Dress for the job you want, not the one you have. In today’s volatile corporate world, in which your success is highly dependent on the way you present yourself to the corporate environment, the pressure to look sleek, polished and […]
It’s safe to say that when it comes to the job hunt, the tables have certainly turned. By some, millennials are frequently perceived as lazy and unfocused, but some large companies seem to disagree. They are aware of the potential and creativity young millennials possess and according to Forbes, companies are now actually hiring consultants in order to figure out how to attract and retain this incredibly talented and versatile crowd.
Witnessing the rise of mobile technology, millennials have a very high affinity towards smartphones, with many glued to them throughout day and night rarely coming back up for daylight. In fact, a Bank of America survey on millennials’ smartphone usage revealed that 4 in 10 people aged between 18-34 say that they interact more with their mobile devices that they do with actual humans.
Over the last 5 years mobile devices have become vital pieces of technology for consumers in accomplishing their dreams. With the help of apps and innovative features, millennials are able to find ways to generate extra income, travel the world efficiently, plan and execute their early retirement strategies, and help build their dream business.
Before 2004, celebrities had to be invented by those in power – media, movie studios, record companies, and the like. They would choose someone to make famous, whether they had talent or not, and put all their resources behind making them rich and famous. Those celebrities would make money not only from their movie or recording contracts, but also through paid celebrity endorsements of things like diet plans or snack foods. So what happened in 2004 that changed things? The invention of social media.
I have had both success and failure as an entrepreneur. I have had plenty of learning experiences on my journey. As a millennial, you are young, in the early stages of your career, and in the position in life where if you fail now, you can recover and start over. This is the best time to get started. Here is some advice that I’ve learned on my journey that they don’t teach you in any college classroom.
Many experts like to point out the differences between millennials and previous generations. Millennials have acquired the latest technologies at an early age and are much more self-absorbed than their parents and grandparents. Although people like to say that these characteristics are bad, we can’t oversee the fact that some of the biggest corporations in the world, like Facebook or Google, were founded by millennials who had managed to earn billions of dollars before they even reached the parenthood age.