| Employment Notebook - Making the Most of Your Personal Productivity Style
by Carson Tate and Jenna Connour - Jan, 2015
Staying on top of work responsibilities can be a struggle, even for those of us who thrive with organization. Carson Tate, author of "Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style," joins LJNRadio to explain why the key to productivity is not a “one-size-fits-all” formula. In this podcast, she describes four personal productivity styles, and how an understanding of these four styles can boost your own pr...
| I Want to Be a - High School Principal
by Kelly Spors and Cady Chesney - Jan, 2015
High school principals supervise and facilitate the daily operations of high schools, which includes working with other district and state education officials, establishing and implementing academic goals and curriculum, and allocating financial resources. Of course, these duties extend to meeting with parents, overseeing disciplinary activities, and they may even be assisted by assistant principals. Kelly Spors, Principal of...
| You Do What? - I'm a Defense Contractor for the Pentagon
by Ashley Stahl and Jenna Connour - Jan, 2015
For those who dream of a career in foreign policy or the government, a position with the Pentagon may be the ultimate dream job. In this episode of “You Do What?” Jenna Connour is joined by Ashley Stahl, who discusses her experience as a defense contractor for the Pentagon. Ashley is currently a career coach, professional speaker, and the founder of Ashley Stahl Coaching; but before pursuing her current career path, she served...
| Job Search Guide - Developing Your Personal Brand
by Sherri Thomas and Jenna Connour - Jan, 2015
During your job search, successfully creating your own “personal brand” can be a huge contributing factor to securing a new position. But, what does it mean to have an effective personal brand, and how can you go about developing one? To learn more about this subject, Jenna Connour is joined by Sherri Thomas – a career development & leadership coach, corporate trainer, and the award-winning author of "Career Smart: Five Steps...
6 Must Read Books to Survive Your Quarter-Life Crisis
by Melody Wilding - Jan, 2015
In between 10-hour workdays at a low-paying, soul-sucking job, have you ever come up for air and bemoaned, “This is not what my 20’s we’re supposed to be like.” Being a twenty-something woman today can feel like a roller coaster at times: an up and down, overwhelming adventure in finding your dream job, navigating the dating scene, and attempting to maintain friendships in the face of cross-country moves, marriages, an...
How To Recharge, Reignite, or Reinvent Your Career
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jan, 2015
According to The Conference Board Job Satisfaction survey less than half of US workers are satisfied with their jobs. Now is a great time to ramp up your career reinvention efforts and reflect upon what would gratify you in a career. If this is not the career you ordered, it’s time to jumpstart your professional reinvention so you can regain control and thrive. Sunday Night Blues – If you suffer from the Sunday Night Blues...
Navigating a Personal Friendship at Work
by Alexandra Levit - Jan, 2015
Here's another reader question from DailyWorth.com: I work in a small credit union as a temp with a close friend who has been watching me closely at the office. How do I keep work separate from social? I know she is just trying to help me become permanent, but it can be stressful. — Marie, New York What came first: the close friendship or the job? If the friendship came first, then it’s probably worth protecting the re...
The Millennial CEO
by Lindsey Pollak - Jan, 2015
I recently attended a party hosted by a startup run almost entirely by millennials. I had the opportunity to chat with the company’s twenty-something founder and CEO, who gamely answered my probing questions about his leadership style. (“So, you study people like me?” he asked politely.) What struck me most was the CEO’s lack of angst about issues that leaders of other generations often find controversial. Here were some...
Winning at Working: What Do You See?
by Nan S. Russell - Jan, 2015
Based on dozens of articles that arrived in my inbox in a single week, one might think that the majority of people work in difficult work-cultures, alongside clueless co-workers, under distrusting bosses. Here are a few examples: "You're the Boss, Not the Babysitter" "What to Do When Your Employees Won't Stop Whining" "Giving Feedback to the Clueless" "How to Survive a Toxic Boss" Fortunately, most of us don't wor...
Layoffs - New Beginnings
by Carole Kanchier - Jan, 2015
Are you unemployed? Has your partner or friend been laid off? Job loss can be a blow to one's self-confidence. Some individuals may be vulnerable to depression, sexual impotence, and other physical conditions. Others may vent anger and frustration on family members or abuse drugs. Don't despair. Unemployment can be a blessing in disguise. Regardless of age or occupation, people who have positive attitudes, re-evaluate...
Recruiters – The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Part 2: How to Build a Relationship with a Trusted Recruiter
by Sandra M. Smith - Jan, 2015
Once you have asked the right questions, and feel like you are working with a recruiter that is a good fit for you, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that the relationship goes from good to great. Below are some tips for what to do and what to avoid when building a relationship with a recruiter. Don’t try working with too many recruiters at once. Although it can be tempting to think more recruiters mean...
Time to Get Noticed
by Connie Pheiff - Jan, 2015
It’s 2015 and many are still counting down, still creating their list of resolutions or have already dropped the ball. I’m here to give you some guidance to make 2015 the year you finally get rewarded for making a difference in people’s lives. #1 Know Your Customer Needs Your sustainable competitive advantage is your ability to determine what your customers needs are, create quality programs, or perform quality keynotes t...
“Help, I have 4 job offers!” Evaluating offers & Career Decision Making
by Sharon Cohen - Jan, 2015
True story of how one of my students hit the Career jackpot! Last Thursday, one of my MBA students called me. He sounded very anxious on the phone and requested an Emergency Career Counseling session. My first thought was, “oh no, it must be bad news.” But then he told me he has 4 offers, 3 of which are for full time work and 1 of which is for a full time internship! However, these were “exploding offers” and the deadli...
Executive Resume Writing 2: What Makes You So Special?
by Louise Fletcher - Jan, 2015
In my last post on executive resume writing, I covered the importance of defining your target audience. Now I want to talk about how you can appeal to that audience. You will have heard the term "unique value proposition" (or "unique selling point") when it comes to marketing products or services, but this idea also applies when you are selling yourself. In order to write a strong resume, you need to define your own uniq...
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