Nine to Five Sept 6th: Interviewing – Are You Serving Up Word Salad?

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During an interview, your number one goal is to get across to a hiring manager why you are the right person for the job by letting them know you have the skills, the personality, and the drive to make it happen in this job. You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. My Charlotte Community Radio, Nine to Five in-studio guest Ericka Spradley wants to be sure you are serving word salad during your interview.

Ericka Spradley is the President of My Next Level, and she ensures ambitious professionals and students get hired. As a Career Coach, Adjunct Professor and Author — 30 minute Career Coach: Interview Basics for High School Students and 7 days to Confident Interviews — she empowers others to take their interviewing skills to the next level so they can ultimately secure employment. Ericka also provides career support and guidance for clients when she’s not working tirelessly to change the career readiness conversation and course curriculum to include interviewing skills.

Now, I bet you are asking yourself what in the world is word salad?!! Listen to my next show on September 6th so you will know what to do before the interview, during the interview, and after the interview. By the end of the show, you will not only know what word salad is but you will be serving it up at your next interview.

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.

Doneisha Wilson ~ Nine to Five

Nine to Five Aug 23rd: How To Overcome Work Dilemmas?

Nine to Five Show DesignIs your boss not being fair? Co-workers being difficult, putting you in tough situations? It’s becoming increasingly hard to focus on the work because of all the drama other people are creating for no good reason. I have seen my share of workplace issues and want to give you some tips on how you can overcome work dilemmas during my August 23rd Nine to Five show, airing LIVE on Charlotte Community Radio from 6:45pm to 7:45pm.

Work dilemmas present themselves in my own career as well as in others. According to Good Therapy a typical workplace environment is a mixture of different personalities, communication styles, and worldviews. When you put all of these together, you are bound to have some conflict. Conflict on the job could lead to stress and tension for all those involved. It can also lead to decreased performance/productivity, loss of job/termination, decreased satisfaction/happiness, which can lead to overall stressful situations.

At some point in your career, you are bound to be confronted with some type of dilemma. How you choose to handle this dilemma could be the difference between excelling at work or becoming burnt out. The Daily Worth, every woman’s guide to money, career, and business states that these common issues don’t have to lead to more misery. Often these obstacles can be minimized if you know how to address them so join me during the show and I’ll help you overcome the most common work dilemmas.

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

Doneisha Wilson ~ Nine to Five

Nine to Five Jul 12th: Do You Really Need A Resume? Nathan Adams

Photo of Nathan AdamsYou never can underestimate how important it is to have a good resume. First impressions count and the first impression that a potential employer will have of you is going to depend on how you present yourself on paper in the form of a resume.

The statistics show that the average employer only spends a few seconds looking at a resume so it is imperative that it makes an impression. In this increasingly competitive job market, you need to have a professional resume that contains the right information that will stand out among the countless other resumes that potential employers will review, and one that gives you the best possible chance of getting their attention. It’s very important to make sure that all the years you have been working and studying are represented properly on your resume.

Tuesday, July 12th on Charlotte Community Radio from 6:45 pm to 7:45 pm, my Nine to Five in-studio guest is Nathan Adams, a certified professional resume writer, career coach, career thought leader, and president of First Impressions Resume Center. Nathan jump started the career search of many by listing one’s accomplishments instead of just their responsibilities. He is a nationally published writer who has written and reviewed more than 2,500 resumes for professionals in career transition.

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

Doneisha Wilson ~ Nine to Five

Nine To Five Jun 28th: 21 Things You Need To Know When Starting Your Job Search

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This generation’s job market is totally different from your grandparents job market. The era of employment for life is OVER and at some point, you will find yourself looking for the next employment opportunity.

Workers now migrate from job to job over their career in search of greater fulfillment and compensation. Some other reasons include Higher Pay, Relocation to a Different Geographic Area, Career Advancement, Choosing a Less Stressful Job, Escaping an Incompetent or Negative Boss, Changing Career Focus or Work-Life Balance. According to JobSearch at About.com, “Today, the average person changes jobs ten to fifteen times during his or her career.”

Upgrading one’s employment status has become an ongoing process rather than something you do once or twice during your career. Many workers spend five years or less in every job, so they devote more time and energy transitioning from one job to another. Doneisha Wilson, the host of the Nine to Five talk show on Charlotte Community Radio, helps a wide range of professionals navigate their careers. She also has experience with helping job seekers re-establish or change careers. Listen to the June 28th show LIVE at 6:45pm to learn 21 things you need to know when starting a job search. Use the Mixlr app to ask questions while you listen.

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

Doneisha Wilson