77 Million Millennials Can’t Get Happy – Or Can They?
In what I would say is one of the BEST articles written on the subject of career satisfaction in some time (seriously, the stick figure diagrams are fabulous!), this Huffington Post piece hits on the happiness of a particular set of professionals: Gen Y. Related: 5 Common Fears Of Recent Grads Also known as Millennials, this group was born between the late 1970s and mid 1990s. According to the article, the problem is they were raised to believe they could be anything they wanted. Couple that with years of getting what they wanted during prosperous economic times and you have a large number of young people who haven’t had the opportunity to:
A) Develop the intrinsic motivation needed to stay on track and feel positive in their efforts. Also known as the use of G.R.I.T. (Guts, Resilience, Innovation, and Tenacity), to persevere in their goals.
B) Participate in career experiences that would better prepare them for the realities of the professional world (i.e. less than 30% of students who attend high school and college ever do a professional internship or job before graduating).As you read this you might be thinking, “Wow, this generation is in trouble.” But, I disagree. Here’s why…