Tuesday, September 02, 2014
How to Manage as a Young Boss    
Ritika Trikha writes in CareerBliss
Young people are zooming into higher positions pretty fast. “Thirty-four percent of U.S. workers say they are older than their bosses, and 15 percent say they work for someone who is at least 10 years younger,” according to a report by AOL jobs.
 
“Remember, as the boss you may have the authority but not the power to get things done. Power comes from credibility. Credibility comes from performance. Performance takes time,” says Steve Langerud, workforce consultant, who has helped over 15,000 people.
 
In order to perform and manage at a high level, listening is key.
 
Millenials want to be the boss; boomers don't    
Quentin Fottrell writes about leadership in MarketWatch

Quentin Fottrell, WSJ MarektWatch, writes, "Just 32% of men ages 49 to 67 and 21% of women in that age group say they want to eventually occupy the corner office versus, according to a new workplace survey of 2,000 adults by the Pew Research Center. By comparison, 70% of millennial men and 61% of millennial women — defined by the study as ages 18 to 32 — say they’d like to be boss. The members of Generation X — ages 33 to 48 — were somewhat more evenly split, with 58% of men and 41% of women saying they wanted the top job, the survey of more than 2,000 people found. “Boomers have been in the workforce long enough to see the downsides of being in charge,” says Steve Langerud, a workplace consultant based in Grinnell, Iowa."

 
Super quick tips to improve your resume    
By Melissa Fiorenza; NextStepU
Melissa Fiorenza writes, "Get this: A study conducted by The Ladders.com, a job-matching service, revealed that recruiters spend about six seconds reviewing a resume before they make a “fit/no fit” decision. Six seconds! In other words, your resume better be in tip-top shape if you’re looking to jump right into a job after graduation. To help it get there, use this quick checklist of what-to-dos and what-not-to-dos."    
Green Job Search    
How to keep your job search sustainble
Students frequently ask about how they can be 'green' in their career planning and job search.

Ironically, I think you have to try NOT to be green in the job search today!  

Between submitting resumes with a PDF, online applications, SKYPE interviews, and tools like LinkedIn, the carbon footprint of the job seeking process is shrinking every day.  

However, it never hurts to be proactive in how you engage your job search.  

Tips for Green job seeking:

1.  If it is not clear, then ask if you can submit materials online.

2.  Use LinkedIn to begin your dialogue with employers.  If you are doing a good job developing your profile, everything the employer needs to know about you will be on your profile.  

3.  Use video technology for initial interviews.  

4.  Ask if there are ways you can overlap with other candidates to share rides to and from the site.  Yes, you have to have good self esteem to spend time with your competition!  

5.  Look locally.  If possible, consider positions that don't require you to fly or drive long distances for the interview.

6.  Consider employers in locations that focus on short commutes, public transportation, positive city design that emphasizes effective density patterns and self propelled transportation.  

7.  Read Richard Register's book 'EcoCities' to get ideas about how you can live and work.  

8.  Ask about working from home one day a week to cut down on commuting.  

Overall, the small things add up.  Be aware of what you do and how you do it.  

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