| I Want to Be a - Chiropractor (Pt. 1)
by Cynthia Vaughn and Tim Muma - May, 2013
Thousands of people go to the chiropractor to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, whether it be from an injury or an everyday issue. Dr. Cynthia Vaughn, a respected chiropractor who has served in high-level positions for numerous boards and chiropractic organizations, joins Tim Muma to discuss the profession. Dr. Vaughn brings her perspective to the listeners, discussing the daily work of a chiropractor, as well as the...
| Executive Decisions - Executive Resumes
by Laura Smith-Proulx and Tim Muma - May, 2013
You can find plenty of tips and advice on resumes, but it's clear this personal pitch for executives needs to be treated differently than the average one you'll see. Laura Smith-Proulx, a credentialed, certified Executive Resume Writer and former recruiter, joins Tim Muma to help put together a knockout resume for executives, properly highlighting the achievements, accolades and skills to stand out among the other highly-quali...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Quotes from the 43rd Annual World Economic Forum (Pt. 1)
by Ron Baker and Tim Muma - May, 2013
Every year, the World Economic Forum hosts a meeting of politicians, business leaders and visionaries to discuss far-ranging topics from aspects of capitalism and the economy to a variety of world affairs. We got our hands on a number of quotes from individuals at the event and we're going to break down what some of these may mean in the world of business. Ron Baker, the Founder of the VeraSage Institute and a respected though...
| Moving Up the Ladder - Knowing and Managing Your Brand
by Andria Corso and Tim Muma - May, 2013
Much like companies, each individual has a brand that follows them around whether they intend it that way or not. It's important to understand what traits you're promoting about yourself and how to manage or change them if need be. Andria Corso, the founder of C3 Coaching and Consulting, uses her 17 years of Corporate Human Resources experience to explain to Tim Muma about the importance of personal branding, how to recognize ...
Reducing Your Risk of Layoff
by Dan King - Jun, 2013
Uh oh! We're starting to hear the "R" word again. Nobody wants to actually say it, but we all know the economy is in "recession," sure to be followed by more "restructuring," "reengineering," and "reorganization.” As organizations roll-out these three "R's, you'd be wise to reassess your career strategy and ready yourself for another rout of "rightsizing." And redo your resume while you're at it. For the past several ye...
by Julie Cohen - Jun, 2013
Dennis, an accountant, was part of an audit team for a large corporation. As he was reporting some data findings to his project manager and the rest of the team, his manager pointed out an incorrect assumption Dennis made that resulted in erroneous figures and that could have legal repercussions. Fortunately, the mistake was found before the results were presented publicly and Dennis was able to correct his reports. Unfortunat...
5 Things You Didn't Know Could Hurt Your Career
by Alison Green - Jun, 2013
Some of the ways you could damage your career are obvious – poor work performance, shouting at your boss and stealing from the company are all pretty well-known career-harmers. But there are less obvious things you might be doing that can also damage your career without you realizing it, and they're worth paying attention to. Here are five ways you might harm your work progression that might not be so obvious. 1. Stay...
6 Tips to Navigating a Mid-Life Career Change Successfully
by Louise Garver - May, 2013
As with some things in life, career change becomes more complex as we get older. It isn’t quite as simple as our 30s. As an executive, at age 50, career change is a financial issue as much as it is a human growth issue. As we get older, there are mortgages, children’s college education, and other financial/lifestyle factors to consider. Depending on your financial situation, you may be in a better position to make a chang...
Mid-life Career Change: It May Not Be What You Really Need
by Louise Garver - May, 2013
Just like Peggy Lee’s song, have you ever wondered “is that all there is” in relationship to your work? In my work as an executive career coach, I meet many people who think they need a career change. They’ve been successful, however, they are now at a crossroads for a variety of reasons. For some, their career path was not what they had wanted to do all those years ago. For others, they are not using the skills and ta...
Bad Reasons to Change Careers
by Miriam Salpeter - May, 2013
You know what they say: “The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” If you’ve been coveting the greener grass of a career change, be sure to stop and reflect before you plan a major shift. While transitioning careers sometimes makes sense, many people mistakenly believe a career change will solve all of their problems. Even successful career changers may be surprised to find that they encounter the same (or w...
What to do about a bad boss
by Miriam Salpeter - Apr, 2013
Bad bosses can be the kiss of death for employees, and they cost companies big time in lost revenues. One estimate holds that it costs the economy $360 million a year in lost productivity. Meanwhile, 3 out of 4 employees describe their manager as the worst and most stressful part of their jobs; 65% of people would take a new boss over a pay raise. Is there a light at the end of the tunnel? Sometimes leaving your job just i...
How To Get Promoted: Smart Steps You Can Take Now
by Michelle Dumas - Apr, 2013
It’s good to be you. You’re gainfully employed. You’re not worried that your job is threatened by the economy, your performance or the designs of others. Yet…something’s missing. Although not unhappy in your current job, you don’t necessarily see it as being the pinnacle of your career aspirations either. In short, you’re hankering for a promotion. Of course, as is the case with so many things in life, getting one...
How to Change Careers
by Thomas J. Denham - Apr, 2013
The bad news is that changing careers is one of the most difficult challenges we face in adulthood. You may be asking: How do I reinvent ourselves after all these years? The good news is that changing career is not only acceptable it may keep you more marketable by further developing your skills sets. More and more Americans are doing it. There is no magic to changing jobs and careers. There is a three step sequential proc...
I Don't Know What I Want, But This Ain't Doing It
by Thomas J. Denham - Apr, 2013
Are you getting what you want out of life? Do you really know what you want? Are you so caught up in the “busy”-ness of mere day to day living that you sometimes feel you are achieving empty victories? Have you ever asked yourself whether or not you have a clear sense of direction and purpose that inspires and energizes you? Or are you uncertain about what you really want out of life and a career? You are not alone. Un...
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