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The Best Metro Areas in US for Veterans

The Best Metro Areas in US for Veterans | Millennials | Scoop.it

Let's support our veterans.  If you are hiring or know of any job openings, post them on your Facebook or Twitter profile.  


If you're mustering out of the U.S. military, you should put Pittsburgh, Pa., at the top of your shortlist of the best places for veterans to start civilian life, new research shows. Pittsburgh winters too cold for you? Then Phoenix in Arizona's Valley of the Sun may be more to your liking.


These cities top a list of the 10 U.S. metro areas that offer America's most recent veterans the best job and education opportunities and provide a higher quality of life in an affordable location. Other cities on the list were Dallas; Cleveland; Atlanta; Warren, Mich.; Ann Arbor, Mich.; Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio; and St Louis.

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Stupid (but common) resume mistakes (single page view) - iMediaConnection.com

Stupid (but common) resume mistakes (single page view) - iMediaConnection.com | Millennials | Scoop.it

While many Millennials are just entering the workforce, you might find these tips from iMedia Connection author Julie Roehm valuable for building your personal brand -- Mike Macey, Curator.


Julie Roehm -- As a professional marketer who has built several organizations, I can tell you that one of the most important and simultaneously monotonous elements can be the interview process. And it usually starts with the resume. In this digital age, you would think that we would have some type of cool behavioral code or iconography that would have replaced the one- to two-page listing of jobs and schools. Yet the fact remains that the resume or CV (curriculum vitae) is still considered a vital tool.


I have written about this topic ("Re-thinking Your CV/Resume")before, and since that time, I have embarked on a new position that has -- yet again -- brought many resumes to my door. So, it seemed a fitting time to provide some thoughts on the perfect resume -- which often involves examining what not to do.


I have many ideas of my own, but I also have an impressive network of hiring professionals on both Facebook and LinkedIn. So, in the spirit of embracing the age of crowdsourcing, I asked these professionals for their thoughts and included them in this article. I have ordered and categorized these faux pas and their corresponding tips by their plain obviousness, all the way down to the more subjective, controversial, and thought-provoking.


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Survey Finds Millennials Driving Demand for Emerging Cloud-BasedMobile Services; 66 Percent Interested in Tablets as Phones and SMS Integration in Social Networks

Survey Finds Millennials Driving Demand for Emerging Cloud-BasedMobile Services; 66 Percent Interested in Tablets as Phones and SMS Integration in Social Networks | Millennials | Scoop.it

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jun 07, 2012

(MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- New US research by tyntec and YouGov around mobile communication and social networking reveals that among all age groups, young adults, or "millennials," are leading the pack in interest to adopt new cloud-based models for telephony, including integrating texting and voice capabilities into new devices and online services. According to the survey, 66 percent of smartphone users aged 18-24 are "very interested" or "interested" in using other devices such as an iPod, iPad or other tablet PC as a mobile phone. Similarly, SMS outpaced apps as the most popular feature among this age group, used by 81 percent of mobile phone users versus 12 percent for apps (mobile email trailed at eight percent). And, Millennials led strongly in terms of device sophistication with 64 percent owning a smartphone versus 55+ year-olds, where only 29 percent had a smartphone.


The April 2012 YouGov survey, sponsored by tyntec, surveyed more than 1,000 US respondents aged 18-55+ about SMS adoption, smartphone usage, mobile social networking and free/low cost calling and SMS alternatives.


Texting more important than beer and coffee--read more . . .

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'Believe' it: Justin Bieber coming to Amway Center in January 2013

'Believe' it: Justin Bieber coming to Amway Center in January 2013 | Millennials | Scoop.it

ORLANDO -- It looks like Orlando is going to start 2013 with a serious case of "Bieber Fever."


Wednesday morning, the Amway Center announced it will be one of the last stops on Justin Bieber's 2012–13 tour for his upcoming fourth studio album, "Believe."


The platinum-selling pop star is scheduled to play the Amway Center on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013.


Tickets go on sale June 2, a week from this Saturday. But you can get your hands on tickets even sooner than that.


How soon? How about today?


From the Amway Center:


"Justin Bieber’s Fan Club pre-sale will begin at 12 noon local time on Wednesday, May 23. Visit BieberFever.com or join now with a Quarterly or Yearly Membership Package in order to get first access to tickets for the North American Tour. By joining BieberFever.com, fans will receive a pre-sale access code which allows the purchase of up to four (4) tickets for up to four (4) shows on the tour plus some exclusive Bieber merchandise. For more information, visit www.bieberfever.com."

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Time Spent Creating Mobile Recruiting Applications Is Time Wasted

Time Spent Creating Mobile Recruiting Applications Is Time Wasted | Millennials | Scoop.it

Facebook mobile users have a choice of downloading an application, or using the mobile Facebook. Eighty percent of mobile Facebook users use the application. With Twitter, users prefer the application, too. This data has confused many industry commentators, with many bloggers writing that applications are “winning the battle.” This interpretation is wrong.


Unfortunately such mistaken onlookers have driven many talent acquisition directors to ask me if they should develop a mobile recruiting application and forget about optimizing their mobile websites. After all, a mobile social media application, downloaded from Google Play or Apple AppStore, offers us a better experience so we can more easily enjoy and interact with social media.


On the contrary: your mobile recruiting strategies should have nothing more important than offering your candidates an optimized mobile website. Here’s why:


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Work Is Work: Why Free Internships Are Immoral

Work Is Work: Why Free Internships Are Immoral | Millennials | Scoop.it
The last word on students working for free...


This summer, millions of students -- some graduating, some between school years -- will spend the summer working. Some will work at restaurants and on retail floors, where working is called "working." Some will work at think tanks and non-profit organizations, where working is called "interning." Estimates put the number of unpaid interns every year between 500,000 and one million. So, in a country where working for free is mostly illegal, a student population somewhere between the size of Tucson and Dallas will be working for free, in plain view.


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Amway - Proud Sponsor of Miss America

Amway - Proud Sponsor of  Miss America | Millennials | Scoop.it
Amway is a proud sponsor of the Miss America Organizaiton and Miss America's Trusted Brand.


Amway is proud to sponsor the Miss America Organization, the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Our ARTISTRY® brand is the exclusive skincare and cosmetics provider for Miss America.


Here she is! Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler, Amway spokeswoman. Watch the crowning moment and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.


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Harvard and MIT Bring Their Courses to the Online Masses for Free

Harvard and MIT Bring Their Courses to the Online Masses for Free | Millennials | Scoop.it

Are you a little tight on funds for college?  


A new joint initiative between Harvard and MIT demonstrates the schools' desire to open themselves up to more people.


In the past few years, the tools that could make for really excellent online distance learning have emerged piecemeal. We have reliably good videoconferencing, live video streaming, collaborative document editing and so on. We don’t know how best to translate classroom education to the online realm, but the tools are there, and, sooner or later, someone is going to figure it out.


In such an environment, the dons of elite education could batten down the hatches and try to preserve the limited-supply model that has served them well (see: newspapers, record labels, publishing houses). Or, they can choose to embrace the openness and radically democratic accessibility the Internet makes possible.


This morning two of the top universities announced a collaboration that signals they are taking the latter path: MIT and Harvard are each pouring $30 million into a nonprofit partnership edX, which they hope will make the top-notch faculties and courses of their schools available for free to millions of people around the world — free for anyone with an Internet connection.  Read more . . .

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The millennial teenager [infographic] - Holy Kaw!

Communicating with teenagers has never been easy, but if you’re not dialed in to the digital universe, it’s near impossible these days.

 

www.OnlineSchools.com has combined research from the Kaiser Family Foundation, Pew Research Center and Common Sense Media, to name a few, to provide a snapshot of the digital habits of Millenials and how it may be impacting their lives for better or worse.

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How the Great Recession Has Ruined the Baby Boomer Generation

How the Great Recession Has Ruined the Baby Boomer Generation | Millennials | Scoop.it
There are very real issues and concerns Baby Boomers have in today's world.

 

The cacophony of discontent emanating from millennials towards Baby Boomers is cause for concern. In the interest of providing some balance to the postings on PolicyMic, this essay outlines some of the more important issues that are important to my generation.

 

The wealth that Boomers accumulated has been decimated by a series of financial crises beginning with the internet bubble and now with the Great Recession. Huge equity stakes in homes have been lost and pension fund assets are significantly lower, dramatically impacting the projected life styles of Boomers who are approaching retirement. Many would say it is the fault of Boomers who were duped during the housing bubble, but is it fair to criticize the optimism that was created by 1990s housing prices? And how can you blame Boomers for the performance of their pension fund assets?

 

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Beauty and Salary: How Does Employee Attractiveness Affect Lifetime Pay? [infographic] - The Salary Reporter

If you want to make as much money as possible in your lifetime, here's some food for thought: Your chances of doing so are significantly higher if you're attractive.

 

Here's a figure to kick things off: $230,000. That's the average lifetime difference between a beautiful person's salary and an unattractive person's salary. Hungry for more? Women who are 70 pounds under the average weight make an average of $62,500, whereas women who are 70 pounds over the average earn just $21,500. That pattern reverses for men: heavier males earn more than slim ones.

 

The relationship between beauty and salary even translates to the football field, where attractive NFL quarterbacks earn an average of $300,000 more than other quarterbacks with similar statistics. Tom Brady, Tony Romo and Tim Tebow are just some recent examples of this pay disparity in action.

 

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The CMO'S Guide to: THE SOCIAL LANDSCAPE

As a millenial, you should definitely establish your personal brand on the internet.  Your brand should include your peronal name or a clearly defined variation.  Mine is http://mikemacey.com; it could be mikemacey1, mmacey, or mike-macey.

 

Social Media sites or platforms provide a clean canvas to establish yourself, your brand, your persona for now and the future.  As a brand, your human capital will grow in value with time, experience, and life experiences.  It is important to define your brand beefore someone defines it for you.

 

Click on Post Title to see the full Social Landscape chart.

 

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Millennial Women Fight Back Against Unemployment Rates by Starting Businesses

The job market has been notoriously bad for workers of all ages, but it's been especially rough for Generation Y: some 50 percent of new grads are underemployed or unemployed. Millennial women are increasingly fighting back against this phenomenon by taking an entrepreneurial career path. MSNBC profiled the founders of LearnVest, Foodspotting and Paperless Post -- all of whom happen to be millennial females with the first name Alexa -- for an inspiring "Today" show segment, which appears below.

 

In its report, MSNBC revealed that 54 percent of millennials want to start their own businesses rather than take on traditional jobs with other companies. Industry analysts are even beginning to credit millennials with job creation, which means that the very generation that's been beat up worst by the economy could actually help strengthen it.

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Millennials Make the Most of Mobile Connections

Millennials Make the Most of Mobile Connections | Millennials | Scoop.it

Millennials, that cohort of 18-to-34-year-olds born roughly between the advent of the VCR and the commercial debut of the Internet, may be the most well-connected generation yet. They are taking their personal connection— with each other and with content — to new levels, new devices and new experiences like no other age group, recent research shows.


Their connectedness and propensity to consume media content, click on mobile ads, socialize and share experiences through mobile devices has led Nielsen to call them "Gen C." They regularly share sales offers with peers via smartphones and make purchases based solely on recommendations from friends and families, according to research conducted by RadiumOne, a social advertising company.


This generation truly lives the mobile life, RadiumOne said. More than half of them (54 percent) made a purchase from a mobile device in the last six months and nearly one in 10 (9 percent) made six or more purchases. More than three-quarters (77 percent) of those persons were largely driven by personal recommendations (41 percent) and sales-based content (38 percent).

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A Spectacular List of 240+ Tips, Tricks and Resources for Content Marketing

A Spectacular List of 240+ Tips, Tricks and Resources for Content Marketing | Millennials | Scoop.it

We know you have better things to do than spending your days scouring the web for the info you need, so we’ve taken the liberty of doing that for you.


Via Bruce Johnston
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Goof find Bruce. I've had this idea on a list for 6 months and . . . a-lah! Thanks for the Scoop; I'll also have to check out the author Corina Mackay.

Is Attendly meeting schedules mostly for the UK?

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My comment should read "Good" not goof! I'm the goof.
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Some teens aren't liking Facebook as much as older users

Some teens aren't liking Facebook as much as older users | Millennials | Scoop.it
SAN FRANCISCO — For teens, it has been an essential rite of passage: They turn 13 and join Facebook .


For these youngsters the social networking giant's novelty has worn off. They are checking out new mobile apps, hanging out on Tumblr and Twitter, and sending plain-old text messages from their phones.


Since she signed up three years ago, friend requests and status updates are as much a part of Meera Kumar's life as homework and exams at Menlo School, the elite private school in leafy Atherton, Calif., where she's a 16-year-old sophomore.


But when her kid sister Anika turned 13 last year, she gave Facebook a pass.


"I guess I haven't been that interested in it," said Anika, who prefers sharing photos with friends on Instagram via her iPhone or video chatting with them onGoogle+.


Could Facebook be losing its cool?  Read more  . . .

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Brand #Fail

Brand #Fail | Millennials | Scoop.it

Saddled by a wave of online faux pas, marketers struggle to break through the wall of consumer criticism...


Social media? For too many brands, it might feel more like anti-social media.


It’s no secret that the rush of consumers and advertisers to Facebook and Twitter has made it ever easier for the masses to be heard—and for brands to mess up.


The minefield of customer commentary has been a part of the conversation since the dawn of social media, and the various high-profile brand blowups over the years have been well-documented. Considering that so many marketers have learned the hard way that consumers have a voice—and they’re going to use it—one might think that brands would have gotten savvy by now. And yet, a surprising number seem to have still missed the memo: Tread lightly—you’re just a visitor here.


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Inheritance, Retirement, Taxes & Banking

Inheritance, Retirement, Taxes & Banking | Millennials | Scoop.it

Inheritance is the practice of passing on property, titles, debts, and obligations upon the death of an individual. In other words, an inheritance is what you leave behind when you die. You can leave your inheritance to a person, a family or even a company, charity, or institution.

Apart from money, an heir can inherit property, valuables, and any assets that the decedent owned at the time of his or her death. You can set up your inheritance to go to one person or several and they do not always have to be your family. Some laws that cover inheritance make allowance for spouses and children so that they are entitled to a portion of the inheritance.


If there are people who feel that they were cheated out of their inheritance, they can contest the will and try to "break" the will to get their share.

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Millennial Branding Student Employment Gap Study

Millennial Branding Student Employment Gap Study | Millennials | Scoop.it

Millennial Branding and Experience Inc. Study Reveals an Employment Gap Between Employers and Students


Companies expect students to have internships but aren’t hiring interns


A new study by Millennial Branding, of 225 employers using Experience Inc.’s data pool of over 100,000 US companies, uncovers the student employment gap, skill requirements, and sources of hire for the class of 2012. 91% of employers think that students should have between one and two internships before they graduate, yet 50% haven’t hired any interns in the past six months.


Students that have the required internships haven’t received job offers from companies since 79% of employers have hired 30% or fewer interns into full-time positions. Furthermore, 87% of companies think that internships should last at least three months for students to gain enough experience when most internships last around two months long. This employment gap is one of the reasons why half of all recent grads are jobless or underemployed as reported by The Associated Press.

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Amway Canadian Championship | Canada Soccer

Amway Canadian Championship | Canada Soccer | Millennials | Scoop.it

The road to and from Amway Canadian Championship 2012


The Amway Canadian Championship is the Canadian Soccer Association's annual professional club cup competition. The Championship winner is awarded the Voyageurs Cup and is registered as Canada's representative in CONCACAF Champions League, the confederation championship which in turn qualifies one club for the FIFA Club World Cup.


The Championship itself is a knock-out competition, with four teams split into two semi-final series. Each semi-final winner advances to the final series. Every series is played over two matches, with each team hosting one leg at their home venue. The team with the most goals scored after two matches wins the series.


In 2012, Toronto FC will face Impact Montréal in one semi-final series while Vancouver Whitecaps FC will face FC Edmonton in the other semi-final series. Semi-final matches will be played on Wednesday 2 May (in Montréal and Edmonton) and Wednesday 9 May (in Toronto and Vancouver). The two final series matches will be played on Wednesday 16 May and Wednesday 23 May.


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The Campus Tsunami

The Campus Tsunami | Millennials | Scoop.it

What happened to the newspaper and magazine business is about to happen to higher education: a rescrambling around the Web and online learning.


Millennials will likely become the largest group to attend and graduate from an online university.

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Financial steps Millennials to Baby Boomers need to know to prepare for disability

Financial steps Millennials to Baby Boomers need to know to prepare for disability | Millennials | Scoop.it

Most people don't think they'll ever suffer a life-altering disability. However, a 20-year-old worker has about a three in 10 chance of suffering a disability before reaching retirement age, according to the Social Security Administration. As people's age increases, so does the likelihood of a disability forcing them out of the labor market. The average age of people receiving Social Security disability benefits is 53.

 

Whether a severe disability progresses slowly or occurs suddenly, most people are not financially prepared for a health crisis that forces them to stop working. The results can be financially devastating, both to sidelined workers and their families.

 

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40 Free PSDs Guaranteed To Improve Your Work

40 Free PSDs Guaranteed To Improve Your Work | Millennials | Scoop.it
Below, you’ll find some useful psd files that cover a vast array of resources. From icons (social media, browser, photoshop etc.), ribbons, UI kits, Apple products, counters to buttons, progress bars or tags.
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Why Bashing Millennials Is Wrong

Why Bashing Millennials Is Wrong | Millennials | Scoop.it
The problem, Nancy Lublin says, may not be the generation we love to pick on but the people who don’t know how to manage it.
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Study: Millennials Care the Most About Unemployment, Not Climate Change or Income Inequality

Study: Millennials Care the Most About Unemployment, Not Climate Change or Income Inequality | Millennials | Scoop.it

Harvard University’s Institute of Politics released a report that sheds light on the issues that are important to millenials. Spoiler alert: it's not climate change, it's not fixing income inequality — it's the unemployment rate.

 

On domestic affairs, "Creating jobs and lowering the unemployment rate" is the issue that young people care about the most. This is understandable -- it's difficult to care about longer-term issues if you are unemployed and can't find a job. Plus, young people face a higher unemployment rate than the national average.

 

As of March 2012, the unemployment rate for people between 16 and 19 years old is 25.0 percent, and the rate for people between 20 to 24 years is 13.2 percent. This is much higher than the rate for all workers, which is 8.2 percent.

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