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Millennial Job Seeking Trends: Listening To The Kids

The millennial generation has received some harsh criticism in the media. Many have played up the theory that this generation is one that is lazy and entitled. They suggest that millennials do not wish to work and would prefer to have everything handed to them. However, that is a myth. The reality is that millennial job seeking trends have simply changed, and businesses have to be prepared to adapt to them.

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Technology Must Not Be Left Behind

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One of the saddening trends in our business community at the moment is the trend to not engage with technology as much as possible. The millennial generation already does this as a matter of habit. The Huffington Post points to the worrying possibility of losing out on a whole generation of works by not playing to their technological strengths,

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Unfortunately, our societies may be denying the 2.5 billion Millennials (roughly a third of our worldwide community) their chance to capitalize on the opportunities arising from the digital age. If we cannot correct the alarming levels of unemployment and underemployment, these dynamic young people could be lost.

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If technology is not used during the hiring process, then the millennial generation will simply be left out.

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Lower The Barriers

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For the most part, those born into the millennial generation do not buy into the power structures that have been created by those before them. They see technology as a great equalizer and may even be more reluctant to bow to authority. Companies that have a strictly structured set of roles and rules may find more difficulty attracting the young talent that will make a difference in their business operations for the future.

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Better Training And Education

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Millennials may require better training and education from their employers than generations past. This can be frustrating to some employers, but it is a symptom of a failing school system all throughout the country. Employers who are aware of this reality and try to work with it rather than against it can sometimes see better results and tap into the larger base of workers that are millennials.

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