| 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...
| 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...
| Management Decisions - Three Ways We Can Solve the Millennial Skill Problem
by Stefanie Chow and Jenna Connour - Apr, 2015
Millennial Engagement Specialist Stefanie Chow joins LJNRadio to discuss the findings of a recent Educational Testing Service (ETS) study, which revealed that American Millennials may be lacking in important skills that employers value. In light of the findings, Stefanie offers some insight for managers who want to encourage the career development of their Millennial employees. On Management Decisions (formerly Executive De...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Myth vs. Reality: Resumes and Cover Letters
by Mike Perry and Tim Muma - Apr, 2015
It's another edition of Myth vs. Reality where we take common phrases or beliefs about specific topics and have our guests determine if they're true or false. This episode keys on the thoughts surrounding resumes and cover letters, particularly what will (or won't) work in trying to get a job interview. Mike Perry, president of Szarka Financial Management, brings his 30 years of experience as a hiring manager to give our job s...
My Biggest Work Fail: A Lesson for Millennials and Their Managers
by Lindsey Pollak - May, 2015
My first job out of college was in the business development group of WorkingWoman.com at the height of dot-com mania. Early on, I was tasked with negotiating a contract with a new client, something I’d never done before. But I was on it – referring to my notes and busily cutting and pasting verbiage. When I was finished, the contract reflected everything we had discussed – I had nailed it! But as I like to say, you don’t k...
3 Small Steps to Better Integrate Millennials Into Your Workplace
by Lindsey Pollak - Mar, 2015
One of my major business goals for this year is to continually improve my keynote speeches. So far, this has involved signing up with a respected speaking coach, taking several high-level online classes and watching a ton of other speakers work their craft. It has also meant improving the specific takeaways my audiences receive. In every presentation, my hope is that every participant walks away with both high-level inspira...
You Are What You Accomplish
by Bob Roth - Mar, 2015
It is not how hard we work at something; rather, it's all about the results we achieve. Employers hire people who can get things done well. Because activity without results amounts to little, we know that results are more important than activity alone. Example: Let's say that you volunteer to lead a fundraising drive for your favorite charity. You and your team work sixteen hours a day for twenty-one straight days, in an...
How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome
by Lindsey Pollak - Feb, 2015
Do you ever feel like a fake? If you’re a leader today and you’ve felt some occasional insecurity in your role, you’re far from alone. This phenomenon is often called impostor syndrome, and it’s a concern that arises in many training sessions I deliver to leaders, and new leaders in particular. The good news is the syndrome is quite curable. Here are five strategies to help you out: Know that it’s normal. Especially as a...
Are You Setting New Managers Up for Success?
by Lindsey Pollak - Feb, 2015
Last winter I started doing yoga. As someone who is not naturally coordinated, calm or interested in chanting, I had no idea what I was doing at the beginning. So I took some lessons. Then I worked my way up to classes. And now, a year later, I can occasionally hold a crow pose for three or four seconds and, according to my favorite teacher, my chaturangas are starting to “open up.” I’m getting better and I love it. Here’s...
College Students Have Many Obligations
by Bob Roth - Feb, 2015
To be successful, every college student has a long list of obligations that he or she must be willing to fulfill. Since these obligations are not always made clear to students, many end up falling short in several important areas. Students must be aware of the following obligations and stay on top of their performance and progress, as they move through college. Student obligations include: 1. Financial Obligations - Co...
The Millennial CEO
by Lindsey Pollak - Jan, 2015
I recently attended a party hosted by a startup run almost entirely by millennials. I had the opportunity to chat with the company’s twenty-something founder and CEO, who gamely answered my probing questions about his leadership style. (“So, you study people like me?” he asked politely.) What struck me most was the CEO’s lack of angst about issues that leaders of other generations often find controversial. Here were some...
Is Your College Doing The Right Thing For Students?
by Bob Roth - Dec, 2014
With so many disappointed college students graduating without good jobs, much less jobs in their areas of interest, the progressive leaders of some college are starting to pay more attention to the job search preparation needs and concerns of students. Their colleges are actively looking for ways to ensure that greater numbers of students achieve success in the job market. They are trying to do the right thing. Isn?t that w...
Should You Go Back to School for Your Master’s Degree? 3 Points to Consider
by Lisa Rangel - Nov, 2014
After being on the job hunt for a while with no prospective offers or interviews on the horizon, executives often times wonder whether or not they should go back to school to obtain an advanced degree. Same conundrum can happen to recent college graduates when they struggle to find a suitable first job. Job seekers from both demographics feel that perhaps a Master’s Degree (or any advanced degree) will improve their chances of...
Good Grades Are Not Enough
by Bob Roth - Nov, 2013
College students should be aware that employers look for much more than just good grades. Employers believe that well-rounded students who have had a broad range of on-campus and off-campus work and learning experiences tend to perform at a higher level than students whose experiences and performance were limited to classroom. The best employers seek students who have proved that they can excel in more than one environment....
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