By: Andie Biederman
Millennial. The simple uttering of the word tends to put people in a tailspin (minus the Gen Y’ers themselves of course, myself included). Are we a blessing, or are we a curse? Many say millennials have no regard for money, are too attached to technology, are self-centered and the epitome of a narcissistic society, lazy, and the list goes on. But there are those who seem to understand this generation — a generation that has caused quite a stir over the last decade for embracing an overly passionate, open-minded outlook on life.
Let me help you love us. I read an article once in Forbes that called us “globally-minded,” lending support to the idea that we millennials are in fact self-expressive, upbeat, connected and yearn for an existence that is nothing short of grandiose. So what’s wrong with having a little vigor and intensity? When it comes to careers, these attributes are what executives look for in young, budding professionals. The workforce is made for people like us, the go-getting folk who strive for success and seek out opportunity to make an impact, climbing up the ladder as quickly as we can. We have a collaborative mindset, are influenced by pop culture and relevant trends, are adaptive to a variety of environments and appreciate open communications.
So don’t fear us, embrace us. Because we’re sticking around and making moves faster than the blink of an eye.