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Talking Bout My Generation – Generation Z

Have you ever heard your parents or grandparents talk about the Baby Boomers? Or Generation X or Y? Those are names given to people born in a certain time frame – a generation – and each generation usually has its own group of characteristics. Your generation – people born between about 1995 and 2010 – is called Generation Z. Generation Zers don’t know what life was like before the internet. In fact, 96% of 12 – 17 year olds in the United States use the internet at least once a month

Generation Z

What else are they saying about your generation?

  1. The “popular girls” will care less about brand names and more about their own personal style.
  2. You love to share what you know and what you think about a lot of different things, and it’s easy for you to do with the internet.
  3. Your lives are more structured than your parents were, and it is predicted you will be responsible adults with high social values.
  4. You will be smarter than generations before you.

So what can YOU do to get noticed in your generation? Developing the below skills will help you stand out in a crowd:

  1. Make sure you have good verbal communication skills. This means practicing your public speaking and being comfortable talking in groups.
  2. Be patient. Today, people expect things fast, but patience really is a virtue, and if you learn to be patient you will have a skill not many others have.
  3. Learn how to talk to people. Any people, whether they are your friend or not, whether you have things in common with them or you don’t. Learning to carry a conversation with people you know little about (or may not even like!) is a skill fewer and fewer people have, especially with so much communication being done on-line.
  4. Learn how to work with a team.
  5. Have confidence! Get out of the house and do things. Whether it’s playing a sport, volunteering, or just helping around the yard, getting out and getting involved is a great way to build confidence in yourself.

So, does this sound like you? Tell us what you think!

(Resources: www.penelopetrunk.com, www.babyboomercaretaker.com, www.mashable.com)