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Millennials and Boomers: Who Values a Career the Most?

Millennials and Boomers: Who Values a Career the Most?

Who values having a career the most — Boomers or Millennials? A new Monster survey reveals the unique perspectives of today’s generational workforce.

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.

 

Monster Infographic, Mini-Me No More: Millennials replace boomers as "me" generation in the Workplace