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Anyone successful will tell you that their career goal is never straight forward and you will take a number of falls and criticisms on the the way.

When I began my career in recruitment six years ago, I was excited to put in the hours and repay the faith my manager had in me. As my first step on the ladder, I wouldn’t have described myself as passionate about recruiting at the time. However, I did strive to be successful.

Without giving away too much personal information, I fall within the Millennial Generation, born 1977 to 1995 (according to Google). However, I do find that term has been polluted by its overuse in society.

Moving onto 2017 and I am occasionally asked to present outstanding graduates for new and exciting IT roles. What they’re all asking for is someone with a strong work ethic, positive attitude, punctuality and an appetite for career success in their field.

However, they all seem to be stuck in the same predicament. These individuals are getting more difficult to find and more importantly, to keep happy once employed. After all, companies want to hire someone that they are willing to invest their time and money in.

This takes me onto a thought provoking video I watched involving Simon Sinek, motivational speaker, where he described this generation in the work place. He said it can be broken down into 4 pieces:

1. Parenting

2. Technology

3. Impatience

4. Environment

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Many of you will have divided opinions I’m sure, but the message he attempts to put across is clear. This generation have ultimately gained a sense of entitlement and power.

Now it’s very important to mention that there are of course many young people out there with a huge appetite for success, and I truly believe you can achieve anything you set your mind to.

My advice to anyone at the bottom of the ladder who want to separate themselves from these tags is to be pro-active, work hard and success will follow.


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