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Oct 9, 2019 - by Diane Soucie

How many of us have heard these types of comments?

“Workers today feel entitled”
“They want constant praise”
“Young workers are disloyal, reckless in their approach and make aggressive demands”.

How many of us have thought it or, perhaps, said something similar?

The age cohort most often portrayed negatively with these types of statements are millennials. But is this a fair assessment? Let’s take a look at the myths and realities surrounding millennials, why it matters and strategies to tap into the talent of this generation.

September 27, 2018 - By Sean Coughlan (bbc.com)

From dream job to reality: The most typical type of work turned out to be a sales assistant.

When young people were asked in 2011 about the careers they wanted, the most popular ambitions were for jobs such as doctors, vets, firefighters, police officers, nurses, teachers and actors.
But the Office for National Statistics has gone back and found a reality gap with what really happened to their lives six years later.

September 26, 2018 - by Roberta Neault (lifestrategies.ca)

It’s interesting to observe how many folks who are not career counsellors or practitioners are talking, quite definitively, about careers.

Many of them have their own unique definitions of “career,” quite separate from the international field of career specialists grappling with definitions, developing theories, and supporting individuals and organizations with career development and career engagement challenges.

For example, a friend recently shared this interesting video where Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) distinguishes between hobbies, jobs, careers, and vocation. Within this context, her distinctions make sense but these definitions are not universally accepted.

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