Dear Millennials, Fifteen quotes on what employers need you to know

We hear different things about millennials and how they think, work, and play.  People say they are selfish, self-absorbed, and over-share on social media.  On the other hand, others also say they are very tech savvy, creative, and open-minded.  So what do millennials need to know to survive and thrive in the workforce?  Tracey Jones has written a book to help them out titled A Message to Millennials.  Get a copy soon and give it as a gift to anyone graduating from high school or college to help them prepare for a job or career. 

Below are 15 quotes directly from the book and a video containing a slide show of testimonials from young people who connected with various points shared by Tracey Jones in her book.  For a millennial’s perspective on work,  check the LinkedIN blog by a 8 Millennials' Traits You Should Know about Before You Hire Them.
  1. Technology has given many of us a false sense of experience and knowledge.
  2. Once you learn a little about enthusiasm on the job, you’re on your way.
  3. Adversity isn’t a noble thing, but it is a character-building thing.
  4. Being happy in your current job is entirely up to you.
  5. Excitement about your work is rooted in a heart of gratitude.
  6. If the only person you’ll take orders from is yourself, that’s not true self discipline.
  7. As long as you are breathing, you need to be giving back.
  8. Get clear on your identity, focus on the goal, and adjust the required steps.
  9. Productive time is spent on positive thoughts, positive conversations and positive actions.
  10. Those who know how to be motivated don’t need a cheering section.
  11. The point of life isn’t happiness. It’s growth.
  12. Learn to capitalize on things that go wrong, making them stepping stones of progress.
  13. Success is not a reward to be enjoyed but a trust to be administered.
  14. We know so little about giving, but we know all about trading.
  15. A better life rises from an increasing capacity to give.

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