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Plugged In: The Generation Y Guide to Thriving at Work by Tamara Erickson

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9. leverage your advantages

This chapter is about confidence—the confidence you should rightly have—and points to keep in mind as you go out into the job market.

The work world may not be quite ready for you, but it needs you. It needs your fresh ideas and your energy. It needs your skills and educated minds. And the plain truth is that it needs your raw numbers.

The workplace is undergoing a change. Over the years ahead, you will experience a shift in power and increasing options for reshaping your relationship with those who seek to employ you. You have an important opportunity to rethink the relationship between individuals and “work.”

Your power stems from three big advantages:

  • A tightening labor market: You are entering the economy ...

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