Category: Career Development

September 26, 2022

Tips for Starting a Business As a Young Professional

According to a White House report, Americans applied to start 5.4 million new businesses in 2021. Much of this can be credited to the pandemic, with emergency relief programs like the Paycheck Protection Program providing aspiring business owners an opportunity to enter the market. While this growth has somewhat slowed, starting a business is still […]

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September 14, 2022

A Quick Guide to Joining a Board of Directors As a Young Professional

You’ve probably heard the saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Well, that is especially true when it comes to joining a nonprofit’s board of directors. Many people think they need to be a seasoned professional before they can join one, but that’s simply not the case. In this blog post, we’ll […]

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August 29, 2022

Hate Your Job? Here’s How to Pivot in Your Career as a Young Professional

Hate your job? Don’t worry you’re not alone. According to Zippia, 50% of workers dislike their job. And with the average person spending 90,000 hours at work over a lifetime, the unsatisfied 50% ultimately spend one-third of their lives unhappy. Making the move to a new career is a big decision, but life is too […]

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August 22, 2022

Tips for Recent Graduates and Young Professionals Struggling to Find a Job

For many young people, the journey from college to a career can be difficult. It’s hard to know what steps to take when you’re just starting in your professional life, whether you’re someone with multiple internships under your belt or someone who’s never worked before. If you’re finding it tough to land a job, don’t […]

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August 15, 2022

7 Steps to Negotiate Your Salary to Get What You’re Worth

Salary negotiations are one of the last steps in the hunt for a new job. They aren’t exactly synonymous with asking for a raise, though the two share a lot of similarities.

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August 12, 2022

A Look Back at the 2022 Let’s Detroit Summer Intern Series

This summer, Let’s Detroit launched its first Summer Intern Series for 132 college students interning at Ancor Automotive, Autokiniton, Bosch, Ford Motor Company, Magna International, Meritor, and Rocket Companies. The interns came from diverse departments within each organization, including IT, cybersecurity, engineering, finance, communications, marketing, and sales. The series provided participants with opportunities to engage […]

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August 10, 2022

A Conversation with National Security Innovation Network’s Alison Beatty

When discussing the startup community or innovation in Michigan, the focus is usually on the automotive and mobility industry. However, startups play a significant role in national security.   To gain insight into the role startups play in national security, Let’s Detroit’s Engagement Manager Jenny Orletski-Dehne sat down with new ambassador, Alison Beatty, university program director […]

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August 03, 2022

Creating Work-Life Balance a Young Professional

In a full-time position working 40 hours a week, the average worker is only productive for 11 hours and 15 minutes, according to VoucherCloud. That comes out to less than three hours per day. Yet, work commitments and expectations haven’t changed, and neither have the commitments and expectations for our home lives. So, from the […]

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July 18, 2022

A Young Professional’s Guide to Finding the Right Job

Finding a job can be a challenge, but finding the right job is another story. Job searching is often time-consuming and takes hard work. So, it’s wise to spend time ahead of landing a job, making sure it is a good fit. Here are nine tips to help you find the right job. Develop a […]

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July 08, 2022

13 Types of Jobs in the Finance Industry

Careers in finance offer professionals the opportunity to work in a field that is diverse and fast-paced. Most careers in the finance field require, at a minimum, a four-year degree and often require degrees in business, math, economics, or statistics. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment in business and financial operations […]

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