| 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 Some argue the practice is outdated or doesn't make a difference.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...
| 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...
| Employment Notebook - Leadership Lessons From the Wizard of Oz
by Kevin Fickenscher and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
Well known stories often teach us lessons more effectively than other forms of teaching or training. People have discussed the "Wizard of Oz" and its meaning for decades, but LJNRadio now gets a new perspective on the classic tale. Dr. Kevin Fickenscher, a visionary healthcare leader and CEO of CREO Strategic Solutions, authored "Toto's Reflections: The Leadership Lessons From the Wizard of Oz." He talks to Tim Muma about the...
| Management Decisions - Leadership Characteristics of Great Prioritizers
by Laura Stack and Cady Chesney - Sep, 2014
Great prioritizers often demonstrate leadership characteristics in the workplace, but what does successful prioritization look like and what can leaders to do improve this skill? Prioritization may involve several levels of responsibility, which includes direct reports, peers, and of course, your own tasks and responsibilities as a leader. Join Laura Stack, President and CEO of The Productivity Pro, keynote speaker, and author...
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...
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...
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...
The Power of a Career Brand and Why You Need One
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Oct, 2014
As a career coach, I often work with people that brand products or services for an organization but have no real awareness of their personal professional brand and why it matters. It’s time to take stock of your own brand and use it to achieve your career goals. Your Story Matters – when was the last time you checked in with colleagues, or your boss to ask how they perceive you professionally? If their response does not mat...
Professionalism in the Workplace
by Carole Kanchier - Oct, 2014
"A colleague is not attending to safety details…" As a professional, how would you handle this issue? What does professionalism mean to you? The American Heritage Dictionary and the Oxford Dictionary define a professional as a person having a high degree of knowledge, skill, judgment, and continuing practice in a particular activity. Typically, professionals provide a service in exchange for payment or salary in accorda...
7 Easy Ways to Beat Interview Nerves
by Louise Fletcher - Oct, 2014
If you get nervous before interviews, you’re not alone. Most people experience some degree of stress during the interview process and sometimes a little bit of stress can actually help you perform better. But interview nerves are often a more serious problem, negatively impacting your ability to communicate your value, and causing you to lose out on great opportunities. If this is you, here are some easy ways to minimize th...
Bad News for Buttoned-Up Leaders
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Sep, 2014
"Great leaders move us. They ignite our passion and inspire the best in us. When we try to explain why they are so effective, we speak of strategy, vision or powerful ideas. But the reality is much more primal. Great leadership works through the emotions.” ~ Daniel Goleman, Richard Boyatzis and Annie McKee, Primal Leadership (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) Most of my emotional intelligence-based executive coaching and...
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