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Weekly Contributor at Forbes.com

Mark contributes weekly to Forbes.com, exploring careers, education, the millennial and Z generations, the skills gap, and workforce development. He brings a fresh perspective to the conversation about today’s younger generations and what they’re truly capable of in our changing economy and workforce. Check out his latest pieces below.

How A Young, Underemployed College Grad Finally Got The Breakthrough She Needed

Posted February 21, 2020 by Mark Perna Despite her hard-earned four-year tech degree, Gen-Zer Lliana Hwang was missing something: a real job—with a real salary. Mark’s article,...

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From Minimum Wage To Marketable Skills: How A Gen-Z Man Beat The Odds

Posted February 18, 2020 by Mark Perna Meet the Bronx’s 23-year-old Mohammad Khan—who catapulted from minimum wage to life-changing marketability. Mark’s article, “From Minimum Wage To Marketable...

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Younger Workers Say Show Us The Money—And They Mean Business

Posted February 18, 2020 by Mark Perna A new survey reveals that Gen-Z and Millennials are much bolder than their older colleagues when negotiating salary. Mark’s article,...

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Apprenticeship Is Back—And It’s About Time

Posted February 4, 2020 by Mark Perna It’s the hot new way to get ahead, but many parents and educators aren’t promoting it. Mark’s article, “Apprenticeship Is...

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Let’s Make Students Career Ready—Period

Posted February 3, 2020 by Mark Perna For the sake of younger generations, we must ditch the college-then-career narrative. Mark’s article, “Let’s Make Students Career Ready—Period,” published...

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Late-Breaking Research Shows What Four Unique Generations At Work Really Want

Posted January 21, 2020 by Mark Perna In a historically tight labor market, a brand-new study uncovers the nuances of the multigenerational workforce. Mark’s article, “Late-Breaking Research...

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This Is How To Really Crush Your Paid Internship

Posted January 17, 2020 by Mark Perna Practice these top tips and your career will profit big time. Mark’s article, “This Is How To Really Crush Your...

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Four Surefire Ways To Bungle Your Internship

Posted January 15, 2020 by Mark Perna Cash in on a great career opportunity by avoiding these four common mistakes. Mark’s article, “Four Surefire Ways To Bungle...

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Adjust Your Attitude To Achieve Your 2020 Career Goals

Posted January 7, 2020 by Mark Perna Only 8% of people successfully achieve their New Year’s resolutions. Start now to be one of them. Mark’s article, “Adjust...

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Weld Like A Girl: A Millennial Woman’s Success In A Man’s World

Posted January 7, 2020 by Mark Perna A new generation of women welders is rocking a male-dominated industry. Mark’s article, “Weld Like A Girl: A Millennial Woman’s...

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