How to Get A Summer Internship in 9 Days

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Thu, Mar 02, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

You are in college, you want an internship for this summer, and you do not have anything firmly lined up. So what should you do?

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Topics: Network, internships, Success

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

How to Make Networking Easier with these 14 Quick Steps

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Thu, Sep 15, 2016 @ 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: Network, career

How to Nail Your Career Fair-9 tips to Stand Out the Day of the Fair (Second in a three part series)

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Thu, Feb 04, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

The big day has finally come. You have made it to the job fair, you are dressed professionally, and are focused on getting that job or internship. So, now what?

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Topics: Job Fair, Recruiters, Network, career

Informational Interviews – Part Seven, The Conclusion - A Summary

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Fri, Dec 04, 2015 @ 09:49 AM

First, if you want to feel the power of this strategy, what would happen if you did 40-50 informational interviews with bright stars in the industry or profession you are about to enter? How would your understanding of that direction be enhanced? How much better would you be when you are doing an actual interview in that field? How would your confidence grow relative to your long-term happiness in that decision? In short, would you be better off or EXTREMELY BETTER OFF? You want to nail your dreams? Get busy.

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Topics: Job Search, Job Preparation, LinkedIn, Network

Informational Interviews – Part Five  – LinkedIn University Pages

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Nov 24, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Remember to expand your job/internship search, you need to reach out beyond the ‘physical’ job search. This includes companies that recruit from your campus. After all, there are multitudes of companies and organizations, that have fabulous jobs that need someone like you, but don’t happen to set up a booth at your career fair. It is up to you to seek them out.

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Topics: Job Search, Job Preparation, LinkedIn, Network

Informational Interviews – Part Four In A Series – Pre-Requisites

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Wed, Nov 18, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

In this series we learned:

But in order to really accentuate your execution, the following pre-requisites will help:

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Topics: Job Search, Job Search Radar Tool, Branding, Career Advantage, Network

Informational Interviews – Part Two in a Series – Activity Breeds Results

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Thu, Nov 12, 2015 @ 07:00 AM

Informational Interviews are an incredibly potent tools in:

  • Discovering or confirming what you want to do in your career,
  • Bettering your skills and network,
  • And lining up multiple job offers (your key objective as you ready to enter the workforce)
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Topics: Job Search, Network, 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

Expanding Your Network for Great Career Advantage with LinkedIn (Getting to 2nd & 3rd degree connections)

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Wed, Sep 17, 2014 @ 10:00 AM

This is about leveraging your LinkedIn network but let me give you some real life context.  This will bring together your-brand, your-network and LinkedIn in order to give you career advantage.

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Topics: Job Search, Alan McMillan, LinkedIn, Personal Brand, Personal Networking, Career Advantage, Linked-In, Network, 1st degree connections