I have hired a significant number of candidates. Interestingly, many of my team's best assets were considered to have no (relevant) experience. Here's why I gave them a chance anyways and how it worked out - most of the time for the best.
What do youth need? they have the education, but have no experience, and no connections. So that is what we need to give to them...Toastmasters is a great place develop communication and leadership skills/experience, as well as real connections.
An idea that Jack Welch made popular long ago seems to be back on the rise — getting someone 5, 10, 15 or even 20 years your junior to help you see the world from an entirely different perspective. And in return, you can do the same for them!
Education and society must abandon the image of "success equals a white collared shirt." How are we supposed to grow our specialized labor industries if these people might feel looked down on because they didn't force themselves into an office job?
The Future Project is an enrichment program for high schoolers that provides support, mentorship, and resources for students to take on passion projects to benefit their respective communities. Currently in D.C., New Haven, and New York City.
When I graduated I realised that just sending out CVs and covering letters was not going to cut it in this job market. I think that we should be encouraging youth to be a bit more creative in their job hunt, both from a school level, aswell as uni.
Everyone wins if companies take the time and energy to create a meaningful internship structure. The intern gains valuable experience and knowledge and the company would likely see a high return on investment.
When we were children, we wanted to be astronauts, doctors, cowboys - we had a career perspective. When did we lose this perspective and became undecided? More important: how can we gain the perspective back?
16-24 is a fairly wide range that comes with a fairly wide array of qualifications, behaviours, and skills. I think we need to figure out who exactly are we building for before we can figure out what we are building.
Jamie Oliver's Fifteen is a restaurant that uses the magic of food to give unemployed young people a chance to have a better future. The apprenticeship model encourages training, personal development, work experience and college work.
A a social design programme tailormade to connect and inspire participants. Through situated learning young people mix with professionals to improve livelihood - together. Working interdependently, participants gain new insights and connect ideas.
In today's business world is no longer a benefit, but almost a necessity to have multilingual employees. Our world, and today's business world in particular is in the midst of globalizing and we need to catch up.
Introducing young adults and children at early ages to communities of makers and self-learning will empower new generations to realize that when there isn't a job available, they can make one themselves.