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Millennials (also known as the Millennial Generation or Generation Y, abbreviated to Gen Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X. There are no precise dates for when the generation starts and ends; most researchers and commentators use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to around 2000.
  1. ProducerXander Schofield
    The Why Behind Millennials Learning Through Hands-on Projects
    The Why Behind Millennials Learning Through Hands-on ProjectsThe millennial generation refers the newest group of people to enter the global workforce. People who were born between 1982 and 2000 belong to this generation. While some educators still cling to the traditional formal and intermittent talent...
  2. Jesse Caesar

    Jesse Caesar

    Let's find opportunities to give back every day...
    Jesse Caesar
    Jesse Caesar on Twitter
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  3. Federico Álvarez San Martín
    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    8 things millennials want—and don’t want—show how different they are from their parents
    www.washingtonpost.com Goldman Sachs dives into the likes and dislikes of the next generation of...


    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    24/11/2016 #2 Federico Álvarez San Martín
    #1 Exactly. Thanks for your comment.
    Richard Buse
    24/11/2016 #1 Richard Buse
    @Federico Alvarez San Martin Thanks for sharing this. Millennials get slammed for various reasons, but I think the rest of us can learn from what they value. How many folks really need a cable/satellite TV package that offers more than 100 channels? Owning a house isn’t the ideal housing solution for everyone. Motor vehicles depreciate in value and how many tax dollars are needed to build and maintain an automobile transportation infrastructure that’s deemed inadequate or unsafe as it is? Leading a healthier lifestyle does so much to drive down future health care costs, too.
  4. ProducerElia Mihuta

    Elia Mihuta

    Are the Millennials the new Hippies?
    Are the Millennials the new Hippies?I was born in the late 80s and that means I am a Millennial. But what makes us the generation we are?What defines us, the Millennials? First of all, we are always connected to the news and information and we are kind of addicted to our smartphones....


    Gerald Hecht
    30/11/2016 #14 Gerald Hecht
    #13 @Paul Walters Love is the answer...
    Paul Walters
    23/11/2016 #13 Paul Walters
    @Elia Mihuta Thats what we need a new breed of 'hippie' . The onus is on the millennials to make this planet a better place. Great piece...thank you
    Max Carter
    23/11/2016 #12 Max Carter
    Personally I am hoping the Millenials succeed where the hippies failed.

    The hippies failed by allowing their movement to become about a lot of drugs and sex and more of a hedonistic approach to life not taking into account the effects of such behavior.

    The edge of technology is something the hippies never had.

    The Millenials have old hippies to talk to that the hippies never had.

    There wasn't a generation that had tried before for the hippies to go to in times of need of guidance.

    I am part of Gen X, the generation that feels guilty that we didn't do it.

    I can think back as the hippy movement started making a comeback when I was in High School however we so brow beaten by the boomers, our parents we folded.

    The Millenials have a lot of people that are older that are on their side that the hippies never had.
    Gerald Hecht
    22/11/2016 #11 Gerald Hecht
    #10 @Phillip Hubbell Where there was a sort of "official organization" for a time...Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin...but ...yeah; their commitment (especially Rubin's, lol) to a "coherent program" seemed to: 1) have a short attention span
    and 2) sort of lost motivation...and 3)...umm; oh wow man... I forgot what 3) was.
    Phillip Hubbell
    22/11/2016 #10 Phillip Hubbell
    The Hippie movement in California was over before it started in Texas. It was a phase that lasted me from about the 8th grade until 12th, or from age 13-18. 1968-1973. It centered mostly around music and the quest for girls. In Texas, there was a fast car component, long hair, clothes. And speech patterns. It had little lasting impact on my thinking processes as it was fairly superficial. It was something to grow out of as adult needs and goals took hold.
    Gerald Hecht
    22/11/2016 #9 Gerald Hecht
    #8 @Randy Keho well --of course not all of the baby boomers were hippies; not all of those that were --went into policy...I think ultimately, it's not even about "hippies"...at all...it's about fulcrum points in history; a large demographic coming of age in a time of "bad craziness". People respond in different ways; to me the image of a hippie was that of someone who recognized/recognizes that the prevailing values at a given time are due for a recalibration...in a direction that is more "towards nature (the habitat we require to exist)" and less "towards separating from (and utilizing technology to conquer) nature...but I know...this whole Trump thing seems like such a bummer...and all these squares trying to bring me down with their rules.
    Randy Keho
    22/11/2016 #8 Randy Keho
    It should be interesting to see how millennials evolve into politicians. The original "hippies" didn't do so well.
    At President-elect Trump's request, Tulsi Garrard, D-Hawaii, a two-tour veteran and millennial, met with him yesterday, which is considered "bad form" as a member of the other party. He requested her input on Serbia and foreign policy. She serves on the House Armed Services Committee and often challenged President Obama and his policies. Talk of her being offered a position in the Trump administration is highly unlikely. However, she broke with the Democratic Party over their treatment of Bernie Sanders.
    I applaud her for apparently putting the country ahead of politics.
    Elia Mihuta
    22/11/2016 #6 Elia Mihuta
    #5 really appreciate it :)
    Gerald Hecht
    22/11/2016 #5 Gerald Hecht
    Cool Post --shared
    Gerald Hecht
    22/11/2016 #4 Gerald Hecht
    Really old school, lol https://youtu.be/HkmIhd42aRg
    Elia Mihuta
    22/11/2016 #3 Elia Mihuta
    #1 thanks!:)
    Gerald Hecht
    22/11/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht
    I'm an old school hippie ✨💫🕶🎸🎶🎤⬇️
    Camille Mari
    22/11/2016 #1 Camille Mari
    Good reading :)
  5. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy
    Science Says This 1 LinkedIn Mistake Makes Millennials Look Really Unprofessional
    www.inc.com When it comes to your LinkedIn profile, quality trumps quantity every...
  6. ProducerSandra Crowe

    Sandra Crowe

    5 Traits Older Generations Don't Understand About Millennials (According to a Millennial)
    5 Traits Older Generations Don't Understand About Millennials (According to a Millennial)Millennials are a hot topic because they are the modern-day disrupters. They're the generation causing the most change. They're the ones redefining the way things get done--and they're the ones closest to the action. They are both the prized...
  7. ProducerMartin Tolovski

    Martin Tolovski

                                         Why Young People Want to Move in Bigger Cities
    Why Young People Want to Move in Bigger CitiesFor young generations, a trip to a bigger city is something refreshing, modern and adventurous. More and more young people choose to live and work in a bigger city because it is such a big experience from which a lot can be learned, in terms...


    Martin Tolovski
    11/11/2016 #4 Martin Tolovski
    #3 Yeah and everything is faster :)
    Nelya Hapchyn
    11/11/2016 #3 Anonymous
    Big cities give me energy.
    Martin Tolovski
    11/11/2016 #2 Martin Tolovski
    #1 True, more things to do in bigger city :)
    Aurorasa Sima
    11/11/2016 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    Big cities are livelier, you can be and party more anonymous. Big cities just have a certain magic about them.
  8. ProducerAlex Desjardins

    Alex Desjardins

    The largest pipeline of human attention, EVER.
    The largest pipeline of human attention, EVER.Welcome to today! In this moment, we are living in a world of inter-connectivity, where we are often times more attentive to the digital world than what’s going on around us. Social media, like Gary Vaynerchuck says, is the slang term for the...


    Irene Hackett
    06/11/2016 #16 Anonymous
    Actually I meant face-face real time interaction, however - when I can't do that due to physical distance, I 'face time' with my iPhone or iPad!
    Alex Desjardins
    06/11/2016 #15 Alex Desjardins
    #14 Irene, you mentioned that you prefer face to face social media interaction, do you feel this need has been satisfied with today SM tools? What primary platform(s) do you use for this type of communication with the people who mean most?
    Irene Hackett
    06/11/2016 #14 Anonymous
    As with most new technology, there are wonderful benefits and certain trade-offs. Nothing seems to be all good or all bad. With SM, what I am learning is the importance of not allowing my attention to be hijacked; time is precious and I want to spend it face-to-face with the people that mean most to me! There's a big world to enjoy, technology is only one part of it. Great buzz, looking forward to reading more from you!
    CityVP Manjit
    06/11/2016 #13 CityVP Manjit
    Alex brother welcome to beBee !!!

    When I see how my kids use social media, they are using it in a whole healthy way - a way that older people may find alien - and they are simply extending the same face-to-face friendships, giving them an extra dimension to the F2F.

    All the concerns about being stuck in the machine are meant to be a awareness thing - but if we half as intelligent as we would like to think, we will still recognize this awareness - and somewhere between the end points of abstinence and addiction, we can find where our own personal awareness rests. Everything in life falls somewhere - so long as we know we personally know where.

    For me, being on beBee is neither about negativity or opportunity but that is my choice and I don't enforce this choice as a model for others to follow, indeed I eschew the whole notion of following - following does not make sense to me - and what makes sense to me is a personal choice - which returns me right back to awareness.

    IMHO awareness has a direct relationship with intelligence, except I don't find it useful to add a prefix to intelligence, unless the caveat is that intelligence is WHOLE no matter what cavaet we apply - so yes I dig network intelligence - because it is the network part to that whole. The same with media - social is the part to that whole - and media is also a subset of that intelligence.

    Now if you sniff my rhetorical glue that isn't my doing, that is following. If Alex brother you are observing, then I really dig that.
    Alex Desjardins
    06/11/2016 #12 Alex Desjardins
    #11 Respect
    Javier beBee 🐝
    06/11/2016 #11 Javier beBee 🐝
    @Alex Desjardins welcome to the hive !
    Alex Desjardins
    06/11/2016 #10 Alex Desjardins
    #9 Interesting enough, I was working on an idea similar to BeBee last year with the goal of quantifying personalities and soft skills to build professional brands. I'm seeing more and more of the characteristics of that project in this platform! @John White, MBA View more
    #9 Interesting enough, I was working on an idea similar to BeBee last year with the goal of quantifying personalities and soft skills to build professional brands. I'm seeing more and more of the characteristics of that project in this platform! @John White, MBA Very cool, I'm in! Close
    Lisa Gallagher
    06/11/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher
    So many positive outcomes with the use of digital media. So many people are growing their businesses with ease today vs 10 years ago due to advancements made over time, beBee is a great example - meeting others through similar interests, getting to know them personally and many times friendship ensues along with possible business relationships as well. The possibilities are endless with the new age of digital media!
    Alex Desjardins
    06/11/2016 #8 Alex Desjardins
    #4 Thanks Owen! #5 Deb; YES! Kids do care about more than just buying products when it comes to social. I like that example. In my mind the real opportunity lies in the new sub paths of communication (Ie. New platforms & technology that empowers people in different ways). Eccomerce & all the marketers will always follow. They have too! #6 You definitely see where i'm going with this Mohammed!

    Mamen Delgado
    06/11/2016 #7 Mamen Delgado
    #3 Love this era and the possibilities on the screen of my laptop. Communication has changed, rules in human relations have changed as well and we have a window on our hands to the knowledge and the human interaction.
    I just see opportunities everywhere!!
    Nice to meet you @Alex Desjardins. 💫
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    06/11/2016 #6 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...the world of interconnectivity that has the power of binding souls with virtual vicinity!
    Deb Helfrich
    06/11/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich
    I'd modify it just a little to the largest pipeline of human opportunity, ever, @Alex Desjardins. Of course, the attention part comes first, but unlike TV, which was the last great pipeline to human attention - the web is a two-way street.

    The ease with which we can learn that someone on the other side of the world has similar interests and thoughts and feelings is a game changer. Then the playing field levels out across humankind and we can start to right the injustices that came from the way that only certain people had access to information or resources or the right people to support their careers. A bit idealistic, but we see the evidence that kids care about more than buying things every day.
    Owen Paradis
    06/11/2016 #4 Owen Paradis
    I agree with this very much. Our world has evolved to not only accept technology, but to embrace it with any means possible. There is still so much to come ahead however things are evolving at alarming rates due to our technology. A regular peice shipped from China would take months to arrive 100 years ago yet today we could receive it within 48hrs if we wanted to. Very good read! Thank you Alex!
    John White, MBA
    06/11/2016 #3 John White, MBA
    Great first piece on beBee, Alex. Ccing a few folks that might want to read this.

    CC: @David B. Grinberg @Javier beBee 🐝 @Mamen Delgado @CityVP Manjit @Deb Helfrich @Pamela L. Williams
    Alex Desjardins
    06/11/2016 #2 Alex Desjardins
    #1 The social networking industry is always changing.. A prime example is the BeBee platform itself! Love your point about the 2.0 networks, so true!
    Hassan Aman
    06/11/2016 #1 Hassan Aman
    Yes, I agree with you Alex. It is the future, actually it is the present already. With iOT, technology disruption and Social Media incorporating AI, Social Media is and will be the pipeline of human attention. Yes, with great things come risks. People have actually become less social with the number of hours spent on ''social'' media, which is sad. But that was inevitable. Goes without saying, overdoing anything is bad, so it is the individual's responsibility to get hooked to the web 2.0 networks or get trapped, two different things, I will vouch for the first one :) Good read.
  9. Federico Álvarez San Martín
    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    Grocers Feel Chill From Millennials
    www.wsj.com Grocers are struggling to lure e-commerce-loving millennials into their aisles amid what experts say is a permanent shift in shopping patterns among...
  10. ProducerSandra Crowe

    Sandra Crowe

     8 Keys to Selling to the Millennial B2B Buyer
    8 Keys to Selling to the Millennial B2B BuyerIn 2014, Google reported that 46 percent of potential buyers researching B2B products were Millennials, up from 27 percent in 2012. Today, 73 percent of Millennial workersare involved in decisions to purchase products or services for their companies...


  11. ProducerAulida Valery

    Aulida Valery

    10 Motivational Quotes for Millennial Generation!
    10 Motivational Quotes for Millennial Generation!1."I don't think that you can invent on behalf of customers unless you're willing to think long-term, because a lot of invention doesn't work. If you're going to invent, it means you're going to experiment, and if you're going to experiment, you're...


    David B. Grinberg
    03/11/2016 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Aulida. Great quotes! Thanks for sharing these words of wisdom.
    cc: @John White, MBA @Teresa Gezze @Javier beBee 🐝 @Ashley Marie Taylor @Virag Gulyas @Tony Rossi
    Kevin Roblin
    03/11/2016 #1 Kevin Roblin
    Very interesting post @Aulida Valery, I love this quote: "Always keep in mind these three principles: what you want to do, what you should do, and for how long you should do it.".- Jack Ma
  12. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    Millennials most likely to lose money from tech support scams, says Microsoft (link)
    Millennials most likely to lose money from tech support scams, says Microsoft (link)A new report from Microsoft details the victim demographics of tech support scams, and some of the findings may surprise you. by Conner Forrest The most substantial victims of tech support scams probably aren't who you'd expect—they're young...


    James Edwards
    02/11/2016 #4 James Edwards
    Thank you for this post. I can very much agree here, although most would think it is the older generations that fall foul to 'scams', I have found hoteliers and management around the globe increasingly becoming victims yet it is the younger generation, whom seem to be looking for a quick fix, a shorter route in gaining their goal. Thus, losing sight of the process for want of a result.
    Aurorasa Sima
    02/11/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 That´s probably the biggest scam of them all.
    Aurorasa Sima
    02/11/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    I am totally surprised by those numbers. I expected the majority of victims to be older.
    Chas Wyatt
    02/11/2016 #1 Chas Wyatt
    @Paul Kemner, I will come clean; I have fallen for several scams in the last 15 years, but, none of them were through the methods described in this article, but, rather through ads in magazines. Software that didn't work, affiliate marketing that didn't work and businesses that just weren't viable. By far, the two biggest scams I fell for, however, were working for someone else for 41 years on subsistent wages and then expecting to live on less through Social Security during retirement and the illusion of going to college to improve my financial circumstances and better my life~ a total crock.
  13. Allen Merck

    Allen Merck

    Please check out my blog First Generation Father.
    Allen Merck
    First Generation Father
    www.firstgenfather.com Parenting from a male...
  14. Bert Purdy

    Bert Purdy

    How to use POP on the Job | Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career
  15. ProducerKieron Johnson

    Kieron Johnson

    How I turned a job rejection into a four-year freelance gig (at Reuters)
    How I turned a job rejection into a four-year freelance gig (at Reuters)My journey from rejection to acceptance According to the age-old saying, “There’s more than one way to skin a cat.” Landing your dream job is no exception.This article chronicles how I went from rejection to acceptance — all in a single job...


    Kieron Johnson
    30/11/2016 #56 Kieron Johnson
    #55 Wise words and warm sentiments. Thanks again, @Harvey Lloyd.
    Harvey Lloyd
    29/11/2016 #55 Harvey Lloyd
    #53 Your welcome and i sense that if more folks looked for the opportunity instead of feeling the pressure of the herd, there would be more stories like yours. Finding the gold in a crazy world takes courage and energy to find. Your post esposes this quest. Good luck, you will go far with your courage and focus.
    Kieron Johnson
    29/11/2016 #54 Kieron Johnson
    #52 Hi @Ali Anani, thanks for reading my post. I really appreciate your comments. Wishing you a wonderful remainder of your week.
    Kieron Johnson
    29/11/2016 #53 Kieron Johnson
    #51 Hi Harvey, thanks for reading my post and encouraging others to do the same! Hope you're doing well.
    Ali Anani
    22/11/2016 #52 Ali Anani
    This buzz is simply great and it shows that facing failure and rejection might be a turning point to a better future. Thank you @Harvey Lloyd for tagging me to read this heart-lifting buzz. If we turn failure into new alternatives many gates open
    @Kieron Johnson- O love your storytelling style as much I love your resilience, determination and working with rejection to achieve more than you expected.
    Harvey Lloyd
    22/11/2016 #51 Harvey Lloyd
    @Ali Anani and @Sara Jacobovici. This post is the emotional management discussion i resolve is the best to navigate the world in which we live. @Kieron Johnson was seeking one thing and navigated a system that was fraught with emotional challenges. He adapeted and overcema.
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/11/2016 #50 Lisa Gallagher
    #42 @CityVP Manjit, that song still rocks. Brought back a lot of great memories!! Good choice :))
    Kieron Johnson
    06/11/2016 #49 Kieron Johnson
    #48 One of the hallmarks of an entrepreneur is to see opportunities when others see obstacles. Your take on the start of the working week reminds me of that.
    Claire Cardwell
    06/11/2016 #48 Claire Cardwell
    #47 I work for myself, so it's pretty much a 7 day week for me with a bit of time off on a Sunday afternoon after a planning session in the morning.... The start of the week is full of so much possibility.
    Kieron Johnson
    06/11/2016 #47 Kieron Johnson
    #46 That's extremely refreshing to hear, @Claire Cardwell. The world needs more of your enthusiasm towards Monday mornings!
    Claire Cardwell
    06/11/2016 #46 Claire Cardwell
    #43 Thanks @Kieron Johnson, I did have a great weekend. Looking forward to starting the week again.
    Kieron Johnson
    06/11/2016 #45 Kieron Johnson
    #40 Thanks for your warm welcome and kind words, @Javier beBee 🐝!
    Kieron Johnson
    06/11/2016 #44 Kieron Johnson
    #42 That really made me giggle, @CityVP Manjit. I think you'd be hard-pushed to find someone - anyone - who doesn't like a bit of Bill Withers! Have a lovely *day* (wink).
    Kieron Johnson
    06/11/2016 #43 Kieron Johnson
    #38 Hi @Claire Cardwell, it's really encouraging to read that you found my post inspirational - thanks a lot. Have a great weekend!
    CityVP Manjit
    06/11/2016 #42 CityVP Manjit
    #41 Your welcome Kieron, but BTW I don't take too much stock on this conception people refer to as the WEEKEND. It is not that I ever seek a lovely weekend, but I am cool with Bill Withers, man, really cool with Withers - a lovely day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYi7uEvEEmk
    Kieron Johnson
    06/11/2016 #41 Kieron Johnson
    #37 Hi @CityVP Manjit, where do I start? From one Londoner to a Londoner at heart, thanks ever so much for receiving me into the beBee community with such warmth and generosity of spirit. I appreciate you taking the time to outline such a detailed, thoughtful perspective on my post. Take good care of yourself and have a lovely weekend!
    Javier beBee 🐝
    06/11/2016 #40 Javier beBee 🐝
    @Kieron Johnson welcome to the hive ! A great buzz ! Willing to read more ! :)
    Kieron Johnson
    06/11/2016 #39 Kieron Johnson
    #36 Hi @Tony Rossi, I'm very grateful for your comments. I especially like your take-away from my post. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
    Claire Cardwell
    06/11/2016 #38 Claire Cardwell
    Very inspiring post @Kieron Johnson - looking forward to reading more!
    CityVP Manjit
    06/11/2016 #37 CityVP Manjit
    Ah! When I accepted the connection request I had no idea that I would open up a first buzz that was magnificent. What I did know is that I am connecting with a fellow Londoner (albeit having emigrated a couple of decades ago), but I have never lost the the Londoner in me having lived their for the first three decades of my life.

    So first of all Kieron, a big, big beBee welcome from me and this is a brilliant opening, enough for me to know that you have definitely been noticed. There is an energy and verve in your writing that I found refreshing. There is a point in life where we must graduate beyond the heroic in our lives but narrative is made for these forms of storytelling because a story of rejection to acceptance is what so many people will relate to.

    That certain point of graduation is realizing that this is not the story of our life once we have got past that point, so I look forward to the journey you have come to beBee before, which is the Regal Content journey, just as my journey is my "Learning Journey", which is not about my work life, but my way of life.

    A enthusiastic welcome to beBee Kieron.
  16. ProducerAlexandra Galviz
    Life abroad: the good, the bad and the plain ugly
    Life abroad: the good, the bad and the plain uglyRecently there has been numerous articles around the importance of going out of your comfort zone and the lack of highly skilled graduates in the UK, especially in areas such as soft skills. To me, no other experience than living abroad bridges that...


    Alexandra Galviz
    28/10/2016 #14 Alexandra Galviz
    #11 Thanks for your comment @Lisa Gallagher, I'm glad you enjoyed the read. I think it's such an important experience that often a lot of people stop themselves from experiencing. Often it's the fear of the unknown, but once you get past that it's a great experience.
    Alexandra Galviz
    28/10/2016 #13 Alexandra Galviz
    #10 Thanks David! I'm glad you enjoyed the read.
    Alexandra Galviz
    28/10/2016 #12 Alexandra Galviz
    #9 Thanks for your comment Dean. That's definitely been on my mind for a while and especially after writing this post. The question is, where to..
    Lisa Gallagher
    28/10/2016 #11 Lisa Gallagher
    This was a great read @Alexandra Galviz. Thank you for sharing your experience. My son and his fiance at the time moved to London after College and worked over there for 3 years. They traveled to so many countries, met so many people and experienced more in life than I've yet to experience. It really shaped their worldview and I'm so happy they chose to leave and work overseas. Posting this to twitter, this is a great story with wonderful messages contained within.
    David B. Grinberg
    28/10/2016 #10 David B. Grinberg
    Brilliant buzz, Alexandra. I like your message, "It may be difficult but through the failures you reach opportunities previously unavailable, stretch yourself beyond what you thought possible and grow more than you ever imagined." These wise words are universally applicable. Cheers!
    Dean Owen
    28/10/2016 #9 Dean Owen
    Great stuff! I would recommend stepping out even further next. Perhaps consider Asia? I thought I'd go to Asia for a couple of years and ended up staying almost 30 years!
    Alexandra Galviz
    27/10/2016 #8 Alexandra Galviz
    #4 Couldn't have put it better myself Pascal! Thanks for your comment.
    Alexandra Galviz
    27/10/2016 #7 Alexandra Galviz
    #3 Exactly Mohammad, the start is always the trickiest part. Usually followed by the end when we don't want to go home and leave behind the community and new life you have built!
    Alexandra Galviz
    27/10/2016 #6 Alexandra Galviz
    #2 Yes Vincent, there is always something new to learn. Even at times when it's hard, it's actually then that we are learning and growing.
    Alexandra Galviz
    27/10/2016 #5 Alexandra Galviz
    #1 Thanks Giampiero. I totally agree!
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    27/10/2016 #4 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    you have identified perfectly well the various stages of adaptation.... I often say you only really understand what it is to be a foreigner until you become one.... :-)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    27/10/2016 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Living abroad, at initial stages, may pose too difficult. Once, you forget home-sickness, begin to embrace the alien country by making new friends and mingling with them, then there's no boredom. Life abroad becomes more simpler!
    Vincent Andrew
    27/10/2016 #2 Vincent Andrew
    Studying abroad is definitely a challenging experience. Away from comforts of home. But definitely a steep learning curve. I enjoyed living abroad for ten years studying and living in a different environment. The culture abroad can be different. The way people speak, the way people do things. Always something new to learn.
    Giampiero Vilardi
    27/10/2016 #1 Giampiero Vilardi
    Totally agree @Alexandra Galviz! I think is more the good. It's very important to go abroad and have different experiences. Thanx
  17. ProducerAlexandra Galviz
    OpenLetter to Gen x and Baby Boomers, from a millennial with love
    OpenLetter to Gen x and Baby Boomers, from a millennial with loveDear Gen X and Baby Boomers,Having debated at length whether to write the #OpenLetter to Millennials or Gen X/Baby Boomers, it was at a recent workshop on ‘time management’ that quickly made me realise that this post needed to be written. A delegate...


    Alexandra Galviz
    15/11/2016 #19 Alexandra Galviz
    #18 Thanks for the comment and thanks for sharing the link, it was definitely an interesting read. It's always so interesting seeing how different generations operate and what is important to them, especially when we work side by side.
    Vibeke Vad Baunsgaard
    09/11/2016 #18 Vibeke Vad Baunsgaard
    Thank you @Alexandra Galviz. You raise some important issues. Dr. Karyn Gordon recently wrote an article in ManageMagazine.com about the different values that each generation values the most. This helps me make sense of what motivates people of different generations. I think you will find it really interesting:https://managemagazine.com/article-bank/inspire-across-generational-differences-workplace-home/
    It had me nodding throughout as I recognised, not only my own main values, but also the values of those older and younger than me. Thanks again for sharing your thoughts.
    Harvey Lloyd
    27/10/2016 #17 Harvey Lloyd
    #15 The generational challenges are merely a language and focus barrier. Onboarding will require something beyond the generational issues. Our beliefs are being redefined through industry advancement, media/politics, regulation and group think. All pretty benign when you consider the individual pieces.

    When tied together though some feel they are being left behind, others eliminated from the debate and still others that feel many are cheating. From the individual perspectives we may be understanding, but in the end we all have to move towards a shared alternative. A place where we can all find what we need/want without challenging another's journey.

    I don't believe we can ever accomplish this in its entirety, but we can change the fight from each other to this shared alternative debate. One look at our current politics in America and you see that we are certainly not debating the right issues.
    Alexandra Galviz
    27/10/2016 #16 Alexandra Galviz
    #9 Thanks for the comment David. The pill seems easier to swallow when you name it a "right of passage". Prior to getting into full time work I spent my summer doing internships and I learnt so much from those stints in different industries and firms so I would never discount it. I think the traditional career ladder is no longer and whilst there will be agro for those that have not known any different or that 'want in' in the long term that will be the new model.
    Alexandra Galviz
    27/10/2016 #15 Alexandra Galviz
    #8 I hope so @Harvey Lloyd. When everyone is onboard, imagine what can be done!
    Alexandra Galviz
    27/10/2016 #14 Alexandra Galviz
    #7 I thank you on behalf of them all! I've had some great mentorships from Baby Boomers and Gen X.
    Brian McKenzie
    27/10/2016 #13 Brian McKenzie
    It is the perpetual cleaving of the whole so that nobody pays attention to the game going on in all too many levels. Remember, Baby Boomers famously said 'Trust noone over 35' ~ notice none of them have surrendered their seats at the table.
    Wayne Yoshida
    26/10/2016 #12 Wayne Yoshida
    #5 Don't forget the golden retreiver.. . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    26/10/2016 #11 Wayne Yoshida
    #7 Right on Randy
    Wayne Yoshida
    26/10/2016 #10 Wayne Yoshida
    Alexandria, great to hear your observations. I like this statement: " . . . how are they meant to change if no one is telling them what they’re doing wrong?"

    This is exactly like "smoker behavior" -- smoking is such an ingrained habit, smokers don't think there's anything wrong lighting up in a space occupied by non-smokers.

    So, like everything else, communication is the key for improving inter-personal relations, at work or at play.

    By the way, in my observations, I find I have had more similarities rather than differences when I was a young punk. It will be interesting to see whether or not y'all will change with age and -- experience -- in "the real world."
    David B. Grinberg
    26/10/2016 #9 David B. Grinberg
    I really enjoyed reading your "sweet honey" in which you make many excellent points, Alexandra. A few thoughts:
    1) As a Gen Xer, I recall in my 20s that I job hopped a lot -- and it ultimately paid off by landing a political appointment in the White House for President Clinton at age 23. Prior to that, I had about 5 other short-term gigs during college and thereafter. Thus, it's not unusual at an early age to jump start one's career by leveraging internships, networking and learning from new job opportunities. Anyone who says otherwise is mistaken, at least in my opinion and based on my job experiences back then.
    2) I agree with you that Millennials are too often beat up and stereotyped in the media. While this is unfortunate, it might just be a so-called "right of passage" that every new generation goes through when they hit a certain age. During my 20s, I remember Gen X being labeled as lazy, bored and self-interested. This was highlighted by the band Nirvana, which broke into the mainstream in the early 1990s. You might have heard their hit song, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" with a chorus of, "Entertain us!" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTWKbfoikeg (video). Then there was the hit movie, "Reality Bites" which further buttressed these stereotypes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bG3EERtO48Y
    3) The good news is that Gen Z is up next and Gen Y will be off the hook!
    Harvey Lloyd
    26/10/2016 #8 Harvey Lloyd
    #6 The word change is a big word for boomers. Our definition began in the 60's. Words like grow, or maybe challenge seem a bit less likely to require us giving up an appendage.

    We not all that bad either. We just need time to flap our gums about the old days and then we join the team
    Randy Keho
    26/10/2016 #7 Randy Keho
    Don't ever let anyone discount the value of millenials, or any other age-based demographic. We all have value. I enjoy taking newbies under my wing and providing them with a little guidance -- before I kick their ass out of the nest. They don't often appreciate it at the time, but they always thank me for it in the end. #6
    Alexandra Galviz
    26/10/2016 #6 Alexandra Galviz
    #5 Thanks for the comment @Harvey Lloyd. I hope we can be the change and I hope we learn from this and ensure that we won't do the same with the next generation to come. This post has been so interesting because from a millennial perspective we don't always know the other side of the story completely, heck we didn't live it! So it's awesome to hear other views and also the understanding rather than rebellion of "urgh just another winging millennial!" Thanks again!
    Harvey Lloyd
    26/10/2016 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    @Alexandra Galviz We were called hippies in the day. Same stereotypical comments and thoughts from our elders, so we get the idea of the stereotype. You might be feeling some jealousy from our generation as we wished we had asked similar questions of our life instead of just rebelling against everything. But change has to start somewhere.

    Your generation has a chance to build something awesome. The challenge will always be dealing with the generation behind you and remembering their is another one in front. Boomers fought to get out from under the ones behind. Didn't really pay attention to the one they were creating.

    Keep in mind that success to a boomer is: A steady job, house, 1.5 garage, 2.5 children and a retirement plan. Boomers after achieving this pursue dreams. Millennials lead with dreams or goals. Probably a much better system of growth. Unfortunately we gaze through the glasses as described and tend to not take them off. So forgive us and do recognize that we know you will be successful, we are just concerned that your not doing it the way we did.
    Alexandra Galviz
    26/10/2016 #4 Alexandra Galviz
    #3 Thanks for your comment Randy. I'd never thought about firms discounting the value of their employees and the little loyalty. It's really insightful seeing it from another angle and another country!
    Randy Keho
    26/10/2016 #3 Randy Keho
    Much of the change to the workforce was set in motion years ago. It started when companies began to discount the value of their employees. As a result, there's very little loyalty shared between the two.Twenty years or so ago, the studies showed that Baby Boomers, such as myself, would change jobs every seven years. That's been reduced by more than half of that time frame.
    It's neither good nor bad. It is what it is.
    However, don't fall for the scam we did. As a result of the move to the 401K retirement-income program, many Baby Boomers lost their proverbial ass when the market crashed, and have not been able to recoup the losses. There's going to be a huge number of people on government assistance in the not-too-distant future. Overnight, they went from looking forward to a comfortable retirement to wondering if they'd eventually join the ranks of the homeless.
    Alexandra Galviz
    26/10/2016 #2 Alexandra Galviz
    #1 Thanks for the comment Cepee and what a warm welcome from the beBee community. I totally agree, it's a breath of fresh air!
    Cepee Tabibian
    26/10/2016 #1 Cepee Tabibian
    @Alexandra Galviz another great post! Loving your contribution to beBee. As one of the elders on the millenial spectrum I think our generation brought and brings a much needed change to the convential workforce. Breaking molds, result-oriented and global mindset, efficient and effective.
  18. ProducerMatt Sweetwood

    Matt Sweetwood

    How the beBee social network aims to get you hired
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    Lisa Gallagher
    27/10/2016 #6 Lisa Gallagher
    Oops my comment below was supposed to read Oct 28th!
    Lisa Gallagher
    25/10/2016 #5 Lisa Gallagher
    Don't miss @Matt Sweetwood deliver the Keynote Presentation at the RecruitmentQueen's 3rd annual HR Summit in Bucks Co. and Philadelphia Pa on Oct 20th. Be sure to click on the link in this article, 'read more'
    Michele Williams
    25/10/2016 #4 Michele Williams
    Hiring is relevant for Millennials and HR professionals (as per buzz by @Milos Djukic on professional content) "Sweetwood will deliver the keynote presentation at RecruitmentQueen's third annual HR Summit of Bucks County and Philadelphia at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 28.
    John Cunningham
    25/10/2016 #3 John Cunningham
    Jared Wiese
    25/10/2016 #2 Jared Wiese
    #1 Indeed, very good buzz!

    Thanks for the mention.
    David B. Grinberg
    25/10/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Again, many congrats @Matt Sweetwood and @Jennifer Schultz. I've shared this on three hives: "Human Resource Professionals" and "HR Manager" and "Social Marketing Solutions." Good share @Jared Wiese! The buzz is growing louder!
  19. ProducerLisa Gallagher

    Lisa Gallagher

    YLet's get them to be all our little bees ! These kids are tech pros. We are building our hives together, and they will come ! This is an exciting time for beBee. The Y's are something else, trust me. I am a technical moron compared to their...


    Lisa Gallagher
    12/10/2016 #7 Lisa Gallagher
    We will begin to see younger people join, especially with all the new features that will be rolling out. My daughter told me shes going to join. Im sure many of her friends will follow. It will become a ripple effect. Nice buzz @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015
    Javier beBee 🐝
    12/10/2016 #6 Javier beBee 🐝
    #4 @Dean Owen, "push to talk" is a greaat thing. Thanks !
    Javier beBee 🐝
    12/10/2016 #5 Javier beBee 🐝
    #1 @Dean Owen yes, thanks Instant Messaging is a MUST. CC @Alberto Anaya Arcas @Daniel Paz
    Dean Owen
    12/10/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    #3 Well Wechat "push to talk" is basically instant messaging with speech. You press and hold the button to record your voice, and then release to send the message. It is HUGE here in China. "Speech to text" would be similar, but when you release the button, your speech is converted to text and sent to the recipient. "Push to talk" is critical to get Gen Y onboard in huge numbers. "Speech to text" not so much in my opinion, but would be cool to have.
    Dean Owen
    12/10/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    beBee will be able to cater to the Y's more and more with the debut of new tools like instant messaging, which is critical as Y's are on the move social media users. beBee will also need to develop a "push to talk" function as this is super hot in Asia. "Speech to text" will be an important tool for the future in my opinion.
  20. Grace Killelea

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  24. Lori Boxer

    Lori Boxer

    In my opinion, the mentors who work best with others have themselves had experience of being mentored. They value mentoring because they’ve known the benefits of having a mentor as part of their own development. To me, the 3 most important qualities of an effective mentor are: #1. They must be a lifelong learner, the kind of person to whom personal development is important and who are committed to nurturing their own habits to evolve/expand their own continued growth. They are people who take responsibility for setting and reviewing their own ongoing personal and professional goals. #2. They know the importance of being transparent, completely open and even vulnerable. They’ll share insights, wisdom and advice from their own experiences, both their successes and failures. #3. They practice what they teach. Good mentors are those who take their own advice.
    Lori Boxer
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    Vincent Andrew
    01/08/2016 #1 Vincent Andrew
    This applies to mentors in education as well. Great post @Lori Boxer!
  25. ProducerEric Termuende

    Eric Termuende

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    Jan Barbosa
    22/11/2016 #7 Jan Barbosa
    Very relevant !! will share in other platforms as well !!!
    Karen Hall
    14/07/2016 #6 Karen Hall
    From one millenial to another, great article!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    14/07/2016 #5 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Great article Eric, but you have dashed my millennial label on myself as I'm a 69 ... Guess I can reduce a few years by accepting 1977, but that's based on Met Life! Thanks for sharing!
    John White, MBA
    13/07/2016 #4 John White, MBA
    @Eric Termuende: Nice piece! It has been promoted via beBee's Facebook and LinkedIn pages.
    David Disney
    13/07/2016 #3 David Disney
    Very well written article by another Millennial (or whatever) brother!
    Joel Anderson
    13/07/2016 #2 Joel Anderson
    Well done. How about we start subscribing to a general generational category: Generation H? Then just maybe we can get past all the nuance that pigeon holes one group against another and gets to the essence of, despite our sifferenxes, that in the end we are all just human beings?
    Javier beBee 🐝
    13/07/2016 #1 Javier beBee 🐝
    thanks for sharing it ! welcome to beBee !
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