Great piece by Alex McClintock on the job market and his experience in hiring 6 digital producers (in Australia). Although written by a millennial, about millennials, his findings are broadly applicable.
There are no entry-level jobs anymore
- In the past, companies would hire and train new grads, today “entry level” jobs require years of experience.
- The best applicants have developed skills in multiple volunteer or unpaid intern roles. Those that don’t, slip to the bottom of the pile.
There’s a point at which a resume becomes overdesigned
- A sizeable proportion of the résumés had more formatting than Word can provide. Bright colors, glyphs, textures and shapes abounded. Don’t do this!!
Millennials are impressive
- Constant technological disruption means it’s a tough time to be in the early stages of your career, but young people generally respond with incredible flexibility and a willingness to learn new skills.
Read on below for more on how millennials and Gen X-ers are turning nomadic lifestyles into real money whether it’s through tech and social media or the gig economy.