| Job Search Guide - What is Your Greatest Weakness?
by Mike Perry and Tim Muma - May, 2015
There are a number of interview questions that cause great stress on job seekers. One particular inquiry people have trouble with is, "What is your greatest weakness?" Tim Muma asks Mike Perry the best way candidates can handle this query. Mike is the president of Szarka Financial Management, and he has over 30 years experience as a hiring manager. He will give you the inside dish on what answers sound good and which ones fall...
| Volunteering At - DoSomething.org
by Katie Radford and Tim Muma - Dec, 2014
With millions of teens getting involved in a variety of campaigns to help others, DoSomething.org has quickly established itself as the place to donate your time and efforts with the younger crowd. Kaite Radford, DoSomething.org's head of fun, talks to Tim Muma about the opportunities they have to individuals to aid the cause. She describes the mission of their organization, how it all comes together, and the details on how yo...
| The LJNRadio Quad - Episode 68
by Carey Freitag, Tim Muma, Liz Dotson and Roselle Rogers - Nov, 2014
The LJNRadio Quad features four of our hosts from LJNRadio, gathering to share their thoughts, ideas, and perspectives on just about any employment-related topic. Agree or disagree, you're bound to learn something about our hosts or the world of employment. Topics du Jour Workplace Etiquette - You spend a lot of time with your co-workers, so it's important to understand and follow workplace etiquette that has...
| I Want to Be a - Major League Baseball Umpire
by Ted Barrett and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
Do you think you have what it takes to call strike three on some of the most popular stars in Major League Baseball? This edition examines what it takes to be a professional umpire, challenging all the fans who have said they can do better. Ted Barrett has been a Major League Umpire for more than 15 years, and he joins Tim Muma to give the listeners a glimpse into their world. Ted breaks down the long road to "The Show," the m...
25 Simple Trust Building Behaviors
by Nan S. Russell - Sep, 2015
We can use the same words but mean different things. When it comes to building trust at work that's often the case. However you define trust or use the word, stop thinking about trust per se, even though trust is a necessary ingredient to both engagement and innovation. A better way to look at trust is to look at the behaviors that enable engagement, innovation, great work, sustainable results, and exceptional work relation...
When to NOT Answer a Call from Recruiter
by Jean Cummings - Sep, 2015
The other day I was in the zone! I was laser focused on writing a high-impact, succinct, and ATS-friendly resume for a client with a very high-powered career in a fast-changing, highly complex industry. My mind was bearing down to understand deeply and then put into a very few words the value and power of what he brings to the table. Then, cut to next scene! My iPhone rings. Usually I have the sense to not answer my work ph...
What's Your Attitude to Setbacks
by Carole Kanchier - Jun, 2015
Vincent would like to establish his own business, but he’s afraid he won’t succeed. Marion would like to return to school, but she fears she may fail. Abraham Lincoln failed in business, and was defeated in races for Congress, the Senate and Vice President. Thomas Edison had 10,000 trials before inventing the light bulb. Did you learn to walk or ride a bike without falling? What’s your attitude toward setbacks? Do you pe...
There Is A Big Difference Between Landing A Job And Landing A Good Job
by Bob Roth - Jun, 2015
College students and their parents know the difference between landing a job and landing a good job. College leaders know too, but some help more than others. When college seniors and recent grads obtain a “good” job, it means that the job: - Holds great interest for the student - Has opportunities to learn and grow - Has opportunities for advancement - Has career potential - Pays a salary that enables...
My Biggest Work Fail: A Lesson for Millennials and Their Managers
by Lindsey Pollak - May, 2015
My first job out of college was in the business development group of WorkingWoman.com at the height of dot-com mania. Early on, I was tasked with negotiating a contract with a new client, something I’d never done before. But I was on it – referring to my notes and busily cutting and pasting verbiage. When I was finished, the contract reflected everything we had discussed – I had nailed it! But as I like to say, you don’t k...
No College Degree? Job Search Tip
by Georgia Adamson - Dec, 2012
If you currently lack a college degree and are finding your job search a challenge as a result, you are probably not alone. You might also not find that fact particularly comforting! “Misery loves company” is a well-known saying, but its usefulness in your job search is zero. Knowing you are not alone in a sinking boat won’t improve your odds of surviving, much less thriving. Job Search Tip for Determined Job Seekers I...
Helping To Encourage a Career Identity in the Young
by Betty Cohen - Jun, 2012
As an experienced career practitioner who has partnered with many young to older adults to help them identify satisfying career goals, one complaint I often hear from clients is “Why can’t I be like most people, who know early on what they want to be when they grow up?” My response is “Actually, you’re not in the minority, in terms of career decision making. While some people do follow a career pathway they determined at a ve...
5 Ways Teens Can Shine in a Summer Job Interview
by Marcia Robinson - Feb, 2012
Some students are thinking beyond their spring break plans and wondering about how to land a summer job. Summer jobs have been scarce in the last several years. Not just because the number of summer job opportunities are less, but also because older adults are snagging some of the jobs typically reserved for student employment. In July 2011, the Department of Labor reported that the share of young people employed was 48.8%. I...
4 Steps for Teens to Get a Summer Job in a Government Agency
by Marcia Robinson - Feb, 2012
Many high school and college teens do not know about the high number of summer jobs available for teens in government agencies, municipally and county offices and programs. Teens who want to get a jump on the competition should be following these 5 steps now to get a summer job in a government agency this year. Research, Research, Research There are many sources of information for teens looking for a summer job with th...
Looking for a Summer Job? Government Agencies Hire Students
by Marcia Robinson - Feb, 2012
Most students don't know that government agencies hire students for summer jobs. Many government agencies participate in the Student Educational Employment Program (SCEP) and welcome students of all ages. Students from high school to graduate school participate in any number of summer job opportunities with government offices. The Student Educational Employment Program was established in 1994, replacing the old Federal Stud...
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