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MSNBC Q&A: How College Graduates Can Make Their Job Applications Stand out during Coronavirus

May 21, 2020

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I recently had the opportunity to join an MSNBC Q&A panel, where members of the college Class of 2020 shared their fears and uncertainties about entering the current job market.  The panel addressed many topics, including graduates’ emotional health, the state of scientific research in the age of social distancing and tactics for landing a […]

5 Things Employers Wish Millennials Learned in College

July 22, 2014

Does college prepare today’s young people for the real world of employment? According to a 2013 Chegg study, the answer is a definitive no. Fewer than two in five hiring managers said that recent grads are prepared for a job in their field of study. Based on my work with entry-level employers across a wide […]

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Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace: Rotational Programs, the New New SAT and More

March 14, 2014

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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! Can This Online Course Get Me A Job? The online education marketplace continues to evolve with a new initiative to legitimize its role […]

The Young Professional’s Ultimate Guide to Twitter

January 21, 2014

Based on the great feedback from my post on how to conquer LinkedIn in 15 minutes a day, I wanted to offer another simple but thorough social media guide. This time we’ll talk about Twitter. Twitter is another social network I use every day and find extremely powerful. With over 200 million active users and […]

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Why Millennials Need Side-Businesses

January 14, 2014

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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

December 6, 2013

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! The Youth Unemployment Crisis Might Not Be a Crisis The unemployment and underemployment rates of today’s young people have been a hot topic […]

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Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace

November 22, 2013

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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! Faced With Graying Workforce, Nestlé to Start Major Recruitment Drive According to this Wall Street Journal article, Nestle will begin a major initiative […]

Quick Tips for Improving Your Elevator Pitch

November 19, 2013

No matter where you are in your career, your elevator pitch is an essential tool in your “how to get ahead” arsenal. How well you describe yourself in those first few moments of meeting someone is immeasurably important. It takes only 7 seconds to make a first impression, so your opening lines need to be […]

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