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    Management Decisions - Understanding the Value of 529s
by Mark Stratis and Tim Muma - Apr, 2016
There are a variety of ways you can look to save money for yourself and others, particularly if you're interested in helping fund your children's college education. Mark Stratis, senior financial planner for Szarka Financial, joins Tim Muma to discuss the details and benefits of a 529. Mark explains how this goes beyond your traditional savings and the bevy of options it gives you from start to finish. On Management Decisio...
 
    Job Search Guide - Turning the Entry-Level Resume Into One With Experience
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez and Tim Muma - Apr, 2016
Resumes are a popular topic on LJNRadio for good reason, and for this episode Tim Muma takes a slightly altered approach. He speaks with Jessica Holbrook Hernandez, president and CEO of Great Resumes Fast, who brings her experienced insights with her. The strategy she brings to this show is finding a way to take one's early resume - often short and light on experience - and finding ways to create a stronger, more professional...
 
    Classroom to Boardroom - Choosing the Perfect Internship
by Wendi Weiner and Tim Muma - Oct, 2015
Internships have become a nearly essential step in the process of starting one's career in almost every field. Finding the best one for you takes some extra work, but it will pay off in the end. Wendi Weiner, a Nationally Certified Resume Writer, joins Tim Muma to discuss what you should look for in finding an internship that will develop your skills and lead into a promising start in your career. Classroom to Boardroom giv...
 
    Classroom to Boardroom - Technology's Impact on Communication
by Roger Whitson and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
Communication has always been a hot topic in the world of employment. Each year, communication is listed as one of the most important skills, but also the one needing the most work. Roger Whitson, professor of English at Washington State University, discusses how technology is impacting our language and communication, particularly in the professional world. He explains to Tim Muma that college students need to recognize and ut...
 
  How to Create a Resume That Gives a Great First Impression
by Robin Schlinger - Apr, 2016
A resume is your introduction to hiring managers and recruiters so they will consider inviting you to an interview. First impressions are important during any introduction. Make sure your resume makes a great first impression: 1. Your resume stands up strongly for you. Your resume should look hiring managers and recruiters in the eye and explain exactly what you do, have done, and will do for their company. Eliminate words...
 
  Salary Negotiation Tips For The New Grad
by Lindsey Pollak - Apr, 2016
For 2016 lassrads who are starting to see job offers roll in, congratulations! You have your first chance to learn an important lesson that even my four-year-old daughter has mastered: “Don’t ask, don’t get.” A Salary.com survey found that a staggering 55 percent of respondents didn’t negotiate their salary at all in the past year, whether at a new or existing job. And first-timers are negotiating even less: 62 percent of n...
 
  The Top 8 Excuses That Keep People From Taking Action They Desperately Need
by Kathy Caprino - Apr, 2016
I had a fascinating experience this weekend that helped me understand even more deeply why we don’t take action to help ourselves when we need it and why, under the right circumstances, we will. I’m a trained therapist, career coach, writer, speaker and trainer, and in my work with professionals and through my writing, I hear from literally thousands of women and men who share that they’ve put off getting help for months, y...
 
  3 Skills Your Need To Rock Your Interviews And Your Career
by Kathy Caprino - Apr, 2016
As a career coach, I work with hundreds of professional women each year who are in various states and stages of growth, leadership and ascension. In our work together, there are key steps we walk through over a period of weeks and months to help them achieve what they’re hoping for (and everyone’s desires are different and special, of course). One of the steps that corporate professionals are most resistant to, and intimid...
 
  7 Tips for Executive Cover Letters
by Louise Garver - Apr, 2016
Cover letters are not dead yet! And they can be an effective way to help the recruiter or hiring manager identify your talents and capabilities as a viable candidate for a job opening. A well-written cover letter can also help you stand out among your peers. Your cover letter should exude enthusiasm, motivation, and drive. The reader should be able to see at a glance how well you communicate, and what emotional intelligence...
 
  What CEO's Look For In Resumes
by Robin Schlinger - Apr, 2016
The New York Times has run a regular Sunday feature column in which the CEOs of various companies talk about their hiring procedures. Their comments raise interesting points about resumes. For example, David Politis, CEO of BetterCloud, has advised new college graduates, “The first thing I tell people is, try to go where you can be a big fish in a small pond…where you can actually have a real impact on the business. That gi...
 
  When Interviewers Get It Wrong
by Debra Wheatman - Apr, 2016
After my last blog post, I was flooded with comments and emails bemoaning the current state of interviewing. Many people reached out to me to point out that there is just as much, if not more, bad behavior on the part of the interviewers as there is on the part of those being interviewed. In the spirit of fairness, this week’s post will focus on Bad Interviewer Behavior. I have a client who recently went for a face to face...
 
  Have You Stubbed Your Toe Today?
by Bob Roth - Apr, 2016
There is one secret to success that every college student should take to heart. Nothing gets done when you do nothing. You must take action and move in one direction or another, if you are to accomplish your goals. Unfortunately, many talented students are afraid to step off the curb. They let their fear of failure hold them back. They sit on the sidelines and play it safe. However, they will never find success if they don’...
 
  New Job Preparedness Study Emphasizes the Importance of Integrity and Adaptability
by Alexandra Levit - Apr, 2016
The Career Advisory Board that I established by DeVry University recently released the fifth annual Job Preparedness Indicator survey. This year’s findings indicate hiring managers are receptive to candidates changing careers, especially if their previous experience can be applied to the new position; but above all else, integrity is the No. 1 trait that candidates should possess. Our annual research surveys 500 hiring mana...
 
  Ten Things That Have Nothing To Do With Your Background And Experience, But Will Cost You The Job
by Debra Wheatman - Apr, 2016
People write to me all the time, seeking advice in securing their next position. Typical advice is to research the company, research the hiring manager, and above all, practice your interviewing skills. All of this, while important, comprises only 20% of the total challenge. In other words, your content is 20%, and your presentation is 80%. So, what are these ten things you should avoid? Here’s my list: 1. Dirty, torn, or...
 
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