Millennials and Boomers: Who Values a Career the Most?
According to the Monster survey, conducted by GfK, an independent global market research company, Millennials (also known as Generation Y) were found to be most positive (62%) that having a career is very much a reality in today’s work environment.
The majority of survey participants found jobs and careers equally provide a range of benefits, including a sense of personal accomplishment, lifelong earning potential and opportunities to make new contributions.
Yet Millennials (age group 18-30) diverged from Boomers in how they define a career versus a job.
When asked about career planning and rating the value of having a career, more than one third (37%) of Millennials believe a career provides a sense of accomplishment, compared with a quarter (26%) of baby boomers. Only 2% of Milliennials surveyed said the same about having a job, while nearly 9% of boomers attributed a sense of accomplishment to a job.
The survey also asked the 1,008 participants about their career aspirations if money were not an issue — these findings are included in the infographic below.