Sometimes, life gets in the way of our dreams. We want to help change the world. We want to make our dent in the universe. And then we get sucked into our version of “reality”.
We forget we matter. We forget we can make a difference…
You get hired for your first job. You’re so excited!
You start your career only to encounter older co-workers who see you only in terms of your age. They want you to “pay your dues” and “work your way up”.
Yes, you’re young in years… but you’re capable, intelligent and ready to take on the world! How do you get past the preconceived notions of the rookie?
“I don’t know how to use LinkedIn.”
“I thought LinkedIn was for… older folks.”
We see these comments often… here at YouTern and repeatedly in social media. And we certainly address this issue often at speaking engagements at colleges and universities.
However, we’re also seeing this mindset change. In fact, many college students and young professionals now realize that networking is a critical component of a successful career…
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer recently made headlines by asking the company’s employees to report to an office for work… according to the memo, there will be no more Yahoo’s working from home for Yahoo.
After Best Buy decided to reevaluate their work-at-home policy, it appeared the virtual workforce was taking a big hit. Or is it?
In recent surveys, 74% of employers said recent graduates lack basic professional skills.
What are these important skills today’s young professionals seem to be missing? And why do they seem so underdeveloped? Could the cause be a lack of independence while growing up… the effect of so-called “helicopter parents”? Read on…
Your resume is perfect… no typos… you’ve tailored your experience to the job posting. Your cover letter is engaging and displays your personality just right. The recruiter who reads your application is going to love you, right? Well, that depends whether a recruiter even sees your resume and cover letter, ever. Many large companies today screen resumes using software called an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) where, it seems, many resumes fall into a black hole. Seems unfair. This is however, a reality of today’s job search. So how do you prepare your resume and cover letter to increase your chances