Kids these days! What a wacky bunch of lazy losers, right? Well, no, but that’s gist of just about every article with “Millennial” in the title, a word that you should be excited to use to describe yourself considering it sorta sounds like the ship that made the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs, but no! No way! Not with how it’s thrown around in crummy exposé about how young people care about smart phones more than life itself.
Luckily for us, cartoonist Matt Bors decided to chime in on this issue with this great comic/think piece, which features hearty helpings of humor and sarcasm, two things I actively engage with as a millennial. Take a look! It’s really funny and really satisfying.
Why is this important to share here? Because applying to jobs is tough. It can feel exciting, frustrating, and hopeless all at once. And it’s only made worse when people try to say your struggles are simply part of a generational problem. In some ways (like Bors discusses) they are, but that won’t give you any comfort, because while it’s good to look at the big picture, you don’t get any emotional distance from it. After all, you’re still down there in the trenches; prospective helps but it’s not everything.
Or, the TL;DR version: don’t worry about what everyone’s saying. Just stay focused on what you need to do.