Nov 10, 2016 09:55 AM EST
Innovative Job Hunting: How Choosy Millennials Get The Right Job Where They Can Advance
The world is really changing now and it also affects the area of job hunting. Gone are the days when job hunters concentrate on the available positions ready for the grab. Experts suggest that to be able to build a worthwhile career, seekers must look into the company first before matching one's capability with the post.
The Gallup study which is popular among Millennials, or those aged twenties up to mid-thirties is the basis for the conclusion that the culture of a company must be checked first to be in line with the digital world before considering a certain post that one might fit in, according to Post Bulletin.
Gallup obviously did the study for Millennials because their need is very current. Social circles at this stage are well-consulted, thus giving a more accurate data. Job hunting is not different from getting an insurance. Family inputs are always sought-after.
Lisa Severy, the director of career services at the University of Colorado, explains that this approach works with the current trend because modern age applicants are driven by advancement opportunities. Time flexibilities and other considerations cannot be suited into a traditional job description.
Millenials may not know the right companies that can offer attractive career paths - but because of social media interactions, there would be someone they know that can shed light into their inquiries on a prospective company or work place, says Clare Tauriello, Mount St. Mary's University, director of the career center.
It is for the advantage of job seekers that they can possibly land into a corporate culture that they will enjoy being a part of early on, than find out at a later stage that they don't fit. Conflicts can also arise if that is the case, as concluded by Catherine Voss Plaxton, San Jose State University Career Center, director.
Millennial job hunters are noted to be really investigative with their target company. They go as far as getting testimonials from people who are working in the specific entity that they are eyeing for. This gives them the pros and cons whether or not, they are looking at the right establishment.
Often, a Millennial job search involves checking the company's online platform or website, reading media news releases, see its ratings and befriend an employee through networking sites to really get the feeling of how is it working there, says Leeyen Rogers, JotForm vice president of marketing in San Francisco, as featured by Hiring Monster.
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