What Are You Looking for in Your Dream Job?

Published: 2021-06-29 07:12:02
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"What are you looking for in your dream job?" Baby Boomers and also known as our grandparents would answer "Job security". Generation X, also known as our parents would say "work-life balance". Now, our generation known as the Millennials or Generation Y have a completely different perspective. Most Millennials would answer "we want to work in a place with a purpose, we want to make an impact, we want free food and bean bag chairs" but to understand this better we have to discover more about this new generation, believed to become the most influential population in the workplace. Millennials are the generation born between 1982 and sometime in the early 2000’s. Between this interval there is a big span of years and a big span of different people born in different countries and cultures. Characterizing them is hard since we are aggregating too many people into just one big group called the Millennials, but according to Time Magazine “Each country's millennials are different, but because of globalization, social media, the exporting of Western culture and the speed of change, millennials worldwide are more similar to one another than to older generations within their nations”.Millennials have been characterized in many different ways, both with negative and positive aspects. The Gen X, also known as the “me generation”, gave birth to the “me me me generation”, well known as the Millennials, whose self-centered technology has only confirmed this. Many describe them as lazy, narcissistic and prone to jump job to job and others considered them as being more open-minded and more supportive of equal rights for minorities, more creative and more motivated.Millennials grew up in an electronic-filled and increasingly online and socially-networked world. Also, they are the generation that has received the most marketing attention. In fact, technological environment in which they grew up influences their thoughts and values, and also reflects them. Through the following social networks and other electronic elements, some personality traits of this generation stand out.(Instagram)We have an entire generation with a high sense of impatience.  Most of this generation has grown up not having to wait for anything and living with a need of constant gratitude. “The need for instant gratification is not new, but our expectation of ‘instant’ has become faster, and as a result, our patience is thinner”, said Narayan Janakiraman, an assistant marketing professor at the University of Texas, Arlington. If you want to buy something, you go to Amazon and it arrives at your house the next day. If you want to watch a movie, you don’t have to check the movie times anymore or wait for a download, with Netflix you can watch whatever and whenever you want instantly. So how can this affect how this generation works? It is simple: a 2012 survey of 1,291 US workers from CareerBuilder and Inavero revealed that the average length of time a Millennial remains in a job is three years. One of the primary reasons Millennials are more likely to change jobs is because they are not willing to stick around if they do not believe they are making an impact, so they get impatient and just quit. They want to achieve the highest point of the mountain faster than it takes to climb it.

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