Nine to Five Nov 1st: Kenneth Smith – Making Your Network Work

Photo of people networkingYour boss sends you an email and in the subject line it says, Mandatory Networking Event. Do you panic or get excited? No matter what your reaction is my next show is just for you.

When people typically think of networking they think of meeting different people that will help take their career or business to the next level. What if we thought about networking as a tool to help others and not just ourselves. Hmm now that’s a thought. According to the Huffington Post most people fail to realize that networking is about developing mutually beneficial relationships and people fail to network on a continuous basis.

My next guest is definitely no stranger to networking and on Tuesday, November 1st, Kenneth Smith joins me in-studio during Nine to Five airing LIVE at 6:45pm on Charlotte Community Radio.

Kenneth Smith is an author, motivational speaker, business owner and the founder of Grace Mar Services Inc, a grassroots nonprofit organization in Charlotte North Carolina. He has over 25 years in the corporate world in a number of positions including, Junior Accountant, Bank Manager, CRA Loan Officer, Executive Recruiter, and Territory Manager. We’ll talk about places where job seekers should be networking while answering the question; what do I need to do before a networking event? What type of question should we or shouldn’t we be asking of someone you may want in your network? What should we be doing after meeting someone. And lastly, we’ll tell you the best ways to keep in touch with your growing network.

Listen to my next Nine to Five show to learn How To Make Your Network Work.

Nine to Five Show DesignNine to Five, hosted by Doneisha Wilson, airs LIVE every other Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45 pm via CharlotteCommunity Radio.org, CLTCRadio.org OR use the Mixlr app where you can listen and chat with our hosts and guests alike. It’s time to take your job search to the next level.

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Nine to Five Oct 18th: Cool Careers With Jasmine Rivera

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Don’t you love it when a passion and a career come together? Well, that’s exactly what is happening with my next Nine to Five guest, Jasmine Rivera.

Jasmine is the founder and owner of Metropolitan Administrative Professionals, a company that gives busy professionals more time with the ones they love and small businesses more time to do the fun parts of running a business. Jasmine created a career out of what she has a passion for, helping busy professionals and small businesses.

On the next Nine to Five show, airing LIVE on Charlotte Community Radio Tuesday, October 18th at 6:45pm, I will be talking about the cool career of a virtual assistant with Jasmine Rivera. This cool career is generally self-employed and provides professional administrative, technical, or creative (social) assistance to clients remotely from a home officeBeing a virtual assistance is one of the many hats Jasmine wears, she’s also a mom.

Jasmine and I first met at a kid’s birthday party given by a mutual friend of ours. Over the years we started seeing more and more of each other and we finally decided to start connecting more since our kids were familiar with each other and we had a lot in common. I am excited to have her on the show and can’t wait to talk to her about her cool career, that of a virtual assistant.

Nine to Five Show DesignNine to Five, hosted by Doneisha Wilson, airs LIVE every other Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45 pm via CharlotteCommunity Radio.org, CLTCRadio.org OR use the Mixlr app where you can listen and chat with our hosts and guests alike. It’s time to take your job search to the next level.

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Nine to Five Oct 4th: Work-Life Balance with Robert Daughtridge

What does your work-life balance look like? Do you feel like you are putting in more hours at work than you are clocking at home or vice versa? According to Stay Young & Healthy there should be a balance in our professional and personal life. We all work hard to attain it. Some of us easily manage our professional and personal life, but some of us have difficulty doing so. It is essential for you to maintain a balance in your work life and personal life as well. By having a work-life balance, you can live your life to the fullest.

Photo of Robert DaughtridgeWork–life balance is a concept including proper prioritizing between “work” (career and ambition) and “lifestyle” (health, pleasure, leisure, family and spiritual development/meditation). If you are struggling with how to fit your career and ambition in with taking care of your health and enjoying your family, be sure to listen to my next Nine to Five show on Charlotte Community Radio. I’ll be in-studio with Robert Daughtridge, the Director of Program Development for Life Connections of the Carolinas. We will discuss how work-life balance should look and some ways you can begin to achieve it.

Robert graduated from Mount Olive College, where he earned two bachelor’s degrees in Clinical and Cognitive Psychology. He did his internship with Vocational Rehabilitation of North Carolina where he began to learn the ins and outs of the career services field.

Join me during the Monday, October 4th LIVE show as I discuss Work-Life Balance with Robert Daughtridge.

Nine to Five Show DesignNine to Five, hosted by Doneisha Wilson, airs LIVE every other Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45 pm via CharlotteCommunity Radio.org, CLTCRadio.org OR use the Mixlr app where you can listen and chat with our hosts and guests alike. It’s time to take your job search to the next level.

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Nine to Five Sept 20th: 11 Signs It Is Time To Change Jobs

According to LiveCareer, in today’s work environment, job-seekers change jobs, employers, and careers on a regular basis. Gone are the days when any job-seeker gets hired and plans long-term employment with one employer. In fact, recent studies indicate that the average worker will change careers — not just jobs — several times over the course of a lifetime. But how do you know when it’s time to change jobs and/or careers?

Photo of At Work Like I Can't It is easy to get comfortable, to get into a rut, and before you know it you are that employee everyone seems to ignore. While some may find it thrilling to embark on a new career, others may allow the challenge of changing careers to get them frustrated. The thought of changing careers or jobs should scare you. If the thought of having to learn new systems, getting to know new co-workers, and the unknown of whether the grass is greener on the other side doesn’t scare you, you should check your pulse.

On the next Nine to Five with Doneisha, airing LIVE on Charlotte Community Radio at 6:45pm, we will discuss signs that will let you know it is time to change careers, the best times to change careers, and exactly how to change careers. Take this simple 10 question quiz on CareerPlanning.About.com to see if you need to change careers right now!!

Join me on September 20th during my LIVE show for 11 Signs It Is Time To Change Jobs.

Nine to Five Show DesignNine to Five, hosted by Doneisha Wilson, airs LIVE every other Tuesday from 6:45pm to 7:45 pm via CharlotteCommunity Radio.org, CLTCRadio.org OR use the Mixlr app where you can listen and chat with our hosts and guests alike. It’s time to take your job search to the next level.

Nine to Five ~ Doneisha Wilson