Category Archives: young professional

5 Tips to Help Millennials Become Leaders in the Workplace

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Only 13 percent of employers say they do an excellent job developing leaders at all levels.

As a millennial, this leadership development issue presents you with an opportunity. According to Psychology Today, more than 40 percent of millennials expect to be in a management position within two years of landing a job. It’s time to show your boss how you can be a leader and create positive change in the workplace.

Here are some ways to acquire leadership characteristics and become the positive change your boss has been seeking:   

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Where Results Mean Rewards: Why You Should Work at a Meritocracy

Why You Should Work for a Meritocracy

What are you looking for in your first job? A good salary? A big, established company to beef up your résumé? A relaxed work environment? Or are you willing to put in the hard work to get ahead as quickly as possible?

If the latter fits you, then you should be looking for a company that is a “meritocracy”…   

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24 LinkedIn Endorsements Employers Would Actually Care About

LinkedIn Endorsements

There’s no such thing as a skills gap.

That’s the contention from Paul Krugman, columnist for The New York Times. He rejects the idea that employers can’t find people with the “right” set of skills.

It’s one thing to DO financial analysis but equally important HOW you do financial analysis. Are you dependable? Easy to work with? Considerate of others?

That’s why we should add these 24 “endorsements” to LinkedIn profiles that would make you a better candidate.   

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The Modern Catch-22: “Intern Wanted: Experience Required”

Intern Wanted Experience Required

You are ready to begin your internship search. And then… you see on several of internship postings that applicants must have previous experience. Previous internship experience. And you have none. And you ask yourself:

“When did it become necessary to have experience… to get an internship???”   

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No Experience, No Problem: How 4 Young Pros Got Their Dream Gigs

No Experience No Problem

An Army combat engineer turned advertising executive. A banking executive turned career counselor. A mother of 12, now a communications writer. An Intel engineer turned comedian. These are not your typical career changes.

Here are the inspiring stories and creative strategies these people used to transition into a job they love — without related work experience or education.   

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11 Leadership Lessons Men Can (and Should) Learn from Women

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The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs, asked some of its members the following question: Q. In your opinion, what is one important leadership trait that male leaders can learn from women in business?

They received some enlightening feedback that any young professional can use in leadership positions throughout their career:   

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