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Alan McMillian

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How to Build Your Network During a Job Search

Posted by Alan McMillian on Thu, Oct 06, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Whether you are doing this job search from campus, or you are a few years out and you find yourself in a search, one of the side-benefits of doing it is expanding and fortifying your personal network.  You will come across a lot of new contacts, be in touch with others, many of whom you have not connected with in a while.  Use this to your advantage. 

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Topics: Job Search, Network

Spend More Time Studying For a Midterm Than Prepping for the Spring Career Fair? Really? Are You Nuts?

Posted by Alan McMillian on Mon, Feb 16, 2015 @ 09:00 AM

Across thousands of campuses this semester there will be a Spring Career Fair, and it is essential to your future that you attend and participate.  It serves a few very important purposes:

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Topics: Job Search, Dream Jobs, Job Fair, Recruiters, Multiple job offers, Network, College, summer jobs, internships

Ready to Job Search

Posted by Alan McMillian on Sat, Feb 01, 2014 @ 02:24 PM
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Topics: Job Search, Alan McMillan, Job Fair, Branding, YouTube, College Experience, Network

What Do You Want? – From Your College Experience?

Posted by Alan McMillian on Sat, Dec 14, 2013 @ 10:31 AM

When you are a senior in college you have invested 16 years of your life on education, not even counting pre-school and Kindergarten.  It is reasonable to ask, why?  What do you want?  Not from only from college, but from your life.

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Topics: Alan McMillan, Financial Independence, College Experience, College, What Do You Want?, Retirement, Retirement Age, Debt Free

Happy Thanksgiving – Reach Out to Those Who Make You Who You Are

Posted by Alan McMillian on Thu, Nov 28, 2013 @ 06:00 PM

As we pause for Thanksgiving with our families, now is a great time to flag members of your network so that during this holiday season you can reach out, express gratitude, simply say Happy Holidays!

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Topics: Alan McMillan, Personal Brand, Personal Networking, Professional Network, Thanksgiving

Building Your Personal Network: SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) to Amp Up Your Execution

Posted by Alan McMillian on Thu, Nov 21, 2013 @ 10:00 AM

Building your personal network, a key career advantage, is the process of building, nurturing and serving your network.

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Topics: Job Search, Job Preparation, Alan McMillan, Personal Brand, Personal Networking, College

Analyzing Career Choices – Welcome to The Filter of Five™

Posted by Alan McMillian on Sat, Nov 16, 2013 @ 06:00 PM

If successful job searches result in multiple offers (and they should), you might want some assistance in sorting-through, comparing and prioritizing various choices.

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Topics: Job Search, Job Preparation, Alan McMillan, Multiple job offers, College

Is 80 the New 65 (Retirement Age)? Don’t Suffer Like the Baby Boomers!

Posted by Alan McMillian on Fri, Nov 08, 2013 @ 05:30 PM

34% of middleclass Americans say, ‘they will have to work until they are 80 in order to have enough to retire and maintain their lifestyle.’  That is up from 25% in 2011 and 30% in 2012, according to this year’s Wells Fargo Middle Class Retirement study.  The closer the Baby Boomers get to retirement the more vivid and bleak the picture becomes.

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Topics: Alan McMillan, Retirement, Retirement Funds, Saving for Retirement, Retire Young, Retirement Age

The Repository: A key Foundation of for your Personal Network

Posted by Alan McMillian on Sat, Nov 02, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

A key asset in your career, like your brand, is your personal network.  Who you know, and with today’s social media automation, who they know, delivers massive career advantage.   Being organized, efficient and leveraging this precious asset is literally game changing.

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Topics: Job Preparation, Alan McMillan, Personal Brand, Personal Networking, Professional Network, Microsoft Outlook, Linked-In, Outlook

New Role Preparation - 4 Steps to a Great Job Start

Posted by Alan McMillian on Wed, Aug 07, 2013 @ 07:58 AM

The essential element when beginning every new role is excellent preparation.  If you are starting an internship, a new job or a promotion within the organization, preparation is key.

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