| Job Search Guide - Informational Interviews
by Kristin Johnson and Tim Muma - Apr, 2013
The best way to get insider information and expert advice (besides LJNRadio) is to get it straight from the professionals who live it every day. An informational interview could be the key to unlocking a new position or career for a job seeker. Tim Muma speaks with Kristin Johnson, an expert career coach and founder of Profession Direction, and she gives us some advice on how to effectively conduct informational interviews to ...
| Technically Speaking - Tech Milwaukee
by Dustin Filippini, Carly Rubach and Scott Offord - Mar, 2013
In this podcast, Carly Rubach speaks with Scott Offord, owner and director of Internet marketing at Orion Group and Dustin Filippini, web developer and project manager, also with Orion Group. When they aren't creating websites for their day jobs, Scott and Dustin are board members and organizers for the technology Meetup organization, Tech Milwaukee. According to their website, "The goal of Tech Milwaukee is to nurture technol...
| Scrambled Eggs - Animal Management at the Zoo
by Cassie Sajkowski and Tim Muma - Feb, 2013
Millions of people enjoy animals to one extent or another, but few get to interact with a variety of creatures as part of their job. Cassie Sajkowski from the Milwaukee County Zoo joins Tim Muma to talk about the unique facets of working with animals and what skills are necessary for success. She also describes how one's ability from other industries could translate into the field of animal care - with the proper education, of...
| Technically Speaking - Social Media and SEO
by Amy Guth and Carly Rubach - Jan, 2013
Social Media and SEO Manager at the Chicago Tribune, Amy Guth, shares a few tricks to getting your personal, business and other professional accounts recognized and optimized by search engines. Whether you're a novice or an expert at search engine optimization (SEO), Guth helps break down some key points. Learn how to elevate your personal profile to a professional level, and find out how to sell yourself as an expert in your ...
The 5 Biggest Myths About Networking
by Pete Leibman - May, 2013
If you’re getting ready for graduation, or if you’ve already graduated but you’re looking for a new job, you probably know you need to spend a lot of time networking. But, do you really know what networking is and what it’s not? During my teenage years, I was painfully shy, and I thought networking was a practice used only by the elite and powerful, a group I definitely did not feel part of. What I learned was the opp...
The 8 Keys to Networking- Network Your Way to a Job
by Thomas J. Denham - Mar, 2013
Many people use the classified ads as their sole job search technique. Unfortunately, statistics show that only 10% to 20% of jobs are ever published, which means that 80% to 90% of jobs remain hidden in the job market. For this reason, networking remains the number one job search strategy. Eight Keys to Networking 1.Be Prepared, First, define what information you need and what you are trying to accomplish by networ...
Graduating from Facebook to LinkedIn
by Kathy Bornheimer - Mar, 2013
LinkedIn is now acknowledged as one of the most effective modes of job search/career management networks. It is not for social purposes and you have connections not friends in your network. As college students prepare for the professional world of work, the transitions begin well before graduation. To begin this journey the use of Social Media must go to that next level beginning in the junior year for a 4-year degree or by t...
Building Mentoring Relationships
by Valerie Sokolosky - Feb, 2013
Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you are engaged in a mentoring relationship: 1. Broaden your Definition of the Term “Mentor” Another term for mentor could be “learning partner.” We can learn from people older and younger than us. You should select a mentor who can help you with specific concerns like conflict resolution, etc. Select them based on their knowledge. 2. Build a Board of Mentors Sometimes, yo...
Elevate Your LinkedIn Profile So Your Talents Can Be Discovered
by Linda Dobogai - Feb, 2013
Having a strong profile is only the first step in actively using LinkedIn as part of a strategic job search. Take steps to make it easier for recruiters to find you. Here are some tips that will help: Review your profile to make sure it is optimized for searches. Be sure that: The headline promotes your personal brand. Use up to 120 characters (the limit) to succinctly communicate your career value; incorporate powerfu...
Hate Networking Events? Try This Instead!
by Kim Meninger - Feb, 2013
The thought of attending networking events sends shivers down the spines of many well-intentioned professionals who understand the importance of building a strong network, but are uncomfortable mingling with groups of strangers. While networking events certainly offer convenient opportunities to gather with like-minded professionals, they are not the most effective form of networking. Because of the pressure to network, ma...
Get a Job! Social Networking vs. Resumes
by Rich Jones - Feb, 2013
Did you know that even with a spotless résumé, you can still end up at the bottom of the candidate pool? There’s a group ahead of you, a group that’s gone the extra step in their search. Who am I talking about? The networkers. “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is more than a poignant cliché, especially in today’s market. A good number of the people interviewing for the job you know you’re qualified for found a wa...
Using Social Media to Gain Visibility, Credibility and Maybe Even a New Job
by Barbara Safani - Feb, 2013
Over the past few months I have landed several long and short-term projects that I never would have had a shot at if it weren’t for social media. By spending less than 15 minutes a day on an easy and fun strategy for building relationships, I was found by the people who needed someone with the type of expertise I possess. Through my profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, I became top of mind and relevant to people all ov...
Using Social Media for Your #jobsearch
by Samantha Wanie - Feb, 2013
Social media websites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook can be effective job search tools if used appropriately. Creating a strong web presence is important in order to become more visible to employers and recruiters. The following are some great tips to get started expanding your social media presence. 1. Create a professional LinkedIn profile that can be used as your online resume. The more active you are with expandin...
10 Tips to Better Networking for Job Seekers & Entrepreneurs
by Julie Walraven - Feb, 2013
As a career marketing professional, I coach clients and teach college classes on the importance of networking in your job search. Today we recognize networking comes in many forms and includes both online and in-person networking. For the past three years, I have expanded and experimented with my online networking skills and definitely grew a healthy and helpful network. In-person networking in my life has been large...
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