In my “Now Trending” series, I curate five recently published articles that capture the future of work or embrace the Millennial mindset. Share your favorite articles of the week in a comment!
I love this Forbes piece by fellow She’s the First board member Denise Restauri for its refreshing approach to Millennials and work. Here, she writes about a case study on Marina Maher Communications’ plan to support a She’s the First effort in Uganda and how they engaged the Millennials on their teams. I particularly liked her point #4: tapping into Millennials’ need to grow and develop – a topic I’ve covered before, too.
For the job seeker of today and tomorrow, this review of great career newsletters recommends a few of my favorites, including Brazen Careerist, Daily Muse and Mashable. I recommend everyone subscribe to newsletters like these and then use an app like Pocket to save your favorite headlines for a time when you can give articles a full read.
LinkedIn, for which I serve as an official ambassador, has long been at the top of my list of places to go to build your career. Last week, they announced a new feature that has the potential to be a game changer: Volunteer Marketplace. Here, you can explore volunteer opportunities at your favorite nonprofits and even learn about open positions on their boards. As a board member of nonprofit myself, I can tell you an experience like that is not only fulfilling and fun, but also invaluable career experience.
If you’re a young professional, read this article to pick up some insights from the generations above you on how they’re welcoming you into the workplace. For those thinking about ways to embrace the multi-generational workforce, the three pieces of advice shared here are good places to start. I agree with the author’s take on flexibility in the workplace: Millennials are interested in cultures that are collaborative and allow them to make an impact.
Tired of all of the Millennial bashing out there? It seems that so is corporate America, according to the 2013 Millennial Workplace Trends Survey by IdeaPaint. John Stepans, IdeaPaint’s President, reports in this writing that the study saw a majority of Millennials felt involved in meetings where business ideas were generated. They also agreed that their companies make it easy to share such ideas. I liked the finding that 90% of Millennials preferred in-person meetings over conference calls – I agree that Millennials are fans of the team environment.
What other content caught your eye this week? Please share in the comments!
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