No job or career lasts forever but your professional brand will last a lifetime. How are you investing in it? Today building your professional brand has never been easier with the new LinkedIn publishing platform. This is Part 1 of 2 posts discussing LinkedIn publishing. Below I’ll introduce you to [...]Read more ›
Articles by: Ryan Jenkins
Ryan Jenkins is a next generation speaker, blogger and podcaster. His content helps his online and offline audiences leverage today's tools, trends, and talent to thrive in tomorrow's multi-generational marketplace. Connect with Ryan on his Blog / Podcast / Twitter / Facebook / LinkedIn / YouTube.
I was in my car inside the company parking deck dreading going inside to start yet another workday. My soul screamed having to divorce my personality and passions every day before entering the doors of work.
Wasn’t I full of hope, energy, and creative ideas once? How did I get here? It’s as if I bought something I was super stoked about only to experience buyer’s remorse once I brought it home. Except my remorse was surrounding my career…my life.Read more ›
You invested a lot of time, energy, and money bringing on that new employee. They show up on that first day ready for your orientation doing their best to disguise their nervous anxiety. Feeling a bit anxious yourself, you want to get them up and running as quickly as possible [...]Read more ›
Books are transformative. Period. I bet much of the growth you’ve experienced has been a result of the books you’ve read. I can trace so much of my personal development to 5 specific books. I’ll never forget when I heard it. A reporter on the radio was sharing a recent [...]Read more ›
“Millennials require different marketing than other generations…Even brands with an older target demographic cannot neglect the Millennial generation, given their size and influence. The sooner that established brands can begin creating a relationship with Millennial consumers – even if by merely starting a dialogue – the better.” ~Jeff Fromm, Marketing [...]Read more ›
Are you quick to blame technology for the erosion of human interaction? Look carefully at the below photo from 1947 of people on a crowded subway car. Would you cry foul on the newspaper for eroding the same human interaction? Those who cry foul on technology hate change and puppies. It’s [...]Read more ›
The ever growing and constant exposure of company cultures like Google, Facebook and Square have reset the work expectations of the emerging generations that are pouring into the workplace. Slides, free food, nap rooms, beer carts and no vacation policy are becoming staple work perks for job-seeking Millennials. There’s no [...]Read more ›
The way we consume content has evolved; therefore, the way we communicate our content must also evolve.
We now live in a feed economy (Twitter feed, LinkedIn activity feed, Facebook update feed, etc.) where we scroll through our news and updates with a flick of our finger just looking for bits of information. Every once in a while the title of a blog post or article or email is just too good to flick by without reading.Read more ›
Technology can get a bad rap at times. People say that it distracts us, that we are overly-consumed by it all. They say that technology makes things impersonal—we cannot disconnect. You could even go so far to say that we aren’t tech-savvy anymore but rather tech-dependent. But is that so [...]Read more ›