| Management Decisions - Understanding and Preventing Workplace Violence
by Jason Porter and Tim Muma - Oct, 2015
While thankfully rare in a majority of cases, there always remains the chance of tragic workplace violence occurring in the workplace. Though instances of death claim the headlines, other forms and levels of violence exist and can lead to fatal actions. Jason Porter, regional managing director at Pinkerton, a leading provider of risk management and security solutions around the world, discusses workplace violence awareness. Ja...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Venture Mom: From Idea to Income
by Holly Hurd and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
The traditional working model isn't for everyone, and it can be especially difficult for women looking to commit fully to motherhood and a career. There might be a way to enjoy both. Holly Hurd, an entrepreneur, speaker and writer, shares her experiences and keys to success with Tim Muma on LJNRadio. Holly is the author of "VENTURE MOM: From Idea To Income In Just 12 Weeks," and she brings the listeners insightful perspective...
| Employment Notebook - Value of Strategic, World-Class Customer Service
by Anne MacKeigan and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
With the push to virtual connections and technology-based services, there's a case to be made that customer care needs a greater strategic focus than ever before. Anne MacKeigan, customer care program specialist for Sandler Training, brings us her perspectives and examples on how customer service creates a highly-desired, repeat customer base. She explains parts of her book, "CUSTOMER SERVICE THE SANDLER WAY: 48 Rules For Str...
| Job Search Guide - Authentic Networking the Key to More Job Leads
by Debra Feldman and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
There's hardly a doubt that networking leads to the most and best employment opportunities; however, connecting the right way can still be a challenge. Debra Feldman, the Job Whiz, joins Tim Muma to give her experienced take on creating authentic networking relationships that last and give you more job leads. Debra breaks down the most important actions you can take to become a networking pro while bonding with others on a gen...
“Shady” Past Hurting Your Job Search?
by Georgia Adamson - Oct, 2015
Career missteps are nothing new–you might even have made one or two yourself. However, if you made a mistake that involved ending up on the wrong side of the law, you’ve probably discovered that it can have a hugely negative impact on your employability–especially in senior-level positions and/or those involving sensitive areas of a company, such as finance. In too many cases, you never have the opportunity to explain the s...
4 Steps to Let Go of Your Need for Approval at Work
by Melody Wilding - Oct, 2015
Humans share an innate drive to connect with others. We’re evolutionarily wired to crave inclusion. Eons ago, this was linked with our survival; in pre-historic times, rejection triggered fear. If someone became isolated or was ousted from the group, his or her life would be at risk. Because the consequences of being rejected were so extreme, our brains and behavior adapted to avoid disapproval from others. In fact, research h...
A Survival Guide to Dealing with Difficult Colleagues
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Oct, 2015
Professional behavior should be a given expectation amongst working adults but in reality, most of us have experienced unprofessional conduct in the workplace. You can choose your friends but you don’t always have the luxury of choosing your colleagues. In the iconic words of the late leadership guru, Peter Drucker, “We spend a lot of time teaching leaders what to do. We don’t spend enough time teaching leaders what to stop...
I Lost My Job. Where Can I Get Free Job Search Help?
by Jason Alba - Oct, 2015
Nine and a half years ago I lost my job. The emotions are so intense that I can recall them as if it were just yesterday. Some things are hard to forget. I was fairly new in this town, not knowing many people, and feeling quite lost and unsupported. Other people had either grown up around here and had friends from high school who were now in a position to help them network¡ I didn¡¯t have that. And some people had profe...
Resumes for People with Long Careers at One Company: Part II
by Robin Schlinger - Oct, 2015
Some people feel that a long career at one company is a drawback, revealing a lack of initiative. However, that loyalty to one company shows not only your commitment to your employer but also your employer’s recognition of your value over the long term. Your resume should demonstrate how your long career at one company will benefit another company. How do you do that? Step 1. Remember what your current company looked like w...
Secret to Getting Hired
by Louise Garver - Oct, 2015
Executives are pretty savvy when it comes to knowing how to navigate job search. But do they know the #1 secret to getting hired? If you think networking is the answer, you are on the right path. If you think building social media connections is the secret, you have the right idea. And if working with recruiters is the best secret of all, you are partially correct. In fact all these guesses contribute to getting a chance to...
The Secret Hack to Market Your Product or Service to Millennials
by Lindsey Pollak - Oct, 2015
I’ll admit it — I am a sucker for “secret hack” posts. Although typically they build the anticipation up to the big reveal at the end, I’m going to give you the good stuff right away in this post, because it’s so simple and easy. Here’s the “secret” hack to marketing to millennials: Include a millennial in every meeting about marketing to millennials. If you’re not doing this, you’re missing out on the easiest, most effecti...
Top 5 Tips for Introverted Executive Job Seekers
by Lisa Rangel - Oct, 2015
If you consider yourself shy, or introverted, what can you do to help yourself land the job you want? This is a comment I received recently: “Reaching out for extroverts is easy…for us people who are socially awkward, it can be so painful to just say hello to someone. It’s worsened by the fact that I dread small talk more than anything else out there…” If you are shy, or introverted, hear this message: you are not alo...
15 Ways to Bring Fun Into the Workplace
by Mary G. White - Oct, 2015
Work doesn’t always have to feel so much like – well – work! As Payscale.com points out, “There’s evidence that people who have fun at work are happier, healthier, motivated, and more productive than their stressed-out counterparts.” Incorporating a variety of fun activities into the work environment can have a very positive impact on the business and its employees! 15 Fun Activities for the Workplace Ready to bring a li...
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