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3 Ways Millennials Can Master Job Interviews

By: J. MaureenHenderson Forbes May 6, 2013 Cat companions, leisurely phone calls, interjections from overbearing dads – a recent USA Today piece put the spotlight on the job interview sins of Millennials and there are plenty to catalog. You’d think basic skills in how to present yourself in such a way as not to alienate those folks who

The Fight for Millennials

By: Charlie Cook National Journal May 3, 2013 President Obama carried the 18-to-29-year-old voting bloc by 34 points in 2008 and by 23 points last year. But a new national survey of millennial voters conducted by Harvard’s Institute of Politicssuggests this emerging generation might not be as locked into the Democratic camp as conventional wisdom suggests, and

Millennials want to be rich, have everything – but don’t want to work hard, study finds

By: Zosia Bielski The Globe and Mail May 3, 2013 Today’s teens are more materialistic but less willing to work for their toys than baby boomers were when they were in high school, according to an incendiary new study that assessed the work ethic of three generations of high-school seniors. “Compared to previous generations, recent high-school graduates are

Millennials Want to Donate to Charities, Save the World. Really

By: Heesun Wee CNBC May 3, 2013 Forget T-shirts. If you’re in the business of asking people for donations, usual outreach strategies such as hawking candy bars, e-mail blasts and mass mailers are getting some competition. Nimble charities and philanthropists are instead discovering crowdfunding as an effective, efficient tool for collecting money from the masses. The

Boomers Finally Leaving Workforce: But are Millennials Ready to Step Up?

By: Kate Rogers FOXBusiness May 2, 2013 As more boomers age out of the American workforce, their employers are having a hard time filling their shoes. According to a new report from Citigroup, firms are facing constraints on the availability of qualified labor resources as older workers age out of the workforce or reduce their hours,

Banking in 2023: what’s a branch?

By: John Armstrong The Globe and Mail April 30, 2013 Canadian banks have an enviable record for stability and performance over the past 20 years. Even into 2013, we are continuing to see remarkably good performance. However, the next few quarters are likely to be very challenging as key forces start to impact top- and

Conservative millennials avoid risky investments

By: Christine Dugas USA Today April 28, 2013 This year the Dow finally broke through the 14,000 barrier for the first time since October 2008, but no thanks to the risk-averse millennials. The millennial generation, which ranges in age from 18 to 34, has been raised during the stock market crash and the Great Recession.

Managers to Millennials: Job interview no time to text

By: Paul Davidson USA Today April 28, 2013 Newly minted college graduates soon entering the job market could be facing another hurdle besides high unemployment and a sluggish economy. Hiring managers say many perform poorly — sometimes even bizarrely — in job interviews. Human resource professionals say they’ve seen recent college grads text or take

Stuck in Traffic: Corporate perks keep Gen Y downtown

By:Steven D’Souza CBC News April 26, 2013 Sari Katz has the kind of commute most people in the Greater Toronto Area can only dream of. “It takes, by bike, six or seven minutes,” the 26-year old says about her ride to work at Google Canada’s headquarters in the heart of downtown Toronto. Katz works in

The Unluckiest Generation: What Will Become of Millennials?

By: Derek Thompson The Atlantic April 26, 2013 The nearly 3.7 million American babies born in 1982 weren’t special, except to their families. But in the eyes of demographers, they were categorically different from the 3.6 million Americans born in 1981. They were the first members of a new club: Generation Y. This so-called millennial

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