Category Archives: Gen Y

Pop Culture Career Philosophy: “Go That Way… Really Fast”

Dave Ellis

I have but one philosophy in life: “One can quote an appropriate movie line to fit pretty much any situation.”

From blockbusters to low-budget “B-movies” nobody should spend too much time on, I find pearls of wisdom that perfectly fit real-life – and share them freely. I call it “pop-culture philosophy”…   

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The People’s Perspective: What is the State of Social at Work?

The State of Social Media at Work

We keep hearing that social media is infectious at work. In fact, many companies – much to the chagrin of their younger employees – have strict policies against use of handheld devices and social while on the job.

But is social really a big issue at work? Do we dive for our devices every chance we get? These numbers might surprise you…   

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The One Thing That Will Get Your Career Un-stuck

gettingunstuck

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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5 Mistakes Many Young Entrepreneurs Make on Social Media

Entrepreneur

You’ve been hard at work all day. You finally have a couple minutes to yourself and decide to log in into your social media outlets to post a status about your shiny new job or venture. Next thing you know, you’re completing BuzzFeed quizzes and cursing silently at your friends who just got back from vacation in Hawaii. Does this distraction validate all the naysayers who claim that entrepreneurs shouldn’t be on social media? Absolutely not! While it’s easy to get distracted or even depressed while browsing through a news feed, social media is an incredible resource for entrepreneurs. And what   

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College Freshman Advice: Tips & Tricks to Kill Your First Year

welcome-freshmen

A few weeks into your first year in college, you’re probably now used to your surroundings. You’ve adjusted to being away from home. Your classes are all settled.

Now what?   

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10 Soft Skills Today’s Young Talent Must Master

Skills Needed in Today

So those well-worn phrases like “detail oriented” and “hard worker” aren’t helping you land interviews? “Team player” and “strong leader” not getting the job done?

Perhaps that is because employers today know that when looking for the best-of-the-best in young talent, they must look past the cliches. To discover who might be the best fit for their team, they must dig deeper to see who has the skills they covet most…   

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