While yesterday’s conversation may have been a little slower than usual, it did not lack good information that’s for sure. The one big takeaway from the chat we had yesterday was this:
Keep working hard, keep networking, keep learning, gain as many experiences as you possibly can!
photo by Brett Jordan
Persistence is the attitude of the #millennial generation right now. With the economy the way it is, we may not be able to have the time to search for the dream job because we also have life goals of owning a home, moving out, and starting a life on our own. But, if you took that entry level job because you need the income, don’t lose sight of where you want to be. Persistence is what will keep you in a position to succeed at a high level once opportunities start to arise……… hopefully along with the economy!
Our career paths may not be in the shape of a direct path anymore… they may be slip-n-slides at times or elevators or even a spiral staircase. No matter the shape, keep your destination in vision.
To get a more specific look at the advice given by a few of our chatters, check out our transcript on Storify.com, by clicking the link below:
Thank you to all who joined! If you couldn’t, mark it on your calendar – Tuesdays 3:30pm – 4:30pm EST following the #millennialchat hashtag!
Suggestions for next week’s theme? Comment below, post on our LinkedIn Group, or DM @Willie_Matis.
Have a great week everybody! – Willie
We had a good chat yesterday about what millennials like and DON’T like in an internship and first job experience. I wanted to send a shout out to:
for helping out with the moderation of yesterday’s chat. I had a Grand Opening for HealthNet‘s new People’s Health & Dental Center. Thank you, Liz!
From the chat, in an internship/first job experience, millennials are looking for the following:
- A mission they can connect with and a fluid job description to help them shape their path.
- Freedom on projects along with criticism that answers WHY things went right or wrong.
- Worst things to do as a supervisor: Micro-manage everything, or leave us completely alone.
- If you give us millennials a good experience, when we leave your organization.. we WILL stay engaged for years to come.
To get a complete transcript click the link below:
The lines are now open for topic ideas for next’s weeks chat! Submit topics in any of these ways – our LinkedIn Group, DM myself – @Willie_Matis, or commenting below! Once we get enough topic suggestions, then we will open the poll to vote on which will be the theme of next week’s chat!
Yesterday, we had a very lively discussion about engagement, relationship building, and taking the next step with our peers. Three big themes came up throughout the chat about how we, as millennials, like to engage with each other:
- To grow professionally, we branch ourselves to MANY opportunities to network
- Follow up with us after a connection is made, but ease into it. We want to find more about each other BEFORE we get into further business.
- Don’t ‘sell’ or ‘ask’.. make it more like a suggestion from our friend because after all we want to build a relationship.
It was a great chat with a TON of ideas flying around the twittersphere, so we are lucky there are tools out there that help to put it all in one place. Click below to view the transcript:
Another important part of business…
NEXT WEEK’S CHAT!!
Vote for what we will talk about next week by clicking here,
you can find the poll later on our ‘Next Week’s Chat Topic’ page.
Thanks to everyone who participated yesterday. See you next week! And COMING SOON – a poll about when our Google+ hangout chat will happen.
And here is the link to our LinkedIn Group, since we talked it up so much yesterday! Enjoy!
If you have topic suggestions, comments on the structure of the chat, or any other concerns – please feel free to DM me @Willie_Matis or email me at email@example.com.
Hey guys!! This will be a short post as I am on vacation in New Buffalo, MI but wanted to give the link to the transcript of yesterday’s chat. I want to thank everyone again for participating!
It was a really good chat!
Here is the link: