Young Professionals – You’re Doing It Wrong

For those of you who remember your philosophy courses, here’s a syllogism which is undeniably true. Individuals who step outside the rules of compliance get noticed, People who get noticed typically have more opportunities than those who are invisible to those around and above them. Ergo if you are non- compliant with the rule system … Continue reading “Young Professionals – You’re Doing It Wrong”

Employers Place Substantial Value on the Soft Skills of Young Professionals

A recent study by education charity Central YMCA which surveyed senior managers at over 200 businesses, revealed that UK employers value more than just work-related skills in young people coming out of the education system and into the workplace. According to the study, alongside valuing someone who is well-travelled and has experiences of other cultures, … Continue reading “Employers Place Substantial Value on the Soft Skills of Young Professionals”

Why a Bad Speech Can Be Your Best

As a young professional, communications skills are vital to your success; your competencies in presenting your ideas to an audience are key to standing out from the crowd.   The challenge is that speeches and presentations don’t always go as intended and it is essential that you understand how to deal with the situation when … Continue reading “Why a Bad Speech Can Be Your Best”

3 Negative Influences Holding Millennials Back in Their Careers

Each generation displays unique characteristics molded from the socio-economic forces in play, reactions to their parents’ generation, and the cultural zeitgeist of the times. The Millennial generation, born between 1980 and 2000, is often criticized or praised, depending on your viewpoint, for being less enthralled with their careers and the American consumerist quest for “things.” … Continue reading “3 Negative Influences Holding Millennials Back in Their Careers”

Cultural Etiquette is Necessary for Business and Career Success

It is expected that the average millennial will have more than four careers throughout their lifetime. When you also consider the increasingly global nature of our economy, you realize that at some point you will be working with people or a company from another culture. Your ability to work effectively in that situation will determine … Continue reading “Cultural Etiquette is Necessary for Business and Career Success”

The Increasingly Invaluable Millennial

They’ve been called many things – the me-me-me generation, generation now, the myPod generation, and generation why, to name a few – but regardless of how you feel about their sense of entitlement or their work ethic, millennials are here to stay. In fact, by now, the vast majority of millennials have already started working, … Continue reading “The Increasingly Invaluable Millennial”

“I Don’t Have Enough Time” is a Lame Excuse for Losers

One of the biggest challenges facing young professionals is not enough time to do what needs to be done.  There are simply not enough hours of the day and you chase the illusive clock trying to stretch another minute from a dwindling resource. The results of this can be catastrophic. With insufficient bandwidth available given the workload … Continue reading ““I Don’t Have Enough Time” is a Lame Excuse for Losers”

Your Career Doesn’t Depend on What You’re Interested In, But…

Young professionals are frequently asked “What are you interested in?” as they apply for many job opportunities in search of an eventual career.   It’s the wrong question to define whether or not an individual is driven to achieve.   An interest is “the state of learning or wanting to know about something…”   It’s … Continue reading “Your Career Doesn’t Depend on What You’re Interested In, But…”

#14 – Networking Expert Series : Shinjini Das – How to Become a Millennial Networking Superstar

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 38:09 — 23.9MB)Subscribe to The CareerMetis Podcast iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSFor This Episode of The Expert Series – we will be hearing from Shinjini Das. The Topic of today’s discussion is How to become a Millennial Networking … Continue reading “#14 – Networking Expert Series : Shinjini Das – How to Become a Millennial Networking Superstar”

#10 – Career Expert Series : David Shindler from Learning to Leap

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 39:42 — 24.1MB)Subscribe to The CareerMetis Podcast iTunes | Android | Email | Google Play | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSSFor This Episode of The Career Expert Series – we will be hearing from David Shindler, who is the Founder of Learning to Leap and The Employability … Continue reading “#10 – Career Expert Series : David Shindler from Learning to Leap”