PolicyMic recently ran a post about what world leaders like Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, and Vladimir Putin did before we knew their names. The bad news is, it wasn't eating chips and watching TV.
Younger workers generally expect to put in a few years before ascending to management roles. For Gen Y, however, it's been a long wait.
The average number of people who apply for any given job is 118, with only 20 percent of those applicants being awarded an interview, according to a Forbes article. If you want to secure your chances at being part of that 20 percent, then be sure NOT to follow these 10 pieces of job hunting advice.
There are two dominant veins of thought about Generation Y that have garnered a lot of media interest in the past several months. PayScale's data reveals that these two perspectives don't necessarily have to be mutually exclusive and that, sometimes, data-driven stories are just as complicated as the humans they're based on.
PayScale's Generations at Work data package examined the commuting habits of Gen Y, Gen X, and Baby Boomers, and discovered that, when it comes to getting to work, the generations have more in common than you might think.
Gen Yers are getting a slower start on their careers, thanks to a soft economy and a changing professional landscape. A recent report finds that these delays have far-reaching impacts for younger workers, who may hit the sweet spot in their careers later than previous generations.
Millennials are more likely to have to move back home with their parents after starting their careers than previous generations. Almost 28 percent of Gen Y workers have been forced to move in with their folks, due to financial hardship, according to data gathered for PayScale's Generations at Work study.
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