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Millennial Career Realities: Barriers to success

Millennials have been some of the most interesting and enjoyable clients that I’ve supported over the past 11 years since Forward Motion opened its practice. These young people have experienced and managed more change, more information, and more disappointment in the first two years after graduation, than I had to deal with in the first […]
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Millennials Attitudes: Disruptions to career launch

“I didn’t go to school to do that kind of work!” These are words spoken to me by a Millennial jobseeker. The work that was so disgusting to this person included operations support for a suite of executives. The jobseeker compared the activities as, “That would be like sticking needles into my eyes.” As I […]
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The powerful ATS and the worst mistake ever made by a jobseeker

All jobseekers have to manage the “reference requirement” during their jobsearch. There’s no way around it! Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) often require the candidate to enter contact information for his or her references when applying for a job. New HR processes for references: Fairly recently, Human Resource professionals have been contacting references before talking to […]
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The formidable challenges facing most Millennials today

The formidable challenges facing Millennials today This is a series of blogs on behalf of the Millennial workforce. I am indebted to hundreds of Millennials who have conversed with me and clarified their thoughts as well as mine. The sequence includes: Who are the Millennials? My theory about the Millennial mindset. Why some Millennials seem […]
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Why do millennials seem lazy, entitled, unmotivated and apathetic?
…at least some of them.

This is one in a lineup of blogs about the early-career generation known as the Millennials. They are a remarkable generation with unusual insights and enormous potential. The first blog attended to the misconceptions about the millennial generation and why generalizations can be misleading. The second blog in this series focused on the wide range […]
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Who are the Millennials? …the real answer

It’s an important question! There’s a lot of talk about Millennials and I’m always amazed that there is very little agreement on the age range of this generation. The term was coined in 1991 by Neil Howe and William Strauss, in their book “Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069.” Synonyms include Gen […]
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Still UNDER-employed and don’t know how to move?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, if you are under-employed, you are in a lot of company. I didn’t write that you are in “good” company because everyone I know that’s under-employed is frustrated at the very least. If you are among this audience, being frustrated seems reasonable to me. I admit that it […]
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The simple solution to jobsearch failure

There is a simple solution to jobsearch failure. I really believe this. Assessing jobsearch success was the topic of the last blog, where our millennials examined their jobsearch challenges and brought remarkable insight for ANY jobseeker. Here is a quick excerpt. These individuals believe that a job SHOULD have: Good pay Interesting work Rewarding activities […]
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How to Best Judge Your Job Search Success

…what every jobseeker should learn from these millennials. This week, a group of millennials brought the most illuminating information about managing their jobsearch. This quartet banned together as a team and they meet each week for an hour. They discuss the challenges of the week and pool their intellects and creativity to identify solutions for […]
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