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

GenYired: Interview Preparation

The most critical step in the process to impress the future employer with everything you got. Do you feel a little hesitant or nervous? Are you not sure what to expect? These three articles focus on the little things you could possibly miss when preparing for the big day.

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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

GenYired: Top Weekly Posts for Gen Y

 This week’s GenYired consists of blog posts for Millennials who are curious of what statistics say about our generation in the workplace, and tips to help Gen Y with their career adventures. Enjoy!

  1. 8 Ways to Dissolve Your Career Fear

    When you want to aim for getting that dream job you always wanted– consider these few steps that can help enhance your search process. It’s best to jump into a job search with a plan of attack, rather than going with the flow. U.S. Money describes how to search for your dream job the right way.

  2. Gen X Driving Social Networking at Work — Not Gen Y, Citrix Online Study Finds

    Gen Y: Do you think that our generation shares more information via texting? This study by Forrester Consulting found the numbers between Gen X, Gen Y, and the Baby Boomers in technology in the workplace. Find out each generations’ thoughts about business meetings- who finds them least efficient?

  3. 36% of College Grads Wish They Had Picked a Different Major

    Are you happy with your college major?  A recent survey found that 1 in 4 people are unsatisfied with their degree and where they are now. More statistics were found whether if people could find a job related to their field.

  4. Gen Y- Rock with Lessons Learned

    These 23 lessons from Skills Coach, Kate Nasser, can help any Millennial grow into a future leader!

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

GenYired: Top Weekly Posts for Gen Y



  1. The Extreme Interview

    Pepsi launched this commercial, which gives a funny perspective of the interview process.

  2. 25 Qualities Job Interviewers Look For

    Do YOU have what it takes for the perfect interview? Carefully take a look at this list- there are some qualities that you might have accidently forgot about or haven’t thought of in a while. These 25 interview qualities are always sought for in a candidate during the interview. TIP: Print out and familiarize yourself with the list. You’re interviewer will be impressed!

  3. Who Leads the Way in Digital World?

    Which Generation has caught up with each different kind of technology? Forrester Research’s survey will give you all the details.

  4. Why Bashing Millennials is Wrong

    Multitasking, no sense of privacy online and acting entitled: Generation X and Baby Boomers sometimes only see the negative qualities that GenY brings with them to the office. These negative GenY qualities can be reversed around into qualities that help them and their companies achieve the maximum effect.

  5. Top Careers of the Future

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has compiled the 10 year forecast of jobs with the most growth in a variety of industries: Health, Sales, Financial, Education, Management, Engineering, Software, Medical, and much more! Their growth is documented in number of new jobs and percent change.

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

BlogHer’10: Interview with GenY @chipassionistas

BlogHer 2010, @chipassionistas, Jill felska, Jenn Korducki

@Jskow1, @felska, and @jennkorducki at BlogHer '10

At the 2010 BlogHer conference in New York City, I was excited to attend my very first session on “Gen Y Passionistas: Making Your Passion ‘Work’ For You”. Being a GenYer myself, I wanted to hear other impressions about the topic. I researched the two speakers and found it interesting how they began a business without a business degree. At the panel, I got to know how they reached that stage of where they are today.

One year ago, the @chipassionistas: Jill Felska and Jenn Korducki, founded Pursuing Our Passion (POP!) Social Media Inc. Providing branding services and media strategies for clients. They decided to take the risk of starting their own business by establishing a brand through their sweat and drive of wanting to help people. The entrepreneurs learned to trust their gut in the beginning of their journey, remaining optimistic at all times. Their advice for GenYers is to “focus on what leaves you energized at the end of the day.”

I had the opportunity to speak with the @chipassionistas about their process and prospective in creating their own business at such an early stage in their career. Here are a few of their responses on the topic:

Some words of inspiration from Jill that she heard from an old professor of hers: “I like to think of it as ‘Thank God It’s Monday, not TGIF’ because you should be able to enjoy all seven days of the week, not only two.” No matter what kind of career you have, it’s always a great feeling to wake up each morning with energy to go to work!

A GenY Perspective on BlogHer ’10

BlogHer 2010 Conference NYC Hilton New York

Three months ago at my graduation from college, I would not have believed someone if they told me that I would be attending a women’s blogging conference! Before then, the term “blogging” was not in my vocabulary.  I never thought I would blog to have a voice and influence others. After three months in my current position in social media, I attended the BlogHer 2010 conference in New York City on August 6-7th for women (and a very tiny percentage of men) to share ideas, engage in discussions, and network. This was my biggest networking event to date, and I met a lot of intelligent women (and men!) whom I had the opportunity to have fascinating discussions with.

BlogHer 2010 Newbie Breakfast NYC Hilton

BlogHer '10 Newbie Breakfast

While my mother (who tagged along with me on my adventure to NYC) romped the crowded streets and museums all weekend- I was in panels taking notes on great blogging tips, conversing with other passionate bloggers, and carrying around a 10 lb. SWAG bag that wore out my arm!

BlogHer 2010 SWAG NYC Sponsors

A sneak peek into my massive SWAG Bag!

I never realized before just how many people were passionate about a small, but rapidly growing niche in media, until I arrived and was at the BlogHer breakfast with all the attendees. I’m amazed at how vast the women’s blogging community is, and according to BlogHer founders- it keeps growing dramatically in attendance each year since 2005. This “power of community” feeling was a first experience for me. The vibe was everywhere I looked! Women were helping each other and sharing knowledge of how they can further build relationships and develop the sense of influence for their audience.

BlogHer 2010 Panel Session Blogging Layout

BlogHer Panel Session: Good Blog Design- The Role of Layout In an Online Medium

From the weekend, I reflected upon how everyone had the opportunity to give their “30 second elevator” speech to spark influence– including the brands that sponsored BlogHer. What I learned from my past marketing classes is that women, mothers in particular, have the biggest rate of influence in the economy amongst their friends. I got to experience this ‘influence building’ process first hand by walking around the expo with all the exhibits. All of the brands sent their best representatives to develop a trusting relationship with the women, especially the mothers. They know that the mothers do the most shopping in the household, and therefore have the most influence in the market. By providing information about products and services in person, and sharing the experience of sampling a new product, the brands made a huge and long-lasting impact on the attendees.

I had the opportunity to speak with the P&G External Relations representative, Anne Westbrook, about how P&G was there to provide helpful content and also become a trusted source for mothers to go to for household products. Their focus was on the kids who grow and develop with these products, and also the focus on the “look and feel” of products such as: Crest, Febreze, Tide, Olay, Pantene, and Scott Tissues. P&G realized that the consumers at BlogHer have bigger voices being a part of the media as bloggers and brand advocates, which influence a large community both online and in-person.

From a GenY perspective, it was wonderful to meet so many experienced bloggers and learn how they got to where they are now within the social media community. Never before have I seen in action the power of influence and word of mouth to such a large degree! The impact which one voice has is immense, once that trusting relationship is established at such events as BlogHer.

6 Tips for a Smooth Transition into the Workplace from College


Two months ago, I started my job only two days after graduation with little time to prepare for the transition of the mentality behind college work to real work. The outside environment didn’t change for me- being right across the street from my college campus. Yet, the working environment did change from a high-stress “Gotta get good grades,” into where every ounce of performance means everything for the success of the company. Here are a few pointers that I have learned in my quick journey from the lecture hall to my office desk: Continue reading

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