Millennials vs. Boomers: Millennials and Boomers have inherently different job search styles, given their experience with technology and how they interact with it: Where Millennials were born into the digital landscape, Boomers had to learn it as technology evolved over their lifetimes. It’s crucial that employers understand the differences between how these two groups search for jobs as they consider how to connect with both of these groups.
- Seventy-nine percent are actively searching for a new job or open to new opportunities.
- Average job search starts 28 weeks prior to landing a new job opportunity.
- Millennials broadcast their job search experience through more channels on average.
- One third of Millennials say their current job search feels significantly more complex than previous job searches.
- Only 23 percent feel satisfied with their current career situations.
- Millennials spend an average of three years in one job and have already held an average of three jobs in their lifetime – suggesting that “movement” happens early on in one’s career.
- Eighty-three percent say they are willing to relocate for the right opportunity.
- Sixty-seven percent are actively searching for a new job or are open to new opportunities.
- Almost half (43 percent) of Boomers say their job search feels significantly more complex than previous job searches.
- Boomers spend an average of 11 years in one job.
- Only 58 percent say they would consider relocating for the right opportunity.