For as long as I can remember, I’ve always asked questions. I was lucky to have a parent that indulged and encouraged my curiosity and always treated me as an equal part of every equation. My thoughts and opinions mattered in our house. We lived by the saying “you’ll never know unless…you ask for it or you try it.” However, there came a point when I stopped believing “there’s no such thing as a stupid question.” I believe this happens to many of us.
On November 1, @shrmnextchat chatted with special guests SHRM YPAC leaders Jillian Caswell (@JillianACaswell) and Kirsten Benzaquen (@kirstenvjbenz) and other members of the 2017 SHRM YPAC about Young Professionals and Sexual Harassment – The New David and Goli
Young professionals are often stereotyped for being demanding, impatient and entitled, but one thing they cannot be labeled is afraid. In fact, they’re pretty much fearless. And this fearlessness is turning the workplace on its head and driving a lot of long-overdue change.
Case in point: sexual harassment.
By SHRM 2017 Young Professional Council member Jessica Gofforth.
You’ve successfully navigated the transition from New Graduate to Young Professional and you’re wondering what’s next. Here are three reasons why volunteering is extremely beneficial as a young professional:
1) Networking is Key!
Ready or not—here they come! Graduates of the Class of 2016 are ready to enter the workforce and will be preparing to start their careers over the next several months.
American Authors are enjoying the rage of this current song. Go Big or Go Home is a worthy entry in the Urban Dictionary and epitomizes for me the spark and enthusiasm I witnessed last week. For the fourth summer, I was graced to serve with a number of fabulous faculty as we delivered a Business Management Institute, sponsored by the Western Association of College and University Business Officers. The UC-Santa Barbara campus is always a beautiful backdrop to a great week of learning. I think, this was one of the best sessions.
It’s 3 p.m. on Friday and your boss has already told you that you can head out early for the weekend. You’re wrapping up a few items and planning to leave shortly when a coworker comes to you and asks you for some help with a project they’ve been working on. Your first instinct is to say you’re sorry but you have plans and need to leave early for the weekend. While that may get you a few extra minutes of weekend sunshine, you could be missing out on some valuable work experiences.
For the past several years, San Francisco officials have scrambled to find jobs for younger residents as summer approaches. And through partnerships with local nonprofits and the private sector, the city to date has matched nearly 20,000 of its youths with warm-weather work gigs.
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Pardon me as I take a trip down memory lane. Join me if you can. Close your eyes. Think back to when you were starting out as an early career professional. Think back to your interviews and the things you learned from those experiences. What did you learn?
How Millennials learn may be reshaping the way employers plan and implement training and development programs.
Join the SHRM YPAC for the monthly #SHRMYP Twitterchat at 12 p.m. CSTon November 20, 2014.
The topic this month is “How to Ace Your Interview.” We are anticipating a great dialog based on the questions listed below. We look forward to chatting with you!
Q1. What’s the craziest question you’ve been asked?
Q2. Does the first 30 seconds of an interaction really matter? How important is the “firm handshake”?
Q3. The first question a candidate is often asked is “tell me about yourself.” How long should the answer be?