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

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

How Do I Elevate My Personal Brand?

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Thu, Jul 10, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

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

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Topics: Personal Brand, Job Preparation, Professional Network, Network, internships

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: Personal Brand, Professional Network, Dream Jobs, 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, Professional Network, Alan McMillan, Dream Jobs, Career Advantage

Leveraging Campus Resources For Your Job Search

Posted by Alan J. McMillan on Tue, Mar 04, 2014 @ 11:43 AM

Once you land in your first role, you can rest assured that your new employer wants a highly engaged employee.  What’s that?  Employees who operate consistently above and beyond the norm.  Better described they: 

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Topics: Personal Networking, Job Search, Job Preparation, Professional Network, Alan McMillan, College Experience, Job Fair, Branding, Career Advantage, LinkedIn

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

Happy Thanksgiving – Reach Out to Those Who Make You Who You Are

Posted by Alan McMillian on Thu, Nov 28, 2013 @ 06:00 PM

As we pause for Thanksgiving with our families, now is a great time to flag members of your network so that during this holiday season you can reach out, express gratitude, simply say Happy Holidays!

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Topics: Personal Brand, Personal Networking, Professional Network, Alan McMillan, Thanksgiving

The Repository: A key Foundation of for your Personal Network

Posted by Alan McMillian on Sat, Nov 02, 2013 @ 12:00 PM

A key asset in your career, like your brand, is your personal network.  Who you know, and with today’s social media automation, who they know, delivers massive career advantage.   Being organized, efficient and leveraging this precious asset is literally game changing.

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Topics: Personal Brand, Personal Networking, Job Preparation, Professional Network, Microsoft Outlook, Linked-In, Outlook, Alan McMillan