Category Archives: Gen Y

A Decade Later: What I Learned in My 20′s

looking-back

I’m turning 30 soon. It’s not actually that terrifying, but like for many people, the milestone does make me think about life.

I have no regrets from my 20s. There was no shortage of good times. But like many others I made a lot of boneheaded mistakes…   

Posted in Career Advice, Gen Y | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Millennials: Make Yourself Recession-Proof [Infographic]

Print

What must young professional to do to get a leg up in the sluggish economy?

As this infographic from MidAmerica Nazarene University shows, the answer is combining a strategically planned education with useful skills, a strong network, and an authoritative voice…   

Posted in Career Advice, Gen Y, Infographic | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

5 Smart Tips for Finding Your First Real Job

Finding Your First Job

You’ve invested time and effort in years of education. You’ve gained some work experience, either per hour or via internships. And perhaps you’ve had a few sleepless nights thinking “what now??”

And now, with graduation and celebrations way behind you and summer almost over, it is time to step into the real world – and find your first real job….   

Posted in Career Advice, Gen Y | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

25 Questions I Need Answered Before I’m 25

25 Answers for Millennials

The thought of entering the workforce is scary. Really scary.

There are no SparkNotes for creating meaningful work. No silver bullet that helps you get noticed, or hired. No matter what our parents tell us, nothing really makes us special.

Quite the opposite: from my perspective as a soon-to-be college junior, millions of us twenty-somethings are pushed into the workforce with nothing but a college degree that doesn’t seem at all special anymore…   

Posted in Career Advice, Gen Y | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

7 Must-have Career Skills for the Social Age

Soft Skills

What skills employers will come to value most as we move away from Industrial Age thinking, and dive even deeper into the Social Age? What soft skills no one even talked about five years ago must we must we pay attention to as we strive to compete well in the job market of today, and the future?

Here’s our take on seven must-have soft skills for the Social Age…   

Posted in Career Advice, Gen Y, Social Media | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

7 Ways To Make Sure Your Summer Internship Ends Well

Internships Over and Out

August is right around the corner. Summer is almost over… and, by definition, so is your summer internship.

So now is a good time to think about the final weeks of your summer gig, and perhaps the last chance you’ll have to tie up loose ends, communicate with colleagues and make yourself stand out to your supervisor…   

Posted in Gen Y, Internships | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment