| Employment Notebook - Why the Two-Week Notice Still Matters
by Mary V. Davids and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
There has been a lot of discussion lately about the belief that giving a two-week notice isn't necessary anymore when you're leaving an employer. Some argue the practice is outdated or doesn't make a difference. Mary V. Davids, Principal Consultant at D&M Consulting Services, joins Tim Muma to refute these beliefs. She explains why the two-week notice remains not only a professional courtesy, but imperative to the future of yo...
| Moving Up the Ladder - In-Person vs. Virtual Networking
by Madeline Roberts and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
As we often discuss, networking is vital to a successful career, whether you're looking to build relationships in your current position or attempting to acquire a new job. With technology and social media so prevalent, many wonder if virtual or in-person networking is more effective. Madeline Roberts, senior social communities coordinator at American Public University System, joins Tim Muma to break down the pros and cons of t...
| I Want to Be a - Color Consultant
by Amy Troutman and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
It's reasonable to assume you've never heard of a color consultant, so LJNRadio is here to give you the full story. Amy Troutman, senior color consultant for Mandil, Inc. and board secretary for the International Association of Color Consultants, fills the listeners in on the details of this career. She explains to Tim Muma the different types of positions, the psychology of colors, and the best route to beginning your path to...
| Moving Up the Ladder – Quit Your Job, But Keep a Return Possible
by Eric Butts and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
On more than a few occasions (most likely) you'll be looking to move on from your current employer in search of a new job, which can create some anxiousness. But what if you set yourself up to come back to your current position if the new job doesn't work out? Eric Butts is a management consultant who works as an advisory manager for PwC, and he explains to Tim Muma how this is possible. Eric gives the listeners a few key stra...
How to Handle Multiple Job Offers as an Executive
by Lisa Rangel - Oct, 2014
It’s an executive’s dream come true! You’ve got multiple job offers on the table with some really great companies! There’s only one problem. Now you have to actually choose which job to take. This can lead to a flurry of questions and self-doubt. Will I make the right decision? Should I just go for the highest salary? What if I make a mistake? Use our guide below to help you handle multiple job offers and how to choose t...
Using Testimonials in Your Resume
by Thea Kelley - Oct, 2014
When writing your resume, it's one thing to claim you're terrific at teamwork, building great client relationships, or coaching others. But where's the evidence? It can be especially hard to make a compelling case for "soft skills" like those above; they can be hard to quantify or certify. Rather than just asking the employer to take your word for it, why not have someone else vouch for you? In an increasingly review-...
URL vs. IRL: How Should You Build Your Personal Brand?
by Lindsey Pollak - Oct, 2014
As a professional today, your online image is essential. It’s just as likely that a potential client will “meet” you through a Google search as at a professional conference. Or, if you’re job hunting, that a recruiter will view your credentials on the LinkedIn® app as on a paper resume. Every professional must craft and maintain a professional online brand that will impress the people who view it and entice them to do busines...
Get Your Job Search on Track
by Sherri Edwards - Oct, 2014
There are still many people under the impression that because the economy is picking up, it is easy to get a job. The qualifier, of course, is whether any job will do. If you are expecting to get your dream job, then it may be time to face some harsh realities about how that is most likely to happen. The first step in capturing your dream job is becoming clear about what that means. If you have not already articulated your...
Rising to the Top: Busting Job Search Myths at 64
by Mindy Thomas - Sep, 2014
When my boomer buddy, a global SVP, informed me that he landed a new job in less than 60 days after getting laid off from his company after 20 years, I shouted with joy. With over 3 million baby boomers currently unemployed, we all know how tough it is. I asked him, “Do you realize that you just shattered your own myth about not being hireable because you are ‘over the hill’, have grey hair and are 64 years old?” I will...
Small Mistakes with Big Results
by Robin Schlinger - Sep, 2014
Often small mistakes on a resume have the potential to upset a job applicant’s chances. For example: The absence of a two letter word is easy overlook when proofreading a resume—in this sentence, the word “to” is missing. Other frequently dropped words are “as,” “by,” “on,” and “in.” Redundancies may creep in: “$2 million dollars” and “approximately in the range of” are redundant. Missing periods and commas are common in re...
7 Ways To Write Another Mediocre Resume That Nobody Wants To Read
by Michelle Dumas - Sep, 2014
Job searching is hard work. Depending on the industry or your career preference, it can even become a full-time job. It’s important, therefore, to utilize all the resources available to ensure that you conduct your search as effectively as possible. Online job boards, intensive and extensive networking, the use of social media, and almost countless “how-to” resources are all at your disposal and you should take advantage of...
Key Job Search Requirements You Might Not Think Of
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2014
You might know–or think you know–what’s important in conducting a successful job search. BUT…are you overlooking or unaware of job search trends that could sharply reduce your odds of success? A recent article by personal branding guru William Arruda, titled “6 Unspoken Requirements for Every Job Seeker” makes some telling points about this subject. I highly recommend reading the entire article, but I’m going to share the 6...
How to Utilize Similarities Between House Shopping and Job Hunting
by Jessica Stasiw - Sep, 2014
Having your house listed is similar to animal visitations at the zoo. There is a consistent parade of strangers coming in and out of your dwelling, touching your things, critiquing where you live, and tracking in dirt. My house was recently listed and while I went through the experience I had to in turn look for a new place to live. We are still currently on the hunt for the right house, and let me say there have been some mis...
Overcome Executive Job Search Challenges – Baby Boomers
by Louise Garver - Sep, 2014
Executive Baby Boomers – and you know who you are if born between 1946 and 1964 – are one of the largest generations moving through and out of the workforce today. The last of the boomers will turn 65 by 2029. If you’re a Baby Boomer and not ready to retire or are thinking about a career change, consider what you may encounter while searching for your next job. Younger Competition You will more than likely be competin...
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