I don’t think there has ever been something more difficult than getting a job as a millennial…
There are two reasons why:
- If you are a millennial you are fairly young, so you are likely just fresh out of college and that is just a hard time to get a job. Nobody told me that just because I have a degree doesn’t mean somebody will be standing right outside my door begging me to come work for them.
- Us millennials have a bad rep. People assume we are all lazy, entitled, and will up and leave our job just a year after getting it. Apparently, everyone thinks we just like to bounce around too often.
So, my point is that when we go to search for a job, we need all the help we can get…
Trust me, it is no walk in the park and there are a lot of things people don’t warn you about.
And, after a while, the whole “we decided to go with someone else” response just gets draining.
I know, you just got out of school so reading is likely the last thing you want to do, but it will be worth it this time. These books will help prepare you for the career that lies ahead of you:
- Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success, by Dan Schawbel
As much as you don’t want to believe it, it really is just all about who you know. Trust me, I have figured that out the hard way.
You have to make those connections and properly market yourself in order to secure that dream job. And, this book will teach you how to do just that.
- Millennials and Management: Making It Work At Work, by Lee Caraher
Like I said, we as millennials are looked down upon. But, proper preparation can lead to a harmonious relationship with your manager.