| I Want to Be a - Interior Designer
by Alvin Heitmann and Cady Chesney - May, 2015
Interior designers are creative, imaginative, artistic individuals who combine an aesthetic vision with practical skills to create functional living spaces. Working in both commercial and residential areas, interior designers must have knowledge of the materials and products used to furnish a space, along with knowledge of how texture, color, lighting and other factors play into a well-designed space. Alvin Heitmann, Design Co...
| 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...
| Classroom to Boardroom - Job Hunting Survival Tips for Collegians
by Christy Palfy and Tim Muma - May, 2015
Trying to land a job out of college has changed in the last decade. In some ways it's easier to find the best career path, but other factors have increased the challenge. Christy Palfy, recruiting manager for Progressive Insurance, gives listeners inside knowledge of the best ways to find a great job to start their career. Christy shares her personal knowledge and experience, having hired college graduates and countless talent...
| Job Search Guide - Where Would You Really Like to Work?
by Barry Drexler and Tim Muma - Apr, 2015
There are a number of interview questions that give job seekers some trouble. One inquiry that may come up is, "Where would you really like to work?" The Expert Interview Coach, Barry Drexler, tackles this question and gives the listeners insight into why it might be asked. He also explains to Tim Muma why it's vital the candidate focus on the employer in front of him or her, and make that the point of emphasis. Job Search...
The Hottest Millennial Career Track You’ve Never Thought of
by Lindsey Pollak - Sep, 2015
According to a report by Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, two million manufacturing positions are likely to go unfilled in the next decade due to a lack of skilled workers. Another study, this one from the Brookings Institution, named manufacturing as one of four “promising” industries that has not yet tapped into the potential of the younger workforce. Where are all the millennials in manufacturing? We talked with...
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...
6 Rules for Using Acronyms in Resumes
by Robin Schlinger - Sep, 2015
In these blog posts, you will find many occasions when I have mentioned the danger of including too many acronyms in your resume without defining them. It is easy to assume that “everyone” knows what an acronym means, only to discover that the acronym has an entirely different meaning in another company—or even in another division. A resume loaded with acronyms is difficult to read even by someone who knows exactly what you me...
The Essence of Job Searching with Social Media
by Joshua Waldman - Sep, 2015
Last night a light bulb went off during my hands-on 2 hr workshop. The workshop started off as usual. Introductions. LinkedIn, personal branding ninja techniques, getting to Google’s first page. And just as we were about to get into Twitter…Time ran out! I realized that I’m giving out A LOT of information. Way too much for just 2 hours. Instead of raising the price, or cutting the amount of content I’m giving away, I dec...
3 Things You Need to Know About LinkedIn
by Jean Cummings - Sep, 2015
LinkedIn is a wonderful resource for career-minded professionals. Here are three things to know as you use LinkedIn: Forget the personal website – LI now has the functionality to richly communicate your personal brand, and it is highly searchable by recruiters and hiring managers. Your LinkedIn profile gives you options for branding yourself across the written word, audio, video, photos, PowerPoint presentations and other d...
Should Others Put Their Trust In You?
by Bob Roth - Sep, 2015
Should others put their trust in you? by Bob Roth, the College and Career Success Coach Why should someone trust you? That is an important question. Once you let someone down, they may never completely trust you again. In college and throughout the rest of your life, the people around you will listen to your words and observe your behaviors. The accumulated information becomes your reputation. Based on their experie...
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...
Career Advice I’d Give to My Younger Self
by Bernie Frazier - Aug, 2015
When I started my career, I worked as a Sales Representative for an international Consumer Packaged Goods company. Shortly after I began, I was placed on a recruiting team, with training soon to follow. For the remainder of my career, recruiting, training and speaking played major to exclusive roles in my work. My career weaved from consumer packaged goods to claims management to public relations and ended in healthcare....
7 Must Have Components for an Eye Catching Executive Resume Summary
by Lisa Rangel - Aug, 2015
So it’s time to craft the perfect resume that you hope will land you your next big interview and opportunity. That’s great. A new job can bring new experiences and opportunities for you to grow while you help lead another company to success. However, getting your foot in the door can be the hardest part about the job search. Today, hiring managers are increasingly pressed for time as they scan hundreds of resumes looking fo...
What Got You Here Won't Get You There
by Marshall Goldsmith - Aug, 2015
Let’s dive into one of my favorite coaching exercises. This exercise will help you determine where you are and who you want to become. I love this exercise. I hope you do too! First imagine you’re 95 years old. You’re just about to die. You’re given a gift. To go back in time, to this moment and to tell yourself what was really important and what wasn’t, what really mattered and what didn’t. What advice would this wise “old...
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