| I Want to Be a - Baseball Play-by-Play Announcer
by Joe Block and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
The individuals who bring baseball fans the action often become part of their soundtrack of the summer, painting a picture of the game while fans go about their business. Joe Block, radio play-by-play man for the Milwaukee Brewers, tells Tim Muma about the road to becoming one of the few radio voices in Major League Baseball. With just 30 teams at the highest level, competition is fierce and the sacrifices are many, but Joe wo...
| Moving Up the Ladder – What Successful Human Resources Professionals Do Well
by Brook Carlon and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
The human resources department of any organization takes on numerous responsibilities to help ensure the company and the employees are as successful as possible. Brook Carlon, an accomplished human resources executive with more than 23 years of experience, fills us in on what items make human resources professionals highly productive and effective. Brook tells Tim Muma about the key personalities, skills and tasks that encompa...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Lessons From the Foxhole
by Jake Wood and Tim Muma - Sep, 2014
For many individuals, the lessons they learn come from experience in the workplace and interacting with people in a particular industry. However, it's important to gather different perspectives, and that's where Jake Wood brings a fresh angle to one's career or business. Jake is the CEO of Team Rubicon and a former sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. He Joins Tim Muma to share the lessons he learned in a foxhole while...
| Employment Notebook - Saying Yes Too Often at Work
by Melody Wilding and Jenna Connour - Sep, 2014
Saying “yes” to new responsibilities in the workplace can be a good way to foster professional growth and to set yourself up for a promotion. Yet, saying “yes” too often may lead to excessive stress, burnout, or decreased motivation. Melody J. Wilding, a Licensed Social Worker and founder of her self-named career-coaching firm for young professionals and entrepreneurs, joins LJNRadio to discuss the repercussions of saying “yes...
Confidence On Tap – Part 3 Keep On Learning!
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Sep, 2014
In my previous blog posts ‘Confidence On Tap’, Parts 1 and 2, I discussed how practicing bold body language and taking continuous action steps towards goals can have a positive affect on your confidence level. Since it’s ‘Back-to-School’ season, I thought it would be apropos to continue the confidence discussion by focusing on the positive impact that continuing education can have on your overall confidence. Feeling out-of...
What to Do If Your New Job Isn’t What You Expected
by Alexandra Levit - Sep, 2014
According to a new survey by staffing firm Robert Half, 41 percent of workers said the role they accepted at a company was different than what had been outlined to them during the interview process. If you find yourself in this situation, what’s the most productive way forward? To gain insights into this unfortunately common scenario, I tapped Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half. Paul, from the comp...
Quitting Your Job? Think Twice, Do It Right
by Carole Kanchier - Aug, 2014
"I quit my job by email since that's how I normally communicated with my boss. But a company's firing by email got me thinking that quitting by email may not be appropriate ..." Have you had enough? Is quitting the right option? If so, resign with class. But first, know why you're leaving. Do you have patience with customers or co-workers? Are company policies and ethics congruent with your values? Do you have sup...
When Your Career Is in a Tailspin, Remember That Nothing Is in Stone
by Mindy Thomas - Aug, 2014
I get knots in my stomach when I hear about how twisted this job market is becoming. Frankly, the stories are never ending. From nurses at Penn who are completely skilled in their profession but have new educational mandates to complete by a certain date (or else!), to recent college graduates who are overwrought with confusion about what to do next, to baby boomers who are pressured to take severance packages before the ax hi...
Stressed at Work? Read Your Desk Calendar
by Jessica Stasiw - Jul, 2014
I fully embrace technology, really I do! There are times though that just holding a tangible item, like a book or a piece of paper, helps me feel at ease. To keep your sanity you need to have something that will put things into perspective when the room won’t stop spinning. For me, it’s a simple desk calendar that I bought at the local Barnes & Noble. Every year I go after Christmas and I sift through the clearance cale...
How to Conquer 5 Common Workplace Distractions
by Adrienne Erin - Jul, 2014
Everyone wants to be a productive employee, but some people are better at maximizing their efficiency than others. Sometimes you might even be aware you’re being distracted from the job at hand, but you feel powerless to stop it. You know how it goes: you drive to work sorting through a mental checklist of tasks for the day, convincing yourself you’ll definitely get all or most of them done, but things change when you actua...
Is it time to change my job?
by Julie Walraven - Jun, 2014
Many people mistakenly think that professional resume writers do better in a bad economy with high unemployment. Nothing could be further from the truth. Though I work with people who are unemployed and though I worked with both unemployed and those who want a career change throughout the recession that started in late 2007, it takes a good economy for professional resume writers to thrive. I’d like to discuss why you s...
Avoid These 5 Common Career Change Mistakes
by Louise Fletcher - Jun, 2014
Are you feeling stuck in your current career? Dreaming of making the move to more fulfilling work? I totally understand. Throughout my career, I’ve made several career changes. I’ve worked in retail management, HR and now resume writing. In fact, I’m currently embarking on yet another career (albeit this time it’s a second career) as a professional artist. Each of these moves enriched my life and I’m glad I made each one...
Is Your Job Leaving You, or are You Leaving Your Job?
by Rowe Leathers - Jun, 2014
As a career coach, I find that among the most common reasons why a person leaves a job is to find something “better.” My response is typically, “What kind of better?” Salary aside, what are you really looking for? There are a variety of reasons why people leave their jobs, oftentimes feeling that they are ready for bigger and better challenges. Other times, it is because they feel their position is a dead end with no room f...
How to Make a Career Change With No Experience
by Louise Fletcher - May, 2014
So you’ve decided that you want to change careers, but you have no experience in your chosen field. If this is you, you may find yourself getting discouraged. But you mustn’t let your current lack of experience stop you from following your dreams. Instead, you’re going to need to get some … but how do you do that when no-one will give you a job? Here are 5 time-tested ways to gain the experience you need and ensure that...
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