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Educators, Millennials, Universities

Millennials’ Employability: What Colleges Miss

By Julia Ivy
Nov 11, 2019

Why Millennials go to college, and what colleges miss in terms of what is expected for employability.



There IS a problem here. Historical data concerning educational levels among people 25 to 29 years of age shows Millennials to be the most educated generation, with 40% holding advanced degrees in 2016 compared to 32% of Generation Xers in 2000, 26% of Boomers in 1985, and 16% of Silents in 1964 (Pew Research Center, 2017).


It’s painful to see how colleges ignore the “Me, me, me”, “boutique” and “multidimensional” psychology of Millennials when trying to connect them with employers, who, by the way, are also often not Millennials. There is a gap between three major stakeholders in higher education: colleges, graduates/Millennials, and employers.

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Edge-crafters, Millennials, Veterans

Job Candidates: How to Craft Your EDGE in a High-Trust Environment

As we discussed in another post on my blog, way too often,  people from a different generation (say, Millennials) find themselves in a low-trust environment, where they feel invisible and disconnected, and where their value is perceived as depreciated due to their background (gender, age, previous experience. etc.). This is especially true for established industries that are run by older, “classical,” rules. Academia, banking, construction, and healthcare are just a few examples. If you are in such a context, you need mechanisms of selectivity and verification for choosing the right social capital strategy for navigating such a context.

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Accomplished Professionals, By Julia Ivy, Edge-crafters, Employers

Как найти свое уникальное место на рынке:
BE-EDGE методика Джулии Айви

The article has been published by IPM Business School (in Russian). Link:

На рынке труда появляется все больше специалистов, имеющих не просто высокий уровень квалификации, но и компетенции в разных, иногда не связанных между собой, областях. Таким людям неинтересно обычное  трудоустройство. Им неинтересно подавать резюме и проходить интервью, чтобы совпасть с предложенной должностной инструкцией.


Им важно найти свое уникальное место на рынке и уметь показать многогранность своей экспертизы на фоне других претендентов. Специальную методику для решения этой задачи разработала приглашенный преподаватель Бизнес-школы ИПМ и профессор стратегии Northeastern University (США), доктор психологии и доктор менеджмента Джулия Айви.  Эта методика также опубликована в ее книге “Crafting Your EDGE for Today’s Job Market” (Emerald Group Publishing, 2019), изданной в 10 странах мира, включая США, Англию, Канаду, Австралию, Сингапур, Китай и Индию.

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