Generation Z: 5 Perfect Job Fits for the Next Generation of Workers
Watch out, world! Generation Z, the new batch of fresh college graduates, is ready to take the workforce by storm. As corporate organizations are still trying to adapt to the influx of Millennials, a new generation is already entering the workforce. This article explores five job fields that would be a perfect fit for the youngest members of the workforce fraternity,
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Social Media and Apps:
It’s no surprise that Generation Z is intimately familiar with social media and technology. Having grown up with technology, their familiarity is innate. This generation’s proficiency with technology will lead them to flock towards jobs involving social media and smartphone apps because these jobs feel second nature to them. Generation Z’s attention to detail, ability to take direction, and yet still collaborative creativity makes them perfect for the booming world of social media and smartphone app careers.
Over 80% of Generation Z members say their parents will play a very strong role in determining what career field they pursue. This generation also tends to embrace tradition, meaning they may choose to follow in their parents’ footsteps, especially if they’ve had long-lasting, successful careers, as Gen Z is highly concerned with job stability.
Why would Generation Z thrive in a distributor role? Distributor roles require high proficiency in interpersonal communication and technological skills to keep up with clients. Gen Z’s communication skills make them ideal for becoming convenience store distributors, where they can form strong bonds with both retailers and clients. This generation expects competitive salaries from their employers, making beauty supply distributors an excellent fit for their hardworking nature.
Like Millennials, Generation Z wants to work for a company that frequently gives back to the community, especially if it’s a cause they care for. 30% of this generation has said that they would take a pay cut to work for a company with values and integrity they admire. They resonate with non-profit work that reflects their values. Unlike Millennials, Gen Z is less inclined to start their nonprofits and prefers to work within existing non-profit organizations.
Almost 80% of Generation Z looks for their ideal work environment in mid-sized businesses or large, international corporations. When it comes to work, over half of Gen Z prefers small collaborative groups instead of large discussions or working independently. Creative and communicative by nature, Gen Z is ready to put in hours of work to climb through the ranks of the organization. Gen Z will shine in marketing-related fields, where they can flex their creative muscles, learn from their colleagues and advance their careers steadily.
As Generation Z enters the workforce, it’s essential to understand their characteristics, interests, and preferences. Generation Z is tech-savvy, detail-oriented, collaborative and adaptable, making them ideal for certain job fields. Our article has highlighted five job fields where Generation Z workers are expected to excel. We hope that businesses and recruitment professionals can use this information to prepare for the newest members of the workforce fraternity.