| Moving Up the Ladder - Solutions to Networking Mistakes
by Sandy Geroux and Tim Muma - May, 2013
Effective networking can have enormous benefits, from building relationships with clients, to improving your chances of getting a promotion, to landing a new or better job with a different organization. Sandy Geroux, the founder of WOWplace International, is a professional speaker and author who has focused her efforts on improving the performance and careers of others. She talks with Tim Muma about the mistakes people make w...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Knowing and Managing Your Brand
by Andria Corso and Tim Muma - May, 2013
Much like companies, each individual has a brand that follows them around whether they intend it that way or not. It's important to understand what traits you're promoting about yourself and how to manage or change them if need be. Andria Corso, the founder of C3 Coaching and Consulting, uses her 17 years of Corporate Human Resources experience to explain to Tim Muma about the importance of personal branding, how to recognize ...
| You Do What? - I'm a Cartographer
by Meghan Smith and Tim Muma - May, 2013
We've all used a variety of maps ourselves, and we've been the beneficiaries of the planning process of different areas thanks to cartographers' work to help create the vision. Meghan Smith, a cartographer with the United States Census Bureau, joins Tim Muma to discuss the unique field of cartography, including how one might get involved, the keys to success and some insight into the whole process from education to a long care...
| Job Search Guide - Informational Interviews
by Kristin Johnson and Tim Muma - Apr, 2013
The best way to get insider information and expert advice (besides LJNRadio) is to get it straight from the professionals who live it every day. An informational interview could be the key to unlocking a new position or career for a job seeker. Tim Muma speaks with Kristin Johnson, an expert career coach and founder of Profession Direction, and she gives us some advice on how to effectively conduct informational interviews to ...
How to Succeed in Networking
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2013
Focus on giving. I realize that when an executive networks, they want something. So why do I start this blog out with “giving?” It is kind of like the “pay it forward” concept. The theory is if you help people with something that is important to them, they will be more inclined to help you. Establish and build a relationship, and the rest will fall into place. Most people don’t care about what you want or need. Yes, t...
The 5 Biggest Myths About Networking
by Pete Leibman - May, 2013
If you’re getting ready for graduation, or if you’ve already graduated but you’re looking for a new job, you probably know you need to spend a lot of time networking. But, do you really know what networking is and what it’s not? During my teenage years, I was painfully shy, and I thought networking was a practice used only by the elite and powerful, a group I definitely did not feel part of. What I learned was the opp...
Why You Should Always Be Getting and Keeping in Touch
by Rich Jones - May, 2013
Yesterday I put the finishing touches on a job description (JD) for an HR Intern — a position I’ll lead the recruiting on. The timing couldn’t be better given what I’ve been thinking and writing about lately. When I added the last pieces to the JD, my first thought wasn’t “where can I post this job?” It was “who do I know for this job?” Then I wondered which Twitter followers, Facebook friends, or blog readers might be in...
How To Network Naturally
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - May, 2013
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This Shakespearean quote resonates as I ponder the value of networking. If only networking were under the guise of a different name. Personally, I bristle when someone uses the word, ‘networking,’ an odd reaction considering the line of work I am in. I use the term, because of its universal appeal, but sparingly, as I believe there are better ways to articulate how to forge,...
The 8 Keys to Networking- Network Your Way to a Job
by Thomas J. Denham - Mar, 2013
Many people use the classified ads as their sole job search technique. Unfortunately, statistics show that only 10% to 20% of jobs are ever published, which means that 80% to 90% of jobs remain hidden in the job market. For this reason, networking remains the number one job search strategy. Eight Keys to Networking 1.Be Prepared, First, define what information you need and what you are trying to accomplish by networ...
Graduating from Facebook to LinkedIn
by Kathy Bornheimer - Mar, 2013
LinkedIn is now acknowledged as one of the most effective modes of job search/career management networks. It is not for social purposes and you have connections not friends in your network. As college students prepare for the professional world of work, the transitions begin well before graduation. To begin this journey the use of Social Media must go to that next level beginning in the junior year for a 4-year degree or by t...
Building Mentoring Relationships
by Valerie Sokolosky - Feb, 2013
Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you are engaged in a mentoring relationship: 1. Broaden your Definition of the Term “Mentor” Another term for mentor could be “learning partner.” We can learn from people older and younger than us. You should select a mentor who can help you with specific concerns like conflict resolution, etc. Select them based on their knowledge. 2. Build a Board of Mentors Sometimes, yo...
Elevate Your LinkedIn Profile So Your Talents Can Be Discovered
by Linda Dobogai - Feb, 2013
Having a strong profile is only the first step in actively using LinkedIn as part of a strategic job search. Take steps to make it easier for recruiters to find you. Here are some tips that will help: Review your profile to make sure it is optimized for searches. Be sure that: The headline promotes your personal brand. Use up to 120 characters (the limit) to succinctly communicate your career value; incorporate powerfu...
Hate Networking Events? Try This Instead!
by Kim Meninger - Feb, 2013
The thought of attending networking events sends shivers down the spines of many well-intentioned professionals who understand the importance of building a strong network, but are uncomfortable mingling with groups of strangers. While networking events certainly offer convenient opportunities to gather with like-minded professionals, they are not the most effective form of networking. Because of the pressure to network, ma...
Get a Job! Social Networking vs. Resumes
by Rich Jones - Feb, 2013
Did you know that even with a spotless résumé, you can still end up at the bottom of the candidate pool? There’s a group ahead of you, a group that’s gone the extra step in their search. Who am I talking about? The networkers. “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is more than a poignant cliché, especially in today’s market. A good number of the people interviewing for the job you know you’re qualified for found a wa...
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