With the economic recession, today’s young adults seem to connect more with their grandparents than parents. The Legacy Project made “surveys of over 1200 of the oldest Americans, to see what advice they would offer new graduates hitting the job market.“ A summary of the survey results is presented in Next Avenue.
The advices from these people of the older generation are grouped into 5 lessons; and the biggest lesson of them all is:
Say “yes” - "People who passed up promotions, or opportunities to do things like work abroad, or who didn’t apply for a job because they thought they were underqualified said that not saying “yes” was their No. 1 career regret...”
There is one other lesson that I, myself, appreciate profoundly: Improve your people skills. “Don’t just be an interesting person, be interested in other people,” advises one of the respondents.
Steps you need to take to improve your attitude and skills are also listed for each of these lessons. These older Americans have experienced life through challenging historical events. Their words of wisdom will help us navigate our landscape. Do you have an older person in your life to ask questions?
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