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

The World Rewards Those Who Make the World Go Faster

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Feb 28, 2017 @ 09:03 AM

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: Passion, career, Success

Why You Need To Join a LinkedIn Group

Posted by Joshua Waldman on Thu, Feb 23, 2017 @ 10:08 AM

Job Searching with Social Media expert Joshua Waldman joins us today to give another tip, as to how to grow your effectiveness on LinkedIn. From Joshua: 

In 2006, when I still worked at Cisco, I started a little LinkedIn Group called “Cisco.”  Okay, not very creative or original. But I thought it was a good idea at the time to help Cisco folks leverage our mutual LinkedIn networks for career opportunities. HR didn’t like the idea though — which only made me want to do it more. 

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Topics: Branding, Success

10 Things That Require Zero Effort

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 @ 09:02 AM

I saw an interesting list come across both my LinkedIn and Facebook feed and I thought I would share it with you.  It listed powerful skills that will have huge career impact but do not require talent nor training.  Put them to use and nothing but goodness comes your way.  I don’t know who wrote this but it is worth both a quick read, then some deep contemplation.

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Topics: career, Success

How to Get Rich Slowly

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Thu, Feb 09, 2017 @ 09:05 AM

I was just turned on to a great book.  Short, to the point, and available for free (link at the end of this article).  It was written by Dr. William Bernstein who has authored several best-selling books on finance and history, and is often quoted in the national financial media.  His words of wisdom coincide perfectly with the LearnEarnRetire financial doctrine:

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Topics: career, Success

Nail the Career Fair with these 9 Steps

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Jan 31, 2017 @ 09:03 AM

But now the big day has come. You have made it to the job fair, you are dressed professionally and focused. So, now what? 

It is important to understand these Campus Recruiters travel a lot, do multiple careers fairs, are under great pressure to find great candidates and they are about to be bombarded hundreds of students, most of which are not qualified. They are really looking for a small amount of impressive students that have great qualifications, good energy, and a passion for their future who they hope will be a fit for what they are looking for. 

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Topics: Job Fair, career, Success

Choosing Your Best Career Path

Posted by Ben Carpenter on Tue, Jan 24, 2017 @ 09:00 AM

In light of many graduating in the Spring, we revisit a popular blog by guest author Ben Carpenter!

Some of life’s greatest pleasures come from the ability of choice. Whether we are thinking about where to live, who to love, or what to buy, we all like the ability to choose. The same can be said about choosing your career path. While there is no magic formula or treasure map to follow that will ultimately lead you to your ideal job and career, there are a few things you can do to help make the decision easier.

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Topics: Passion, career, Success

Why You Must Make Career Passion Essential

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 @ 09:00 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: Passion, career, Success

A Quest For Betterment (A Prerequisite for Success)

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Nov 08, 2016 @ 09:01 AM

The work at LearnEarnRetire is for the 18-24 year old, usually in college, but always in a quest for betterment. 

Toward that end, I want to share some advice I got from a book that I think is one of the best books ever on networking and professional development, The Start-Up of YOU.  

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Topics: Success

How to Transition from Campus to Career in 4 Steps

Posted by LearnEarnRetire on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 @ 09:00 AM

As over 1.8 million college graduates enter the workforce, they face an economic inflection point. Change in their financial life will perhaps never be as dramatic as the transition to career economics.

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Topics: College, first job, career, Success