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Millennial Minded Bloggers

About the Millennial Minded Blog

Six of our editorial staffers are millennials, born between 1980 and 1995. Here they'll share their personal stories and perspectives while discussing today's issues facing young employees and the changing workforce. Contact millennial blogger Meg Fry at megf@njbiz.com.

Millennials: The ‘I’ generation?

How to avoid that dreaded letter at the start of every sentence

The story goes like this: It was my junior year at Rutgers. I was sitting in a creative writing class during one of its sessions in which students were encouraged to bring in their works to be read for the class. We had gone around the room a...

Insert foot directly in mouth: Professionalism and social media

I’ve said it before: Boomers have a lot they can learn from millennials. Sure, it’s a two-way street, but research shows millennials are eager for face-to-face mentorship in the workplace and, anecdotally, some of my fellow millennials...

Attitudes and actions of millennial employees across the globe

One typical afternoon, an American employee between the ages of 18-30 clicked a couple boxes, answering a set of questions he or she found amid 9-5 yawns and aimless Internet wandering. That response was then amalgamated into the whole, and maybe it...

TL;DR (May I have your attention, please?)

It’s clearly a symptom of our information culture: We’re so entirely surrounded by stimuli and other information that multitasking has shifted from being a skill to a means of survival.

Investing in yourself and in others: How to be a ‘Yes, and heighten’ type of person

I wasn’t always a journalist. Before NJBIZ, I was a bartender; a production coordinator; a tutor; a personal assistant; an accounting clerk; a screenwriting consultant; a grill cook; the list meanders on and on. The one thing that’s...

How to gain mentors using Twitter

“They’ll think it’s strange if I contact them.” “They’re probably too busy to care.” “I’ll just figure it out myself.” Stop it. All of you. Now. And log on to Twitter.

Here’s a few things to consider if you’re a millennial (literally) on the move

Quick question for all you Jersey residents: On a daily basis, how many of you say, “I can’t wait to get out of this place,” or, “If I got a job elsewhere, I would totally move,” or, “This snow sucks! I want to...

For millennials who can afford to live alone, it has benefits

I know the moral of the movie “Home Alone” is supposed to teach us to appreciate and cherish the time we have with the loved ones in our lives. Still, as a 20-something who is living on his own for the first time, I can't help but chant...

In support of snail mail: Millennials take note

I came across this article on The Muse Wednesday and immediately thought:

Millennial management is a matter of extremes

On one side, there’s the stereotypical depiction of a millennial-friendly manager: The one who pats you on the head after a mistake and says, without sarcasm, “Hey Mr. Good Worker, I know you just lost us business, but that’s...

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