. Prior to writing this blog, I knew nothing about the origins of yoga, knowing only that it consisted of, seemingly, uncomfortable and difficult poses that helped practitioners become stronger and more flexible. Like most endeavors however, I suppose consi...
Perfect Your Memory for Names
by Carole Kanchier - Mar, 2015
Do you remember people's names during and after interviews? Do you recall the names of business associates at large gatherings? Remembering names is an appreciated courtesy you can extend to everyone at work and elsewhere. You’ll gain respect, popularity, and networking skills. You'll advance your career. Try the following: 1. Mental set. Before attending a meeting where you’ll meet new people, mentally prepare yourse...
7 Tips for Creating & Managing Your Personal Brand
by Joshua Waldman - Mar, 2015
The glory of graduation season has quickly worn off and millions of professionals are suiting up to hit interviews and the job market. And with unemployment rates up 6/1% and roughly 1,000 applications submitted for every open position, your personal branding can be a key deciding factor when landing that “dream job.” A reported 37% of employers use social networks to screen candidates, meaning your tagged Facebook and Ins...
Beat Your Competition With These 5 Tips
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2015
A recent poll from Right Management reveals that only about 5% of employees today intend to stay in their current positions until the end of 2015 and that 80% of all U.S. employees are actively looking for a job or are open to offers. While this data applies to the job search market as a whole and not specifically to the executive sector, it still can have a huge impact on your job search strategies and success. You can loo...
3 Ways to Use the “Alumni Connection” On LinkedIn
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
It is often said that in order to advance in your career it’s not really what you know but rather who you know. One such case in which this adage is true is when you leverage your alma mater’s alumni network to find a job. Let’s face it, people do have a tendency to help out fellow alumni if they can. It’s a point of pride for many and a great way for them to give back to their alma mater. If you were in a position to help...
6 LinkedIn Strategies You're Missing Out On
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Feb, 2015
Are you taking full advantage of LinkedIn in your active or passive career search? Position yourself for more career opportunities, more interviews, and more target industry connections by leveraging these six LinkedIn facts. Your LinkedIn profile is 11 times more likely to be viewed if you use a photo. If you don’t already have one, you need to get one today. And don’t waste your time with homemade shots – isn’t your care...
4 Reasons Why Your Resume Isn't an Effective Networking Tool
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Feb, 2015
Once upon a time all you had to do to land your next job was share your resume with your network. Sadly, those days are mostly gone. Your Networkingresume can no longer serve you as an effective networking tool – here are 4 reasons why. Resumes are too focused to work for networking purposes. The best networking tool these days is one that gives your readers a big picture perspective of your strengths and experiences. Whil...
Expand Your Network in 2015
by Stacy Harshman - Jan, 2015
The best way to land a job in 2015 is to expand your network. The art of building and maintaining relationships is vital to job seekers. Greg Simpson, Senior Vice President, Career Transition Practice Leader at Lee Hecht Harrison says “The reality is that most job openings are never advertised or posted, which means tapping your network is an essential job search resource to uncover hidden opportunities. In fact, 63 percent of...
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