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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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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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