Category Archives: Gen Y

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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6 Ways to Advance Your Career Without More School

No more school

When Millennials feel trapped by their careers, they often turn back to their education. To them, it’s a comfort zone – a place they’ve known their entire life.

However, going back to school isn’t necessarily the best option for every Millennial looking to advance his or her career…   

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7 Things Successful Young Careerists Do Every Day

Candy Crush

I know you love Candy Crush. We all do. But every time I receive that “[Facebook friend] invites you to play Candy Crush Saga” notification I think: “Man, what a time suck that game is!” The super-addictive app and its red, orange and yellow candies steal precious seconds from our day… “OK, just another five minutes and then I’m done. I swear!” Rather than allow Candy Crush (like Farmville and Angry Birds before it) to dominate your time, fill the day with these productive habits. Successful people – your job seeking competition – already do. 1. Productive People Network Even   

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12 Networking Tips for Young Careerists Ready to Be Taken Seriously

Networking Tips for the Young Careerist

Building a personal brand that resonates with employers and customers is hard. While in or just out of school, it can often seem impossible. So our friends at YEC asked some of their members this question:

“What’s advice would you give a young careerist or entrepreneur who wants to build a network but is having trouble being taken seriously?”   

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5 Ways to Turn Your Internship or Temp Job Into a Long-Term Gig

Internship to job

This summer you gained valuable work experience that will pad your resume for life after graduation. But for now, your summer internship is almost over… or maybe that temp contract is about to expire.

This is no time to develop short-timers disease, however; after all, internship and temp jobs can jumpstart your career after graduation…   

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Reflection on a Summer Internship: Educate, Empower and Enrich

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As my freshman year of college ended, I decided it was high time to figure out what the world of business was all about. This was the time to explore my options and focus my goals. This was the time to whittle down the lists of plan As, Bs, and Cs, and to take leaps of faith. And this was the time to observe a company from the inside out through a summer internship, attempting to add value to the organization while increasing my personal depository of practical wisdom. I remember, due to a flurry of research the night before,   

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