The New Year is here! For many of us, January is the perfect time to reflect on our lives and set new goals, hoping we become better versions of ourselves along the way. Most people make personal resolutions, like get in shape, quit smoking/drinking, or learn a new language. But, what about career resolutions?
As a new decade begins the current workforce is loaded with multiple generations of workers, including baby boomers, Generation X, Generation Y (millennials) and Generation Z. Different generations in the workforce can have many potential benefits and challenges. One of those challenges is keeping up with employee needs and giving them the tools they need to be successful.
A recent survey took a look at what Generation Z (born 1997-2010) workers value from their jobs and compared it to what millennials (born 1981-1996) entering the workforce in 2010 valued from their jobs. The differences are mostly subtle, but there are a few things that stand out.
These days, it's all too common for job seekers to take a job that isn't in their industry. The ever-increasing competitive job market certainly doesn't help. But you've got bills to pay, food to eat, and possibly a family to support.
Although it's tough to stay happy at a job you don't necessarily want, you know the position is taking care of your financial needs at the moment. But how can you advance your skills for a future career growth or job opportunities? If you're worried you might not be getting the experience you need, here are three ways to keep fortifying your professional talents.