Millennials are often subjected to stereotypes in their places of work. They are viewed as unprofessional and lazy. Others hold on to the belief that successful entrepreneurs can only develop through experience which of course comes with age. However, this is not always the truth; some Millennials might even possess better business skills than the older generation. Today, young people are venturing into entrepreneurship and achieving higher profits more than the baby boomers.
One successful young entrepreneur is Sawyer Howitt. He joined the corporate world when in his final year in high school. He became the project manager at Meriwether Group in Portland. His innovative mindset and ceaseless energy helped him a lot in his career. Other skills that Howitt possess include brand management, photography, customer services and financial services.
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Here are tips young entrepreneurs can use to deal with ageism at work places.
Young people should enter the business world with an open mind and ready to learn. Pretense only sets one for failure. Say when you don’t know something as it will offer a learning platform.
Show your value
Your young age, little experience, and career history may cause employers to overlook your accomplishments. However, through competent and diligent working, you can prove your value.
Use your age for your benefit
Your young age can be an asset in matters such as proficiency with technology and energy to work late. Use these advantages to show that you are a benefit to the business.
Market your accomplishments
Don’t be shy about your achievements, instead make the right people aware of it. This would set you up for promotions and career growth.
Never give up
Continue to prove your usefulness even when you get snubbed because of age. Add value to the business and results will speak for themselves.
Sawyer Howitt has also previously worked with RFID Checkout as a business strategy analyst. Before joining RFID technology, he worked at KURE Juice Bar as a Customer Service provider. He studies Entrepreneurial finance at Columbia University. Howitt has keen interests in assisting young entrepreneurs, and their businesses grow. He has already guided several charitable organization into success.