Looking for a job for your 16-24 year old child?
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|Sat, 10-27-2012 - 8:28pm|
They should be looking themselves! But if you or they need help, read on...
I am a working Human Resources professional and I have many years of experience in recruiting, coaching and training. I am always amazed and disheartened by the interviewing "skills" ahem...or lack of of today's youth. I get a lot of enjoyment coaching these young people in dragging out their skills and interests and even if I don't hire them, I want them to succeed.
I am sad to say that I don't think many of them will get very far (for awhile) because they just seem to be socially retarded. I know they must be bright, but they lack work ethic and they are addicted to social media and other instantaneous and impersonal methods of communication (texting, facebook, email, etc.) They don't know how to write professional emails or cover letters, (they can't even spell!) and they are generally unenthusiastic in my professional opinion. We could debate all day about why, but the fact is these are our future workers and this situation is desperate.
Anyone else agree? Anyone need advice on motivating your 16-24 year old child to succeed? Ask me.