| Classroom to Boardroom - Professional Development Strategies
by Josh Frahm and Tim Muma - Dec, 2014
You don't have to be a professional to work on your professional development, and that's specifically what this episode is all about. Josh Frahm, adjunct professor at the University of Iowa, implores students to start early on developing skills and personality traits to improve their chances at a great career from day one. Josh is also the co-developer and program coordinator of Iowa's STEP (Student to Employed Professionals)...
| Classroom to Boardroom - Effective Job Shadowing
by James Tarbox and Tim Muma - Dec, 2014
Some of the struggle in discovering one's ideal career is not understanding what a profession truly entails. Items such as daily pace, corporate culture and communication are often lost on college students. James Tarbox, director of career services at San Diego State University, says there's a quick and simple way to figure out if you'd actually like a certain industry. James talks with Tim Muma about job shadowing and describ...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Networking Terms and Tips
by Patti DeNucci and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
If you’re not aware, effective networking is critical as a professional. Whether you’re looking for a job or seeking out partners and clients, it plays a huge role in your success. Patti DeNucci, an author, speaker and chief connector, brings LJNRadio her experienced perspective on networking and the opportunities it creates. Patti also gives Tim Muma practical tips to be an effective communicator as she addresses the common t...
| Technically Speaking - Building Your Company’s Social Media Influence
by Jim Belosic and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
The social media space remains an area many employers are quite aware of, but they often struggle to master it. Jim Belosic, co-founder and CEO of ShortStack, talks about the key strategies to incorporate to effectively build your company's social media influence. Jim explains to Tim Muma how consistency and engagement play large roles in the development of one's respect and impact in a particular industry. On Technically S...
by Kalindi Garvin - Dec, 2014
According to a 2012 survey by Right Management, person-to-person networking is the single most effective way to find a new job, with 46% of job seekers identifying networking as the reason they found their most recent job. Research consistently identifies networking as an important job search tool — anywhere from 40-80% of job placements are attributed to networking. Networking can also be a way to identify unadvertise...
7 Tips To You Put Your Best Speech Forward in Your Career
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Dec, 2014
Over the years, a number of my coaching clients have expressed a desire to improve their public speaking abilities – especially if they’re being called upon to make presentations at work. For many, speaking in front of a live audience is a daunting proposition. Some clients have admitted to feeling like “a deer in the headlights” when speaking to groups. As someone who gives presentations regularly, I can say, from exper...
Give your customers a break and become a ROCK STAR
by Connie Pheiff - Dec, 2014
If you’re like me, you’re on overload with all the ads, blogs, and post coming at us from the digital world of marketing. I hear coaches saying you need to “blog at least 3 times per day.” “Respond to other blogs at least 25 times per week.” The inter-coastal digital highway feels like sitting in a traffic jam on I-10 in Los Angeles during rush hour. UGH! Stop just sending out BLAH, BLAH, BLAH and limit the number of times...
In Praise of the Walking Meeting
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Dec, 2014
I always appreciate a well-run meeting, and, these days, many of the meetings I attend are not only well run, but well-walked too. I’ve recently become a devotee of walking meetings, and I join an ever-growing contingent dedicated to getting up and out of the office to meet on-the-move. Feet First, a website that promotes walkable communities, traces the walking meeting back to Ancient Greece and Aristotle’s peripatetic...
7 Signs You Party and Network Like a Pro
by Michelle Kerrigan - Dec, 2014
Well—once again, the holiday season is upon us and that means office and networking parties. For some, these can be a drag; for others, it’s their time to shine! Of course, you want to be the latter while having a good time too. Over the last 30+ years, I’ve attended many of these events—as an employee, a senior executive and now as an expert advisor. It’s easy to spot the people who know what they’re doing as well as th...
3 Ways to Break the Ice at Holiday Networking Events
by Lisa Rangel - Dec, 2014
Holiday season is upon us which means you’ll likely be attending a lot of events. Not just your family events, but events at your job and any associations you may be a part of. While advancing your career may not be the point of these events, they do present the perfect opportunity to get a little networking in. Simply put, no one is expecting you to vie for a job at a holiday party like you would at more professional event...
Don’t Forget to Network With Junior Co-Workers
by Terri Tierney Clark - Dec, 2014
Most professionals know they should strengthen relationships with senior managers, but they often don’t spend enough time cultivating friendships with same-level colleagues, or even those junior to them. If your associate in the next cubicle has become one of your best friends, you will happily spend time with her, but how about that quiet guy who is tough to talk to? Or your junior colleague? In the office, it’s easy to h...
Is Your Introvert Personality Preventing You From Getting Noticed?
by Rowe Leathers - Nov, 2014
Do you need to nail your next job interview? If so, don’t go! Instead, send someone who is a master of conversation, someone who is energetic and charismatic to help you land that job. A charismatic person can convey your skills, experiences and qualifications with purpose. A person with energy can showcase your commitment and dedication for success, and a master of conversation can connect with the interviewer to demonstrate...
The ABC’s Of Holiday Networking
by Stacy Harshman - Nov, 2014
The holiday season is approaching quickly. Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas will be here before we know it. For job seekers, it is the perfect time for meeting new people and reconnecting with others through parties, holiday events, and greeting cards. Tap into this ready-made resource through what I call the ABC’s of holiday networking which are: Absorb information on potential job leads, Build relationships and Connect...
How to Get Noticed During a Virtual Career Fair
by Cathy Francois - Oct, 2014
Have you ever been to a virtual career fair and felt like one in a swarm of bees competing for employers’ attention? And then, when you finally get to a chat session, you’re just referred to the company’s website? Don’t give up! Next time, try these tips to gain the attention of employers and maximize the opportunity that a virtual career fair (VCF) offers. Maximize Your Time by Conducting Research Research the particip...
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