We Millennials want immediate gratification. Instant results.
It’s this mentality of immediacy that results in many of us being stressed and frustrated when we don’t see results early on in our careers. This can then lead us to questioning our chosen career path and if it’s really the best fit…
I can remember, just a few short years ago, when I would have done ANYTHING to get “unstuck”. I had “played the game” just like I’d been told. I went to school, picked a major that made sense, got good grades and followed the rules. (I can see you nodding your head in agreement with me — we’ve all been there.) But as college ended and the real world started to loom closer and closer, I had to admit…I was terrified. Why? Because I had absolutely no idea what I was doing… See, I knew how to operate within the system that had been
In an article for the Huffington Post, I shared with readers my love for informal, even random, networking – and how I seem to be a magnet for bizarre networking encounters. (One such encounter happened in the locker room wrapped only in a towel!) As much as I seem to attract these random networking opportunities, when it comes to making new connections, I also make a deliberate effort to put myself out there. And I continue to be amazed by the number of doors that open as a result! There are so many different ways to say “hello” and make
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”…
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:
In college, I couldn’t wait for what we all called “the real world,” I devoured plenty of articles that dished out advice on navigating the interview process, getting along with coworkers and, most importantly, being positively regarded by the boss.
Common advice for impressing superiors included “dress for success”, “show up on time”, “be positive” and simply “be really good at whatever you do.” It’s been a few years since I entered the workforce and, looking back, I can confidently say that such guidance barely scratches the surface. As someone who has risen from an entry-level position to management, there are certain lesser-known suggestions every young professional should know to impress their superiors.