How to Get the Job by Being Different

LNE Consulting is hiring and uses very talented recruiters to do so.  We don’t just wait for you to apply.  The firm looks in several places until we find the perfect candidate for the position.

Ever feel like sending your resume to a job posting is like sending it to a black hole? It can be very difficult for people to stand out with the traditional resume and cover letter. Here are some tips to change things up with your approach to getting noticed.


  • Tell everyone you know you’re looking for a job
    • Don’t just tell your parents about your job search. Tell everyone you can. Share with everyone you can. The more people that know about your search the more people that can help find you something. It can also increase the odds of being recommended.
  • Check out your network
    • Who do you already know? There may be a connection you already have that get you in on a job before it gets public. Go to job fairs and build those networks to land that dream job.
  • Look for who matters
    • Check out the employers website. See who you may be working with and what they are all about. You may find out you have a common connection from alumni groups or a common interest. It’s helpful to find out a name that you may need to use for an email or cover letter to show that you have done your research. Also, you may find out more about the job and if you are a good fit.

      Photo Credit Via Flickr @NathanStevens

      Photo Credit Via Flickr @NathanStevens

  • Social media
    • Use your social media accounts to your advantage. Many employers now search Linkedin to find or recruit new employees. Make sure you have clear skills, experiences, and expectations on your media websites. Engage with a company that you want to work with through their social media as well.

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  • Be original
    • Think about what makes you stand out. Discover new ways to advertise your abilities and qualifications. If you aren’t qualified for the job, doing something that stands out still doesn’t make you qualified. Make sure you have the minimum qualifications first.
  • Crush your internship
    • Not everyone has an internship experience, but finding one may help you out. A study done by states that 85% of companies had a positive experience when hiring interns. You can prove yourself by doing it. Show them that you can exceed their expectations.

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Ways To Be A Better Mentor

Having a mentor in your career can be a huge factor in your success.  LNE Consulting has mentors for all of the new and seasoned employees.  Below, CEO Julie, gives tips on how to be a better mentor.

1. Work as if you are being watched by your greatest mentor 24/7.
This will force you to go the extra mile and make better decisions.

2. Delegate and then don’t interfere.
They may never do it exactly as you expect, but be okay with that.

3. Speak with conviction.
When you believe what you are saying, people believe you.  Speak from your gut and let people feel your emotions.

4. Let people know when they are making good decisions.
The more confident they feel about their choices, the better they do.

5. Wake up with purpose.

If you follow these 5 steps, you will become a great mentor to your team and a great example to the company!


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Named a Best & Brightest Company to Work For – 2014

For the second year in a row, LNEATT00220 Consulting was named a Best and Brightest Company to Work For!

The firm is delighted to have been above the region in categories such as:
– Employee Enrichment, Engagement, and Retention
– Employee Education and Development
– Recruitment, Selection, and Orientation and
– Employee Recognition and Achievement!

CEO, Julie, states that she “could not be more thrilled to win this two years in a row.  The team is ultimately what wins this award for us.  We have a talented bunch of people here that all work together to achieve success as a whole.”

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LNE Consulting will continue to strive to make sure the staff is happy and continuing to exceed client expectations.  We are honored to receive such a great award for the second year and will continue to produce a culture where the team is developing, meeting goals, and having tons of fun.

Check out how we rank on our Awards Page.

Q&A with Manager Niko

This month, LNE Consulting sat down to speak with Manager Niko.  We wanted to find out a little more about his previous experience and his journey to management.  Take a look at what he had to say.
LNE Consulting:  Thanks Niko for taking the time to chat with us.  We want to learn more about you.  Tell us a little about your background?
Niko:  My parents are from Sparta Greece.  They came to the United States for an opportunity and the great “American dream.”  My parents were both entrepreneurs and got involved in the restaurant business. While growing up I quickly became involved in restaurants as well.  I also was involved in sports growing up and excelled at basketball and football.  I was fortunate enough to receive a scholarship to Fordham University.  I played 4 years and was captain of the team my senior year, while receiving a degree in History and Pre Law.
 Niko LNE ConsultingI later tried out for a few U.S. professional teams.  I went to some camps and later decided to take my talents overseas to see the world and follow my passion.  I was fortunate enough to play 8 years professionally in 5 different countries.  It was an incredible experience.  I had an opportunity to travel and meet some great people along the way.
LNE:  Why did you change career paths?
Niko:  Upon retiring from playing basketball, I quickly returned to what I knew best, which was the restaurant business.  I worked my way up to a director of operations running over 30 locations.  The businesses were later sold after a few years and I was left looking for another opportunity.  I knew that I missed basketball, but I didn’t want to return to the restaurant business, because of the countless hours and the no balance of life.
LNE:  So why did you select LNE?
Niko:  I selected LNE because it was something different.  I felt that it had some common threads that basketball had, such as a competitive atmosphere, teamwork, and unlimited grow potential.  I quickly understood the opportunity and what was needed in order to grow into a management role.
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LNE:  Please tell us a little about your path to management.
Niko:  My path to management started off difficult, as in anything new you start.  I went through my growing pains, but I quickly excelled once I grasped the system and never looked back.  I was extremely focused on my goal and was determined to reach it.  It took me just a year to grow into a management role and I am now running Sparta Consulting.
And a fun fact, or two, that we may not know about you?
Growing up in the restaurant business made me a pretty good cook!   I also wanted to pursue acting growing up.  I have a talent of changing the way I speak to sound like different characters.
Thank you Niko for taking the time to sit and chat with us here at LNE Consulting.
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Monthly Q&A with Julie Edmonds

It is time for LNE Consulting’s monthly Q&A with President and CEO, Julie.

LNE Consulting:  Hi Julie!  We all know you took some of your top representatives to the annual awards conference last weekend.  Tell us about it!
Julie:  The conference was amazing.  Each year it gets bigger and better!  There was over 3000 people from the industry there with several great speakers including Eric Greitens, a Navy Seal, author, and founder of The Mission Continues.  He spoke about challenges he has faced in his Seals training and being on the front lines in Iraq.  His  courage and commitment to help others find their way was very inspiring. He said that hitting big goals takes one step at a time or one evolution closer to the cause and eventually you will find your way, but if you think about the big responsibility way before you get there, it’s too hard to handle.
We gave awards to some of our team members for their leadership, consistency, most improved, and those really setting the pace.  The team got to network and get recognized for their hard work.  This is one of my favorite meetings. 

LNE Consulting: What challenges have you had in your time in business that turned out to be an opportunity to grow and become stronger?
Julie: This is a tough question, because every challenge is an opportunity in its own way.  I call these the necessary evils.  The bigger the goal, the bigger the challenge and the bigger the problems become that force you to change the way you are doing something to get a better result.  If you think back to every challenge that you have withstood, it resulted in a gain somewhere based on the actions you took.  This has taught me to remain calm when all the chaos occurs.

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LNE Consulting: What are some difficulties you have when making sure you have a solid team?  What changes are you making to ensure strength?
Julie: It was fairly simple.  I have surrounded myself with people that have the same desire to succeed as I do.  I continue to set the pace and be a high performer.  Those that share my vision, that are willing to push themselves to succeed and be in charge of their lives even if hard work stands in the way, are the ones that I surround myself with.  We have created a bond by sharing this vision and we all hold ourselves accountable and stay focused.
After our meeting with Julie, we asked a for a few personal fun facts.  What did we find out?  Julie is a huge New Orleans Saints fan!  Also, when she is not running a business, writing books, spending time with her family, and giving back to the community, she finds downtime to catch up on her favorite shows, The Big Bang Theory, Game of Thrones, and True Blood.


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Q & A with the President of LNE Consulting, Julie

As a consultant, Julie is always getting asked for her advice and about her past experiences.  LNE Consulting decided to do a Q & A with Julie to get some insight on leading a team of people and being so successful.  Take a look.

LNE Consulting: What is the key to being able to successfully run a company and an organization?

Julie: I would say to surround yourself with solid, sharp, self-sufficient people who you can count on and trust on your team no matter what.  Once you have these people, delegate to them as much as possible without overwhelming them so they can grow.  This will help stretch their performance and help them to the next level in their position.  Not only will they grow, they will feel appreciated and empowered and this will help them ultimately be leading their own team of people.


LNE Consulting: What is one area of personal development that managers looking to get to the next level should focus on?

Julie:  I spend a lot of years trying to change others before realizing that I can’t.  I used to get so frustrated when I would offer them advice or show them how to do a task and they would not follow through.  However, I learned that what I can do is manage, change, motivate, and fix myself.  This way, I would continue practicing what is the right thing myself.  Once I finally let go of the notion of changing and fixing everyone and allowed others to develop without me, I started to see a lot more growth.  Also, to gain respect, you must first give it.  No one respects a person for their title, they respect others for their actions and the way they are treated.  People may respect you for your past accomplishments, but the reset button happens when they meet you and you are able to offer them your great example, wisdom, guidance, and kind treatment moving forward.


LNE Consulting:  You have accomplished a lot over the years. You have been in Cosmopolitan Magazine, written a book, and become an extremely successful business woman.  Can you describe the instance when you knew or felt like you ‘made it’?

Julie:  I don’t know if I will ever look at myself and be completely satisfied that I ‘made it’.  I’m not sure exactly what that would mean.  I constantly look to strive to improve myself and go further in business.  A goal driven person will remain a goal driven person and I am just that.  As the narrator in the movie Shawshank Redemption sums up: “Get busy living or get busy dying”.


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The Vision Board

Vision boards exist to create a place for you to channel all of your goals.  It allows you to take these goals from your brain and convert them into something more tangible and achievable. These goals can range from material to emotional- a big house or a family.  The point here is that each vision board is unique to each person’s own hopes; no two vision boards should be the same. The board you create for yourself is a visualization tool to help you foresee your best life! 

First step is to find the proper images to form your vision board. It is important to find images that elicit a physical reaction from you- excitement, happiness, curiosity, etc. These pictures should affect your heart, it is important to think outside of your head in order to gather the right photos to create your vision board. If you are like most people out there, you will gather an overflow of images for your board.  That is why this next step is critical in forming a vision board that truly captures your goals in life. This is the time to leave your brain out of the equation and really focus on the images that your heart tells you are most important.  Get rid of logical thinking that tells you this is right or wrong; go with your gut instinct when deciding on the proper pictures to use. Once you have these pictures it’s time to create your own vision board.

Part of what makes these vision boards so effective is they allow you to focus your brain on the things you want in a way that you can let go of them in the day to day sense.  When you create this board you know there is a place that your goals sit organized and defined, you no longer need to pick apart what you want every day but rather focus your energy on the big picture of being successful.  When you need a reminder of why you are working so hard, just take out that vision board and you will regain that stress free focus that we all strive for.

When you are organized in what you want to achieve, you gain the ability to see opportunities that may have been missed prior because you were scattered in focus or forcing things.  Sometimes the hardest thing when working towards success is to let things occur naturally and organically.  While being successful takes a lot of hard work and time, there is still something to be said for being aware enough to recognize opportunities that aren’t blatant to us and for allowing things to flow forward naturally as you continue to work hard.  The vision board will give you this freedom!