| Job Search Guide - Benefits of Using a Recruiter
by Peggy Koch and Cady Chesney - Mar, 2015
Finding a job on your own can be a daunting task. There may be hundreds of jobs you could be qualified for…but the company might not be the right fit. There are many benefits of using a recruiter, and Peggy Koch, Senior Staffing Manager at Key Resource Group, has over 20 years of experience as a recruiter and she’s joining the show to share the many benefits of partnering with a recruiter for your job search. Job Search Gui...
| Moving Up the Ladder - The Flow of Leadership
by Croft Edwards and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
The concept of flow is something that has been around for some time, often given alternative names depending on when and where it is used. Croft Edwards, founder of Croft + Company, is a recognized expert and coach in leadership flow, and he joins Tim Muma to discuss the key components to effective use of flow in leadership. Croft gives the listeners solid, practical insight into the ways flow creates impactful leadership. He...
| Employment Notebook - The Lowdown on Discussing Religion at Work
by Jim Webber and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
Few topics drum up passionate debate and uncomfortable feelings as much as religion, especially when it comes up at work. While many will avoid it completely, our guest says that's not necessary as long as the employer and employees understand some guidelines. Jim Webber, an individual with 25 years experience as an employment lawyer and humans resources manager, talks with Tim Muma about the key components regarding the discu...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Using Failure to Your Advantage
by Amy Morin and Tim Muma - Mar, 2015
Failure, in some capacity, is inevitable throughout your career. How people are able to learn and respond to these setbacks will determine the success you ultimately achieve. Psychotherapist Amy Morin gives Tim Muma insight into how people can roll with the punches, display perseverance, and actually benefit from the things that don't go their way. The ability to use failure to your advantage can be taught and mastered. Mov...
Mindfulness -- A Secret to Success
by Carole Kanchier - Mar, 2015
What's a secret to success? Mindfulness. Mind has unlimited potential, but it must be trained. Research, from varied disciplines including neuroscience and psychology, demonstrate that when the body is in peak condition and the trained mind is focused, an individual can achieve the extraordinary. Mind power can help you attain desired professional goals. Quester Barbara, a former technical writer, imagined herself tendin...
Social Media Posts That Can Get You Fired
by Stacy Harshman - Mar, 2015
Social media can be a wonderful tool in helping you land a job, but it can also jeopardize your employment. Below are mistakes that people have made that have cost them their jobs. Posting your offer letter can have consequences- The News Journal in Wilmington, Delaware offered a job to a young reporter who had just graduated from a journalism program. He shared his excitement on his Tumblr blog using the company’s logo and...
4 Life Lessons from Being a Working Professional
by Tiffany Young - Mar, 2015
For most people, lessons happen along the way. It’s what you do with those tidbits of vital information that is most important. Just when we think we’ve learned something, life comes along and shows us there’s more. I recently reflected on a few life lessons I learned last year and, to my surprise, most were connected to work. I thought, how could that be? It was true. The things I learned about relationships, finances, and...
Identity Lost? Try Finding It in “We.” | Commitment to “The Band”
by Dawn Lennon - Mar, 2015
I’ve done it and I suspect you have too. I’ve asked myself these exasperating questions: Who am I really? Am I the person others think I am–in my family, at work, among my friends? Is my identity a product of my own design or have I just followed what others want/need/expect me to be? If there’s a gap between how others perceive me and who I know myself to be, what next? This is heavy stuff and I’m here to tell you...
To launch a new job, you need a good plan
by Beverly Jones - Mar, 2015
Are you looking forward to your first day in a different job? Or maybe you're preparing to welcome a new colleague? My worst first day was 30 years ago, but I still remember it vividly. I was a few years out of law school and shifting to a new firm in the nation's capital. The title on my business card read "partner," instead of "associate," in deference to the clients I was able to bring along with me. Well in advance...
How to Complain at Work (and Actually Get What You Want)
by Melody Wilding - Mar, 2015
In the daily hustle of the workday, petty annoyances and inconveniences are par for the course. And often, when we counter those stressors, we handle them by complaining to anyone willing to listen. But complaining is complicated: Sure, it can be a way of expressing frustration and eliciting advice from others. On the flipside, it can be destructive to workplace morale and your reputation. When you complain on a regular bas...
The Age-30 Transition
by Carole Kanchier - Mar, 2015
Prince Harry, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, announced recently he will leave the British army after serving for 10 years, a period that included being on the front line in Afghanistan. The 30-year-old said that it had been a "really tough decision" to end his military service in June, but added that he was looking forward to the next chapter in his life, the AFP reported. Prince Harry may be experiencing the...
If You’re Trying to Sell, You’re Not Doing Your Job
by Alexandra Levit - Mar, 2015
The most effective way to get anything from anyone is to figure out what that person needs and how to be useful in helping them get it. When I took the Dale Carnegie class many moons ago, I remember the instructor saying that the worst thing a door-to-door salesperson could do is show up at a prospect’s house and launch into a speech like this: “I want to sell you a new vacuum cleaner. I saw this thing pick up dirt off m...
Perfect Your Memory for Names
by Carole Kanchier - Mar, 2015
Do you remember people's names during and after interviews? Do you recall the names of business associates at large gatherings? Remembering names is an appreciated courtesy you can extend to everyone at work and elsewhere. You’ll gain respect, popularity, and networking skills. You'll advance your career. Try the following: 1. Mental set. Before attending a meeting where you’ll meet new people, mentally prepare yourse...
Employee Perks that Work: Free Food is Nice, but a Great Career is Better
by Lindsey Pollak - Mar, 2015
Lately, many of my clients and audiences have been asking: What employee perks actually work to retain millennials? Or, phrased another way: Do millennials really care about unlimited snacks and daily chair massages? This question has been discussed in the news lately as well. And I believe it’s an important topic: What actually motivates young professionals in today’s constantly changing workplace? Is it different th...
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