How to Reject a Job Offer Without Burning a Bridge

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 @ 09:00 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: job offer, first job, career

Why You Need to Use the Filter of Five for Job Searches

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 @ 09:00 AM
If successful job searches result in multiple offers (and they should), you might want some assistance in sorting-through, comparing and prioritizing various choices.  

The challenge is that multiple offers are never apples to apples.  They are always apples to oranges, which makes the comparison difficult if not confusing. 

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Topics: job offer, career

A Note To Recent College Grads

Posted by Craig Pratt on Tue, May 31, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

Craig Pratt is a new contributing author for LearnEarnRetire.  I have had the privilege to work with Craig over the years and come to know him as a close friend.  He is always trying to find ways to take his, and others’, games to the next level.  He is tireless in mentoring others and is both a highly sought after speaker to young emerging talent on their path from Campus to Career.  Listen up!

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Topics: job offer, career

What to Say During Interviews

Posted by Ben Carpenter on Tue, May 17, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

You’ve done the work applying to jobs, you’ve waited weeks to hear back, but the day has finally come where you’ve been asked to interview for your desired position. Before you start imagining working there too much, you have to remember that the interview can make or break your chance at landing that dream position. During my time on Wall Street, I’ve had the opportunity to see both sides of the interview process as the interviewee and the interviewer. Below are some tips to help you nail your interview and get your dream job.  

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Topics: job offer, career

More Job Offers for the Class of 2016 vs. 2015

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Apr 12, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

While the time is winding down for the Class of 2016, those of you entering the working world should be excited about this. Employers expect to hire 5.2% more from the Class of 2016 than they hired from the Class of 2015. For those of you still looking for a job, the numbers are working in your favor.

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Topics: job offer

How to Evaluate Competing Job Offers – It’s About More Than Money

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Mar 29, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

The term "job search" is a little misleading. Ideally, every job search should result in multiple job offers. Choosing which job you accept is important because a new job, or a new role within a large organization, is a stepping-stone to the next step in your career. But making that choice can be a real challenge.

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Topics: job offer

It's Showtime, Welcome to the Big Leagues

Posted by Ben Carpenter on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

This is a guest post courtesy of Ben Carpenter

Congratulations, you’ve finally made it to your first adult job, or what I like to refer to the ‘Bigs’. For those of you familiar with baseball, the term is taken from the Big Leagues, and your first job is just the start! While it can be easy to get caught up in all the changes associated with this phase of your life, it’s important that you take a moment to reflect on your future career.

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Topics: job offer, Job Selection, What to look for in a job

How to Nail Your Career Fair- Pre Fair Preparation (Part one out of three)

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Feb 02, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

In order to nail the career fair you have to think of it in three parts:

Part 1: Pre Career Fair Preparation: 
This is where you are clear on what you want to get out of the fair, you have all of the necessary collaterals, you know how to best position yourself, and you have researched and prioritized the companies that you are the most interested in.

Part 2: Working the Career Fair (the day of): 
On the day of the fair, you have a plan, supported by the notes from your research so that you can walk up to one of the recruiters, and wow them.  What’s a wow?  It is when they want to know more about you and their interest turns to consideration of a role they have open. 

Part 3: Post Career Fair Follow-up
You follow-up in a manner that sets you apart from the hundreds of other students they met at the event and they become part of your network where you can easily reach out to them in the future.

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Topics: Job Search, Job Fair, job offer, Job Selection

Repeat Internships and Job Offers

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Fri, Aug 07, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Are students who repeat an internship with an employer more likely to convert to a full time offer?

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Topics: College, internships, job offer, repeat internship