| Employment Notebook - Taming the Gremlin: Overcoming the Imposter Syndrome
by Hallie Crawford and Jenna Connour - Jun, 2015
If you’ve ever experienced feelings of self-doubt in your career – believing that you’ve only gotten to your current role because of luck or random chance – you could be suffering from “the Imposter Syndrome.” Hallie Crawford returns to LJNRadio to discuss the harm of such thoughts, and how you can overcome them to be more confident in your career and abilities. Employment Notebook explores various topics of interest to tho...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Leadership and Downward Mobility
by Rob Asghar and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
Leadership roles have traditionally been seen as positions of prestige and ones nearly all people desired. With the ever-changing landscape of the workforce and the expectations, many are shying away from leadership - or at least seriously considering its value. Rob Asghar, author and management consultant, brings the idea of downward mobility to LJNRadio. Rob tells Tim Muma that the practice of downward mobility will encourag...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Saberfeet: Footwear Analysis for Athletes
by Jessica Jensen and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
With all the time and money put into professional athletics, particularly in terms of performance enhancement and injury prevention, it appears most are ignoring a major issue: proper footwear. Jessica Jensen, footwear analyst and founder of Saberfeet, gives us the finer points of footwear and the reasons her type of analysis could be vital for athletes - especially baseball players. Jessica explains to Tim Muma what she looks...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Starting an Encore Career
by Chuck Conrad and Tim Muma - Jun, 2015
While most hope they'll enjoy a long, successful career in a field they love, that's not always the case. When an individual wants something more - or different - from their professional ventures, the encore career can be a terrific option. Chuck Conrad, senior financial planner for Szarka Financial, brings his expertise to LJNRadio in examining the most important steps for a successful encore career. Chuck gives Tim Muma the...
4 Ways to Comfort a Coworker in Crisis (When You Have No Idea How to React)
by Melody Wilding - Jul, 2015
When you spend 40+ hours a week with the same group of people, you can’t help but form bonds. Shared experiences like laughing at office-related inside jokes, dealing with tough bosses, and frequenting favorite lunch spots can turn colleagues into personal friends. You may even come to know about your co-workers’ lives outside of the office. In the modern workplace, it’s not uncommon to spend time with your co-workers out...
7 Clues the Interview Didn’t Go as Planned
by Lisa Rangel - Jul, 2015
The most difficult part of the job search for many is the dreaded interview. Interviews are designed to test applicants to see if they will be a good fit for the company. After an interview, it is normal to spend time waiting for a phone call as you hope to land that next job. However, if you pay attention to a few details, you can probably already tell if you have shot at the job or not. Knowing when an interview didn’t go as...
Don’t Expect Anyone to Be Your Savior + 4 More Job Seeker Tips
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jul, 2015
Calling or emailing your friends, family and colleagues when you are looking for a new job may seem like the natural route. In fact, many experts say, if you know how to concisely guide people to help you, you should do just that. However, like any advice, you should use discernment before applying it to your life. With the wide-open Internet forum and the ease and speed with which we are able to ping, email, send insta...
Research Proves That Delayed Responses Hurt You
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
Instant ecommunication equals sky high expectations. I’ve talked before about how responsiveness – or lack thereof – can make or break your reputation at work. Typically, I complain about people who never answer emails unless there’s something in it for them at that moment, or who take weeks to do so. However, it turns out that most people’s definition of responsiveness is even stricter than I would have thought. It turns...
Single Task Your Way to a Better Life and Career
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jul, 2015
Multitasking used to be a sought after professional competency thought to be a valuable skill for the busy professional. Research tells us that singletasking is actually more effective and can result in higher productivity and time efficiency. I can envision a woman at work reading this blog while eating her lunch, checking her email, listening to a webinar, and texting her daughter about carpool plans for soccer practice...
The Simple Way to Build Intergenerational Relationships at Work
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2015
If there’s one issue on which all generations agree, it’s that millennials are masters of technology. The Wall Street Journal recently published an article on millennials helping “befuddled” older employees with their tech troubles. Although I don’t love the thought of myself as “befuddled,” I did recently share in my newsletter how I enlisted a willing Millennial (my “Snapchat mentor”) to help me master the app’s quirks....
Top 3 Reasons People Don’t Use Social Media for their Job Search
by Joshua Waldman - Jul, 2015
Inevitably, in every audience I speak to, there are people who find some reason NOT to follow my advice on using social media for their job search. Sometimes these people really want jobs but are overwhelmed. Sometimes they simply don’t want to get a job and change their situation. To help you identify where your resistance may be coming from, I’ve identified the top 3 reasons people don’t use social media in their job...
Midcareer Coaching: Midcareer Crisis or Opportunity?
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jul, 2015
Have you ever had a midcareer fantasy where you quit your job and go do something new? Many executives secretly admit to their coaches that they’re contemplating midcareer shifts. They may not actively seek change, but they certainly start imagining it. Of LinkedIn’s 313 million members, 25% are active job seekers; 60% are passive job seekers (not proactively searching for new jobs, but seriously willing to consider vi...
7 Signs You Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome
by Michelle Kerrigan - Jul, 2015
“You think, ‘Why would anyone want to see me again in a movie?’ And I don’t know how to act anyway, so why am I doing this?”—Meryl Streep “I have written 11 books, but each time I think, ‘Uh oh, they’re going to find out now. I’ve run a game on everybody, and they’re going to find me out.’” —Maya Angelou “I still doubt myself every single day. What people believe is my self-confidence is actually my reaction to fear.”—...
Are You Honest at Work?
by Carole Kanchier - Jun, 2015
Have you ever lied at work? Do you tell half-truths to get the sale or job? Would you lie to a demanding boss to protect family time? Check your Lie Quotient Answer “yes” or “no:” 1. I’ve lied on my resume or fudged reports. 2. I'll fib to avoid arguments. 3. I fail to disclose pertinent information 4. I’ve cheated on school or employment tests. 5. I’d tell a face-saving lie to protect my career. 6. I exagger...
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