When you walk into a room, one of the first things that anyone will notice is how you look, and it's no different when it comes to job interviews and every day at the office. Courtney Omernick sits down with Anne Fisher from CNN Money and Fortune.com to speak about how to properly dress for interviews, as well as when you have the job.
Searching for a new job is inherently selfish - and completely understandable. However, Tim Muma speaks with Laura Labovich, CEO of the Career Strategy Group, who says that giving to others by applying "the generosity principle" will enhance your career prospects. Laura gives us some details and advice on how to effectively utilize this strategy.
We've probably all seen it or heard about it when someone with less ability or experience gets a job over the seemingly better candidate. Varying factors can play a role, including the credibility an individual carries with him or her. Perry Newman, job strategist and award-winning resume writer, tells Tim Muma that the "Credibility Factor" is a major component to anyone's successful job search. We examine the details and how...
When looking to get a new job, individuals focus so much on landing the new gig they occasionally miss signs that suggest the job will not be a good fit. Laura Garrett, founder of Ondecision, uses her 20 years experience in management and human resources to give Tim Muma tips on how we can gauge our potential boss while interviewing for the job. Laura explains which questions get the answers you need and why each one can be so...
With limited space and minimal opportunity to elaborate further, the resume requires a delicate balance in portraying your qualifications. Jessica Holbrook Hernandez, president and CEO of Great Resumes Fast, helps Tim Muma and the listeners figure out the best way to express your value without over or underselling your skill and experience.
Whether it's on a website, social media accounts or even your cover letter and resume, a description of your skills and experience can determine your professional fate. Tim Muma speaks with Jeff Haden, owner of BlackBird Media, who draws off his experiences as a manager. Jeff also utilizes insight from business leaders to express the issues he has with many of the ways job seekers and others describe themselves.
Once out of a job, mature workers have a much harder time finding employment, so much so that the Department of Labor reported that the average duration of unemployment for older people was 35.5 weeks, compared to 23 weeks for younger people (2010). We're with Ford Myers, president of Career Potential, to gain some helpful tips for mature workers.
Most argue that there are two different types of people, introverts and extroverts. If you're an introvert, you typically find your energy and creativity from within. Introverts are sometimes viewed as "shy," so networking events seem a bit daunting to them. Courtney Omernick sits down with Lisa Petrilli, author of "The Introvert's Guide to Success in Business and Leadership," to discuss a few tips on how introverts can succes...
According to Ignite, their research suggests more than 95% of Americans are not in the correct role for their skills, interests and desires. This, in turn, leads to a disengaged and unfulfilled workforce. Tom McDermott, the found and chief ignition officer of Ignite, describes to Tim Muma the factors in this perceived unhappiness, how we've gotten to this point, and what it takes for people to find a fulfulling career.
It can be a difficult task to effectively toot your own horn and convince an employer how great you are. However, when other people recommend your skills, experience and character, that can put you over the top. Kimberly Schneiderman, owner of City Career Services, gives us some important advice on how to make sure your letters of recommendation hit the mark, sell you effectively, and put you on top of the candidate list.