According to a new report set to be released at SXSW and entitled, ‘The Millennial Compass’, more than 40 percent of Millennials expect to be in a management position within two years of graduating from college.
I say again, they ‘EXPECT’ to be in a management position within ‘TWO’ years of graduating from college! Whatever became of patience being a virtue?
Ya also gotta love this stat:
Only 18 percent of American Millennials have “foreign” work listed in their future job plans. Compare that with the 65, 47 and 37 percent of their counterparts in India, China and Brazil, respectively, who plan on gaining international work in the next five years!
So, while our young executives want the perks and responsibilities of management RIGHT NOW, they don’t want to put in the hard work, loneliness and yuckiness that accompany international assignments.
They also like job-hopping.
American Millennials are more eager to leave their current employers than their international peers. Four out of 10 plan to bolt in the next year, while only 30 percent of their global peers plan on a change of scenery.
U.S. Millennials want to succeed, they just don’t want to work as hard and they’re more likely to job hop in order to make more bank.
Just to put all of this in some sort of perspective, I can assure you that, when my peer group graduated from college, we most certainly did NOT expect to be managers within two years. Nor did we job hop from one gig to another. In fact, job hopping used to be the kiss of death.
I can also tell you we killed for overseas assignments. I accepted one job specifically because it would call for me to located, on-site, in such countries as Singapore, Brazil and Belgium.
Ah, but that was then, and this is now.
So, what’s your take on this latest take on Millennials? Should we admire their short-sighted, all-about-me ways?
Or, should someone sit them down and explain the importance of paying one’s dues AND gaining a global perspective at the same time.
I’d go on, but I’m off to gain a fresh perspective of my own on a warm, sunny beach in Puerto Rico.