What Millennials Look for in A Job

The millennial generation is undeniably one of the leading career individuals today. Though they have been tagged as overly ambitious, lazy, imitative, and unprofessional community, they are certainly known as the ones that takes a different approach in the corporate industry. As a result, more and more coworking spaces in Manila has surprisingly increased since these are the go-to places of millennial working individuals.

For this reason, businesses and companies generated a fresh approach to remain competitive and to provide the millennial new values, attitudes, and lifestyles – which millennials wants and seeks for in a job. Moreover, there are other factors that attracts and lures this generation to a certain job – which are the following:

Bye, Bye Nine-to-Fives!

Shopping, banking, listening to music, watching movies and television series, ordering food, and doing homework have all evolved from a ‘place you go’ to a ‘thing you do’ from your digital devices. This is how millennial job seekers view their work and workplace.

Presently, job seekers are living in this world where flexibility is present and physical presence is optional. They do not want their work to be measured by certain hours at a specific location, rather, they want to be measured by the work output they accomplishes anytime and anywhere.

For this reason, high-performing and well-known companies and enterprises today embraced flexibility as one of the core feature in their corporate culture. They let their employees set and choose their own working schedules as long as they get their work done and do their job well consistently.

According to the PwC’s “Millenials At Work” Study, majority of the millennials who are in the corporate world would willingly give up any amount of salary or delay a promotion and even their job position in exchange for their preferred working schedule. This goes to show that the working schedule and work location is a vital ingredient in the millennials’ ideal job.

Room for Growth and Never-ending Inspiration

Gone are the days when earning a paycheck is the top priority of an employee. What matters most these days is the time invested in acquiring skill sets and powerful knowledge that is needed for an employee’s professional growth. This is why most of the companies today gives the best training programs for their employees that includes valuable learning experiences, interests, and skills.

This is what millennials wants and expects in companies today. They want to accomplish multiple jobs rather than committing to just one job. For this reason, businesses and companies are continuously offering and providing greater opportunities to their current and future employees that will ultimately aid the company and the employees to grow and develop in the long run.

Moreover, millennial working individuals are attracted to enterprises that offers and provides them the chance to pursue their passions and career goals through training programs. As a result, employees will feel more accomplished and inspired which will deliberately drive them to be at their best consistently.

Purpose Driven People

Millennials are known to be more purpose and social cause driven compared to the previous generations. They have this characteristic of asking a number of questions that pertains to self-purpose constantly. For instance, they always ask queries about how they fit in the company or if his/her colleagues cares enough for his/her work outputs. This is why businesses and companies must make sure that their employees’ goals and aspirations are well aligned with the company to ensure that they meet the needs of their employees.

Maximized Performance

It is a fact that millennials are all about maximizing their performance at its finest, especially when it comes to their chosen career. They constantly opt for job positions that will ultimately bring out the best version of themselves over stagnant and monotonous jobs. This only means that they want to be a part of a positive environment that incessantly offers and replenishes their knowledge, interest, and resources that will ultimately lead to them performing at their best.

Key Takeaway

It is no great secret that the list of priorities of employees today has greatly changed. They work today, not for the money and the fat paychecks, but for the values and skill sets that they want to procure and develop in the process.

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Carl Padilla

A lad who enjoys foodies, technologies, lifestyle, and adventures. I write to inspire and encourage. I enjoy and live every moment because laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever.

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