Posts Tagged ‘millennial’

Several Hot Companies Hiring Run By Generation X or Millennial CEO's

October 26th, 2009

Hey All!

The job market may be tough, but there are some hot companies that are hiring in this economy…and according to Fortune’s new 40 Under 40 list, these companies are owned or run by members of Generation X or Millennial (aka Generation Y) CEO’s…yes, people under 40.

And are they all tech startups funded with new VC money? Uh, no. Oh, and did I mention quite a few of the CEO’s only list a high school diploma as their highest education level completed…or a Bachelor’s degree? published this article last week, so check it out. Quite a few of these businesses are currently hiring for 20 or more positions: sales, marketing, social media, project managers, product managers, engineers, human resources, accounting, and customer service.

The article also includes information from the CEO’s about what they’re looking for in job candidates, and what will turn them off to applicants.

So, if you’re seeking a job, and you’re a Millennial (Generation Y), Generation Jones, Gen X or Boomer, you need to check out this article. Companies ARE hiring; but they may not all be mainstream brands you’re aware of! However this list includes a few that are, such as and Facebook.

Here’s an excerpt from the article to give you a taste of what it includes:

These rising stars from Fortune’s 40 under 40 list have great jobs to fill. What are they looking for and how can you impress them?

Max Levchin, Slide Founder

40 under 40 rank: 25

What openings do you have at Slide now?
We are always short great product managers and designers. We are rarely limited by our demand, but rather by the available supply of awesome people in the job market.

What’s great about the jobs?
You get to work at the very forefront of innovation in social software, so you learn an enormous amount very quickly.

What are you looking for?

My favorite type of hire is the budding entrepreneur; someone who in a few years will want to start their own thing. They know that with every effort at Slide they are ultimately investing in themselves the most and so tend to be very productive.

Any secrets to impressing you?
Bring not just your skills, but also your thoughts (about the industry, Slide, etc.) to the interview. If you’re engaged and interested, it tends to stand out.
–Jessi Hempel

Click here to read the whole article!

Bye for now!


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Link to Free Panel Discussion About Recruiting and Retaining Gen Y

August 21st, 2009

Hi All,

Okay, so before I dive into this blog post, I wanted to share some fun news! Today I was interviewed by the New York Times and U.S. News & World Report! And also recently by the Wall Street Journal. Lots of interest in Gen Y (aka Millennial) news and insights! I’ll post links when the articles are published.

That’s all. Here’s what this blog post is really about…

Last month I was a panelist for an online discussion about recruiting and retaining Gen Y employees. It was hosted/presented by, and 5 other experts were on the panel with me. is an exclusive online community connecting the best internship and entry-level job candidates with the best employers. And was founded by a fabulous Millennial entrepreneur, Heather R. Huhman.

It was an interesting format using a service called Cover It Live. So it wasn’t like a webinar or webcast where you could hear us; the questions and answers were all done in a written format. It was pretty cool!

Anyhoo, here’s a link to the recording of the event. It’s free so they’re not hitting you up for any money:

Here’s an overview of the topic discussion:

Recruiting budgets, staff and overall resources are being slashed all over the country. So, how do you go about hiring quality interns and entry-level employees during these tough economic times? What benefit packages can you offer that are inexpensive to your organization but highly sought-after by young professionals? And once you have them, what are the best practices for retaining Generation Y? These questions and more will be answered by esteemed workplace experts in a free online panel discussion-you won’t even need to leave your desk!

More to share but not enough time to write at the moment! Will write again soon.

Bye for now!


How Gen Y At Work is Impacted by The Economic Downturn (Recession!)

November 21st, 2008

Hi All!

I was recently interviewed by Meridith Levinson, Senior Online Editor for She wanted to write an article on how the current recession will impact Millennial-Gen Y attitudes about employment, how they can (possibly) avoid lay-offs compared to older generations, and how they may not be prepared to handle being laid off.

My interview with her ended-up making its way into 3 different articles that she wrote related to all this (which is cool!!). Here are links to each one:

5 Reasons Gen Y May Survive Recession, Layoffs Better than Gen X and Boomers 

5 Reasons Gen Y is Unprepared to Survive Recession, Layoffs 

Attitude Adjustment: 5 Things Gen Y Can Do to Survive Recession Layoffs 

I found the topics to be interesting and she also gathered great info from other people. Thanks for the coverage, Meridith!