Top 5 Achievements to Brag About

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Thu, Apr 06, 2017 @ 09:06 AM

Have Five Top Achievements Ready To Discuss: Be sure to have some brief notes available that outline a handful of the best projects you have done previously. Be ready to talk about why and how they were a success, meaning you should have numbers, percentages, etc… at your disposal during this discussion. 

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Topics: Career Advantage, Branding

How to Reject a Job Offer Without Burning Bridges2

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 @ 10:11 AM

The objective of every job search is to receive multiple job offers. These offers provide you flexibility, choices and the option to select the best strategic opportunity for yourself. Jobs or roles within a company are two to four year career stepping-stones on track to your career destination.

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Topics: Branding, career, first job

How Can I Elevate My Personal Brand?

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Mar 21, 2017 @ 09:07 AM

Think of the concept of branding like this:  A hiring manager has two different candidates under consideration.  All elements being equal:

  • Candidate A:  Has general ambition, good potential, skills and grades
  • Candidate B:  Has specific ambition demonstrated by two different internships applicable to the role they are interviewing for; They balance a schedule of part-time work, a leadership position in two campus organizations as well as their academics; They volunteered twice in the last two years to charitable causes;  And they have good potential, skills and grades

Who do you think has a stronger brand?  Who do you think stands out?  What drew you to that conclusion?

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Topics: Branding

Career Astronomy

Posted by Guy Clumpner on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 @ 10:24 AM

In quest of career development, we've all had moments of burning desire:  "If I only hadTHATjob, everything would be perfect." I've heard three different variations of that declaration in recent mentoring sessions. 

When I'm informed of the "object of one's career desire," I typically follow up with questions:  Why this job? What unique offerings and opportunities will it create in your professional journey?  Why are you the irrefutable choice for such a role? Why is it best for the organization? 

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Topics: Branding, career

Why You Need To Join a LinkedIn Group

Posted by Joshua Waldman on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 10:08 AM

Job Searching with Social Media expert Joshua Waldman joins us today to give another tip, as to how to grow your effectiveness on LinkedIn. From Joshua: 

In 2006, when I still worked at Cisco, I started a little LinkedIn Group called “Cisco.”  Okay, not very creative or original. But I thought it was a good idea at the time to help Cisco folks leverage our mutual LinkedIn networks for career opportunities. HR didn’t like the idea though — which only made me want to do it more. 

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Topics: Success, Branding

Branding 101: How to Elevate Yourself

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

Think of the concept of branding like this:  A hiring manager has two different candidates under consideration.  All elements being equal:

  • Candidate A:  Has general ambition, good potential, skills and grades
  • Candidate B:  Has specific ambition demonstrated by two different internships applicable to the role they are interviewing for; They balance a schedule of part-time work, a leadership position in two campus organizations as well as their academics; They volunteered twice in the last two years to charitable causes;  And they have good potential, skills and grades
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Topics: Branding

How to Build Your Personal Network with this Standard Operating Procedure

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

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

The key to this endeavor is a process-based approach on a variety of dimensions.  With a strong yet simple process, you will get more predictable and consistent results.  The process here, if repeated over time, will form early habits that will serve you well.

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Topics: career, Branding

The Brand You Want to Convey vs. The Brand That You Portray

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Thu, Aug 18, 2016 @ 09:00 AM
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Topics: Branding

LinkedIn Tip:  Join a Group

Posted by Joshua Waldman on Tue, May 24, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Job Searching with Social Media expert Joshua Waldman joins us today to give another tip, as to how to grow your effectiveness on LinkedIn. From Joshua:

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Topics: LinkedIn, Branding

5 Ways Students Can C.R.A.F.T. an Effective Social Media Presence

Posted by Alan Katzman on Tue, May 03, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Social Media Presence

Your social media presence is now becoming as important as your resume.  As the founder of SocialAssurity, Alan Katzman says, “…Young people view their social media as a peer to peer message but that is not reality, it is a global message.”  Today we introduce Alan Katzaman as a contributing author.  I recommend his site, and product offerings in that I always learn a lot from our interactions.  He is a thought leader in the field.  Welcome Alan!

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Topics: Branding, Social Media