Finding a job that you enjoy doing is hard. Finding a place where you enjoy what you do and who you work with is even more difficult. But those concerns aren't in the minds of employers, who want to know what your qualifications are and what you can do for their company.
Most job postings in today's world have some sort of experience requirement attached to them. An individual applying for these entry level positions is expected to have between one and three years of experience.
For a person older than a college student, this would seem to make perfect sense. But for college graduates, this policy doesn't fit at all. Most graduates have done internships at companies during the semester or over the summer, but have not fully committed the time to learn the full experience of the job. Disqualifying these #Individuals from consideration isn't just bad; it's downright dumb.
A recent college graduate could easily be the best employee at the company within a few years. All they need is the proper mentoring and training. In today's world, hiring and keeping an employee is extremely difficult. And large organizations bear the cost of training these individuals. Why waste money on someone who isn't going to stay? Simple. If you do train and mentor an employee effectively, that person will always feel some connection to that initial company. And who knows? Maybe your company will get business from that person down the road one day.
Millennials are Entitled and Lazy
It's true, some of us are.
But what young people crave these days is a challenge. They don't just want to input numbers into an Excel spreadsheet. They don't want to answer the phone all day. They want a variety of activities that come with a variety of challenges. So don't be surprised when you hire a millennial who gets bored after a week of performing the same monotonous job over and over again. Instead, #Give them challenges. Set unrealistic expectations. Give #Millennials projects that will have an impact. I promise that you won't be disappointed.