"Are you ready for the real world?" If I hear this question one more time I swear my head will explode. For my fellow early 20-somethings graduating college this month, I'm sure you can relate.
Regardless of the particular circumstances or demographic of the messenger, when the message itself is powerful enough, it manages to transcend our differences and unify us.
Instead of wasting time comparing yourself to others, spend it figuring out what's meaningful to you. What makes you tick. What kind of change you want to see in the world. And remember this: synonyms for the word "crisis" include a turning point, a crossroads.
Although these are some of the best times of your life, they are also some of the hardest. It's hard trying to figure out who you are, and how you're going to pay rent in the same thought. We all know the feelings, and we can all admit that the struggle is real in your early twenties.
The best kept secret about millennials is that it is easy to manage them in the work place. You just have to be their coach and not their manager. And frankly, most Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers would prefer to be coached than managed too!
Thousands of American millennials will graduate from college this month. I am one of them. Many of my peers have secured jobs for themselves. I have not. As millennials begin to explore new opportunities, some important lessons come to mind.
With this year's college graduation ceremonies on the near horizon, employers are once again tuning in to how best to attract and retain the new workf...
Cause marketing - where brands associate themselves with a non-profit cause to entice you to buy their product - is nothing new. In fact it probably h...
We, as a nation, the supposed "United" States, are divided by the very system that's intended to hold us together. Identify as conservative? Boom, right. Liberal? Boom, left. And all they seem to do is grow further and further apart.
I am a writer. Writers love invisibility. In fact, most creative people thrive on it -- and isolation. So last year when, at the urging of a young friend, I chose more visibility and found myself at a marketing event, surrounded by hundreds of Millennials, I felt as though I had been ripped out of my comfy womb.
You know what nurse's office? I think your the reason I'll never "peak" in college. Without knowing that you can convince my divorced parents and my instructors that I HAVE to take off a day to anxiously cry myself into relief and a Netflix binge, I know I will never thrive. Dare I call you my missing security blanket?
I just want the generation before us to give the knick picking a rest. If we really are that much of a headache, learn a thing or two from us. Create your own way to make money so you won't ever have to be in the workplace with us again.
This post first appeared on ThisChairRocks.com. AARP's new #DisruptAging site has some commendable goals: to "question assumptions based simply on ag...
While you can never fully prepare for what's to come, you can learn from the leaps others have taken before you, and educate yourself on what chord to pull when it's time to open your parachute.
Moving back in with my family is also an embarrassing thing. I can't shake off that I'm ashamed of moving back, even knowing that it is not uncommon. I have failed as an adult and I should be ashamed. But I starting to think I shouldn't be embarrassed to cry about it.
Most students that come through my office are surprised to hear what I have to say about degrees. Specifically, that what you choose to major in isn't nearly as important as you might think.