Why Millennials Need Side-Businesses

The following guest post by Kimberly Palmer is based on her new book, “The Economy of You: Discover Your Inner Entrepreneur and Recession-Proof Your Life,” which comes out this week. Moonlighting has become the new reality for our generation. For 20-somethings who often find themselves underpaid and under-employed, side-gigs provide much-needed income as well as […]

Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace

In my “Now Trending” series, I curate five recently published articles that capture the future of work or embrace the Millennial mindset. Share your favorite articles of the week in a comment! Faced With Graying Workforce, Nestlé to Start Major Recruitment Drive According to this Wall Street Journal article, Nestle will begin a major initiative […]

Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace

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In my “Now Trending” series, I curate five recently published articles that capture the future of work or embrace the Millennial mindset. Share your favorite articles of the week in a comment! 10 Workplace Trends that Affect the Way We Work This Miami Herald piece focuses on many trends I think are closely tied to […]

From Freelance to Full-time on LinkedIn

Throughout the past several years, the challenging job market and growing acceptance for working virtually have led to a boom in freelancing and contract positions. Many job seekers eagerly took on these roles and thrived in them. If you’ve been a freelancer, consultant or contractor and are now ready to work full time again, here […]

Millennials at Work: Gen Ys and Teamwork

The infamous traits of the Millennial generation have been studied, discussed and debated far and wide: they’re always connected, they’re ambitious, they’re approval-oriented and more. In this series of blog posts, “Millennials at Work,” I’m diving into each of these stereotypes and discussing how they impact this generation and those of us who work with […]

Five Key Takeaways from Promote Yourself by Dan Schawbel

My friend and fellow Gen Y enthusiast, Dan Schawbel, published his latest book this week, Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success. Here are my five favorite takeaways from the book.  But trust me, they only scratch the surface of the great advice in this book! 1.) The rules of engagement have changed: 15% […]

Do You Have Career Blind Spots? An Interview with Alexandra Levit

Alexandra Levit is a good friend and a great career expert. She’s written several terrific career advice books and has just released her latest, Blind Spots: 10 Business Myths You Can’t Afford to Believe on Your New Path to Success. In today’s post, Alexandra answers some of my questions: Q. How did you come up […]

The #1 Millennial Career Advantage

As we enter fall recruiting season on college campuses, many students are concerned about how to position themselves for jobs in the continuingly dismal job market. To stand out in this economy, everyone needs an angle (or three…or four…). But there is an angle that I think many Millennials overlook, perhaps because it feels so […]

How to Get Smarter

We live in an economy and society centered around information. This means you must be knowledgeable to get ahead.  Luckily, two free web-based tools can help you increase your smarts easily and efficiently. I’ve come to use these tools on a daily basis and wanted to share them with you. (Note: I’m writing about these […]

Learning About Careers, One Video at a Time: An Interview with shatterbox founder Amanda Holt

With all the disheartening news lately about a double-dip recession and consistently high unemployment, many job seekers are desperate for new career ideas. One great place to seek inspiration is shatterbox, a video-based social community for students and young professionals to find inspiration and share ideas about innovative careers. The site is completely free and […]