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The Rise of Millennials in Anchorage’s Workforce

With one Google search you can find boatloads of information about the rise of Millennials and how they will affect the traditional work environment as we know it. While there are some obvious positive benefits about hiring Millennials, there also are significant misconceptions and complaints from employers about the next generation.

Before we get ahead of ourselves, let’s establish what defines a Millennial. A Millennial is somewhere between 18-34 years of age. This is one of the largest generations, surpassing both Gen Xers and the Baby Boomers. There are nearly 80 million Millennials, according to MillennialMarketing, meaning they make up about 25 percent of the US population.

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How to Stay Encouraged During a Job Search

Whether you’ve been looking for a job for a week or several months, it is easy to get discouraged when an amazing opportunity doesn’t pan out. Things may not go how you envisioned, and that’s okay! This is a normal part of the wonderful learning experience that is job searching. If you’re feeling a bit lost and confused while contemplating where to go after the opportunity you wanted goes to a different candidate, read on for a set of tips to keep you steadily on the path.

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3 TIPS TO HELP YOU STAND OUT IN THE JOB SEARCH

Embarking on the path to change a career or adventure into a new field can be one of the most challenge and brave decisions an individual makes. Whether you’re at the start of your career, transitioning into an unfamiliar industry or looking to shake up your usual 9-5 with a change of pace, it’s important to make sure you are memorable. Employers are typically interviewing multiple applicants who may possess the same level of education, experience and certifications that you do and all of you are going after the same job. So, what can you do to be remembered?

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