A Letter to the Workplace

Workplace, Workforce, Generations, Generational, Labels, Labeling

Dear Workplace,

I recently joined the workforce in May after graduation, and was eager to share my ideas and, more importantly, learn from others in the industry. So far, I have not been labeled “Gen Y” to other workers, but rather seen as a hard worker, excited to excel in my position. With all three generations of employees working together in the workforce today, the labeling of every generation and their negative qualities has gotten out of hand lately… I would like to see the finger pointing stop, that way we can all establish the same goals of accomplishment in the office, and ultimately have fun. Everybody wants to feel trusted and valued in the office – if not, then why go to work at all?

All throughout my schooling years, fellow peers along with the pressures from today’s society, created a strong sense of labeling people from what brands they wear and who they hang out with. I’m sure we’ve all been through this same experience at some point in school. Thinking about it today, I was never into labeling people or purchasing important name brands on my clothes. I talked with everyone, no matter what they wore or who they hung out with. All that mattered to me was having a good positive image and creating an attitude and environment around me to foster great relationships with my peers (with no labels attached). Maybe that’s why today I don’t label generations in the workplace. I see the good that all employees produce in their company to create the best output for everyone in the end. Continue reading

GenYired: Top Weekly Posts

GenYired

  1. Following Up After the First Interview

    ComPRehension offers a few strategies for interviewees to rise to the top of the ranks in situations where the process is lengthy or has many candidates competing for the same opening. Similar to the Latin phrase on the U.S. seal: “E pluribus unum” – meaning:  “Out of many, one.”

  2. 50 Buzzwords You Shouldn’t Use on Your Resume

    This list is a must have. Keep in mind that your resume is scanned before it is read.  Use this list to help you eliminate the buzzwords that can eliminate you early in the process.

  3. 3 Little Things You May Not Know Employers Are Looking For

    Come Recommended has uncovered these three areas that can be easily overlooked in preparation for and even during your interview. From personal experience on both sides of an interview, make sure you’re comfortable with all of them before you introduce yourself to a potential employer.

  4. 2011 Grads Most Sought After by Employers

    Find out which college majors are poised to hit it big in the real world by CollegeRecruiter.com.

Post written by Julie Skowronek, Marketing Coordinator at Whiting Consulting.

Guest Post: Advancing Your Career Outside of 9 to 5

9-5, 9 to 5, clock, work clock

Working to advance your career is a job in itself. Unfortunately, it’s just not a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. thing. Ninety percent of people go to their job, grab their coffee mug, do what is asked of them and then leave at 5 p.m. – most of the time it’s probably 4:58 p.m. That means there is a tremendous opportunity for young professionals to fast track their career by being in the 10 percent of people who do just a little more.  I don’t know about you, but I’m young, have way too much energy and have things I want to do in my life and career.  I want to be in that 10 percent!

So, what can we young pros do to make sure we are advancing our career outside of our typical 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.work day?  Here are some thoughts: Continue reading

What I Wish I Knew about the Real World Before I Started Working

What do I wish I knew about the Real World before I started working? As a Brazen Careerist member, I thought I would contribute to the JobSTART101 blog series, where they asked members this same question to answer in their own post. So here are my thoughts…

In my college business program, I learned a lot from my classes by applying myself in team projects that connected to real businesses or people. These projects focused on active student participation and engagement with different activities in the classroom. Professors who gave me team projects where I had to come up an entire marketing campaign was the closest I was going to get to real world similarities in a classroom environment.

Being in the real world for six months now (wow time flies!); I’ve realized the only thing that I didn’t really focus on was how connected everyone is with each other within specific industries. Networks are so vast and reach all corners of the world, confirming that it is a small world after all!

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GenYired: Top Weekly Posts

What does it take to impress people during your interview? This week’s GenYired consists of posts that include how Millennials are preparing to ace their next job interview, and which of their qualities they need to highlight during the interview. Other posts include statistics of how Millennials view job searching and what they look for before taking on a new position, and just how Gen Y can change our future. Continue reading

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