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    Job Search Guide - Avoiding the Overqualified Designation
by Jeri Hird Dutcher and Jenna Connour - Feb, 2015
For some job seekers, hearing the word “overqualified” during a job interview is a huge fear. Whether you’re a mature worker who is hoping to “scale back” in your career or someone who is switching industries and wants to start off in an entry-level position, understanding how to avoid the “overqualified” designation can be helpful. Jeri Hird Dutcher – National Award-winning Certified Resume Writer, and Certified Career and In...
 
    Moving Up the Ladder - Myth vs. Reality: Mature Workers
by Kerry Hannon and Tim Muma - Feb, 2015
There are a lot of thoughts and beliefs when it comes to mature workers. While some information regarding this group may be true, there are also plenty of myths regarding the hiring and employment of the older demographic. Author Kerry Hannon, AARP's Jobs Expert, joins Tim Muma to figure out which phrases commonly associated with mature workers are true or false. Kerry offers us facts, practical insight, and a better understan...
 
    Moving Up the Ladder - Sarah Bird, CEO of Moz
by Sarah Bird and Tim Muma - Feb, 2015
You never know what path your career will take, but the key is to adapt and take advantage of the opportunities you're afforded. Despite a a challenging shift in perspective, Sarah Bird went from law to tech and has worked her way into the role of CEO at Moz. Sarah shares her experiences with Tim Muma, describing why she made the switch, how the rise to CEO occurred, and offering the listeners some career advice based on her o...
 
    You Do What? - I'm a Hollywood Animal Trainer
by Briana Messerschmidt and Tim Muma - Feb, 2015
As cute and intelligent as many animals are, they still need help landing roles on TV or in movies. That is where studio trainers come into play, prepping them for high-flying stunts, sentimental scenes or your typical animal behavior...in front of tons of people, bright lights and cameras. Briana Messerschmidt, studio trainer for Hollywood Paws, talks with Tim Muma about this unique career. Briana describes why she got into t...
 
  How to Weather the Job Search
by Paul Freiberger - Feb, 2015
We’re all different. We think differently, we feel differently and we respond to the world differently. Yet there are some things almost all of us agree on. Almost all of us agree that the job market is a stressful place, and most of us think “stressful” is a bit of an understatement. Success at carrying out the best job search depends in part on how you respond. It’s not the same for everyone, of course. We bring our own...
 
  7 Logical Reasons Why You Have Zero Results From Your Job Hunt
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
It’s the most frustrating scenario an executive can experience. You’ve spruced up your resume, sent it off to open jobs and after a few weeks you are still hearing crickets. Nothing seems to work and trying to get a hold of HR has been useless. You scratch your head wondering what could possibly be wrong. After all, you’ve got great experience! Could you be overqualified? Did you format your resume incorrectly? Did you not...
 
  What are you NOT telling a future employer that could be damaging to you?
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2015
This may seem obvious, but it bears repeating – honesty is the best policy. The executive job search process is difficult enough – you don’t want to get inches away from an offer, only to miss out on the role of a lifetime. Below are some of the factors you should consider when deciding what should and shouldn’t be disclosed to a potential employer. Negative Behavior or Debt Show Up During a Background Check Most employm...
 
  Transition Resumes: Consultant to Employee
by Robin Schlinger - Feb, 2015
Many individuals who lost their jobs during the Great Recession became self-employed consultants in their field, performing the same work for companies but without the benefits of full-time employment. Some of those individuals smoothly transitioned from consultant to full-time employee as the economy improved. If you are experiencing difficulty in that transition, here are three questions to ask yourself: Do I really want...
 
  Beat Your Competition With These 5 Tips
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2015
A recent poll from Right Management reveals that only about 5% of employees today intend to stay in their current positions until the end of 2015 and that 80% of all U.S. employees are actively looking for a job or are open to offers. While this data applies to the job search market as a whole and not specifically to the executive sector, it still can have a huge impact on your job search strategies and success. You can loo...
 
  3 Major Negotiation Mistakes You’re Probably Making (And How To Avoid Them)
by Melody Wilding - Feb, 2015
Whether you’re new to job-hunting or a seasoned pro in your field, negotiation can feel stressful and uncomfortable for just about everyone. Asking for what you deserve and asserting yourself in the workplace is challenging enough to begin with. Add the hot-button issue of money into the mix and the stakes are raised even higher. Most of the mistakes women make in negotiation take place long before they even enter the co...
 
  3 Ways to Use the “Alumni Connection” On LinkedIn
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2015
It is often said that in order to advance in your career it’s not really what you know but rather who you know. One such case in which this adage is true is when you leverage your alma mater’s alumni network to find a job. Let’s face it, people do have a tendency to help out fellow alumni if they can. It’s a point of pride for many and a great way for them to give back to their alma mater. If you were in a position to help...
 
  HAWKS Basketball and Job Search: a Fresh Perspective!
by Sharon Cohen - Feb, 2015
Last month, I watched my first, live basketball game - the Atlanta Hawks in Philips Arena. They had a 17-0 winning streak during the month of January. As I watched the game, I noticed many similarities between a great basketball game and a successful job-search. We were invited to the game, by a friend was is an NBA referee. We had amazing seats with unobstructed sight lines! Our friend was working during the game an...
 
  Are You Stuck in Your Job Search?
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2015
There are plenty of smart, successful executives who struggle with finding a new position and/or a satisfying career. If your job search isn’t working, it’s time to do something different. First don’t think of it as setting out to “find” a job which assumes fitting into an existing job that may or may not be a good match. Treat this as a career discovery project, with defined objectives, an action plan, and a timeline. Ask som...
 
  Use This Simple Brain Technique to Get Your Next Job
by Jean Cummings - Feb, 2015
This may seem like a blog post title that seriously overreaches. But, there is a sense in which there is one simple, essential ingredient to job search success. This is it: Visualize your goal. It's not enough just to have a goal, although that appears to be critical for success in job search as in just about everything else. It's also important to paint a picture in your mind of what your goal would look like, feel like...
 
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