Generation Next/Quarterlife Crisis (Winter/Spring 2007)
By Karen Litzinger, MA, LPC

Whether you are an employer or parent, insight into people born from 1982 to 1994 may be helpful. At a November Middle Atlantic Career Counseling Association conference, two speakers shared information about this population.

Abby Wilner, co-author of Quarterlife Crisis: The Unique Challenges of Life in Your Twenties, offered these insights:

Mark Taylor, a professor, counselor and national speaker, while recognizing the positive trait of openness to diversity, noted the following issues:

Career counseling and job search coaching could be one avenue to help the Generation Next move forward. On-the-job career coaching and personal counseling could be resources to help them negotiate personal and professional issues. For more information: and

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