Cracking the Code
BY BILL RUBIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
An occasional stop on the LinkedIn website sometimes yields kernels of truth.
Young adults, say 15-years of age and older, are a curious group. Some fail to see big opportunities ahead, especially given the shrinking workforce. Opportunities are abundant. Mark Twain may have framed it best when he wrote, “Youth is wasted on the young.” There are exceptions to this, and over-achievers earn their place in a special category.
In the event the younger generation subscribes to an urban legend about shortcuts to success, the “code” has been cracked. The “code” is borrowed from several LinkedIn colleagues. Explanations in parenthesis are intended to help the younger generation clarify the intended meaning.
Ten Things That Require Zero Talent
Be on Time
Good Work Ethic
Good Body Language
Energy (High not Low)
Attitude (a Good One)
Passion (Beyond Electronic Devices)
Young adults, take it from here.