Young professionals – Can you deal with the truth? 10 career tips (this one never tells you)

Yikes! Hey students and young professionals, the prospect of work this year for entry level positions does not look so good.

So, the tips are for students and recent degrees (all 2.5+ M of you) who are not afraid to hear the hard truth about the American job. You may not like what you are reading, but if you really want to progress and find a job that makes you happy then you have to face reality. Think of it as a paper cut – you can apply the right care now or ignore it just to wake up and find it infected. What would you do? I work with hundreds of professionals who always tell me the same: "I would like to know these tips when I started." So please do not neglect the facts. Handbook # 1: You are the most educated generation to enter the workforce, but you also think you are the least prepared. Generation NEXT (Generation NEXT, also known as Gen Y & Millenials) is the largest and most educated generation to enter the workforce in the history of the United States (over 70 years) bachelor's degree and another 40% graduate degree plan). Unfortunately, you are also seen as a professionally immature and enormous challenge in the workplace. How did this happen? A Little Historical Perspective Helps to Explain …

Years ago, the acquisition of a degree was a privilege and was done with intent. If you were lucky enough to go to college, you know what you've been studying and what your career will be before you start. You can expect a good starting salary and a bright financial future. You can also rely on a lifetime of work and career development from one firm. A gold watch and retirement package have often been your reward for loyal years of service.

Fast forward today: there are thousands of colleges and anyone who wants to go can enter somewhere. In this way, the degree of college does not give you "legs up", it just allows you to "step up" to the starting line of careers. Inflation exceeded initial salaries, and the average student completed a $ 17 + K debt, but without the professional experience and focus of graduates years ago. Up to 4 out of 5 college students have to go home after school because they can not afford to live alone. In short, today college is more expensive, but the return on investment has dropped significantly. TYPE # 2: The other generations of the workforce have little sympathy for your situation. You are mistaken for being lazy, straightforward and arrogant. Do not validate these beliefs by ignoring their worries instead of working to overcome them. Other generations of the workforce believe you deserve "hard love". They are disappointed with your attitude in the workplace. Generations, before you worked hard, have paid their fees to jobs they did not like and now want respect for their professional marks of battle. Many of them had to pay for school themselves and had no opportunity or time to find a career they could be excited about. The pressure to pay bills and get out alone has forced them to make their professional satisfaction on the back of the burner. So they do not appreciate that you are criticizing or challenging the work they have created. These actions contradict the way they were raised in the workplace. And while nobody expects to follow your footsteps, you have to admit that work experience is crucial to developing your own knowledge and skills. We do not run until we learn to walk, do we? So, it's time to think that your views and opinions in the workplace are not yet fully developed. Before offering advice on how to improve the situation in the workplace, take the time to look at the different generations of viewpoints of those who were before you and make an effort to understand their point of view. The best employees know how to "manage". This means that you train those who are above you to get the desired results. The first and most important rule for mentoring is: "Ask, do not say". If you want to change the point of view of a person, you need to extend your point of view by asking questions that will provide you with a more complete understanding of their position.

Here's what you need to keep in mind: Generation NEXT is known to be compassionate and socially responsible, you are worried about the world and you care about the people around you. Why not take the generations above you into your efforts to create a better world? Share with them your ideas and enthusiasm, but respect their knowledge and time spent in trenches. Evaluate your thoughts and think carefully about how you present yourself at work. Your opinions matter, but they will only be heard if you can formulate them in a way that connects you to those you want to influence. Learn to speak in their language, and all your ears will be upon you. TYPE # 3: DO NOT travel by road, backpack or "take a year without" without first thinking about your career. Those who delay playing often pay

As graduation is approached, many students experience career pressure and think, "I did what I expected and now I deserve to do something for myself." However, rewarding yourself without organizing the least of your career plans before you leave can cause you to start looking for a job when you get harder to return. Here are some statistics to keep in mind: Post-school post-start-up work (from start to finish) is at least two months on average. The process of finding employment, interviewing, accepting and accepting a job offer, and then starting work, takes time. It is easier to manage this process when you are close to resources (ie Career Career Center) and a network of peers who are in the job. Too often, colleges give up their home until they have fun. They return home and suddenly find themselves alone without the help of their friends and school to help them. Add potential pressure on parents on your shoulder, ask for your progress and job search can become very striking. I once had an angry father who called me to ask for my son's services because, in his own words: "My son returned from a 7-month fun trip just to find out that he has no idea what I want to do or how did I get a job. What I spent $ 80K on college education for?!?! "This relationship between father and son was tense and most of my time teaching this new college garden was spent trying to made him fight to take no responsibility for his future. Do not get stuck in this position. You have to consider the consequences of your actions

But if this is not enough reason to focus on your career goals before you leave, think about it: choosing to play in contrast to job search sends a clear message to employers regarding your professional priorities. Here's a real story, I was talking with a successful consulting consultant in March last year looking for an intern. She had just interviewed a young woman who had graduated the previous May and preferred to take a job as a bartender because in her own words: "I did not know what I wanted to do and I was not ready for a real job." The young woman impressed the manager with the energy and his appearance, but he was interested in the young woman's inability to communicate clearly how and why she is now ready to engage in a full-time professional position. The client chose not to hire this graduate and told me: "I think I'd rather wait another two months to get a trainee from the upcoming graduation course, so I'll know that the person she's hiring has a sense of urgency work and be successful. "

Actions speak stronger than words, so you reasonably choose what you do after graduation. The best way to enjoy your leave after college is to make sure your professional game plan is in order before you leave. And when you come back and start looking for a job, be sure to include what you learned about yourself while you are in the adventure after college and how you plan to use this knowledge in your career

TIP # 4: More grades do not mean more money! If you are not sure what to do, LAST thing you have to do is stay in school.

A few years ago I was meeting a group of college students. I went to the room and asked every participant what they decided to do after graduation. As I arrived at a young man who seemed so confident, he replied: "I plan to go to the law faculty, take my MBA or get a master's degree in education." Considering it was April, and the graduation season was one month, I was very surprised. So I asked him: "Why school law?" His answer was disappointed, and then defensively toned: "Because I think I would like to like him." Needless to say, six months later, he was looking for a career career. I really want to do it, nor how to find the answer. I think many college degrees are like this young man. They believe education is a sure bet. His multilateral response a few months earlier was his way to make sure that everyone is impressed while he is secretly confused about what to do next. I'm just glad he does not force himself to go to school to save the face! Returning to school without a financially stable reason to go is a risky investment. to ensure career advancement when they offer the opportunity to build a specific set of skills for a particular job / career. Do not return to school unless you are sure you will use what you learn. a company that will pay for it. Do not believe me? Then look at these facts: some studies show that ½ of the people who receive advanced grades never see the financial return on their educational investment, while another study shows that approximately 40% of all the recipients of the graduation grades end up taking jobs that they could get without their extra level. TASK 5: Do not succumb to Cinderella syndrome. The sooner you break your reliance on acceptance, praise, degrees, rewards, and other bribes, the sooner you will find personally satisfying work that is professionally rewarding.

Many Americans, especially young, are victims of Cinderella Syndrome, the idea that a day, a surprising event, will come and fix the situation. For example, those who are seriously in debt dream of winning the lottery, get an inheritance or even marry a rich man. Others who dream of professional success imagine that the "perfect" opportunity will eventually come into their own way and will be for them. The number of people between the ages of 14 and 28 who believe they will eventually be known and successful is stunning. And why not? The reality of television and the sensory impact of marketing images tell them that they can have everything and that they are designed for greatness.

Still, here is the real problem: "NEXT's creation is raised in connection with the use of external stimuli as a way to make them do things." Focusing on the reward for everything you do, many NEXTers are already addicted to the awards that include praise and acceptance from others, but we both know that stimulus is a good word for "bribery." And when people are forced to meet the expectations of others who use bribes, they respond by putting the least effort to achieve the goal, do not believe me? Verify the book of Alfi Konin: "Awards awarded: The Golden Star Problems, A Praise and Other Briberies," and you will quickly understand why so little effort is being spent to identify a career in school today. a piece of paper to satisfy others In fact, students are encouraged to keep their open abilities and to meet their professional interests after graduation. Unfortunately, this has poor results. Some say that today's college will have 10 jobs in the first ten years of your life – you are becoming eternal job seekers who do not benefit from mentoring or career development due to job skipping. And as a career coach, who has increased three times only in the last year, I can say that your confidence will be weakened by shaking, desperately trying to find career satisfaction, but it feels like a personal failure. Still, the worst of all is that your income potential is also suffering. Being a specialist is what gives you greater potential for profit. The better you are in a certain set of skills, the more demanding you will be. However, years of career research without any calculated thoughts to develop critical sets of skills, which can ultimately be used as strengths of professionals, lead to the "wings of all trades, master of any" person. The story begins to repeat itself, the generation itself, who wants to stop his career and find a balance in work, confuses himself and lacks the necessary experience to take control. The career crisis (the same anger, depression and anxiety felt by people in middle-career crisis but in the first career stage) is increasing among Generation NEXT

So why more students just do not choose a career and go? Well, given the number of career choices today and the lack of guidelines to help them increase their strengths and limit their interests, Generation NEXT is unable to identify and start a satisfactory career. Imagine being brought to a supermarket and saying, "Stay here without reading the labels, choose a food but choose wisely because you have to eat every day for the next three years," and now you will get the feeling of how it is a colleague who is looking for his first job today. And let's not forget that television is a reality and immersed in emotion for immediate conquest, your generation has the greatest strain to succeed at a young age in history. No wonder why, no matter how you say it, "career" is a four-letter word of Gen NEXT

So what's the solution? Exit and find what you are looking for, then build the plan to do it yourself. I guarantee you will get faster (and more fun to do) then your peers who choose to wait Prince Charming. Generation NEXT can start using its expertise as a professional student. It's time to get to your career as you would do math. Search for resources and do your homework. Create informational interviews and talk to people you respect professionally. Get the facts in order to be able to focus on a two-year professional development plan that involves raising the skills defined in a particular industry that excites you. You do not decide on life or death or long-term commitment, but you need to establish a smart short-term professional goal and follow it. The career path is full of spins, but avoiding the road without having at least some destination may lose you, not to mention, waste valuable time and resources. TIP # 6: Do you have a Career story? If not, then plan a longer, more stressful job search.

Do you want to impress the recruiting managers? You should then be able to formulate your professional strengths and short-term goals within 30 seconds or less. This is called "Career History" and the more compelling it is, the better the chances of hiring. Like or not, you sell your services when you're looking for a job. So you have to consider the situation, judge yourself and then make a brief summary of what employee you are and what you want to achieve professionally in the near future. The key to the great career story is simple: be honest, be authentic, but most of all worth it! I have my clients write their Career History and share it with several professionals who respect them. Тогава те приемат обратната информация и я включат, за да могат да репетират историята и да я предадат на паметта. Не подсказвам, че тя се разкъсва като линия от една пиеса, а по-скоро се научава докъде е лесно да се изяснят и да се разговарят. Силната история на кариерата говори за твоите познания за себе си и вашето желание да бъдеш професионално успешен. Назначаващите мениджъри наемат хора, които знаят как ще добавят стойност към организацията си от първия ден. Споделете с тях как ще бъдете ценен актив и работата ще бъде ваша

СЪВЕТ # 7: Търсенето на работа с пръскане и молитва е за хора, които желаят да се споразумеят за това, което е на разположение. Станете активни, създайте мрежа и ще получите достъп до горещите задачи, за които никой друг не знае

Средният кандидат за работа трябва да изпрати над 100 автобиографии, за да получи дори един отговор. Автоматизирането на процеса на търсене на работа е наводнило ръководителите на наемане с толкова много хартия, те са принудени да бъдат агресивни в методите си на "изрязване". Просто типо или странно форматиране на резюмето ви може да ви приземи в "не" купчина за секунда. Раздразнително, но вярно. И ако автобиографиите ви намират в купчината "за разглеждане", знайте това: Мениджърите наемат личности, но личността на кандидата е силно намалена и често се тълкува погрешно, когато се ограничава до предаването му чрез един лист хартия. ФАКТ: 93% от комуникацията е несловесна. Това означава, че автобиографията ви само по себе си има ограничен капацитет да ви представя ефективно. Ако искате да намерите чудесна работа, трябва да се свържете "на живо" с хора, които могат да оценят вашия потенциал и да ви насочат към правилните възможности

Как може да стане това? Създайте информационни интервюта с хора в компании и позиции, които ви интересуват. Не искате работа, а по-скоро събирате данни за това как да качвате работа като тяхна. Това е най-добрият начин за изграждане на първата ви професионална мрежа. Някои статистически данни казват, че 80% от работните места се запълват чрез препращане. Кой ще ви насочи към вас? Ако сте срамежлив или чувствате, че ще наложите на тези хора, позволете ми да променя вашата гледна точка: Кое лице не иска да отнеме няколко минути от деня си, за да обсъди как те станаха успешни? Освен това опитни професионалисти знаят колко е важно да правят връзки. Кой знае? Препращането към работа може някой ден да им помогне в собствената им кариера. Така че, направете своя кариера в отлична форма и започнете да я споделяте със света. Опитайте се да създадете възможности да се срещнете с хора, които могат да споделят своя опит и знания и с вас. И скоро ще усъвършенствате правилния начин да получите вътрешната следа за онези работни места, които никога не се публикуват, а също и за добрите! СЪВЕТ # 8: .

Вълнението за всяка нова работа изчезва с течение на времето, но връзката с правилния мениджър може да ви държи ангажирани, оспорвани и ускорено на успех. Когато търсите работа, помислете за мениджъра. Можете ли да видите, че сте научили много от нея? Каква е тяхната кариера? Как са стигнали до позицията си и какво бихте могли да спечелите, като сте под ръководството им? Най-важното е, че виждате себе си достатъчно удобно, за да получите критична обратна връзка от тях и да споделите вашите професионални тревоги с тях? Ето още една причина да изберете работа въз основа на мениджъра. Хората често се отнасят до "офис политика" на работното място. Те са навсякъде. Естествено е средата на различни личности да има конфликти и различия в мненията. Така че офисната политика винаги ще съществува. Голяма част от успеха на работното място се свежда до това, което познавате и как работите с тези политики. Намирането на мениджър, който уважавате и които сте готови да поемете, ще ви помогне да се ориентирате в тази политика и да се издигате в една организация. ТИП # 9: Искате ли квантов скок от кариерата си? След това научете се да се справите с трите C … сега!

Вашето поколение е защитено и насърчавано с положително подсилване през целия Ви живот от добре планирани родители, които искат да сведат до минимум излагането ви на болка, неуспех, разногласия , както и други негативни преживявания. "Всеки получава трофей" и "вие всички сте специални" мантри, които сте слушали, са били предназначени за изграждане на доверие, но този подход за отглеждане на родители има недостатъка да не ви позволява да "кожата на коленете" и да изградите способността си да се справяте с емоционалната въздействието на трите C: конфликт, критика и предизвикване на разочарование. Ето какво трябва да знаете от тази гледна точка: да постигнете успех в кариерата си и по-важното в живота си ще трябва да: A) работите в силно конфликтни ситуации, б) да получавате и интернализирате критиките, и В) да приемате, че ще разочаровай, защото просто не можеш да угодиш на всички през цялото време.

Как се подготвяш да се справиш успешно с тях. Започнете, като се съсредоточите върху това кои сте и как искате другите да ви възприемат. Определете личните и професионалните си цели според вашите собствени условия, а не някой друг, и след това отидете след това, което искате, знайте наградата за насочване към С, че среща по пътя ще служи само да ви направи по-силни. Време е да развиете критичните си умения в тези области. Помолете всеки успешен професионалист как се стигне там, където са днес, и те ще потвърдят, че изграждането на устойчивостта ви срещу 3C е ключът

ТИП # 10: Приемайте уравнението, използвано от най-професионално доволните хора в

Работил съм със стотици хора, които са професионално успешни, но лично нещастни. Всъщност, аз бях самият аз. Затова питам всеки, който познава подобно нещо, да обмисли следното: "Наистина ли може да го наречете успех на кариерата, ако ви струва щастлив живот?" Бързо осъзнах, че в нашата професионална логика има нещо неправилно. Така че проучих ситуацията и научих, че никоя друга култура в света не поставя толкова голямо внимание на кариерата като определящ елемент на тяхната лична стойност, отколкото в Америка. Основаваме много важни решения за живота на нашата способност да отговорим на въпроса "Какво правиш?" За по-добро или по-лошо, ние сме едно общество, което разграничава индивидите и определя колко уважение ще дадем на човек, въз основа на това, което правят за работа. И все пак ви предизвиквам да се запитате следващия път, когато се срещнете с някой, който изглежда професионално успешен: "Но дали те са успели в живота?"

Така че, как намирате удовлетворението от кариерата и успешния живот? Прегръщате и преследвате кариерата си, като използвате следното уравнение като основа на това, което правите: ОПИТ = УЧЕНИЕ = GROW . Удовлетворението идва от растежа. Растежът възниква, когато се учим. Обучението идва от преживявания. Намерете неща, които ви позволяват да се "загубите в момента" на преживяването и ще намерите работа, която не се чувства като работа. Хората, които обичат това, което правят, ще ви кажат, че се събуждат всеки ден и очакват да "преживеят" това, което кариерата им предлага. Проактивно потърсете възможности да се научите на работа и ще достигнете нови нива на успех и удовлетворение. Бъдете благодарни за възможността да работите, да станете творчески във вашите начини да се ангажирате с нея и най-вече да се развълнувате от способността си да разширявате знанията си чрез опит и кариерата, която удовлетворява, ще бъде ваша

Source by JT O’Donnell