You are excited to enter the working world for the first time. It’s exciting, yes… and it’s also definitely going to be intimidating.
You may think you know what to expect. However, as in any new situation, there will be several aspects of your new life chapter that will catch you by surprise…
Our military veterans sacrifice more than most of us realize to keep our country and our collective interests safe and productive. In many cases, their families stand alongside them as they serve.
When these men and women are finished serving their country, they face more challenges as they transition into the civilian workforce, including finding a job…
Without a four-year degree are you shut out of a competitive job market? Absolutely not. In fact, 53% of employers surveyed said it’s difficult or very difficult to find qualified college graduates. Online education, technical and vocational degrees are increasingly being viewed by employers as valuable experience, and see graduates from those programs as qualified – as ready to hit the ground running from day one. Check out this infographic from Computer Systems Institute that shows how a technical or vocational degree makes you competitive in a tight job market: Like this post? Subscribe to get even more
Last night on #InternPro Twitter chat, we had a very interesting – and for many, a scary – conversation… about jobs and careers. Specifically, we discussed how many jobs the average Millennial will have in what everybody likes to call, “The New Economy”.
Admittedly, I am not really good at math. But this data is pretty conclusive: 2.6 years per job, over 50+ years, plus a couple temp assignments and contracts… and Gen Y is looking at 20 to 25 different jobs over the course of their careers.
Here’s the problem… or, rather, several problems:
You’re a young professional, eager to make a name for yourself in the working world. You eat lunch at your desk every day. You work non-stop until midnight. You stare at the computer until your eyes burn.
When what you really you need to do is… take a break…
The battle of the generations continues! Baby Boomers and GenXers share the opinion that GenY workers are uncommitted, slackers, elusive and, of course, brazen. Millennials, on the other hand, retort that their Baby Boomer and GenX co-workers are all work and no play. Where’s the work-life balance, they say?
Well, it seems the world is changing rapidly. Now that young professionals are moving up the ranks in the workforce, we’re likely to see some fundamental shifts in how business gets done.
In the workplace, GenY has a few significant advantages over their predecessors: