Informational Interviews – Part Three – How To Get The Interview

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Mon, Nov 16, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Informational interviews are vital tools in your arsenal of job search weapons. They can also help you through the process of discovering what you want to do in your career.

Remember, you are asking a favor from a professional in the field that you are interested in, to spare some time out of their incredibly busy schedule. How do I know they are swamped? Because you only want to talk to over-achievers, they are more in the know, have more relevant experience, and are more influential in both their company as well as their industry.

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Topics: Job Search, Multiple job offers, internships, Job Selection

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

Why You Should Use LinkedIn - Like Your Career Depends On It

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Wed, Feb 26, 2014 @ 08:40 AM

I am excited to publish a guest post today from Joshua Waldman, author of Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies.  He is also the founder of Career Enlightenment; a site with a treasure trove of great information that can help you leverage social media to fortify your job search.

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Topics: Personal Brand, Personal Networking, Job Search, Job Preparation, Professional Network, Alan McMillan, Multiple job offers, Branding, LinkedIn

Working a Job Fair – Post Job Fair Follow-Up

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Thu, Feb 20, 2014 @ 11:30 AM

If you have not reviewed the prep material to this third phase of Working a Job Fair here are the links:

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Topics: College, Job Search, Job Preparation, Alan McMillan, Multiple job offers, Job Fair, Dream Jobs, Job Search Radar Tool

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