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Lazy, Entitled, and Vain – How to Work Through Generational Bias (And get your career off the ground!)
Young professionals are graduating into a fundamentally changed work landscape from young adults a generation ago. Temp jobs, unpaid internships, and contract positions are the new norm, not the exception for us. We will cover what misconceptions are out there about our generation (and why they’re wrong), what’s changed in the economy for us (and how we have to change with it), and how we use our strengths to create a career when even a steady job seems impossible.
Alex Tsatsoulis is currently the Development Director at the Minnesota AIDS Project. He graduated in 2007 right before the economic crash in 2008, and has weathered the waves of job uncertainty and unpaid internships – and managed to carve out a career path through it. Alex has also been on the hiring side, and watched as resumes have changed over the past few years from the predictable blocks of employment to the ever-changing landscape of temp jobs and internships today.