As the Millennial generation, it’s our turn to make mistakes. Learn from them. And start collecting life experiences. But that doesn’t mean you’re in the trenches alone!
It’s not easy to track down a mentor in your field to advise you on your career path. But there are Generation Y experts out there who make it their job to help young professionals like you!And, they give free, practical career advice via Twitter! So check them out:
Dan Schwabel is the founder at Millennial Branding, a site dedicated to helping young folks brand themselves to a job they love. He knows a thing or two about how young professionals can succeed. Oh, and it helps to have written the #1 international bestselling author of Me 2.0. He’s also a speaker and Time/Forbes columnist. Follow him for amazing advice!
Heather Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager and the founder of content marketing and PR firm Come Recommended. She’s got the insights into both managing your career as a new grad and how personal branding plays into a successful job search. Check her out!
Mark Babbitt is the CEO and founder of YouTern, a great site for young folks looking for internships. We love him because he not only offers great insights on career moves but also engages frequently. For instance, he’s active on #HFChat, which is a great Twitter Chat called “Hire Friday Chat” and Twitter Chat #internpro!
Run by Rich Dematteo, a globally recognized career expert and former corporate recruiter, Corn on the Job has a very strong, engaging voice specifically to help young professionals find a job they love. Dematteo was named one of the world’s Top 100 Most Desirable Mentors—he’s certainly worth following! He also runs Career Chat #JobHuntChat Mondays from 8-9 PM CT.
Maureen Henderson is a Forbes writer, where she writes about early career issues, and runs this funny Twitter account Generation Meh. “I offer post-modern pep talks & tough love troubleshooting for the quarter-life crisis set. Tongue firmly in cheek,” she says in her Twitter bio. Her feed is filled with half-kidding and half-serious posts—she’s a great addition to both lighten up and add value to your Gen Y-oriented feed!
9. @Jenny_BlakeJenny Blake is the author of Life After College and career coach. She’s frequently Tweeting inspirational tid-bits, links to great stories from her blog and webinars and RTing new perspectives from other experts too!
Gen Y Chat is centered on just that—chatting about Generation Y career trends, hurdles, solutions, tips and more! And, of course, they also host a regular #GenYChat on Wednesdays 9 PM ET.