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14 Soft Skills Millennials Must Master for Today’s Workplace

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What if, someday soon, you no longer need a four-year college degree to “compete” in the job market?

I know: given how much weight we currently place on the all-important question of “Where did you go to school?” this scenario seems hard to believe. But as online courses become more legitimate and trustworthy, employers might not care where we gain the skills — only that we have the skills.   

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9 Ways Young Professionals Can Really Impress Their Employers

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In today’s economy, it is tough for recent grads and young professionals to find their first gig. And even harder to impress once they’re there. So we asked our friends at Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question: When was the last time you were truly impressed by a young professional? What did they do to set themselves apart? Here are some of the best answers:   They Leveraged a Balance of Confidence and Humility All professionals walk a fine line between confidence and humility, but as a young professional, this line can be paper thin. Different situations require a young   

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Going Up? Follow This “Get Promoted” Checklist

Promotion

Now that you’ve changed your mindset toward getting a promotion, you’re probably thinking okay—now what?

What steps can I take right now to start positioning myself for a bump up the ladder? How can I assure that when a job I am supremely qualified for opens up, I won’t be passed over?   

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The One Word That Completely Stalls Your Career

Do Not Think

There’s one word that can do more harm than any other when it comes to your career. The very use of this word cuts the legs out from underneath your credibility. What is this powerful word? “Think” As in: “I think I’m good at…” “I can do this job, I think.” When I’m interviewing clients about their accomplishments or abilities, they will use “I think…” And if they use it with me, they are using it with potential employers, customers and mentors. That’s not good. Not good at all. Why is this one word so damaging? Because when you say it, here’s what   

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14 Soft Skills to Master As a Twenty-Something

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What if, as online courses become more legitimate and trustworthy and internships and apprenticeships provide even more value, employers stop caring about where we gain the skills required — and only care that we have them?

In order to attract the attention of those employers, here are 14 soft skills – intangible qualities you won’t find in any textbook – that you’ll want to master as a twenty-something…   

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12 Ways a Young Professional Can Really Impress the Boss

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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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