Are you a Gen Z worker on the hunt for a new job, but don’t know where to start? Or maybe you’re an employer looking to age down your workforce. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. Glassdoor has shared a new report that looks at which roles, companies and cities Gen Z employees rate the highest – and the results might surprise you.
When looking for a job, Gen Zers – who were born between 1997 and 2012 – often look for roles that have influence and impact, but they are frequently less satisfied with their jobs than other generations.
Where Gen Z and Millennial employees rate their job satisfaction at a 3.80, Gen Xers rate theirs a 3.85 and Boomers find the most joy in their jobs, with a 3.93 satisfaction rate. So, what is the cause of that discrepancy?
In the report – titled A Change of Pace For Gen Z Employees Entering the Workforce – Glassdoor analyzed their entire database of company reviews. They then used that data to discover that “Gen Z workers are more satisfied in roles that provide them with the opportunity to shape company culture and have social impact.”
What is the highest-rated job among Gen Z employees?
Ultimately, the highest-rated job for Gen Z employees is a corporate recruiter, ranking much higher than the average at a 4.79 rating on a 5-point scale. Marketing manager and social media manager roles came close, ranking at 4.56 and 4.46 respectively.
According to Glassdoor associate economist Richard Johnson via CNBC, corporate recruiting gives Gen Zers the chance to “shape how companies attract and retain talent, including helping to build diverse and inclusive workforces.”
“Entering the workforce during the pandemic hasn’t been easy for Gen Z, but Glassdoor data shows these younger workers are most satisfied in jobs that are rooted in community and creativity, and especially content working for larger companies that are established to withstand turbulent economic periods,” Johnson continued.
Curious about the rest of the list? Here are the 10 jobs that Gen Zers rated the highest.
- Corporate Recruiter: 4.79
- Marketing Manager: 4.56
- Social Media Manager: 4.46
- Data Scientist: 4.44
- Product Manager: 4.40
- IT Specialist: 4.35
- Account Coordinator: 4.31
- Credit Analyst: 4.30
- Project Engineer: 4.28
- Business Development Associate: 4.28
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