Discover Your Career Passion With A Little Help From Steve Jobs

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Thu, Apr 13, 2017 @ 09:01 AM

Steve Jobs said it best (I will paraphrase a bit), “People say you have to have a lot of passion for what you are doing, and it’s totally true.  The reason is because it is so hard (that) if you don’t, any rational person would give up.  It’s really hard, and you have to do it over a sustained period of time.  So if you don’t love it, you’re not having fun doing it, you are going to give up.  That’s what happens to most people.    The ones who became successful did the things they loved so they could persevere when the going gets tough.”

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Topics: Dream Jobs, Career Advantage, career

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

Nailing The Job Fair – Making This Essential Event Your Own

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

‘Tis the season, here comes the fall job fair.  Next week I am at both Howard University and MIT with a workshop that is designed for students to ‘own’ their job fair experience.  How do they prepare in order to be performing in the top 10% of all students who attend job fairs this fall everywhere in America?  That’s the essence of the sessions.

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Topics: Job Search, Job Preparation, Alan McMillan, Dream Jobs, Job Fair, Professional Network, Multiple job offers, College Experience, Network, College, internships

Why You Go to College – Is This You?

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Tue, Sep 09, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

UCLA’s CIRP (Cooperative Institutional Research Program) just released a survey on why students go to college.  About 300,000 freshmen students from approximately 300 four year colleges completed the survey prior to the start of classes.  This body of work spans over 40 years of data and expertise in the subject matter itself.

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Topics: Job Search, Alan McMillan, Dream Jobs, Financial Independence, College, Passion

Your #1 Objective As You Set Foot On Campus this Fall

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Tue, Sep 02, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Millions of you are on campus for the fall.  Some of you are newly minted freshman and many others are making your return from summer break.  Interests, area of study, and academic environments vary.  BUT, you all share the same #1 objective.

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Topics: Dream Jobs, Job Fair, Professional Network, College Experience, Passion

Career Passion is Essential; Listen to Steve Jobs - And How To Discover Yours

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Sat, Jul 12, 2014 @ 04:15 PM

Steve Jobs said it best (I will paraphrase a bit), “People say you have to have a lot of passion for what you are doing, and it’s totally true.  The reason is because it is so hard (that) if you don’t, any rational person would give up.  It’s really hard, and you have to do it over a sustained period of time.  So if you don’t love it, you’re not having fun doing it, you are going to give up.  That’s what happens to most people.    The ones who became successful did the things they loved so they could persevere when the going gets tough.”

Steve Jobs on why passion is essential for your success

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Topics: Job Preparation, Dream Jobs, best college majors, College Experience, College, What Do You Want?, Passion

The World Rewards Those Who Make the World Go Faster

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Mon, Jul 07, 2014 @ 05:30 PM

When you think about it, those who make things happen in life are both sought after and paid more richly.  Some people, by their very involvement, make ‘the world go faster.’

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Topics: Dream Jobs, Personal Brand, Professional Network, Career Advantage, summer jobs, internships

Referencing 101

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Wed, Jul 02, 2014 @ 11:20 AM

At some juncture in the interview process you will need to provide references.  By this time things are getting serious.  Generally you are not asked to submit references until the employer is near the hiring decision and you have made it through most of the gauntlet.

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Topics: Job Search, Job Preparation, Alan McMillan, Dream Jobs, Professional Network, Career Advantage

Five Top Achievements – Essentials to Brag About

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Sat, Mar 15, 2014 @ 11:45 AM

This is from a recent Campus-to-Career.com blog (7 Crucial Tips for Interviewing) http://campus-to-career.com/2014/03/11/7-crucial-interview-tips/ regarding interview preparation: 

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Topics: Job Search, Alan McMillan, Dream Jobs, Job Fair, Job Search Radar Tool, Branding, Financial Independence, College Experience

5 Best/Worst Majors – You Really Need to Read/Share This

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Sat, Mar 08, 2014 @ 11:04 AM

What are the 5 best/worst majors?  These articles come around often, I am sending this one your way with some advice.  You can Google and see lots of these-type best/worst lists.  The link to this article is at the end of this post.

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Topics: Job Search, Job Preparation, Alan McMillan, Dream Jobs, LinkedIn, best college majors, worst college majors