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    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...
    Classroom to Boardroom - Creating Job Opportunites in College
by Sarah Kikkert and Tim Muma - Sep, 2015
One of the best ways to learn is to get first-hand accounts from the individuals who have recently lived through the exact scenario you're currently in. With that, Tim Muma is joined by Sarah Kikkert, the communications and social media coordinator for the Wisconsin State Fair. Sarah hasn't been out of college for long, but she took every opportunity to work, learn and network while she was in school. Sarah describes the keys...
    I Want to Be a - Interior Designer
by Alvin Heitmann and Cady Chesney - May, 2015
Interior designers are creative, imaginative, artistic individuals who combine an aesthetic vision with practical skills to create functional living spaces. Working in both commercial and residential areas, interior designers must have knowledge of the materials and products used to furnish a space, along with knowledge of how texture, color, lighting and other factors play into a well-designed space. Alvin Heitmann, Design Co...
  2016 Cover Letter Tips
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Nov, 2015
In May Microsoft published an interesting study detailing research on the changes in our attention spans over the last several years. From 2000 to 2013 our attention spans dropped from 12 seconds to a mere eight seconds. We now have an attention span one second shorter than that of a goldfish. Let that sink in for a minute … Which makes me wonder … What effect does dwindling attention span have on our job searches—and our cove...
  Holiday Season Job Hunting
by Carole Kanchier - Nov, 2015
Tis the Season for Parties -- and Job Hunting! Does hiring come to a halt as the holidays approach? Is the Holiday Season a good time to find a new job? Office parties, professional get-togethers, and year-end meetings abound during the Holiday Season. While it may be tempting to put your search on hold, that could put you at a disadvantage. When organizations have a need, they hire regardless of the time of year. A...
  That problem in your background? It isn't as bad as you think
by Louise Fletcher - Nov, 2015
I’m taking on online sketching class at the moment. I’ve always loved painting and drawing, and I’m finding this a particularly rewarding way to work. But I’ve noticed a lot of the students are very uncomfortable sharing their work. They’ll preface each post with caveats like ‘this isn’t very good’ or ‘I don’t like this one at all.’ Usually, the drawing is excellent – full of life and personality and character – but all they s...
  Best gifts for job seekers
by Miriam Salpeter - Nov, 2015
Is someone on your holiday gift list looking for a job? Whether your friend or family member is a new college graduate, an unhappy careerist who covets a new job or an unemployed baby boomer, there are many great gifts that will be perfect for someone who is wishing for a new position in the new year. What are the best gifts for job seekers? Start with these ideas and share your own in the comments. A gift certificate fo...
  Yes, you can find a job during the holidays
by Miriam Salpeter - Nov, 2015
“No one gets a job around the holidays. It’s a good time to take a break and relax until things ramp up in the new year.” Are you hearing this advice, or convincing yourself it’s true? If so, you could be missing out on an amazing career or job opportunity. In fact, the holiday season can be the best time to look for a job. It is a big mistake to take a break now. Finish the year strong! Here are eight reasons to ramp up yo...
  An Insider's Job Search Tips: Get In The Back Door For An Interview
by Debra Wheatman - Nov, 2015
It’s time to face facts. Submitting your resume online with hundreds of other candidates is not the best way to get in the door for an interview. In a competitive market, you can get lost in a sea of success-doorresumes. You need to access the back door to increase your chance of getting an interview. I’ll share my insider’s tips on accessing the back door to get interviews. Personal introduction to the hiring manager. W...
  8 Signs That You're A Problem Employee
by Alison Green - Nov, 2015
Being successful at work is about more than the skills you bring to the job – it’s also about your relationships with your colleagues, and especially about how your boss perceives you. You can have incredible skills in your field, but if no one wants to work with you, it’s going to make your professional life harder and harder over time. Here are eight signs that you might be perceived as a problem employee who’s tough to w...
  Steal-Worthy Networking Ideas
by Lindsey Pollak - Nov, 2015
It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Most of us have heard this career advice, but it is true that who you know can help propel your career. Whether it’s someone you meet at an industry event, an informational interview or a new friend at the juice bar, being a savvy networker can pay dividends for your career. Keep reading for great advice on networking for millennials – or professionals at any stage of their career....
  The 4 Most Difficult Conversations You'll Have In Your Career
by Alison Green - Nov, 2015
One of the most stressful parts of work life is figuring out how to say something tough, unpleasant or awkward to a colleague. Most of us aren't fond of difficult conversations in any setting, but doing it at work can be doubly challenging, because we fear for our professional reputations and relationships. Here are four of the most difficult conversations you may need to have in your career and the secrets to making them g...
  2016 Executive LinkedIn Profile Trends
by Lisa Rangel - Nov, 2015
The LinkedIn Profile and Usage trends for 2015 are still in effect, as it is still important to make your profile app friendly, capitalize on the multimedia features, start publishing on LinkedIn’s Pulse, and make your profile resume-like with personality. However, with the multitude of LinkedIn’s changes this year, it has cultivated a new crop of trends that will enable executive job seekers to get the most from their LinkedI...
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