Most regard their college years as their most formative, crediting library study sessions, awkward social events and end-of-the-year parties for the person they are today. For many, you just can't put a price tag on growing up.
A recent article by New York Times writer Neil Irwin caught my attention: He describes the findings of a study from Boston University about what actually occurs within a workaholic culture.
When I was your age, it was basically impossible to lose a phone. If all else failed, you started at the wall jack and followed the line. There were cellphones, or, as we called them at the time, "carphones." Nobody we knew actually had one, though.
College does not guarantee you a job or six figures in this competitive market, but as more employers require college degrees you have to maximize the benefit of attending college, while minimizing your debt. If college is the path you choose to realize your goals.
It's becoming increasingly clear that the Millennial generation is considerably different from their predecessors. It's a generation that feels a much greater responsibility for the world around them, but also a greater desire for purpose in their own lives.
The summer after I graduated college, I went through my first big break-up. Summer started, and I was single for the first time since high school.
What's more common sense than making voting more accessible while reducing opportunity for fraud, all while reducing taxpayer costs?
I got my internship this summer because of a #TBT tweet. Well, it's a little bit of a longer story, but Twitter eventually landed me this summer's internship. It all started with a simple "Throwback Thursday," tweet with an anchor at the TV station. That lead to a conversation on Twitter, then an in-person conversation, an interview and finally an offer.
The FOW Community (future of work community) has grown quite a bit over the past few months and we now have around 40 companies from around the world....
The whole point of crafting a compelling recruiting message is to attract a sufficiently large applicant pool from which you can choose selectively. The biggest mistake hiring managers make is continuing the "attraction campaign" until the job candidate has accepted the job and sometimes until the new employee is already at work.
If you can distinctly recall the excitement of walking into your weekly computer lab session and seeing a room full of Apple 2Es displaying the start screen of Oregon Trail, you're a member of this nameless generation, my friend.
You need to sell the career opportunity to millennials and let them see how your company can fit in with their personal outlook on life or give them an experience that enriches them.
Time will tell if Marco Rubio survives the 2016 Republican version of demolition derby. What's clear is that despite his cherubic, youthful demeanor, Rubio is a hard-core conservative, every bit as dangerous as his idol, George W. Bush.
My Facebook feed is filled with photos of smiling college graduates. If you want to share some real advice with the graduates in your life, try these tidbits. Here's what nobody told me at my graduation 40 years ago that I wished they had.
Millennial women, despite being financially strong, independent, and wielding more power than ever in terms of purchase decisions, are not being targeted by brands and marketers.
Wake up and smell the coffee. The hierarchy of influentials inside corporations is fast changing. Pew Research has now made it official: Millennials make up the largest single portion of our workforce in the United States.