Gen Y: Take Responsibility for Your Career Development

Last Updated Mar 9, 2010 7:46 AM EST

Career development, whose responsibility is it? Sure, companies can and should offer mentoring, training and explicit paths for employees to grow their careers. But in a video teaser for the upcoming "Why Gen Y Wants to Work 'With' You, Not 'For' You" panel at SXSW, Jenny Blake, who works in career development at Google and blogs at Life After College, argues that Gen Y often doesn't do enough to take responsibility for their own career development. Her argument in this quick but thought-provoking video: it's your career â€" own it (but managers you're not entirely off the hook).

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