Top Millennials Posts: A Year in Review

We’ve learned a lot this year. For example, did you know that the agency that’s most millennial-friendly is the Nuclear Regulatory Commission? Or that half the myths about millennials aren’t actually true? With each First 5 post, we try to bring you the best information to help you push your public service careers forward. And as this year draws to a close, we wanted to share with you the most popular First 5 stories from 2015-2016. first-5-icon-07

The following list is compiled of the top ten First 5 stories with the most page views from the past year:

  1. You Got the Position: Now What? Nailing that First Impression

If you’re new to your job, you are probably wondering how to make the most out of your first few months. Learn from those who have been there how to make a positive impact in the first few weeks that will last through your tenure in the position.

  1. 30 Under 30 – A Millennial Reading List (Part 1)

Ready to start a new book but not quite sure what you want to read? Check out this list full of fiction, career and autobiographies especially tailored towards millennial public servants.

  1. What to do When You’ve Royally Screwed Up at Work (Part 1)

We’ve all been there—that sinking feeling when you know you’ve messed up at work but you’re not sure what to do to fix it. Fortunately, work screw ups aren’t the end of the world. Check out this post for tips on what to do when you find yourself in hot water.

  1. Tips for Getting Your Dream Job in Government

For everyone that has ever dreamed of being a public servant—you are admirable and a role model. However, wanting a career in public service and actually getting one is often easier said than done. Learn how you can achieve your public service dream in this post.

  1. 8 Hacks to Improve your MS Word Game

By now, most of us probably think we’re experts at MS word. But there may be a few more tricks out there that you didn’t know about that can make your life significantly easier. Check out these hacks and be sure to share your own in the comments.

  1. How to Develop Your Personal Brand

When you get that dreaded question you know should be an obvious answer, “So tell me about yourself?” Learn how to construct your best personal brand statement in this post.

  1. Top 10 Millennial-Friendly Federal Agencies

It’s no secret that the federal government is working to catch up with the workplace satisfaction that many private sector companies provide. When seeking federal jobs, it can be useful to know which agencies have been rated as the most millennial-friendly federal organizations.

  1. 7 Tips to Revolutionize Your Use of MS Excel

While your MS Word skills may be excellent, you may not be as proficient in MS Excel. Check out these seven tips to make your time struggling with Excel a little less painful.

  1. Top 13 Job Lists for Government

Government is obviously filled with employees but how do they go about getting these jobs? Check out this comprehensive list of federal, state, and local listservs to get your public service career started.

  1. Tailor Your Cover Letter to a Government Job

Cover letters might be the bane of your existence. Tailor an individual letter to each of the million agencies you’re applying to? Sounds fun, not. Fortunately, we’ve taken some time to lay out how to write your best cover letter for government jobs.

Got a topic that you would love to hear about that we didn’t cover in 2016? Shoot us an email and let us know so we can cover it in the coming year!

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