"Well, at least he’s going to get a job, you know," said the mayor’s mother.


- Meet the Millennial Mayors

"Well, at least he’s going to get a job, you know," said the mayor’s mother.

- Meet the Millennial Mayors


Allow me to take some pressure off your job search by informing you that no one’s hiringVia someecards

Actually, “this year’s class enters the strongest job market for graduates since 2008" but "Many students are not graduating with the skills or background employers are looking for. This mismatch between what students are interested in doing, and what employers are willing to pay for, may be the biggest impediment to a rewarding career for the newest generation of American workers.”

Allow me to take some pressure off your job search by informing you that no one’s hiring

Via someecards

Actually, “this year’s class enters the strongest job market for graduates since 2008" but "Many students are not graduating with the skills or background employers are looking for. This mismatch between what students are interested in doing, and what employers are willing to pay for, may be the biggest impediment to a rewarding career for the newest generation of American workers.”

Esquire weighs in on the boomer/millennial conflict

Esquire weighs in on the boomer/millennial conflict


Despite the budding social network trends like Facebook app BranchOut, employers are less likely to use Facebook, Twitter or even LinkedIn to recruit their young talent. Only 16 per cent of employers recruit on social networks all of the time or most of the time, while 48 per cent use job boards and 44 per cent use employee referrals.
-Gen Y study: Young people told to get internships to get a job. Then the internships dry up

Despite the budding social network trends like Facebook app BranchOut, employers are less likely to use Facebook, Twitter or even LinkedIn to recruit their young talent. Only 16 per cent of employers recruit on social networks all of the time or most of the time, while 48 per cent use job boards and 44 per cent use employee referrals.

-Gen Y study: Young people told to get internships to get a job. Then the internships dry up

"Get Excited and Make Things" - On @MTVInsights at #MegaMashup

The final day of Millennial Mega Mashup just kicked off with Nick Shore, Senior Vice President, Strategic Consumer Insights and Research, MTV speaking about their recent Generation Innovation study.

In this study, Millennials self identified as “Creative, self expressive, smart, innovative and resourceful.” Nick Shore told us that “‘keep calm and hack on’ is the Millennial rallying cry” as a maker culture is springing up on the edges of Millennial culture. Kickstarter and Etsy and incubators like General Assembly are at the forefront of this.

75% believe their generation is starting a movement to change old, outdated systems and 72% of those in the study agreed “I have a real desire to create things that other people love.” Part of this is a “Innovate or die” attitude born of challenges with the economy and lack of job options. Millennials are hacking their way to a new world, reinventing the American dream and becoming entrepreneurs at higher rates then ever.

Half of GenY in the study said you can Google how to be a CEO and feel that the barriers to entry for starting a company are virtually non-existent thanks to technology.

"Its about experimenting, figuring it out on the fly," Millennials have a new relationship with failure. Lean start-up/beta culture allows the opportunity to try new things and "fail quickly.

"Got Slashitude?" As part of this relationship, Millennials are working on multiple projects at once and identifying themselves with a series of different titles. 55% said "my hustle is more valuable than my MBA," believing that traditional training is no longer the path to success.

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