Category Archives: Gen Y

4 Ways to Build Valuable Career Skills This Summer

Summer Students

Summer means you’re one step closer to graduation, and entering a competitive job market. So now is the time to differentiate yourself by gaining the special skills that will help you stand out from your peers and get the job you want when you graduate.

Here are four ways to build valuable career skills this summer…   

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6 Ways to Ensure Your Personal Brand Really Reflects You

Branding the Real You

when it comes to personal branding, I hope you are not getting the impression that cultivating a strong professional persona – one that sets you on a course to career success – means bidding farewell to the identity that makes you… you.

On the contrary, the best career advice simply helps you become your best you…   

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Have You Announced Your Graduation on LinkedIn Publisher?

linkedin grad

I just saw a creative and powerful use of LinkedIn Publisher!

Nicholas Anfeldt, a 2015 grad in Computer Security, announced his achievement to his 500+ member network. After seeing this unique use of Publisher, it occurred to me: LinkedIn Publisher is a top place to share your news. A no-brainer!
   

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2015 Grads Looking to Small Employers to Find Work

small business

Heads up! Various reports are suggesting that the small employer market may be the best place for the class of 2015 to look for jobs. For example, a recent USA Today article reported increased hiring by employers of 50 employees or less.

For the class of 2015, this is great news…   

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Is the Workforce Ready for Gen Z? [Infographic]

future-work-millennials-generation-z-infographic

For nearly 20 years, employers have trying to adjust their hiring – and their entire cultures – to the coming tsunami of Millennials. To this day, we see blogs and articles every day about what Millennials want, and expect, from employers.

Well, here’s the thing: many of those Millennials are now 30-somethings. They are doing the hiring. And many of those they are hiring are the next generation of workers: Gen Z…   

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The 6 Essential Skills That Power Your Career

Power Your Career

Each of us has the capacity to spot career opportunities, invent products, and build businesses. What does it take to turn a small notion into a big success?

I found that creators of companies as diverse as Yelp, Chobani, and Zipcar, all share—and have honed—six essential skills that can be learned, practiced, and passed on…
   

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