Category Archives: Gen Y

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

dreams steps

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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The Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary for Recent Grads

linkedincollegegrad

Recently, I provided a template for a LinkedIn profile summary for people who have a job… aka “The Passive Job Seeker.”

Today, I offer another profile summary — this time for recent graduates who need a job now, or soon…   

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Ask These 3 Questions to Learn from Career Mistakes Made

Career Mistakes Made

Within 2 years of graduating college I had managed to have 3 different jobs that had nothing to do with each other (to be precise: marketing, nannying, and law).

Worse yet: in changing jobs, I did everything you’re definitely not supposed to do…   

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More Than Money: 5 Things to Consider Before Taking the Job

More than Money

When looking for a new job, it’s easy to jump at the first offer or a high paycheck. However, money is certainly not everything when it comes to your everyday employment, and there are several aspects you should consider. Your job is something that affects your life every day. You don’t want to take an employment decision lightly. Here are 5 benefits that you should give weight to when considering a job or internship offer:   

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12 Ways a Young Professional Can Really Impress the Boss

Impress the boss

You got the job. You’re starting today. And you want to hit the ground running… a great first impression is a must! To help you do just that, we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question:

“What is the one out-of-the-box thing a young team member can do to impress you the most?”   

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