| Employment Notebook - The Value and Importance of Delegation
by Dan Demers and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
Individuals may disagree on the specifics of delegation, but it's difficult to argue its value and importance. LJNRadio takes a look at the impact of delegation, particularly trying to understand what makes it vital to an organization's success. Dan Demers, founder and president of ReMission Consulting, his passion for delegation and applicable experience to the show. Dan breaks down the key components for Tim Muma, and offers...
| Employment Notebook - Why the Two-Week Notice Still Matters
by Mary V. Davids and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
There has been a lot of discussion lately about the belief that giving a two-week notice isn't necessary anymore when you're leaving an employer. Some argue the practice is outdated or doesn't make a difference. Mary V. Davids, Principal Consultant at D&M Consulting Services, joins Tim Muma to refute these beliefs. She explains why the two-week notice remains not only a professional courtesy, but imperative to the future of yo...
| Management Decisions - Post-Pregnancy Discrimination
by Christine Walters and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
It's likely, as an employer, you will have a woman in your workplace blessed with a pregnancy. While it can be a joyous time for everyone involved, there may be some challenges and legal items to consider throughout the process, including when the employee returns from her maternity leave. Christine Walters, an independent human resources and employment law consultant, gives the listeners the legal and practical considerations...
| Moving Up the Ladder - In-Person vs. Virtual Networking
by Madeline Roberts and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
As we often discuss, networking is vital to a successful career, whether you're looking to build relationships in your current position or attempting to acquire a new job. With technology and social media so prevalent, many wonder if virtual or in-person networking is more effective. Madeline Roberts, senior social communities coordinator at American Public University System, joins Tim Muma to break down the pros and cons of t...
Getting Over Post-Project Depression
by Robin Fisher Roffer - Oct, 2014
Ever get that empty feeling when you’ve worked intensely on something big and then it ends? During the first quarter of this year I worked on three major projects that had me zigzagging the country through the dead of winter to New York, LA, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Tampa and Atlanta. The pace was non-stop and the stakes were high. I worked closely with my clients every day to ensure that what I was delivering was on ta...
The Art of Failure and Why It's Good for You
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Oct, 2014
Years ago I was in an interview for a big freelance opportunity and my almost future boss asked me – “What was your biggest professional failure?” The question really freaked me out since I did not want to expose my vulnerable side or my true weaknesses. I was trying to land the job and show him why I would be a rock star hire. I fumbled through the rest of the interview and left feeling deflated and lacking confidence for job...
How to Handle Multiple Job Offers as an Executive
by Lisa Rangel - Oct, 2014
It’s an executive’s dream come true! You’ve got multiple job offers on the table with some really great companies! There’s only one problem. Now you have to actually choose which job to take. This can lead to a flurry of questions and self-doubt. Will I make the right decision? Should I just go for the highest salary? What if I make a mistake? Use our guide below to help you handle multiple job offers and how to choose t...
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...
Fifty Shades of Marketing: The Essential Guide for today’s Entrepreneur
by Connie Pheiff - Oct, 2014
The sheer torture of expanding our marketing strategies has reached an all-time high for those who are looking to take their business to the next level. There are just too many choices. Last time I checked, and I checked, and I check often, there was a new app, icon, blog, image, website, social network...lets stop there because it is exhausting. A business will create social media pages expecting fans to flock to their websit...
Using Testimonials in Your Resume
by Thea Kelley - Oct, 2014
When writing your resume, it's one thing to claim you're terrific at teamwork, building great client relationships, or coaching others. But where's the evidence? It can be especially hard to make a compelling case for "soft skills" like those above; they can be hard to quantify or certify. Rather than just asking the employer to take your word for it, why not have someone else vouch for you? In an increasingly review-...
First Impressions Count
by Carole Kanchier - Oct, 2014
Do you make great first impressions at job interviews or business meetings? Do you present yourself professionally when making phone, fax, e-mail or videoconference contacts? First impressions are critical. Research suggests that people evaluate others within the first minute. Decisions are usually based on appearance, posture, speech, and demeanor. Many business transactions are won or lost in the first few minutes. D...
Generation vs. Generation: How Can We All Get Along at Work?
by Lindsey Pollak - Oct, 2014
You probably just think of yourself as you, not part of a massive demographic group. But seeing yourself as a member of a generation is valuable, because it can help explain why your motivations, preferences and work style may seem different from those of your colleagues. Below is a quick primer on each of the generations in today’s U.S. workforce. Every individual is unique and should be treated that way, but these generat...
Don't Let Short Term Thinking Derail Your Career
by Jean Cummings - Oct, 2014
Is this you? Do you find that the pressures of day-to-day work and home responsibilities keep you from doing what you need to do to get a good job fast in the future? I think that would describe the vast majority of us. It's human nature to pay attention to what is front of us rather than what's down the road. It's also human to choose pleasures in the present (completing current projects) over pleasures down the road (gett...
How to Gain Trust With Your Colleagues
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Oct, 2014
Building and maintaining trust in the workplace is vital to a healthy environment where colleagues feel valued and respected. Attempting to build trust amongst employees has become a major challenge for many organizations and lack of trust often leads to disgruntled colleagues and frequent turn over. Lisa Carver from Associated Content shared these practical tips for establishing and maintaining trust at work. Always be t...
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