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    Job Search Guide - Creating a Wow Factor in Your Job Search
by Mike Perry and Tim Muma - May, 2016
Finding a way to standout from the crowd has always been a key to landing a new job. With so much information and competitive options available, job seekers need to find ways to make employers say, "Wow!" Mike Perry, president of Szarka Financial, uses his decades of experience in hiring to give job seekers the inside scoop on what hits home with potential employers. He tells Tim Muma the specific areas hiring personnel look f...
 
    Job Search Guide - Turning the Entry-Level Resume Into One With Experience
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez and Tim Muma - Apr, 2016
Resumes are a popular topic on LJNRadio for good reason, and for this episode Tim Muma takes a slightly altered approach. He speaks with Jessica Holbrook Hernandez, president and CEO of Great Resumes Fast, who brings her experienced insights with her. The strategy she brings to this show is finding a way to take one's early resume - often short and light on experience - and finding ways to create a stronger, more professional...
 
    Job Search Guide - From Fluff to Facts on the Resume
by Don Goodman and Tim Muma - Jul, 2015
The resume remains a tool for landing an interview for a potential position, but it's important to utilize it properly and choose your words wisely. Tim Muma speaks with Don Goodman, About Jobs president and certified resume writer, who offers his experienced perspective to help job seekers find ways to get away from "fluffy" language and create truly marketable verbiage. Job Search Guide covers all facets of the process fr...
 
    Job Search Guide - Mistakes That Cause Loss of Motivation, Focus and Your Dream Job
by Clara Chorley and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
The longer an individual goes without a job they're searching for, whether their unemployed or unhappy with their current position, the struggle becomes even greater. Clara Chorley, founder and CEO of Clarity Unlimited, talks about the handful of mistakes job seekers make that creates more difficulty for themselves - particularly from the mental side of things. Clara explains to Tim Muma how motivation and focus on attaining o...
 
  10 Surefire Ways To Blow An Interview
by Randy Block - May, 2016
Interviews: They’re all about pressing the flesh or running for office, or a first date. You are talking to a complete stranger. Sweat comes out of glands you didn’t know you had. Relax: It’s probably easier to just blow them off. If you want to know how to “blow” an interview, be sure to take any or all of the following actions: » Don’t prepare. Your intention to be spontaneous is important. Let them talk about thei...
 
  Job Search: What's Your ROI Message?
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2016
No employer is going to hire you because you’re a good person–likable, presentable, etc. Not even if you really need a job, sad to say. You’ll have to do better than that if you want to land the new job you’re after. What you need to consider is why the prospective employer should care, why they would think you could be the answer they’re looking for. That’s it, pure and simple. Of course, it’s really not quite that simple....
 
  Interview Questions You Should Always Be Prepared to Answer
by Debra Wheatman - May, 2016
Interview preparation is hard work. You need to practice your STAR (Situation, Task, Action, Result) responses. You have to vet out possible behavioral questions and craft compelling responses to them. You must ensure that your image reflects your professionalism—your shirt must be ironed, and your shoes must be polished! Be sure that you are focusing your efforts in the right area, by narrowing in on what the interviewer...
 
  Ask Deb: Preparing Recent Grads For The Workforce
by Debra Wheatman - May, 2016
I recently interviewed four candidates for an entry-level position on my team. One thing that is absolutely clear at the end of this experience is that college career centers are giving their students bad, outdated advice! All four of these young people had objective statements on their resumes, and presented themselves in the same bland manner. They talked about their academic achievements, and how great they were, but they n...
 
  Goodwill Can Help You Jumpstart Your Career
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May, 2016
Most people know Goodwill as the community place to bring used clothing and wares to be sold in stores and online. What you may not know is that Goodwill can also help boost your career. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that unemployment is the lowest since March 1973, but many are still looking for work or interested in upping their career game to avoid being underemployed. Elise Gould, an economist for the Economic...
 
  4 Things Professional Resume Writers Cannot Do
by Robin Schlinger - May, 2016
As a professional resume writer, I have a commitment to giving you a clear, concise, accurate resume that shows off your value to hiring managers and recruiters and that can help you move on to the next stage in the application process, an interview. But that commitment also includes things that I cannot do for you. I cannot lie for you. If I am aware of any discrepancies or lies in your resume, I will advise you against th...
 
  The Bad Job Search Advice I Almost Gave
by Stacey Lane - May, 2016
My husband’s last contract (technology consulting) ended in the fall. And since January, he’s been super-focused on his job search. And if you’ve been in a job search recently, you know that it’s a balance between applying for jobs (if you don’t buy a ticket, you can’t win the lottery) and focusing your search effectively. The Job Description About a month ago, he asked me to read a job description and tell him what I...
 
  Why Is My Resume Not Working? 2 Words!
by Jean Cummings - May, 2016
It's been a long time since anything's been simple about executive resumes. People ask questions such as: should my resume be two pages or one, can you have three or more pages, how should it look, can I have a functional resume? And people ask: why I am not getting called back, why aren't recruiters contacting me, why have I been looking for months with no luck? Well, the simple answer to all these questions is, drum roll...
 
  Resume & Job Interview Black Hole
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2016
Have you ever submitted your resume for an opening that matched your qualifications and never received an acknowledgment? Or have you interviewed with a company and never been informed as to the outcome (which obviously meant they hadn’t picked you!)? Companies too often show a lack of respect for candidates who respond to openings by submitting a resume and an equally dismal lack of courtesy toward applicants they actually...
 
  Executives: Tips For Addressing Negatives in Your Resume
by Louise Garver - May, 2016
Not everyone has a perfect professional past. Even executives have glitches in their career at some point in their lives. Do you have gaps between jobs or have you ever been fired? Do you know how to put yourself in a positive light to potential employers despite negative issues from the past? The key is to avoid dwelling on unfavorable subjects or at least minimize the problem areas. A few tips: 1.Exude a pos...
 
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