| Job Search Guide - Mistakes That Cause Loss of Motivation, Focus and Your Dream Job
by Clara Chorley and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
The longer an individual goes without a job they're searching for, whether their unemployed or unhappy with their current position, the struggle becomes even greater. Clara Chorley, founder and CEO of Clarity Unlimited, talks about the handful of mistakes job seekers make that creates more difficulty for themselves - particularly from the mental side of things. Clara explains to Tim Muma how motivation and focus on attaining o...
| Job Search Guide - Strategies for Stay-at-Home Moms Going Back to Work
by Mandy Carter and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
Finding a new job is often a challenging and frustrating process, but there are additional obstacles if you've been out of the traditional workforce to take care of your children. Mandy Carter, director of social media for CSI globalVCard, gives all the stay-at-home moms (and dads) tips on being ready to jump back into the workforce. Among other items, Mandy tells Tim Muma about overcoming guilt, keeping your skills up to date...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Communicate to Influence
by Ben Decker and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
No matter your position, influence is powerful. The one area we can all influence action is in our communication, whether it's in a small group, a large conference or a sales call. Ben Decker, a leading expert in messaging and business communications, shares his experience and advice on influential communication, much of which can be found in his book, "Communicate to Influence: How to Inspire Your Audience to Action," co-auth...
| Employment Notebook - Encore Career Roadblocks
by Hallie Crawford and Cady Chesney - Jun, 2015
Employed individuals nearing retirement often look forward to not having a long commute, stressful deadlines, and office politics to deal with. However, many new retirees find themselves faced with roadblocks preventing them from being successful in their encore careers. Hallie Crawford joins the show to share 5 common roadblocks that may be preventing you from being successful in your encore career. Employment Notebook (fo...
Being active in communities can help your career to thrive
by Beverly Jones - Jun, 2015
When I meet new clients, it's sometimes easy to spot the ones who're enjoying resilient careers. Whether they are solopreneurs creating their own thing, or professionals making their way through large organizations, people with thriving work lives tend to share some of the same characteristics, like a positive attitude and an ability to listen. As I chat further with clients, one factor I try to gauge is whether they consc...
10 Ways to Build Trust Remotely
by Nan S. Russell - Jun, 2015
"Office Workers Don't Trust Colleagues Who Work Remotely," read the headline from a recent survey(link is external). According to researchers the survey respondents believed remote workers were: • "Three times more likely than people in the office to miss deadlines, not follow through on commitments or mislead co-workers." • "Four times more likely to give a half-hearted effort, make changes without notice or not fight for...
Learn To Impress In Less Than Two Minutes
by Connie Pheiff - Jun, 2015
You’re at a networking event. You have your business cards, your elevator pitch ready to promote your business, product, and service, and you are wearing your best suit. You have less than two minutes to influence and you fabulously fail at first impressions. Sound like anyone you know? There is power in building relationships. If you can impress in less than two minutes, you rule the power of relationships. The opportunit...
6 Habit-Making Ways to Make Networking Easy and Automatic
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2015
Most things in life are a habit. Essentially we have to train ourselves to take certain actions each day until it becomes like second nature. Networking is one of those job search actions that need to become a habit in order for it to be truly successful. By making job search networking a habit, you not only increase your chances of finding a job, you’ll also start to feel like networking is more natural to you. Use th...
You WILL Get Googled…Are You Afraid?
by Joshua Waldman - Jun, 2015
I tell my clients that they will be Googled as surely as it will rain in Portland. The latest survey said that 81% of employers WILL Google candidates. Online reputation management is a critical piece of your online job search. There is just no getting around it. Quick story, when I Googled my name 1 year ago, I was a convicted felon and a prolific New York Gynecologist, neither profession was something I wanted to be c...
Graduation Inspiration: 5 Tips For Creating A New Job Outlook
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jun, 2015
It’s graduation time again! A season of new beginnings – fresh starts and a time when two million Gen-Y’ers are crossing stages from coast to coast, diplomas in hand, contemplating what’s next with regard to their work. So I pose the question to you… “What’s next with regard to your work?” Even if it’s been many moons since you donned a mortarboard, I encourage you to capitalize on the fresh start energy of the graduation...
3 Ways to Shake Up Your Mentoring Program for Better Results
by Lindsey Pollak - May, 2015
Remember that old song we learned as kids, "Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other's gold?" It's a good reminder for the workplace. As individuals, we benefit from having a professional network comprised of both longtime connections and new workplace relationships. If you primarily hang out with the "old guard" in your organization or industry, you risk missing out on fresh perspectives. If you...
Don’t Be a Job Search “Idiot”!
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2015
If you’ve never made any dumb or slightly silly mistakes in a job search, congratulations! On the other hand, an occasional misstep is probably not the kiss of death unless it’s seriously stupid. Look at it this way, though: If you don’t put your best foot forward when you’re planning and conducting a job search, why should a potential employer assume that you won’t do something equally bad as an employee? To those employe...
10 Ingredients of an Excellent LinkedIn Profile
by Thea Kelley - May, 2015
What are the must-haves for a LinkedIn profile that enhances your image and helps you advance your job search and career? Nail these, and you'll stand out from most of the competition, whether you're in job search, self-employed or simply serious about career management. 1. Proficient Writing. The vast majority of us, even professional writers, make mistakes in grammar, capitalization, word usage and spelling....
Do you know the secret behind successful networking?
by Louise Garver - Apr, 2015
Job listings are up by 10% says ExecuNet, one of the leading executive and leadership online resources. Maybe like thousands of other executives you refreshed your career documents and online profiles in January in hopes of tapping into the opportunities that become available in the first quarter of the year. How are things going for you in the second quarter of the year? Have recruiters and hiring managers reached out t...
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