Category Archives: Gen Y

20 Ways to Be Absolutely Indispensable at Work [Infographic]

20 Ways to Be Indispensable at Work

As our economy continues to stabilize, more and more young careerists are learning that it’s one thing to get a new internship or job… it’s quite another to do well enough that another job search doesn’t become necessary much earlier than anticipated.

The best way to do that, of course, is to prove yourself indispensable… to be so good at what you do that your employer can’t imagine you not being on the team…   

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No Summer Internship Lined Up Yet? What NOT to Do Next…

Steve Jobs

There’s no denying that in today’s workplace: internships matter. But what if you haven’t yet lined up an internship this summer? What if it seems like all the internships you want to apply to are already filled?

Here are five things you should NOT do…   

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14 Soft Skills to Master As a Twenty-Something

Career will thank you

What if, as online courses become more legitimate and trustworthy and internships and apprenticeships provide even more value, employers stop caring about where we gain the skills required — and only care that we have them?

In order to attract the attention of those employers, here are 14 soft skills – intangible qualities you won’t find in any textbook – that you’ll want to master as a twenty-something…   

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Career Confusion: Which Job Might Be Right For You? [Infographic]

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” From about the age of six, this is a question we hear often. And by the time we’re in high school, it seems everyone we meet asks us some variation of this question. But how do you really know – based on your strengths, weaknesses and personality type –what career is right for you? And if you do already have an answer to the “…when you grow up…” question, how do you know if that career will be in high demand by employers? Vista College, through this comprehensive infographic, not   

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5 Lessons Every New Grad Should Learn Before Graduation

Soon to Be Graduate

I graduated with not much of plan – just to get a reputable job and make a living. I took risks, made mistakes, and learned from them; ultimately, I ended up with a job I truly enjoy. However, these last two years also taught me a thing or two about setting the foundations of a career.

You probably have heard the basics – make a good impression at work, leverage your network, etc. – but, there are a still a number of things I learned in the last two years…   

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Achieve Big Goals by Taking a Million Baby Steps

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In Mark Cuban’s book How to Win at the Sport of Business, he mentions that in his early years he created a list of cool jobs that he wanted to have one day.

And it worked out well for him; from working on computer systems to owning an NBA franchise, Cuban has built a legacy by setting a goal and then figuring out how to make that goal a reality…   

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