Annual Review: The Professional Millennial’s Report Card

Annual Review: The Professional Millennial’s Report Card

Posted by: on Sep 10, 2014 | No Comments

It’s that fun time of year in my office, time for annual reviews! If you’re anything like me the thought alone evokes a mix of fearful anxiety and emboldened hope. This is my one shot to learn what my boss really thinks of me and my work — for the next 12 months. Annual reviews are the closest things many of us get to report cards in the workplace.

Millennials Lack Soft Skills: Same Old Story, New Buzzwords

Millennials Lack Soft Skills: Same Old Story, New Buzzwords

Posted by: on Aug 1, 2014 | No Comments

In the media (as well as in our offices, conferences and other professional settings), it is common to hear complaints about the entitlement of rude Millennials (or Gen Yers) unwilling to pay their dues. A quick search of the Millennial’s encyclopedia — Google — renders such article titles as:

  • “A Big Chill: Millennials Learning Harsh Reality of Workplace”
3 Truths of Retaining Millennials

3 Truths of Retaining Millennials

Posted by: on May 28, 2014 | No Comments

The oldest millennials (born 1982) have been a part of the workforce for at least 10 years now. If you rely on popular and/or older media channels, you will know the corporate world has NEVER faced a greater issue than these entitled millennials (or GenYers)! We expect more money than we deserve, promotions we haven’t earned, constant praise we shouldn’t need, and feel absolutely NO sense of loyalty. Eight months to two years with one employer is TOO LONG! (Pouty face)

7 Tips for Young Professionals Trying to Make It (Quack Quack)

7 Tips for Young Professionals Trying to Make It (Quack Quack)

Posted by: on Apr 8, 2014 | No Comments

As a Millennial in the workforce, I am expected to dress and play the part of a young professional.  However, few people expect me to really know what I’m talking about, leaving me with two options: to play the clueless-yet-entitled part OR simply rise to the occasion. Even if it’s new, even if it’s uncomfortable, I have to fake it ‘til I make it (happen).