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Pivot and Monster Help Millennials with Take Part Live

Monster and the Pivot network are helping folks find the best careers for them. The two have collaborated to create nine segments for “Take Part Live”. “Take Part Live” is part of Monster’s “Find Better” initiative, which focuses on millennials looking for careers. “Take Part Live” is a topical show that tackles the day’s top career issues, but doesn’t take itself too seriously and offers stories and conversations that cater to millennials. The show even includes a segment for veterans looking for jobs.

Pivot is also offering an awesome position for a member of its audience! Monster introduced its readers and audience Oct. 7 with the opportunity to apply for a “Cool Jobs” Associate Producer position with Pivot as part of their partnership. To learn more about the position, click here.

If you’d like to watch “Take Part Live”, click here. You can also view the digital shorts provided the day after each “Find Better” segment here. (Pivot is not available to Time Warner customers, but the digital shorts are readily available).

For more info and other strategies on how to “Find Better,” go to Monster. You can also discuss finding better on Twitter with the hashtag #FindBetter.

Below is the show schedule for “Take Part Live.” What do you think about the show? Give your opinions in the comments section below!

10/21 —If At First You Don’t Succeed…

How do you best handle rejection? Josh talks to an expert about the appropriate way to ensure an employer will keep you in mind in the future and how best to seek their constructive criticism so you can translate it into future success. In-studio, Josh and our hosts discuss data that supports the tumultuous road most job seekers face.

11/4 —Be Your Own Boss:

Josh explores the entrepreneurial spirit amongst millennials – whether it’s building a business from scratch, or going full time into the freelance market – what are the risks? An expert speaks about tools available and the pitfalls to avoid, as well as highlights top five resources for those planning to work for themselves.
Great way to feature millennials as employers, too – consider what to think about when hiring someone over 40 (different generations); raising the issues, being the youngest one in the room
Digital short could feature: what employers are looking for, challenges/biases/etc. hearing why someone didn’t make the cut

11/11 —Career, Country (Veteran’s Segment)

How do young vets returning from service integrate into the civilian workforce? We talk to an expert about taking advantage of the GI Bill before looking for work versus how one who has served his/her country can find a job without a college-education. In studio, a young vet joins Josh and our hosts to discuss topics such as what’s next for them, how they’re adjusting their lives after serving country, employment, re-acclimating into their communities, the changing relationships with their friends and family, outlook on their future and finally, best next steps.

11/8 —Woman Amongst Boys

What is it like to be a female in a male-dominated field? Josh speaks with a woman who has experienced her career in the science/technology field. He then recaps the top 10 male-dominated fields where women currently are having an impact. In-studio, we discuss why there are so few women in certain fields and highlight strategies to encourage more females to pursue those paths.

12/9 —Choosing the Best Path

Shipp and specialists discuss the best ways to identify potential career paths for chosen fields and explore potential challenge/pitfalls that lie ahead. During the package, experts provide tips and tools to determine, on an individual basis, the careers for which some millennials are best suited. Creative or unexpected ways to get where you’re going.

12/16 —Beyond The Offer

So you got the job, now what? Josh talks to experts about first job expectations, discussing what kinds of leverage entry-level employees actually have. We explore questions about when it’s appropriate to re-negotiate salaries and offer tips to manage the balance between respecting the employer and advocating for yourself.


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Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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