Gen Z and millennial workers are fueling surge in job pivots

If you're considering a new career and quitting your current job, you're not alone.

If you’re considering a new career and quitting your current job, you’re not alone.

Millions of people quit their jobs. Nearly twice as many Gen Z and Millennial workers as baby boomers plan to look for a job this year. LinkedIn found that job transitions increased 54% year-over-year. For Gen Z, that number jumps to 80%. Before looking for a new opportunity, The Sum has the details and tips you need to know.

TO SUM UP

  • If you’re considering a new career and quitting your current job, you’re not alone. In September 2021, 4.4 million workers quit their jobs in what has been called the “great quit,” spurred by the pandemic.
  • The trend includes younger workers, who demand more from their employers – or find other options.

  • A 2021 study found that nearly twice as many Gen Z and Millennial workers plan to seek employment in 2022 as baby boomers.
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Gen Z workers are demanding more free time, better pay, flexibility, and more social and environmental responsibility.

TIPS TO THINK

  • Before quitting your job, think about how comfortable you are with risk.

  • Networking: Connect with people in your industry or potential new field.
  • Demonstrate that you have the right skills for a job – take a course if you need to! Consider how your skills would transfer to a new industry and update your resume.

  • Make sure you are financially ready to take the plunge.

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It is important to update your resume.
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Connect with people in your industry or potential new field.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT

  • Gen Z workers are demanding more free time, better pay, flexibility, and more social and environmental responsibility.

  • And if those needs aren’t met, Gen Z workers are ready to leave a company.
  • We are seeing a shift away from the culture of hustle and bustle where work often becomes an identity and towards one that allows us to put ourselves first.

SOURCES

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Before quitting your job, think about how comfortable you are with risk.

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