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Millennials and the Gig Economy
     …Is this really what GenY wants?

The Millennial generation is now in their early careers and they are becoming a major part of the U.S. workforce. Many companies, managers, and hiring professionals are doing their best to understand how to attract this early-career demographic to their businesses and organizations. NOTE: The terms “Millennial” and “GenY” will be used interchangeably in this […]
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Careermageddon: Businesses drive the Gig Economy
       …exploitation or necessity?

The Gig Economy is taking off and gaining momentum. It seems unstoppable. What do you think of when the words, “Gig Economy” come up? Uber? Airbnb? Lyft? ToolLocker? ParkingPanda? ClosetCollective? TaskRabbit? …perhaps you don’t recognize some of these. The list could have been a lot longer. Regardless of your “Gig Recognition Score,” these kinds of […]
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Careermageddon is here… are you ready?

We continue to face challenges brought about by the Great Recession. Many people find themselves wondering if they will again be without a job. Other people I talk to have already found that their unemployment status is disrupted by bouts of temporary employment. Is this what they can expect for the remainder of their career? […]
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Giving Thanks…gratitude from my heart

It’s Thanksgiving week. I hope I give thanks each day, however, I particularly enjoy the week of Thanksgiving and the focus on thinking through the year and counting my blessings. Clients! From a professional perspective, I am always grateful for my clients. The jobsearch is a treacherous undertaking. With rare exception, my clients “let me […]
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How Millennials will make America Great Again!

Talking to Millennials has quickly become one of my favorite activities. I’ve been talking to them for over 11 years, however, especially during the last three years, Millennials have kindly spent hours with me, explaining their points of view and the challenges that are part of their jobsearch. Some of their concerns are common to […]
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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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