After Pew Research data showed Millennial women are near parity with their male counterparts at .93 on the dollar, there was much chatter on social media about the “Pay Gap Myth.”
And yet if you refer back to The Harvard Business Review study, it seems educated professional women experience career disappointment in droves – including Millennials…
As you can imagine, the YouTern team spends a lot of time talking to young job seekers in need of career advice. And we try to dispense that advice in a no-fluff, direct way. If you’ve spent any time listening to our founder Mark Babbitt on our Blab series or reading his posts, you already know this: we don’t sugar coat anything around here. Millennials tend to appreciate that direct approach. In fact, after doing a ton of qualitative research with Millennials, I’ve certainly noticed that many of them tend to speak in the same, get-right-to-the-point manner; I admire the
How can a new team member impress their Millennial boss?
This is not your parent’s career. You know, the one where they stay in the same job and retire with the gold watch.
The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that most high schoolers today are going to have 10 to 15 jobs in their lifetime. Personally, I think that is a really low number; with Millennials, I think we’re talking 20 to 30 jobs!
Where do you turn for great, and relevant, career advice? At YouTern, our answer to that question is nearly always the same: go to a fellow careerist with plenty of been-there-done-that experience and ask this question:
As a mentor to young professionals just beginning their careers, what is your one piece of never-fails career advice?
As our economy continues to stabilize, more and more young careerists are learning that it’s one thing to get a new internship or job… it’s quite another to do well enough that another job search doesn’t become necessary much earlier than anticipated.
The best way to do that, of course, is to prove yourself indispensable… to be so good at what you do that your employer can’t imagine you not being on the team…