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Heard on Detroit Today with Stephen Henderson

Career Advancement for Millenials

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How can millennials improve their career prospects in today’s job market?

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Stephen talks with Lee Meadows, author of “Your Executive Coach: A Guide to Successful Careers” about job prospects for millennials.

 

Portfolio: What was once a “Career Ladder”, growing from the bottom of a company to the top, is now a “Career Portfolio,” a packaging of personal skills. “It really is about how you package your skills, and your knowledge, and your background, and how you put all that together,” Meadows says.

 

Communication: Communication is a key skill companies look for when hiring. Meadows says, “The thing that they value most from employees is that ability to communicate one-on-one…that eyeball-to-eyeball contact.”

 

Millenials: Millennials aren’t into the idea of “being miserable for a while” at an entry-level, nine-to-five job; they prefer to switch jobs fast. “To move to a new job every year, at a certain point in time it sends a message to an employer [that they can’t keep a job],” Meadows says. If millennials spend some time with an employer, this changes. “Maybe I can do two-and-a-half years here, I can do three years there, well that seems a little more thoughtful to HR folks and managers when they try to make hiring decisions.”

 

To hear more of their conversation, click the link above.



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