Hope you guys enjoy today’s GUEST POST from my friend Dayton!
The negative stereotypes against Millennials aren’t about to go away. We’re lazy, inept at face-to-face communication, and entitled. Sure, previous generations had it hard, but they grew up in an entirely different era, one in which there were different sets of social pressures and economic climate. They didn’t have to ask questions like, “How am I supposed to gain experience for an entry-level job?”, “Should I pay my student loans or save for retirement?”, or “How do I design my resume so an actual human being will look at it?” But you’ll never get older generations to relent on their views; they obviously had it harder than we did, and we’re all just useless Millennials.
Unfortunately, those older generations are often in charge of hiring. And while it’s tempting to delay employment until these stereotypes are worn down, the rising costs of graduate degrees have prompted many Millennials to flood the job market now. So you can try and convince hiring managers that you’re not the “typical” millennial, but that could take more time than a standard interview. Instead, you should turn a negative into a positive by tweaking perceptions and making these not-so-stellar stereotypes work for you. Here’s how.