Career Advice for Millennials


Millennials 2019

Recent research from Bloomberg predicts that Gen Z-ers will account for 2.47 billion people of the 7.7 billion inhabitants of planet Earth this 2019 - that is 32%, and surpasses the 2.43 billion figure for Millennials for the first time.

From the world of arts to politics, social habits, careers, and food, the generation of millennials has heavily impacted every aspect of society. Technology and internet have played key roles in the evolution of this culture, represented by people born from the mid 80s until the early 2000s. Now that this generation is at their prime, they are changing the rules of the game in society.

Studies show that millennials are more likely to own a mobile phone and a laptop, which increases the interconnectedness of this demography despite geography, culture and religion. According to the Huffington Post, the millennials, “With their unprecedented access to data and education, will be a driving force toward either cultural integrity and globalization” which means that this culture has to be taken into account as they are the future, they are the ones who hold the leader roles and they represent the work force.
In their careers, millennials focus on a work-life balance, social consciousness, production of meaningful work, finding a creative outlet and immediate feedback to encourage productivity and purpose.
Millennials, however, need guidance in their careers. Although they might want to revolutionize the workplace, they are still some cards on the table they need to play. Here are some tips for millennials in their careers:
First of all, think of your career as a series of experiences. Millennials are always eager to get immediate compensation. They are used to posting something on social media and getting feedback right away. They are used to shopping online with a few taps on their phone. They are used to immediacy and thus they want to get recognition as soon as they enter the workforce. This is not the way careers work, however, and it takes time. The way to think of your career is a collection experiences whether you stayed with one employer or worked for 10, or you had a bachelor's degree or a master's degree or diversified your expertise. The gist of it all is that you need to view your career as a learning path and you have to be a lifelong learner. This is a way to get compensation out every job you had or course you took because you focus on how this has enlightened you. This experiences expand your knowledge and expertise.
“In the past, people were willing to work for a boss; today they want to work for a mentor,” said Mike Maughan, head of brand growth at global insights at Qualtrics. “It goes back to the idea that they're looking for career trajectory.”
Never settle for a job that doesn't motivate you!
They might accuse millennials of being self-entitled and of having job-hopping reputations, but the thing with millennials is that they need gratification that goes beyond covering their monetary needs. They need to be passionate about what they are doing to feel content. Therefore, don't settle for a job that gives you any less; otherwise, you'll never be happy.
When you graduate, you are going to feel a lot of pressure to get any job to pay the bills and that won't last long if you do, according to research. Besides, companies are not interested in having someone that is only there to make money when they could hire someone else that is actually passionate about what they are doing and they are going to give it all they've got.
Motivation can do great things. When you are passionate about your job, you are not in the office just to see the hours pass, but you actually try to do your very best and it comes naturally because you enjoy it. That is the best way to propel your career forward.
Once you get the job you want, focus on making a big impact right away. This will get the company to pay attention to you and give you their support. As you are more involved in the company, you'll get more projects, more responsibilities and you'll start mastering your job, landing better projects and proving yourself. This, in turn, will increase your pay, title and you'll get the best gigs.
Whether you succeed or fail, if you take risks, you'll learn and this is a good way to move forward. If you do manage the situation, you will improve your confidence and improve your reputation. These days being an entrepreneur is the way forward and taking risks will make you look better in the workplace and will allow to become successful. No entrepreneur has ever said they've never taken a risk in their life. 
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