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    Moving Up the Ladder - Blind Ambition, Limitless Potential
by Patricia Walsh and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
On this episode, Tim Muma speaks with an individual who has worked as an engineer for Microsoft, is an entrepreneur herself, and completes marathons, triathlons and the Ironman competition with relative ease. She also happens to be blind. Patricia Walsh joins LJNRadio to discuss her path to success and how she picked herself up from the depths of depression and self-doubt to become a world-class athlete and sought-after speake...
 
    Moving Up the Ladder - Arguments for Raising the Minimum Wage
by Sylvia Allegretto and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
As a current issue and topic of much debate, the thoughts on raising the federal minimum wage in the US has found its way to LJNRadio. Sylvia Allegretto, a research economist and co-director of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics at the University of California, Berkeley, joins the show to discuss this topic. Sylvia describes the potential positive impacts on individuals and the economy as Tim Muma brings up the concern...
 
    Job Search Guide - Resume Word Play
by Warren White and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
Creating an effective resume has many components, one of which is the careful selection of the words you choose to describe yourself and the things you've done in your career. There appear to be some clear word choices that shouldn't be used, while others certainly help your cause. To get a feel for which words work best, Warren White joins Tim Muma on LJNRadio. Warren is a dual certified human resources professional and found...
 
    Job Search Guide - Interview Quick Hits
by Barry Drexler and Tim Muma - Nov, 2014
The job interview remains the best opportunity to truly sell yourself as a person and a professional to land a new job. There are a number components to the interview that runs the gamut from preparation and body language to questions for the employer and following up. Barry Drexler, the Expert Interview Coach, tackles a number of terms associated with the interview and gives Tim Muma an idea of how each of these impact your c...
 
  How to Politely Nudge Recruiters
by Heather Krasna - Nov, 2014
You’ve applied for the job; you’ve had an interview; or you’ve just reached out to a new networking connection at your favorite company. Now it’s a waiting game, right? Wrong. Done right, good follow-up can get your resume a second look in searches, bring in more job leads, or even land you the job. To follow up without being annoying, always emphasize your interest in the company, be appreciative of others’...
 
  Get Hired Quickly! Tips To Work Your List of Targeted Employers
by Michelle Dumas - Nov, 2014
Are you currently engaged in a job search? Although it can be fun, it probably isn’t because, quite frankly, it’s work, work that’s often stressful to boot! And usually a lot of work. Which, if you’re working while looking for other work, is almost unworkable. Obviously, the goal is to get hired and get hired as quickly as possible. We know that you’ve put together a list of targeted employers designed to make your job se...
 
  How to answer the “what is your greatest weakness?” interview question
by Louise Fletcher - Nov, 2014
The ‘what is your greatest weakness?’ question is one we all dread – right up there with ‘so tell me about yourself.’ Frankly “what is your greatest weakness” is a pretty pointless question as it rarely gets an honest response, but nevertheless, it’s a question you are very likely to be asked. So what do you say? Obviously you don’t want to say anything that hurts your chances of getting the job, but you have to answer....
 
  Finding a Job in a Difficult Market—A Six Source Plan to Expand Your Opportunities
by David Maxfield - Nov, 2014
Confessions of a Job Seeker “I’m looking for a job. And, surprise, so are many others with plenty of skills, experience, and education. I prepare a resume and cover letter. Next, I search for job openings using employer and job search sites. When I find prospective jobs, I tailor my letter and send off my information. I try to place follow up calls but the sites say calls are not accepted. Do they really mean it? I don’t...
 
  Resumes for College Students: Preparing Now for Graduation Day
by Robin Schlinger - Nov, 2014
Just as high school seniors struggle to write their essays for college applications, college seniors often struggle with writing resumes for their first jobs. Unfortunately, their preparation for this moment may leave a lot to be desired. Here are a few things college students can do now, before they graduate, to beef up their resumes: Work, either on or off campus, whether you need to pay college expenses or not. Work exper...
 
  Turning Down a Job Without Burning a Bridge
by Lisa Rangel - Oct, 2014
Sometimes we get job offers we don’t want. Or, maybe we got multiple offers and need to turn down the ones that aren’t the best fit. This can lead to a very awkward situation. We need to say no, but at the same time we don’t want to burn a bridge. After all, you never know when you’ll need the connection. Use our tips to help you turn down a job offer while still keeping a door open. Have your statement prepared – and...
 
  Use The Androgynous Approach to Enhance Job Search
by Carole Kanchier - Oct, 2014
Victoria wanted a job that would enable her to use her creativity. After assessing personal traits and exploring compatible options, Victoria decided to establish her own boutique. When Murray lost his job, he started searching immediately for a similar position. Although there are individual differences, these stories underscore some of the traditional differences between how men and women tend to manage career transi...
 
  How to Write A Great Cover Letter
by Abby Locke - Oct, 2014
They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Whether it's a letter that accompanies your direct job application, is used for networking or is for introductions to an executive recruiter, it is a critical part of your brand presentation and career marketing.
 When properly written, a cover letter serves as a personal introduction and the tricky part is to make an impact with rehashing your resu...
 
  How to Quantify Your Accomplishments on Your Resume
by Adrienne Erin - Oct, 2014
No prospective employer wants to read a dry, detailed-yet-vague laundry list of job duties from your recent employment. Chances are that you find your job duties as boring to list as employers find them useless to read. Yet how can you communicate your skills and achievements without mentioning job duties? Simple: by measuring achievements. Quantifying your achievements pulls double duty, highlighting key duties while givin...
 
  Is A Career In Nonprofit For You?
by Stacy Harshman - Oct, 2014
Nonprofit organizations are often thought of as places you go to volunteer, but they can offer rewarding careers as well. According to a 2012 report by the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University, nonprofit employment represents 10.1 percent of total employment in the United States in 2010. Although there are many similarities between nonprofit and for-profit companies, here are some aspects you should con...
 
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