The Ultimate Interview Guide

We were recently mentioned in The Ultimate Interview Guide under the section "What you shouldn't say in an interview." … [Read more...]

Convincing Young Employees that Hourly Is as Good as Salaried

Focus on career development to keep emerging adults engaged Before she discovered a passion for HR, Jennifer Colclazier worked for eight years in various administrative roles with a small Midwestern company. In those jobs, she had many HR-based responsibilities, including interviewing and coordinating performance reviews. So when she decided a … [Read more...]

Arlene’s interview on The Underemployed Life. Part 2

If you missed part one of Arlene's interview on The Underemployed Life, click here. In part 2, Arlene discusses the “myth” holding back many college graduates, and offers advice for people unhappy with their job status. TUL: In our last interview we spoke to several college students who thought this was a worse time to enter the job market … [Read more...]

Arlene’s interview on The Underemployed Life

Arlene was recently interviewed by "The Underemployed Life", where she talks about the benefits of job hopping, being resilient, and social media’s role in finding a good job. The Underemployed Life: You offer career and psychological counseling through your practice. What are some of the psychological effects of underemployment you see in your … [Read more...]

Reducing New Employee Turnover Among Emerging Adults

Ann graduated from Robert Morris University in Chicago with a bachelor's degree in law office management in 2013, and when she landed her first job with a midsize law firm, she was excited about her new career. But when Ann (not her real name) arrived the first day, it was obvious that the partners hadn’t given much thought to the role of their … [Read more...]

Help For New College Grads Searching For A Good Job

"There are no jobs out there." This is a popular refrain among my career counseling clients. When I question how they know "there are no jobs out there," it usually turns out to be something they read somewhere or heard secondhand rather than the result of any direct experience. More often they seem to be using this myth as an excuse not to … [Read more...]

Managing the Challenge of Constant Feedback with Emerging Adult Employees

Feedback is important to every generation, but the need for constant feedback is associated with Millennials. As digital natives, they are accustomed to getting immediate responses and unfettered access. Millennials’ need for feedback may also be attributed to emerging adulthood, a new and prolonged transitional life stage (occurring between the … [Read more...]

The Not-So-Tragic Tale of Talia Jane

Talia Jane, 25, got fired from her job as a customer service rep at Eat24 when her 2800+ word rant to the CEO of Yelp complaining about her low salary and poverty-stricken lifestyle went viral. It turns out Ms. Jane has a history of writing scathing online reviews of her employers. In 2014 she wrote an article called "4 Harsh Realities About … [Read more...]

What Emerging Adults Want In a Job: 9 Key Requirements

Lauren Graves’ career reads like a page from the emerging adult playbook. She became an HR director at 27, but she took a circuitous route to get there. Like many emerging adults (EAs), she zigzagged her way through the job market, exploring her options and capitalizing on opportunities. “Each time I changed jobs, it was because I wanted to … [Read more...]

What to look for in a job other than the salary

Searching for a new job can be challenging no matter your career path. Sometimes, even after you have narrowed your search to a specific career path or position, it is easy to overly focus on details such as the salary or benefits that accompany a position, while missing out on important information about the job itself. One of the best ways to … [Read more...]