| Moving Up the Ladder – The Innovation Generation
by Anthony Mills and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
It appears a new group of individuals are beginning to impact a variety of industries, perhaps more than any previous generation. Anthony Mills, founder and CEO of Legacy Innovation Group, joins Tim Muma to talk about the "Innovation Generation" and what they're bringing to the workforce. Anthony discusses the personality traits and skills this new breed utilizes, as well as what they expect from their working experiences. Ant...
| I Want to Be a - Event Planner
by Amy Zaroff and Cady Chesney - Oct, 2014
In this episode of "I want to be a," Cady Chesney talks with Amy Zaroff, Principal and Lead Event Designer and Producer at Amy Zaroff Events & Design, to discuss what the job of a event planner entails, and how to make it as a successful event planner. Children and even some adults fantasize about finding their dream job. Sometimes they don't know what it is or how to get there. I Want to Be a... will walk our starry-eyed j...
| I Want to Be a - Financial Advisor
by Brittney Castro and Cady Chesney - Oct, 2014
Planning a financial future can be challenging, which is where a Financial Advisor comes in to assist with planning. In this episode of "I want to be a," Cady Chesney talks with Brittney Castro, Founder and CEO of Financially Wise Women, to discuss what the career of a financial advisor entails, and how to be successful in this competitive industry. Children and even some adults fantasize about finding their dream job. Some...
| 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 Some argue the practice is outdated or doesn't make a difference.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...
10 Ways to Juice Up Your Job
by Alexandra Levit - Oct, 2014
When it comes to the topic of finding one’s passion, Curt Rosengren is the man with the plan. He’s been blogging on this issue longer than anyone else I know, and here’s what he had to say on Wild About Work: “Far too often when people’s careers start to get a little stale, they do one of two things. They either go into ‘grit your teeth and suck it up’ mode (after all, work IS a four-letter word, right?), or they do a swan di...
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...
7 Must-Haves You Need to Manage Your Career Proactively
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Oct, 2014
Are you guilty of managing your career only when you’re in or anticipating an active career search? Unfortunately, the “I’ll wait until I really need it” approach doesn’t work effectively. If you want to minimize your current or future unemployment or protect your work life from long gaps between jobs, you will need these 7 tools: A permanent email address with BrandYOU™ signature: To manage your career proactive over time...
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 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...
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...
Should You Use Your Personal Cell Phone for Business?
by Mary V. Davids - Oct, 2014
Through my personal experience and conversations with many friends and colleagues over the years, I’ve found one thing in common; many feel pressure from employers to stay on top of every work issue even while away from the office. These demands significantly impact work/life balance. Now while some employers may give employees company cell phones to use, more and more companies are allowing employees to use their personal...
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...
5 Ways to Get Your Life Back When Work is Super Busy
by Melody Wilding - Oct, 2014
We’ve all been there: A big project comes up that’s super important to your company (and your career), and it quickly becomes an all-hands-on-deck situation. Work shifts to priority number one, leaving everything else in your life to fall by the wayside. Suddenly, you’re clocking 12 hours at the office every day, responding to emails from home at all hours of the night, and fighting off the million to-dos running through yo...
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