Joan Runnheim Olson, M.S., ACC, CCMC, CLTMC, Certified Five O'Clock Club Career Coach
Pathways Career Success Strategies, LLC
Career Success & Satisfaction
Joan Runnheim Olson is the career management expert for high-achieving professionals who want to maximize career success and satisfaction. As an internationally certified career coach and an award-winning speaker, Joan exudes energy, optimism, and a passion to help others gain clarity, confidence, focus, and momentum to achieve their career goals faster. Recognized as a ‘glass half-full’ type person, she not only enables clients to see what is possible, but also helps them set a plan of action, manage it from day to day, and keep accountable and on track with their goals.
When exploring career options, it's important to take several factors into consideration, including your skills, interests, work values, personality, and lifestyle.
Skills - You're no doubt good at a lot of things, but what are you both good at AND enjoy doing? These are referred to as your motivated skills.
Interests - Are you interested in animals, helping people, the outdoors, or leading? Or maybe you're creative and enjoy making everything ... Read more
As a job-seeker, you may be asked salary requirements during the online application process, during a phone interview, at the first interview or anytime during the interview process. If asked, you could say, "I’d rather hold off salary talk until we’ve both decided this is a good fit.” The truth is you most likely haven't learned enough about the position in the early stages of the interview process. It's best to hold off salary talk until
The job search has definitely changed drastically over the past few years. Gone are the days when you'd open the Sunday paper, find a job you like, mail in your resume, get an interview, and land the job! For folks that find themselves laid off after 20+ years with the same company, launching a job search today can feel scary and overwhelming.
Today the use of social media and applying online is ... Read more
Are you trying to uncover a contact within one of your target companies? Or perhaps you're trying to discern what the culture is like within your target company? Or maybe you've got a job interview next week and you're wondering what kinds of questions to expect?
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Mindset can positively impact a job-seekers success in landing a job or not and how fast. Negative self-talk is a form of self-sabotage. It’s important to notice what messages you may be saying to yourself about yourself. If it’s negative, it’s important for you to change your thoughts. Positive thoughts can change how you feel and respond to a particular situation. This in turn will increase the likelihood of bolstering your self-confidence and having a positive outcome. Take a look at the following examples of negative self-talk on the left and on the right
Many companies use an applicant tracking system (ATS) to manage the large influx of resumes when a job opening is posted. How can you be sure your resume eventually ends up being read by a human? The key is KEYWORDS. You need to ensure you have ... Read more