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Millennial Minded

Millennial Minded

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.

What to do when you're the interviewer, not the interviewee

OK, so I'm only 26, but I've been an integral part of the interview process many times — on both sides of the table. Read More »»

Are transportation woes driving millennials from Jersey?

Are transportation woes driving millennials from Jersey?

Millennials are willing to leave New Jersey in droves, and it's a nasty portent for the state's economy. Read More »»

Thoughts on startup accelerator programs and entrepreneurship by millennial Matt Cartagena

Meet Matt Cartagena — a quarter-life millennial who believes in not only learning everything he can about being an entrepreneur, but also actively sharing that knowledge with others. Read More »»

Maybe millennials do live up to some stereotypes, after all — but which?

I've spent a lot of time on this blog challenging the millennial stereotypes: By and large, the idea of labeling more than 80 million people seems implausible at best. Read More »»

Ways to categorize — read: 'stereotype' — the millennial generation

At the recent Advertising Week in New York, Bryan Melmed — vice president of the digital advertising network Exponential — presented findings from his team's analysis of 4 million young adults ages 18 to 34. Read More »»

The idea of a 'dream job' can be a bit silly: Millennials are just lucky to have what they have right now

There’s a fictional singing group in The Simpsons universe called “Hooray for Everything!”: Their unmitigated optimism will always remind me of every assembly I had to sit through in my elementary school’s cafe-gym-atorium. They would tell us to embrace the “warm and fuzzies,” reject the “cold and pricklies,” and — most of all — follow our dreams. Read More »»

It may come as a surprise: Millennials are engaged and ready to learn

Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, you have heard a lot about millennials since we launched this blog. The prosecution would have you believe that we are a lazy and entitled generation. We have provided evidence to the contrary. Read More »»

Why millennials prefer to buy experiences

I was strong-armed into experiencing a haunted hayride this last weekend. Read More »»

That's right, those 'laid back' millennials are anxious, too

For all people say and hear about millennials being a laid-back, slacker generation, there's plenty to support that we want to work hard and do well. Read More »»

A marketing light bulb: Crafting an ad that reaches millennials

A good deal of my friends grew up devouring media. Our encyclopedic memory of movies, music, television shows and the people that made them has given us a reservoir of over-analytical conversation (“Hey, isn't 'Men in Black' just 'Ghostbusters' for Clinton's America?”). Read More »»

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