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12 Ways Millennials Will Forever Impact the Workplace

Millennial Impact on Culture

It is said that in just a few short years, Millennials will hold a large majority in the workforce. But what does that mean, exactly? What will change when working digital natives outnumber the Boomer and GenXers?

Specifically: How will Millennials directly, and forever, impact the workplace and company culture?   

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12 Questions You Must Ask a Future Mentor

Your Future Mentor

You have met someone who just may become a great mentor for you. You’ve invited them to coffee, and they have accepted! So now what?? What do you ask them to not only decide if they are the right fit as a potential mentor, but to determine if they can really help move your mission forward? To help make that coffee meeting – and that potential mentor relationship – a great success, here are 12 questions you must ask a future mentor:   1. “What Do You Wish You Knew at My Stage?” I always try to balance my mentor   

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Why Young Professionals Must Learn to Focus on NOW

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We Millennials want immediate gratification. Instant results.

It’s this mentality of immediacy that results in many of us being stressed and frustrated when we don’t see results early on in our careers. This can then lead us to questioning our chosen career path and if it’s really the best fit…   

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The One Thing That Will Get Your Career Un-stuck

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I can remember, just a few short years ago, when I would have done ANYTHING to get “unstuck”. I had “played the game” just like I’d been told. I went to school, picked a major that made sense, got good grades and followed the rules. (I can see you nodding your head in agreement with me — we’ve all been there.) But as college ended and the real world started to loom closer and closer, I had to admit…I was terrified. Why? Because I had absolutely no idea what I was doing… See, I knew how to operate within the system that had been   

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Here’s Exactly How You Land a Job at Google

Get a Job at Google

For most young careerists, a job at Google almost seems unattainable. I mean, who actually gets to work at Google?

When I received an email that they wanted to speak with me about the internship position, I was terrified. They wanted to interview l’il ol’ me and not an Ivy Leaguer or super genius? How did I slip through the cracks? Was this a mistake?   

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10 Smart Tips for Successful Random Networking

Successful Face-to-Face Networking

In an article for the Huffington Post, I shared with readers my love for informal, even random, networking – and how I seem to be a magnet for bizarre networking encounters. (One such encounter happened in the locker room wrapped only in a towel!) As much as I seem to attract these random networking opportunities, when it comes to making new connections, I also make a deliberate effort to put myself out there. And I continue to be amazed by the number of doors that open as a result! There are so many different ways to say “hello” and make   

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