Today’s young jobseekers prefer to begin their careers in startups than big corporate companies, a new study suggests.
Dan Schawbel, founder of Millennial Branding, the company that conducted the study along with software provider PayScale, Inc. said: “This report confirms that Gen Y (a group currently between the ages of 18 and 29) is an entrepreneurial group, highly versed in social media, and prefers freedom and flexibility over big corporate policies.”
According to the study, these young job seekers are also attracted to large tech companies where innovation is prized, salaries are higher, and workplace programs and culture are more friendly and laidback.
Still the highest concentration of Gen Y workers are at small companies with less than 100 employees (47%), followed by medium-sized companies that have between 100 and no more than 1,500 employees (30%). Only 23% of this group works at larger companies with more than 1,500 employees.
The study also highlights that the two of the main skills offered by young jobseekers today are online marketing and social media — both areas with great growth potential.
Seeing as startups encourage and seek out candidates that possess those two skills, It is no wonder why young jobseekers are tactfully targeting companies that allow them the freedom to use their natural skills from day one.