Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Why Hatch?

Have you recently felt like your career was languishing at sea? You are not alone. Many college graduates leave the academic system without discovering their passions or talents. They try their hand at a few different things, changing jobs every few years looking for something that sticks. This tendency has given the Millennial generation, those born between 1980 and 1995, a reputation for being fickle. A recent report by the Career Advisory Board stated that 32% of managers over the age of 50 would be less likely to hire a Millennial knowing that young professionals are likely to have a greater number of jobs and careers than older generations.

This finding combined with the fact that Millennials desire meaningful jobs, led the Career Advisory Board to conclude that young professionals should make discovering their passions and talents a priority if they want to succeed in the workplace.

Additionally, managers who work with young professionals believe Millennials should develop transferable skills, like communication and relationship building, particularly with a mentor. Our program will be designed to help Millennials discover their passions and develop these skills.

We would love for you to answer these questions below this post to help us design our product. 

  1. Name and describe two skills you would like to develop as you jump-start your career?
  2. Recall and describe two activities that have, in the past, helped you discover a new passion in life.
  3. Name a place to travel for a long weekend of self-discovery. Describe three or four reasons why you are attracted to that place.
  4. Describe your career in ten years. List five steps you'll need to take in order to make that description a reality based on what you know right now.   
Please take a few minutes to answer these questions in THIS SURVEY or in the comments section below. We look forward to conversing with you as our product develops. Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. The blog addresses a few issues that I think are very important to young professionals. One is the fact that many of us change career paths several times, and are therefore less inclined to be specialists. I think it is good to reinforce the development of traits that are cross-vocational, but I also think that people can often find creative ways to use their specialized skills, even if it's not in the exact line of work that they originally imagined themselves in.

    In response to the questions on the blog:

    -I would like to sharpen business skills and learn how to develop a design-build practice.

    -I think I have already discovered most of my passions, but simply learning more, either through new experiences or other sources would help me find new passions.

    -I would probably travel to a new city where I had never been. I love cities, and the way that they help me consider various aspects of humanity.

    -I would ideally like to be in the architecture profession, licensed as an architect, and working on both architectural and urbanistic projects, some of which would be for the betterment of society and not just the creation of capital. Any resources that could help me with the first goals (business and design-build skills) would be important for me.