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Posted July 03, 2015 by

The Millennial Makeover Part 2: What They Want in the Workplace

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Young woman thinking, horizontal. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

When it comes to today’s workforce, there is no doubt that millennials are creating an atmosphere of change in the workplace.  So, who are millennials?  This group was born between 1980 and the year 2000, and reflect a generation with their own career goals, attitudes, and oh yes, their understanding of how to use technology.  For employers to take their companies to the next level, they will need to find ways to recruit and retain millennials, also known as Generation Y. (more…)

Posted August 12, 2014 by

Job Hunting Tips for Millenials

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Young woman in cafe restaurant with phone and coffee. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Though graduation season is now behind us, millions of young adults are still trying to enter the workforce. It’s a difficult but exciting time for them, as they prepare to use the knowledge they’ve gathered from past jobs and internships to obtain an entry-level position that could be the first step to their dream job. Of course finding a job is never easy.

Although the economy is growing stronger, young adults are still in a situation that is even more challenging than usual. Compounding this is a skills gap plaguing much of the world. According to Adecco’s Global Talent Competiveness Index, a high number of young workers are leaving high school without the education or technological skills needed to be successful. (more…)

Posted May 06, 2014 by

Want to Make More Money on Your Entry Level Job? 6 Ways to Increase Your Salary

Are you wondering what can you do to get a raise on your entry level job?  Learn six ways to increase your salary in the following post.

In this tight economy, many young workers passively accept that any raises coming their way will likely be at the end of the year during review time. Others, fearing that even asking will put them on the firing line, will go as far as to find another job and use that

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Posted February 13, 2014 by

Focus on the Future: The Best Jobs for Millennials

Magnifying glass over classified section of newspaper, searching dream job

Magnifying glass over classified section of newspaper, searching dream job. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The New Year has arrived, and optimism is in the air. The economy continues to struggle somewhat, but things are picking up, and young people countrywide are either in the midst of their first working years or getting prepped to start them. In either case, these millennials are eagerly striving for the elusive “dream job,” the one that will pay the bills without breaking their spirits, and keep them excited to go to work in the morning.

So what is the objective, hands-down best job for a millennial to have? The short answer is that there simply isn’t one—rather, your dream job depends entirely on your personal perspective and priorities, and so may be completely different from someone else’s. With this in mind, consider looking for positions that meet one or more of the following criteria, depending on what you feel is most important. (more…)

Posted September 26, 2012 by

How Risky Are Young Workers Concerning Technology

There is no question that Americans love to use technology, especially young people.  Some in this demographic are even willing to take risks to use it.  The following infographic examines how risky young workers are in the U.S. when it comes to technology, compared to those in other countries. (more…)

Posted May 15, 2012 by

Video of Omar Epps Sharing First Summer Job Experience

In the following video, Actor Omar Epps, shares his first summer job experience as a pizza delivery person.  Listen to what he learned about responsibility on the job, as well as on a personal level. (more…)

Posted May 15, 2012 by

Video of Valerie Jarrett Sharing First Summer Job Experience

In the following video, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, talks about her first summer job as a clinic coordinator at a medical center.  Find out what skills she learned that help her in the White House. (more…)

Posted May 14, 2012 by

Video of Gene Sperling Sharing First Summer Job Experience

In the following video, Gene Sperling, Director of the National Economic Council, reflects on his first summer job as a ball boy for a college basketball team.  Listen to what he says about how people form opinions of you in the workplace. (more…)

Posted May 14, 2012 by

Video of Arne Duncan Sharing First Summer Job Experience

In the following video, Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, discusses his first summer job at his mother’s after school program.  Learn how he helped to make the lives of young people better. (more…)

Posted May 14, 2012 by

Video of Hilda Solis Sharing First Summer Job Experience

In the following video, Hilda Solis, Secretary of Labor, shares experiences from her first summer jobs working with people.  Find out what impact these jobs had on her life. (more…)