The theme of yesterday’s chat fits in well with where most millennials are professionally. Our age lends itself to being in entry-level or second-tier positions, and even in the second-tier positions we have most likely moved to a new organization!
A new job or new position will always be an adjustment, but talking about ways to make an immediate impact an help anyone in the long run! #MillennialChat yesterday was FULL of ideas so here are four takeaways from the hour:
- Whether invited to make an immediate impact or not “show your worth” and “discover your role early”
Different roles carry different weight for freedom, creation of new projects, or product innovation in a company. However, one thing was clearly stated from everyone yesterday – if you show that you have the ABILITY to make an impact, then you will be invited to do so.
- We want to be involved in decisions that affect us, but we realize we need to make the most out of any situation
There was a resounding “I just want to be involved” conclusion in the middle of the chat, but being in lower-level positions we all have found at least ONE way to again, show our worth. Whether it be, volunteering to blog for the company about a project, getting tasks done quickly & efficiently without being asked, or just simply doing your job, making the most out of each situation will make an impact.
- Social media gives us the advantage of instant information that generations before us did not have
Pretty self-explanatory, but using social media to learn, research, and find answers to questions on a project is something that millennials already do well. Generations before us are having to learn the secrets of search and asking the right questions, when it pretty much comes second-nature to us.
- Continually connecting with other people through online networks, volunteering, and other opportunities can only help
When the question, “Q5: What are some activities, outside of a primary job, that can help #millennials make an impact in their career? ” was asked everyone answered with some form of volunteer, network, more education, and become more connected. Anything that expands your knowledge of your field is well worth your time.
It was a great chat yesterday, and to get the FULL transcript you can click the link below:
And yes, I updated the look of the blog. I wanted to go with a cleaner look to make it easier on the eyes and also add some better functionality!
All the ways to keep in touch are on the top of your right-hand column! If you ever have an idea for a chat theme, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great rest of your week!