| Management Decisions - Female Entrepreneurs: Achievements and Challenges
by Kay Koplovitz and Tim Muma - Apr, 2015
Kay Koplovitz became the first woman to head a TV network in 1977 when she founded the USA Network. She later stepped up to become the chairman and CEO of the Sci-Fi Channel, displaying her tremendous knowledge and skill as an entrepreneur and executive. She joins Tim Muma to discuss her experiences, what women have to offer as business leaders, and the challenges that still exist. Kay also gives LJNRadio the inside scoop on h...
| Employment Notebook - Six Ways to Improve Your Conversations
by Jacqueline Whitmore and Jenna Connour - Apr, 2015
You may have heard the quote, “We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.” In many cases, using this advice in a professional setting can help you become an effective listener and, as a result, may have a positive impact on your career. To learn more about this topic, Jenna Connour chats with Jacqueline Whitmore – author, etiquette expert, and founder of The Protocol School of Palm Beach....
| Job Search Guide - How to Build a Relationship with a Recruiter
by Sandra M. Smith and Jenna Connour - Apr, 2015
You’ve found a recruiter that you’re excited about working with, and you’re ready to begin your job search in full force. As you go about the process, however, you should also be taking steps to foster your professional relationship with your recruiter. Sandra Smith, Founder and President of Insight Talent Solutions, returns to LJNRadio to share her insight on how you can build trust with your recruiter and, ultimately, make t...
| Technically Speaking - Leveraging Social Media to the Fullest
by Stefanie Lomax and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
Whether you're looking for a job, trying to prove your expertise or searching for the best candidates to join your company, social media outlets have become invaluable. Anyone can use these mediums, but to leverage them effectively it's important you understand the best strategies to follow. Stefanie Lomax, director of human resources at Rolyn, gives Tim Muma the key components to keep in mind when utilizing social media. Stef...
Critical Steps You Need to Follow Now—to Become a Leader in the Future
by Terri Tierney Clark - Apr, 2015
Whether you have just started your first job or you are several years into your career, it’s not too early to pave the way for a leadership role ahead of you. In fact, if you don’t start thinking about how you can become successful in the future, success may elude you down the road. That’s because there are certain career path essentials that you need to consider and skills you need to acquire to achieve a top position in you...
Should You Connect on LinkedIn with Your Interviewer?
by Thea Kelley - Apr, 2015
In job search, you're continually looking to expand your professional network, especially among people who are well placed to help you get a job. The people with whom you've done job interviews are certainly in that category. So should you invite your interviewers to connect on LinkedIn? In many cases the answer is "yes, but probably only after the job interview process is over." An invitation to connect during the in...
How to Hold an Effective Business Dinner
by Adrienne Erin - Apr, 2015
For generations, businesspeople have met over meals to entertain clients and colleagues. However, these events are not solely for entertainment purposes. They also present a great opportunity to either make a strong first impression or solidify favorable opinions people already have. Keep reading to get some tips that will hold true whether you’re hosting a dinner for just one person or several. Take Care of the Details...
Networking: Three Ways to Build Your Brand
by Hallie Crawford - Apr, 2015
As we talked about in our radio interview, networking can be a critical piece to helping you build your brand. Usually people only think of networking as a tool for their job search but, that’s not the only time networking can be useful. It can be a critical piece to helping you build your brand in your current industry, or in a new one that you want to transition to. Networking to build your brand can be especially helpful fo...
How To Exude Your Professional Presence While Networking
by Valerie Sokolosky - Apr, 2015
Last month was a flurry of events and conferences where I found myself in the midst of people I had never met. What fun to stand back and observe first hand some people who exuded executive presence from the minute they entered the room. What a dilemma to watch others struggle throughout the evening, glancing at their watch as if it was going to ring when their time was up and they could leave. Showing up with executive p...
Be someone people are happy to refer
by Sherri Edwards - Apr, 2015
There are professionals who match people to jobs or business opportunities and others who connect people with similar interests. Professional associations or academic institutions may match mentors with mentees. All around us are opportunities to link people with people, or people to information. The success of these referrals is typically predicated on how much the referring party knows about each of the others. Everyone w...
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...
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