The Gig

  • Poor managers stuck 'seeing' Gen Y

    Quote of the week: "My managers always liked me -- because they never had to see me." Hah! Just had to share that bit of straight-faced wisdom from an otherwise wonderful Boomer manager, as I was sitting in his office when he dropped it on me. And they wonder why we're always calling our parents; clearly, no one else will talk to us! Kidding, kidding, but thought you guys would MORE

    Jun 3, 2008 8:43 AM ET
  • Job-hopping Gen Yers aren't disloyal. They're smart

    In case you were worried, yes, I still have a job. Seems some of you read recent reports of turmoil at Fortune and, with my conspicuous absence since then, feared the worst. Well, I heart you, too. And while I was actually on vacation and not busy sprucing up my resume, your reaction got me thinking about layoffs and their effect on us Yers.

    Along with 9/11, the Columbine school shootings, MORE

    May 30, 2008 12:59 PM ET
  • Job-hopping Gen Yers aren't disloyal. They're smart

    In case you were worried, yes, I still have a job. Seems some of you read recent reports of turmoil at Fortune and, with my conspicuous absence since then, feared the worst. Well, I heart you, too. And while I was actually on vacation and not busy sprucing up my resume, your reaction got me thinking about layoffs and their effect on us Yers.

    Along with 9/11, the Columbine school shootings, MORE

    May 30, 2008 12:59 PM ET
  • Could 'Rock of Love' boost your career? (part two)

    We pick up our newspapers v. reality TV debate again with part two of all the Gen Y job-hunter needs to know.

    For an equally fun, but quicker, photo-filled version, see here.

    SCORE SO FAR: Newspapers 2; Reality TV 1 Lesson 4: It's all in the Networking

    Nadira says: Reality show contestants may form "alliances," but when it comes to creating a lasting network, nothing's better than your local paper. That's where you'll find your MORE

    May 9, 2008 9:29 AM ET
  • Could 'Rock of Love' boost your career? (part two)

    We pick up our newspapers v. reality TV debate again with part two of all the Gen Y job-hunter needs to know.

    For an equally fun, but quicker, photo-filled version, see here.

    SCORE SO FAR: Newspapers 2; Reality TV 1 Lesson 4: It's all in the Networking

    Nadira says: Reality show contestants may form "alliances," but when it comes to creating a lasting network, nothing's better than your local paper. That's where you'll find your MORE

    May 9, 2008 9:29 AM ET
  • Could 'Rock of Love' boost your career? (part one)

    When I heard about Whoa! My Boss is Naked: A Career Book for People Who Would Never Be Caught Dead Reading a Career Book from a friend, I wasn't exactly rearing to read it. While we've been planning lots more books coverage on The Gig, there are 50 terrible career books like this for each good one, and this one happened to be written by a Stanford classmate, Jake Greene, MORE

    May 9, 2008 9:28 AM ET
  • Could 'Rock of Love' boost your career? (part one)

    When I heard about Whoa! My Boss is Naked: A Career Book for People Who Would Never Be Caught Dead Reading a Career Book from a friend, I wasn't exactly rearing to read it. While we've been planning lots more books coverage on The Gig, there are 50 terrible career books like this for each good one, and this one happened to be written by a Stanford classmate, Jake Greene, MORE

    May 9, 2008 9:28 AM ET
  • Your salary: Don't ask, don't tell?

    Did you all see "Not-So-Personal Finance" in the New York Times this weekend? It's a story about young people sharing their salary figures with each other — which has long been considered bad professional behavior — and the generational politics of openly discussing money and other traditionally private matters. The Times writer paints the issue, er, vividly: "As Ilana Arazie, 32, an online video producer for a media company in MORE

    Apr 30, 2008 8:36 AM ET
  • Gen Y forces the green issue (without even trying)

    In this, the week of all things Green, I'd be remiss if — amidst the talk of CFL bulbs, organic farmers, and the like — I didn't bring up that other green issue: Gen Yers. (Don't act so surprised...)

    At Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference in Pasadena earlier this week, there was much high-level discussion amongst high-level executives, researchers, and activists of the problems one might expect — for instance, panels such MORE

    Apr 25, 2008 4:17 PM ET
  • Gen Y forces the green issue (without even trying)

    In this, the week of all things Green, I'd be remiss if — amidst the talk of CFL bulbs, organic farmers, and the like — I didn't bring up that other green issue: Gen Yers. (Don't act so surprised...)

    At Fortune's Brainstorm Green conference in Pasadena earlier this week, there was much high-level discussion amongst high-level executives, researchers, and activists of the problems one might expect — for instance, panels such MORE

    Apr 25, 2008 4:17 PM ET
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