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    Job Search Guide - What is Your Greatest Weakness?
by Mike Perry and Tim Muma - May, 2015
There are a number of interview questions that cause great stress on job seekers. One particular inquiry people have trouble with is, "What is your greatest weakness?" Tim Muma asks Mike Perry the best way candidates can handle this query. Mike is the president of Szarka Financial Management, and he has over 30 years experience as a hiring manager. He will give you the inside dish on what answers sound good and which ones fall...
    Volunteering At -
by Katie Radford and Tim Muma - Dec, 2014
With millions of teens getting involved in a variety of campaigns to help others, has quickly established itself as the place to donate your time and efforts with the younger crowd. Kaite Radford,'s head of fun, talks to Tim Muma about the opportunities they have to individuals to aid the cause. She describes the mission of their organization, how it all comes together, and the details on how yo...
    The LJNRadio Quad - Episode 68
by Carey Freitag, Tim Muma, Liz Dotson and Roselle Rogers - Nov, 2014
The LJNRadio Quad features four of our hosts from LJNRadio, gathering to share their thoughts, ideas, and perspectives on just about any employment-related topic. Agree or disagree, you're bound to learn something about our hosts or the world of employment. Topics du Jour Workplace Etiquette - You spend a lot of time with your co-workers, so it's important to understand and follow workplace etiquette that has...
    I Want to Be a - Major League Baseball Umpire
by Ted Barrett and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
Do you think you have what it takes to call strike three on some of the most popular stars in Major League Baseball? This edition examines what it takes to be a professional umpire, challenging all the fans who have said they can do better. Ted Barrett has been a Major League Umpire for more than 15 years, and he joins Tim Muma to give the listeners a glimpse into their world. Ted breaks down the long road to "The Show," the m...
  Best gifts for job seekers
by Miriam Salpeter - Nov, 2015
Is someone on your holiday gift list looking for a job? Whether your friend or family member is a new college graduate, an unhappy careerist who covets a new job or an unemployed baby boomer, there are many great gifts that will be perfect for someone who is wishing for a new position in the new year. What are the best gifts for job seekers? Start with these ideas and share your own in the comments. A gift certificate fo...
  Yes, you can find a job during the holidays
by Miriam Salpeter - Nov, 2015
“No one gets a job around the holidays. It’s a good time to take a break and relax until things ramp up in the new year.” Are you hearing this advice, or convincing yourself it’s true? If so, you could be missing out on an amazing career or job opportunity. In fact, the holiday season can be the best time to look for a job. It is a big mistake to take a break now. Finish the year strong! Here are eight reasons to ramp up yo...
  An Insider's Job Search Tips: Get In The Back Door For An Interview
by Debra Wheatman - Nov, 2015
It’s time to face facts. Submitting your resume online with hundreds of other candidates is not the best way to get in the door for an interview. In a competitive market, you can get lost in a sea of success-doorresumes. You need to access the back door to increase your chance of getting an interview. I’ll share my insider’s tips on accessing the back door to get interviews. Personal introduction to the hiring manager. W...
  8 Signs That You're A Problem Employee
by Alison Green - Nov, 2015
Being successful at work is about more than the skills you bring to the job – it’s also about your relationships with your colleagues, and especially about how your boss perceives you. You can have incredible skills in your field, but if no one wants to work with you, it’s going to make your professional life harder and harder over time. Here are eight signs that you might be perceived as a problem employee who’s tough to w...
  The 4 Most Difficult Conversations You'll Have In Your Career
by Alison Green - Nov, 2015
One of the most stressful parts of work life is figuring out how to say something tough, unpleasant or awkward to a colleague. Most of us aren't fond of difficult conversations in any setting, but doing it at work can be doubly challenging, because we fear for our professional reputations and relationships. Here are four of the most difficult conversations you may need to have in your career and the secrets to making them g...
  LinkedIn Referrals: One More Reason To Properly Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile
by Lisa Rangel - Nov, 2015
LinkedIn announced the rollout of LinkedIn Referrals this week. LinkedIn Referrals, which is being called the next generation of LinkedIn Recruiter, is where recruiters use profiles of their superstar managers and employees to find other applicants with similar traits and expertise to add to the rock star employee roster. So instead of trying to write a candidate profile or job description to capture the essence of that top no...
  25 Simple Trust Building Behaviors
by Nan S. Russell - Sep, 2015
We can use the same words but mean different things. When it comes to building trust at work that's often the case. However you define trust or use the word, stop thinking about trust per se, even though trust is a necessary ingredient to both engagement and innovation. A better way to look at trust is to look at the behaviors that enable engagement, innovation, great work, sustainable results, and exceptional work relation...
  When to NOT Answer a Call from Recruiter
by Jean Cummings - Sep, 2015
The other day I was in the zone! I was laser focused on writing a high-impact, succinct, and ATS-friendly resume for a client with a very high-powered career in a fast-changing, highly complex industry. My mind was bearing down to understand deeply and then put into a very few words the value and power of what he brings to the table. Then, cut to next scene! My iPhone rings. Usually I have the sense to not answer my work ph...
  What's Your Attitude to Setbacks
by Carole Kanchier - Jun, 2015
Vincent would like to establish his own business, but he’s afraid he won’t succeed. Marion would like to return to school, but she fears she may fail. Abraham Lincoln failed in business, and was defeated in races for Congress, the Senate and Vice President. Thomas Edison had 10,000 trials before inventing the light bulb. Did you learn to walk or ride a bike without falling? What’s your attitude toward setbacks? Do you pe...
  There Is A Big Difference Between Landing A Job And Landing A Good Job
by Bob Roth - Jun, 2015
College students and their parents know the difference between landing a job and landing a good job. College leaders know too, but some help more than others. When college seniors and recent grads obtain a “good” job, it means that the job: - Holds great interest for the student - Has opportunities to learn and grow - Has opportunities for advancement - Has career potential - Pays a salary that enables...
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