Young people today really are different than those from 10 or 20 years ago. They have grown up in a digital world. As a result, they have developed a different way of communicating and a different way of looking at their lives.
And when it is time for them to strike out on their own in the real world, they are not prepared. Some say that this generation is reaching emotionally maturity later than any generation before them. When they encounter jobs that do not give the flexibility and freedom of choice that they are used to, when they find that they are expected to perform tasks that they do not see as important or fulfilling, they react. It is not surprising that they would react with fear, or anxiety, or frustration, or anger.
Families are different now, too.
These changes come at a bad time. With the recent problems in the economy, with the high unemployment rates among adult workers, and with the various other economic and personal setbacks that so many families have encountered in recent years, parents and grandparents are challenged to provide the extra support needed by so many of this new generation of workers.
We all know families with adult children who have come back home to live. We know of adult children who rely on their parents or grandparents to help pay many of their day-to-day expenses. This can put an emotional as well as a financial drain on the family, at a time when it is most difficult to meet those needs.
Alfred Poor wants to help.
If you are experiencing any of these problems, know that you are not alone. Lots of other families are coping with similar issues. And Alfred Poor wants to help you with them. On this website, you’ll find a number of ways that he can help you and your family members.
For example, his book “7 Success Secrets That Every College Student Needs to Know!” gives readers practical, commonsense strategies that they can use right away to make themselves more attractive to potential employers, and then quickly become a valued and productive employee. This will make them less likely to be laid off in hard times, and more likely to get a promotion if their company does well.
Give a copy of this short, easy-to-read book to your college-age family members, and then talk it over with them. It has action guides at the end of each chapter that you can use as a starting point to discuss these strategies in a positive way. Chances are good that nobody has ever told them that these are important. It will give you an opportunity to share your own experiences, and will help them understand how these simple skills can help them succeed and find satisfaction in their work. You will find out more about “7 Success Secrets” when you click here.
Other ways that Alfred Poor can help:
Alfred Poor can help college students and young employees in other ways as well. He has speaking programs for colleges and companies that address these issues on different levels. He has presentations and workshops for students and young employees that gives them an upbeat message about positive actions that they can take to be more successful at work and find fulfillment in their jobs. His programs for college faculty and staff, and for company HR staff and managers, provide an explanation for why today’s young adults behave the way that they do. He then uses this foundation to show how you can help these young adults gain an understanding of the “soft skills” that they will need in order to succeed in the workplace.
If you or your college student are members of a fraternity or sorority, contact Alfred Poor now for information about a special offer: