Four out of ten young workers regret their choice of job

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  • Published on 02/25/2024 at 14:59, updated on 02/25/2024 at 14:59.


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    Four out of ten young workers would change careers if they had the chance.

    If you could go back in time, would you make the same professional choices? A third of the French say no. A surprising number of Gen Zers say they are dissatisfied with their career choices, even though they are at the beginning of their working lives.

    Four out of ten young workers would change careers if given the chance, according to a new survey conducted by JobTeaser. However, unlike their elders, representatives of Generation Z do not see this disappointment as inevitable. More than a quarter of those surveyed have changed jobs since entering the labor market, while 30% are actively looking for a new professional opportunity. And that despite a relatively short tenure and a rather insecure labor market.

    In order to better understand the disappointment of young professionals, it is important to look at the reasons that make them want to change careers or companies. Unsurprisingly, compensation is a major sticking point: 38% of Z respondents feel their pay is too low. They also estimate that they are subjected to too much stress in their everyday professional life and that they do not do enough stimulating work, with too fixed a routine.

    Generally speaking, members of Generation Z are critical of managerial culture. A quarter of them lament the lack of alignment between the values ​​their company defends and their personal beliefs. 24% believe that the culture of the company that employs them does not match their personality.

    But it would be wrong to think that newcomers to the labor market are eternally dissatisfied. They just have a different approach to business. There is no doubt that they will settle for a job where they are not progressing on a personal and professional level. Young people dream of pursuing a profession in accordance with their values ​​(transparency, ethics, diversity, respect for the environment, etc.), their skills and personality.

    Although members of Gen Z are considered underpaid, they are not desperate to earn thousands and cents. Only 32% of the surveyed young people say that their work should bring them financial satisfaction. Proof that they are far from being mercenaries.

    *This survey was conducted by JobTeaser, in partnership with Kantar, on a sample of 1,000 active French people between the ages of 18 and 60.

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