Joan Runnheim Olson, M.S., ACC, CCMC, CLTMC, Certified Five O'Clock Club Career Coach
Pathways Career Success Strategies, LLC
Thought Leadership: Non-Traditional Careers
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.
I just read a fantastic book called, "100 Conversations for Career Success" by Laura M. Labovich and Miriam Salpeter. The authors share great tips to help you learn to network, cold call, and ... Read more
Tanya Parades who has worked in male-dominated careers most of her life shares her strategies to overcome any challenges she has faced.
I have several “strategies” that have now become second nature when working around men…
1) Earn their respect and show them respect: I have to be better at my job than the average male in the same position. I must temper any emotional outbursts (definitely never cry especially in frustration.. oddly, throwing things is more acceptable). It’s okay for the guys to swear loud, but I keep mine under my breath (unless it physical pain so they understand why I am not working for the next five minutes, plus having them see the blood helps). I have to take the view that I am an ambassador in a foreign world….so I must be a shining example of my species. … Read more
Last week I presented a workshop titled, "Brand YOU: How to Stand Out from Your Competition and Land Your Next Job" to about 100 job seekers. Identifying your brand is critical in a job search. If you and your competition have the same ... Read more
Whether you're looking for a new job, want to advance to the next level, give back, or simply add some spice to your life, volunteering can help! Volunteering allows you the opportunity to expand your ... Read more
A job search can be tough! If you and your competition have the same table stakes to get into the game, what can tip the scales in your favor? It's your personal brand. Let's say you've got an interview coming up. What do you think you might have in common with the other candidates? Is it the same number of years of experience? Could it be having experience in the same industry? What about your brand can help you be seen as the ideal candidate? Not sure, it's time to figure that out! ... Read more
The following post is from guest author Cari Lyn Vinci. Scroll down to the end of this post to learn more about her and InVINCIble Enterprises which is developing ME, Inc. to empower smart, talented teens to become CEO of their lives.
Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber have something in common with Frank Sinatra (ask your parents). He was known for doing things “MY WAY” and sang his way to the top of the charts. Today, Millennials are taking a cue from the “Chairman of the Board” and figuring out how to become “Chief Executive Officers” of their lives. And so the story goes for the young women interviewed for this article. … Read more
We're nearing the end of the year! What career goals did you set for yourself this year? Are you on track? It's important to take time at the beginning of each year to set some goals- and put them to paper! Just the act of writing down your goals increases your chance of achieving them. Then each month review your goals to see if you're on track and make any necessary adjustments.
One of my career goals for the year was to ... Read more
Are your Sundays spent dreading Monday? Are you in a secure job, but one that doesn't fulfill you? Is fear holding you back from making a change? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, you're not alone.
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