Career Advice

3 Things Gen Z Job Seekers Need to Know

Australia-Employment March 17, 2020

If you are part of Gen Z, then you are just now getting your feet into the job market. This is an exciting time and you know you are going to be successful. To augment that success, here are three things you should keep in mind as you are entering the workforce. 

Professionalism is Still Important

You have grown up in a very relaxed environment. Schools, churches and other institutions have consistently been relaxing standards for the last twenty years. However, when entering the job force you may be surprised to find that many employers still expect professional dress and behavior in their workplace. It is very important that you feel out the company culture of the place you hope to work. Get on board with the level of professionalism that is expected of you so that your co-workers and employer will take you seriously. 

Learn Team Work

Gen Z has a lot of great things going for it, but one weakness many employers see in this generation is a lack of teamwork. You may have a lot of great ideas, and your way may even actually be the best way. But when you are working as part of a team it is important to present your ideas and then step back, always keeping the success of the team as the main goal. 

Look Up

Gen Z has grown up entirely immersed in technology. This is how you learn and how you interact with others to socialize. However, this is not how you will necessarily work in the workplace. You will need to get very comfortable with face to face conversations. You will need to remember that older people think it's rude for you to even glance at your phone during a conversation. You need to understand that your digital life may not be important at all to your employer, in fact, it may be greatly frowned upon. Look up means pull yourself out of your digital space and interact in your workforce space. 

Gen Z has so much to bring to the workforce. Follow these simple tips to help you succeed in this new chapter in your life.