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Unpaid Internships: Secret to Success for Gen Y

by / ⠀Startup Advice / July 7, 2022

Jobs are scarce. Fewer jobs are available, and the pool of qualified candidates is vast. As post-graduates struggle to navigate the tough economy, undergraduates are experiencing similar conditions in the increasingly scarce market for internships and summer jobs. In an environment characterized by the survival of the fittest, what can Gen Y do? Summertime can be a very critical turning point in Gen Y’s professional development. For many…

What Fires up Young Entrepreneurs?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / May 17, 2022
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There are quite a few things that certainly warm my heart and get me pumped as a gen y entrepreneur. What gets a young entrepreneur going? What’s the young entrepreneur’s kryptonite? What fires up young entrepreneurs? I decided to get on Twitter, Facebook and some other social networks and find out if other people’s reasoning was similar to mine and most of the replies I got were pretty…

Hiring Gen Y Makes Dollars and Sense

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 25, 2022
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Why should I hire Gen Y? Employers ask me this question every day. Then they start in with their stories about people my age. One of my recent favorites: “I know all about employing your generation. Last year I hired a young guy right out of college. He had good grades and seemed like a hard worker. A week later I’m in the company bathroom and I hear…

How to Survive the Difficult Boss

by / ⠀Startup Advice / March 14, 2022

Let’s face it.  We don’t like being told what to do.  As GenY’ers, we want the freedom of choosing our own path, often down to the very last detail, which is why entering the real world can sometimes be a bit rockier than, well, the baby boomers’ entrance.  However, whether you work for a large corporation or are self-employed, to be successful you shouldn’t only tolerate, but excel…

Gen Y – The Lost Generation?

by / ⠀Blog Personal Branding / February 27, 2022

BusinessWeek’s cover story “The Lost Generation” frames Gen Y as a pathetic generation surrendering to our circumstances. Yes, the economy is piss poor, but is it true that “young people can’t even grab on to the first rung of the career ladder?” Millennials are not helpless and are certainly not entitled. This may be exactly what the doctor ordered–a wake up call. The level of frustration stems from…

How to Dominate Your Goals and Achieve Freedom

by / ⠀Blog Career Advice Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Podcast Startup Advice Travel Under30CEO / February 1, 2016
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Want to start a business? Be an entrepreneur? Achieve the freedom that everyone desires? But are you sure entrepreneurship is for you?  Are you pursuing your dreams for the right reasons? In this week’s interview, Jason Bay from Gen Y Success drops his formula for setting goals that are vision oriented AND executable. Jason Bay is the founder of GenY Success and the host of The GenY Success Show. He’s a millennial himself and…

Infographic: Younger Employees Waste the Most Time at Work

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 24, 2012

Who hasn’t wasted some time at work? Everyone is guilty to some degree but here are some stats to find out who exactly is at the biggest fault. Quick stats: People with higher education tend to waste more time than those with less education Employees born between 1980 – 1985 waste 4-times as much as those born between 1930 – 1949 The internet is the #1 distraction Infographic…

Success at Any Age: The Baby Boomer’s (and Gen Y) Guide to Becoming an Overnight Success

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / April 4, 2012

If only I could go back to my twenties and know what I know now, at age 57. I have screwed up more times than anyone ever had the right to, and here three decades later I am finally getting my act together. There are lots of Boomers out there that have the one thing you Millennials really need: experience. The good, the bad and surely the ugly,…

The Rise of the Millennials: A Call to Current and Aspiring Entrepreneurs

by / ⠀Personal Branding Startup Advice / March 12, 2012

If you subscribe to the inspiring articles on this website, chances are you are a member of the millennial generation.  I myself am one of them and I must admit it took me some time to get comfortable with the notion of quitting my job, going without a paycheck and risking it all for the dream of starting my own venture, on my own terms.  At a recent…

Getting Ahead Without Getting an MBA

by / ⠀Startup Advice / January 25, 2012

When addressing the question of MBA degrees, the camp is largely divided. Proponents of the MBA are quick to highlight the numerous advantages of the program, including: working closely with successful and brilliant people from across the globe; exceptional professional networking and internship opportunities; and, learning proven strategies and cutting-edge insights in the field. Above and beyond those benefits, MBA’s also prepare graduates for a wide array of…