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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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How to stand out and fit in —hidden résumé secrets

There are two characteristics that potential employers use to seriously consider a candidate. Oddly enough, they may seem to be at odds with each other. I’m referring to the ability of the jobseeker to first, stand out from the other résumés. Once that has been achieved, another unique characteristic comes into play. That’s the ability […]
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Surprising ways to enjoy the holiday season

Holidays … aren’t they supposed to be a time away from our daily routines? I actually like daily routines although as a business owner, I’ve had to learn to manage what feels like total flexibility. When I worked in both the corporate and non-profit worlds, I had specific routines. Some of them were daily, some […]
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