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    Employment Notebook - Seductive Blind Spots
by Sara Canaday and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
We all have varying strengths that differ in value and impact throughout our careers. Occasionally, those positives can unwittingly be spoiled and turn into negatives. Sara Canaday, an MBA who left the corporate world to work independently as the owner of Sara Canaday and Associates, discusses the concept of seductive blind spots with Tim Muma. Sara explains why it's difficult for individuals to recognize when their own streng...
 
    Moving Up the Ladder - Why Rookies Outperform Senior Executives in the Workplace
by Liz Wiseman and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
While experience is certainly valuable in most industries, there is a school of thought that says the inexperienced individuals actually have an edge in the current workforce. Former Oracle Corporation executive Liz Wiseman, currently a researcher and executive advisor, argues that rookies coming into a field bring a certain passion, curiosity and new knowledge that veterans have trouble keeping up with. Liz also explains to T...
 
    The LJNRadio Quad - Episode 66
by Carey Freitag, Tim Muma, Lynn Molitor and Liz Dotson - Oct, 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 A Slacking Co-Worker - It can be a challenge to approach a co-worker who isn't pulling his or her own weight, but steps need to be taken be...
 
    Moving Up the Ladder - Exhibiting True Confidence and Sincerity
by Mel Carson and Tim Muma - Oct, 2014
A number of factors play a role in the success of your career, whether it has to do with knowledge, skill or even a bit of luck. However, personality traits and behaviors may add as much of a benefit as anything else. Mel Carson, founder of Delightful Communications, talks to Tim Muma about the ways in which true confidence and sincerity improves your career standing. Mel gives the listeners detailed examples of how these char...
 
  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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