What to learn how to establish a career in this new economy? Look no further than the current generation of young people – that is, those age 20 and younger.
To uncover some interesting revelations about the newest generation, Gen Z, I partnered with the third-largest staffing organization in the United States, Randstad US, on a global study analyzing how Gen Z’s views of the workplace compared to Gen Y’s. Here are a few ways that Gen Z will make you rethink your career:
Being loyal to your company is a good thing.
Gen Z has observed that job hopping can be detrimental to your career by watching Gen Y. If Gen Z sets out to become more loyal that Gen Y, they could be better positioned to climb the corporate ladder with haste.
Money isn’t everything.
The recession was a major wake-up call for Gen Y’s, and instead of pursuing meaningful work, they often have no choice but to go for the money. Gen Z, on the other hand, sees each job as an experience that can help them build a career they truly love.
Help each other out.
Nearly half of the older generation surveyed say they associate Gen Z with being lazy, while the younger generation has a positive view of its older peers. The lesson from Gen Z is that instead of stereotyping others, try giving people a chance.
Have an entrepreneurial mindset.
Gen Z sees entrepreneurship as a potential career path and an alternative to a corporate job. These days, building a successful career means being more self-sufficient and entrepreneurial than ever.
Dan Schawbel is a workplace expert, keynote speaker, and author of the New York Times best-selling book, “Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success.”