Zoomers refuse jobs, while Generation Xers are in trouble
Why do Zoomers turn down prestigious jobs that older Generation Xers aren’t even offered early on in their careers? Because the young people of Generation Z have benefitted from an education in terms of mastery of languages – especially English – and computer skills that make them very attractive to large groups constantly looking for talent.
Yet the young people in question are not attracted by so-called professional satisfaction. On the contrary, they are rather indifferent to this aspect. The only compelling incentive they feel is to earn a lot of money: this is where they see real fulfilment. And this is where the choice to work on their own and look for independent sources of income on the net arises from.
Their Generation X counterparts on the other hand are in trouble, as in many cases they are not so familiar with technological tools or foreign languages, except of course those who have already necessarily acquired many digital and linguistic skills for their career path.
Much of the responsibility for this gap between real job opportunities and the available supply on the market of qualified resources depends on the total absence of decently remunerated retraining courses which could, on the other hand, boost the market.
In the middle of this are the Millennials, who find themselves suspended between quiet working and the desire to reconcile – successfully – professional commitments and family, perhaps resorting to smart working and remote working, sometimes in a digital, nomadic manner. Making the nomadic choice means workers move following the implementation of medium-large projects that require their presence in an initial phase.