What to do about Generation Y… can’t they find a job?
In a recent survey of 500 hiring managers, a majority believe that college graduates are not prepared to enter the job market. In addition, 58 percent are not planning to hire recent graduates for entry-level positions.
With student loan debt reaching $1 trillion, this gap between Generation Y (born in the 80s and 90s) and employers can become a serious problem. Most new entrants in the job market have a bachelor’s degree, making them overqualified for many entry-level jobs.
Generation Y and social media
In addition, social media is essential parts of Generation Y. Nearly 60 percent of them are reluctant to work for companies that ban social media, as well as having a heightened sense of entitlement. These attitudes make job seekers finding the right “fit” in an organization challenging.
Making the situation more difficult for Generation Y is the fact that many Baby Boomers are delaying retirement, staying in the job market longer and taking more of the higher-paying positions.
This infographic from Adecco offers several successful job search tips for Generation Y candidates. Apart from dressing well and refraining from sharing too much on social media, job seekers should not focus exclusively on themselves.
Infographic after the jump…