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    Moving Up the Ladder - Promote Yourself Without Bragging (or Selling Short)
by Rick Gillis and Tim Muma - Dec, 2015
Promoting yourself and trying to professionally tout your own experience and skill is one of the more common challenges people face when it comes to their careers. Bragging make you look conceited or selfish, but if you say nothing, who will? Rick Gillis, career expert and author of "Promote! It's Who Knows What You Know That Makes a Career," talks about the subtle and effective ways to make other aware of your value. He gives...
 
    Job Search Guide - Authentic Networking the Key to More Job Leads
by Debra Feldman and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
There's hardly a doubt that networking leads to the most and best employment opportunities; however, connecting the right way can still be a challenge. Debra Feldman, the Job Whiz, joins Tim Muma to give her experienced take on creating authentic networking relationships that last and give you more job leads. Debra breaks down the most important actions you can take to become a networking pro while bonding with others on a gen...
 
    Classroom to Boardroom - Technology's Impact on Communication
by Roger Whitson and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
Communication has always been a hot topic in the world of employment. Each year, communication is listed as one of the most important skills, but also the one needing the most work. Roger Whitson, professor of English at Washington State University, discusses how technology is impacting our language and communication, particularly in the professional world. He explains to Tim Muma that college students need to recognize and ut...
 
    Classroom to Boardroom - Creating Job Opportunites in College
by Sarah Kikkert and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
One of the best ways to learn is to get first-hand accounts from the individuals who have recently lived through the exact scenario you're currently in. With that, Tim Muma is joined by Sarah Kikkert, the communications and social media coordinator for the Wisconsin State Fair. Sarah hasn't been out of college for long, but she took every opportunity to work, learn and network while she was in school. Sarah describes the keys...
 
  Personal Branding - What Is It and How Do I Do It?
by Debra Wheatman - Apr, 2016
I get questions all the time about what exactly is a personal brand, and what it is to have a personal brand. There is certainly a lot of confusion out there about this, so this week’s blog is devoted to bringing about not only a better understanding of what personal branding is but why you must have one in order to stand out in the highly competitive digital marketplace. First and foremost, as with corporate branding, pers...
 
  Great References Must Be Cultivated
by Bob Roth - Apr, 2016
There is an important aspect of the senior year job search that most college students fail to appreciate, undervalue and sometimes ignore. Many students don’t seem to understand that the best employers place a great deal of weight on good references. These employers won’t hire someone who can’t provide them with a list of people who are willing to serve as positive and enthusiastic references. The best references are respec...
 
  3 Skills Your Need To Rock Your Interviews And Your Career
by Kathy Caprino - Apr, 2016
As a career coach, I work with hundreds of professional women each year who are in various states and stages of growth, leadership and ascension. In our work together, there are key steps we walk through over a period of weeks and months to help them achieve what they’re hoping for (and everyone’s desires are different and special, of course). One of the steps that corporate professionals are most resistant to, and intimid...
 
  Emotional Intelligence Part 1: The 5 Competencies
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Apr, 2016
How’s your ‘EQ’? It’s not a question you’re probably asked very often, if at all, but it’s definitely one to consider – especially when it comes to your career. For years, a person’s “Intelligence Quotient” or IQ was thought to determine how successful they’d be on the job and in life, however, over time, researchers began finding that emotional maturity played a key role in success as well. In the early 90’s, Researcher...
 
  What CEO's Look For In Resumes
by Robin Schlinger - Apr, 2016
The New York Times has run a regular Sunday feature column in which the CEOs of various companies talk about their hiring procedures. Their comments raise interesting points about resumes. For example, David Politis, CEO of BetterCloud, has advised new college graduates, “The first thing I tell people is, try to go where you can be a big fish in a small pond…where you can actually have a real impact on the business. That gi...
 
  New Job Preparedness Study Emphasizes the Importance of Integrity and Adaptability
by Alexandra Levit - Apr, 2016
The Career Advisory Board that I established by DeVry University recently released the fifth annual Job Preparedness Indicator survey. This year’s findings indicate hiring managers are receptive to candidates changing careers, especially if their previous experience can be applied to the new position; but above all else, integrity is the No. 1 trait that candidates should possess. Our annual research surveys 500 hiring mana...
 
  Ten Things That Have Nothing To Do With Your Background And Experience, But Will Cost You The Job
by Debra Wheatman - Apr, 2016
People write to me all the time, seeking advice in securing their next position. Typical advice is to research the company, research the hiring manager, and above all, practice your interviewing skills. All of this, while important, comprises only 20% of the total challenge. In other words, your content is 20%, and your presentation is 80%. So, what are these ten things you should avoid? Here’s my list: 1. Dirty, torn, or...
 
  3 Steps to Landing Your First Job: Advice For 2016 Grads
by Lindsey Pollak - Apr, 2016
As we head into graduation season, most grads-to-be are feeling a mixture of anticipation and anxiety as they prepare to launch into the real world. But there’s a percentage who likely have another emotion blended in: panic. If you are graduating this spring and still job hunting, it can seem as though everyone else has their future lined up, and it’s hard not to panic and be jealous of those who have already snagged a posi...
 
  The Savvy Networker: When to Pass on an Industry Event
by Debra Wheatman - Apr, 2016
Almost every career expert can agree that networking is essential for careerists. With that advice, some may feel like you can’t get enough of a good thing. Running here and there, and attending every event possible is not the best strategy. Savvy networkers know when to pass on a networking event. The following are a few examples. When the group is not relevant. Not every event is going to support your career goal. If...
 
  Why Simplicity in Job Search Can Be Flawed
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Apr, 2016
Unfortunately, many career experts and bloggers wield a powerful sword that pokes holes in job search strategy and touts sweeping simplicity. While the ultimate goal of a job search plan is one that you can use to smoothly navigate transition, plotting that map requires meaningful effort and thought work. Imbibe the latest article on job search, and you’ll read phrases dripping in adjectives like “simple” and “quick” and...
 
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