| Job Search Guide - Effectively Prepping Your Resume
by Stefanie Lomax and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
The resume plays a big role in helping you acquire an interview, and ultimately, a job. Effectively preparing that resume can go a long way in determining the fate of your job search. Stefanie Lomax, director of human resources at Rolyn Companies, joins Tim Muma to discuss the vital components of your resume. Stefanie describes all the areas you need to focus on when prepping this document, and some strategies for giving the e...
| Management Decisions - How Much Should a Name Matter in Hiring?
by Sabrina Baker and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
There has been a lot of buzz in the human resources industry about an individual by the name of Jose Zamora and his inability to get a job interview. He claims that once he changed his name to Joe on his resume, the calls and emails started coming. Sabrina Baker, an experienced human resources professional and founder of Acacia HR Solutions, talks with Tim Muma about Jose's situation and the validity of his discovery. Sabrina...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Breaking Bad: Rules for Branding Yourself
by Peter Gasca and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
Personal branding can be a major factor in advancing within your career, but many struggle to visualize what successful branding looks like. Peter Gasca, co-founder of WildCreations.com, tells Tim Muma to look no further than the multiple Emmy-award winning TV show, Breaking Bad. The drugs and crime involved are definitely not endorsed; however, the efforts and success of the lead character, Walter White, is a terrific place t...
| The LJNRadio Quad - Episode 63
by Roselle Rogers, Tim Muma, Lynn Molitor and Ashley Fitzgerald - Sep, 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 Key Interview Tips - There are clear strategies and forms of preparation that will increase your chances of executing a great job interview...
3 Little Known Ways to Conduct a Long-Distance Job Search (Relocation)
by Lisa Rangel - Sep, 2014
Sometimes the perfect executive level job for you just doesn’t seem to exist in your area. You resolve to looking for jobs that require you to relocate thinking this will help expand your job search. While this may be true, you soon realize there’s a special set of challenges that present themselves when trying to conduct a job search that requires relocation. Use the tips below to show recruiters that you are serious about...
That problem in your background? It isn’t as bad as you think
by Louise Fletcher - Sep, 2014
I’m taking on online sketching class at the moment. I’ve always loved painting and drawing, and I’m finding this a particularly rewarding way to work. But I’ve noticed a lot of the students are very uncomfortable sharing their work. They’ll preface each post with caveats like ‘this isn’t very good’ or ‘I don’t like this one at all.’ Usually, the drawing is excellent – full of life and personality and character – but all they s...
Test Your Job-Hunting Knowledge
by Carole Kanchier - Aug, 2014
Mike has emailed 500 resumes over the past few months, but still has no responses. Is your search coming up empty? Are you knowledgeable about appropriate job-hunting strategies? Answer True or False: 1. Responding to want ads is a waste of time. 2. Effective job hunters devote many hours to research. 3. You need to sell yourself to get the right job. 4. Executive Recruiter is another name for employment agency....
Factors for a Successful Career Choice
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Aug, 2014
When exploring career options, it's important to take several factors into consideration, including your skills, interests, work values, personality, and lifestyle. Skills - You're no doubt good at a lot of things, but what are you both good at AND enjoy doing? These are referred to as your motivated skills. Interests - Are you interested in animals, helping people, the outdoors, or leading? Or maybe you're creative and...
Quitting Your Job? Think Twice, Do It Right
by Carole Kanchier - Aug, 2014
"I quit my job by email since that's how I normally communicated with my boss. But a company's firing by email got me thinking that quitting by email may not be appropriate ..." Have you had enough? Is quitting the right option? If so, resign with class. But first, know why you're leaving. Do you have patience with customers or co-workers? Are company policies and ethics congruent with your values? Do you have sup...
6 Steps To Asking For A Reference
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Aug, 2014
The references you provide to the employer for the job you REALLY WANT are more important than you imagine. A missing in action reference can really kill your chances of a job offer, especially if the choice between you and another candidate is a close one. Before we get to the nuts and bolts of how to ask for a reference, it is important to understand that you should NOT: Use the same references for every job....
How does knowing your “WHY” help you in your career?
by Louise Garver - Aug, 2014
You may have heard of Simon Sinek, the author of “Start With Why.” His message in this book is focused on how great leaders inspire everyone to take action. So how does knowing more about your “why” help you? The why I am referring to here isn’t “why should I get up and go to work today?” It is an outlook on life, work and how you want to make a difference—in essence, it’s your purpose, cause or belief behind what and how y...
The Absolute BEST Time To Look For A Job
by Stacey Lane - Aug, 2014
When is the very best time to look for a job? a) When you have a job (so don’t quit before you find a new one). b) When you have time to devote to finding a job. c) When you’re “ready” and focused to look. d) Once your resume gets updated. e) Only after two years in the same job. f) None of the above. The correct answer is (f) none of the above. The ideal time to look for your next job is the day you star...
Five Tips for Remote Workers During The Summer
by Tiffany Young - Aug, 2014
The benefits of working from home have really paid off in my work performance and personal life. The hour per day I save in commuting alone translates to me saving gas, spending more time with family, and pursuing personal interests. The flexibility has also allowed me to better plan summer vacations and set time aside for professional development. When done right, remote working is a win-win for the employee and employer. If...
Use Marketing Techniques in Your Job Search
by Lisa Rangel - Aug, 2014
When marketing a product or corporate brand, you need to identify your different audiences, segment them and craft messages for them. These things also apply to job hunting—which is really nothing more than a sales process, except you’re selling your own qualifications and skills instead of a company’s product or service. Here’s how to use marketing techniques in your job search. Very rarely do even the best products sell t...
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