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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.

Rutgers-Newark program offers the crafty some entrepreneurship tips

There's no shame in saying it: When our generation graduated college, we all had a lot of time on our hands waiting for the phone to ring for job interviews.

Cut those millennial dads some slack — their careers matter, too

I was recently sent this op-ed piece on millennial fathers written by Steven I. Weiss — a news anchor and managing editor at The Jewish Channel — that was published by the Los Angeles Times.

Fun and games: Managing tips from an unlikely (and amusing) source

This is my Monday morning ritual: At the beginning of every week, I spend my commute listening to that week’s episode of This American Life, a radio program based out of Chicago. Last year, the program had a lot of buzz surrounding its...

Travel the globe with a working holiday visa

Working holiday visas are exactly the kind of thing I wish I had learned about in college.

Set rules can smooth the path for telecommuters — and their bosses

More than 4 percent of New Jersey employees telecommute — with that number only rising with the millennial generation.

Renting has its pitfalls, but think of the alternative

Despite New Jersey’s rank as the fifth-most-expensive state for renters, builders over the last six months have received 12,798 permits, with 70 percent of those being for multifamily homes, the accounting firm CohnReznick said in a report...

Taco Bell reigns 'supreme' among traditional fast food chains in millennial patronage

In a swift turn of events, Taco Bell has been leading the pack among traditional fast food chains in patronage while the rest are seeing a sharp decline (but then again, are we really surprised?). Despite having been a punchline for many years, the...

Like me, some millennials have perfectly good reasons for leaving their jobs

There’s a laboratory somewhere where a white-coated Baby Boomer is dripping sweat into a petri dish, experimenting with an opaque substance that’s labeled “Millennial Employee Retention.”

Sanders is locking in millennials one AMA, tweet at a time

Let's begin our discussion with a movie reference all millennials love: Citizen Kane (millennials do, however, love textbook irony). There's a famous scene of a political rally in which the titular character speaking as a political candidate says of...

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