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…
It’s no surprise that the future of the workforce is beginning to evolve. From flexibility to technology, there is a new generation of jobs on the horizon, and Millennials will be the driving force. By 2020, 46 percent of the workforce will be comprised of Millennial workers. According to Don Hays, founder and chairman of Hays Advisory Group, Millennials are just the push the job market needs to transform the workforce into a completely new market. “It’s going to be very similar to what happened way back in 1980 when you had another generation taking the controls,” Hays said. “They are
Millions of millennials join the workforce every year. They aren’t sticking with these jobs as previous generations did, however. A 2012 study found that 90% of millennials believe that “a company is lucky to have them”, and roughly 80% think they “deserve to be recognized more for their work”.
For employers, this mindset means they must be ready to meet these expectations to satisfy the younger workforce.
Check out this interesting infographic from Notre Dame College Online Programs detailing this workforce dance between Millennials and employers.
I have a confession to make.
Ever since LeBron James gave his notice to the Cleveland Cavaliers, in a blaze of self-important glory, I’ve had a stick in my craw.
Then, the other night, as I watched the Miami Heat win the NBA Championships and saw the unbridled joy on LeBron’s face, it finally dawned on me what was irking me about the whole scene.
LeBron James just showed us what the future workplace could look like.
Our friends at YEC asked members of their council this question from a reader… we thought the answers were full of great information. Read on!
Here is a multiple choice question for you… Why do you want to do an internship?
A) So it will look good on your resume
B) So you can add value to a worthy cause
Which answer did you choose?