Millennials: The Next Greatest Generation?
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The New 'Good Jobs'

The New 'Good Jobs' | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
Jobs that pay well but don’t require a bachelor’s degree are what many Americans want—and these days, they’re not found on an assembly line.
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More students are enrolled in certificate or associate degree programs, the two most common pathways to middle-skill careers, than in B.A. programs.
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Stress testing

Stress testing | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
Working long hours may not be as bad for our health as we think
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Countries with shorter working hours – mostly richer places – typically have high incidences of anxiety and depression.
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Ask an Economist: How Can Today’s College Students Future-Proof Their Careers?

Ask an Economist: How Can Today’s College Students Future-Proof Their Careers? | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
A panel of experts gives some (pretty dispiriting) advice to a generation that will come of age as automation does.
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Expect to have to keep learning throughout the course of your career
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5 Important Communications Skills Students Must Master - College Confidential

5 Important Communications Skills Students Must Master - College Confidential | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
Today’s article was submitted by Erica Cirino. While attending lectures, completing mountains of coursework, and studying diligently for hours each day isn’t easy, the payoff is great: a college degree, plus many marketable skills students can apply in grad school or in their professional careers. Much of what students learn in college includes communication skills—speaking,...READ MORE »
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Americans think that communication skills are more important than any other academically related skill.
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Arizona State uses spoof of drug ad to encourage students to use office hours

Arizona State uses spoof of drug ad to encourage students to use office hours | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
Do your students suffer from the widespread syndrome of Fear of Meeting One-on-One With My Professor? Arizona State has a cure, pending FDA approval.
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4 Motivational Triggers to Get You Started Right Now

4 Motivational Triggers to Get You Started Right Now | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
If you are getting bogged down by procrastination or simply not achieving your dreams, get started on these motivational triggers.
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When all’s said and done, it’s really up to you.
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Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning

Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson said the current education system is designed to create conformist and compliant students, but this approach doesn't honor the diversity and
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29 Facts That Might Make You See Millennials Differently

29 Facts That Might Make You See Millennials Differently | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
Millennials continue to puzzle the general population, but this infographic has 29 facts that may help you see millennials differently.
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37% have been unemployed or underemployed
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Science Explains...What Happens If You Never Leave Your Hometown

Science Explains...What Happens If You Never Leave Your Hometown | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
Leaving home is an American tradition and it shapes American brains.
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In the Midwest more than 70 percent of residents stayed in the state where they were born and nearly half of all adults in this region spent their entire lives in their hometown.
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Liberal-Arts Majors Have Plenty of Job Prospects, If They Have Some Specific Skills, Too

Liberal-Arts Majors Have Plenty of Job Prospects, If They Have Some Specific Skills, Too | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
An analysis by the company Burning Glass suggests modest ways that graduates can catch the eyes of employers.
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Managers: Millennials Want Feedback, but Won't Ask for It

Managers: Millennials Want Feedback, but Won't Ask for It | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
Millennials desire routine feedback from their supervisors, but they neither request nor receive it.
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frequency
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The Career Limitations Of Emotional Intelligence

The Career Limitations Of Emotional Intelligence | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
Emotional Intelligence is more than a buzzword, it's a valued trait in the hiring world. But it will only get you so far.
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While the hype around emotional intelligence may be fully warranted, it still "reflects the skills we value in organizations" today, relative to those we've valued previously.
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For Millennials, Is Job-Hopping Inevitable?

For Millennials, Is Job-Hopping Inevitable? | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
Many millennials move from job to job, but not all of them are prone to leave their employers.
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Engaged millennials demonstrate greater loyalty to their employers
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7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science

7 Surprising Facts About Creativity, According To Science | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
The brain's creative circuitry holds some unexpected secrets that scientists are only just beginning to understand.
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Millennials: Not Attached to Employers or Institutions

Millennials: Not Attached to Employers or Institutions | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
A contradiction among millennials: This generation is extremely digitally connected, yet unattached to institutions and employers.
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Note-Taking Strategies to Improve Learning

Note-Taking Strategies to Improve Learning | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
Most students aren’t good note-takers. This post explores the benefits of having a rotating designated note-taker and why students should ditch the laptop.
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hands down the "write" way
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Companies Struggle Finding Workers in Five Fields

Companies Struggle Finding Workers in Five Fields | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
Companies struggle finding workers in five categories, according to Randstad’s 2016 Workplace Trends Report. They also struggle keeping them.
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Why 4 a.m. Is the Most Productive Hour

Why 4 a.m. Is the Most Productive Hour | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
Some people begin to work or tackle personal tasks before sunrise, aiming to find focus before distractions begin in the standard morning rush.
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Don't laugh!
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Why it pays to be grumpy and bad-tempered

Why it pays to be grumpy and bad-tempered | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
Being bad-tempered and pessimistic helps you to earn more, live longer and enjoy a healthier marriage. It’s almost enough to put a smile on the dourest of faces.
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Guess I need to change to @pessimz;)
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Many Millennials Are Job-Hoppers -- But Not All

Many Millennials Are Job-Hoppers -- But Not All | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
Engaging millennial employees dramatically decreases the likelihood that they will change companies.
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Millennials make up 38% of the U.S. workforce.
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When Millennials Become Managers

When Millennials  Become Managers | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
Their leadership styles may differ from the status quo, and not just because they use Twitter.
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"Those with less experience tend not to understand that it takes more than a good idea to move change forward."
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Surprisingly Simple Ways You Can Trick Your Brain Into Focusing

This research-based approach has shown improvements in brain function in as little as 12 hours.
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Strategic attention, Integration, Mental flexibility
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The One Question Most Americans Get Wrong About College Graduates

The One Question Most Americans Get Wrong About College Graduates | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
Since the recession, the case for college seems as if it has changed considerably. But has it?
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Young people who have earned a college degree have substantially lower unemployment rates than those who haven’t.
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6 Things Every Parent of a Millennial Must Understand About Their Child

6 Things Every Parent of a Millennial Must Understand About Their Child | Millennials:  The Next Greatest Generation? | Scoop.it
These boomers and Gen X'ers raised Millennials, but don't understand how to work with them.
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The health of our workplaces, and our economy, depends on it.
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