They also have their own unique challenges. This is the generation that carries most of the burden of the nation’s multi-trillion-dollar student loan debt. They’ve grown up with the understanding that lifetime employment is a thing of the past. They struggle to get entry level jobs, many of which now, incomprehensibly, require a few years of experience. They know that they will not be working their way up from a job in the mailroom. The mailroom was outsourced back in 2003.
So, what do Millennials want out of work? This article from Harvard Business Review addresses just that. The top three goals that the Millennials surveyed want hope to achieve in their careers are:
- Making a difference to the organization
- Helping to solve social/environmental challenges—a sense of purpose
- Work with a diverse group of people