Imagine this scenario.You’ve just started your first job out of college and you get this inter-office mail fromyour new boss: “Has our client answered the questions we had for our report?”Panic sets in. You’re working on a number of reports. Which one? And how should yourespond? You hardly know the new boss — would an in-person update be too informal?Is inter-office mail too slow?
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Getting ahead in business may depend on looking back.
Finding a job in today’s highly competitive employment market is a challenge for college graduates. Finding the right job to launch a successful career in a student’s chosen field is even more difficult.
Recently there’s been a trend to stereotype millennials as ungracious, narcissistic, social media–obsessed, lazy, self-entitled “trophy children” who are handed everything in life.As a Bentley University senior and proud millennial, I find these insults degrading and unwarranted. Comparing the values of one generation against another is flawed and rife with inaccuracies.Let this be a guide to respond to anyone who dismisses our generation.
It comes down to the way you think. Job hunters, including millennials, need to understand that a technical mastery of the finer points in your chosen business field is not enough. Skill matched with a particular quality of mind equals talent, according to successful business executives who have graduated from Bentley.