As an Internal Recruiter for a growth-focused business, I speak to a lot of millennials keen to get a start in the working world. I always ask individuals about their plans- are they looking for a career? Or do they just want a job? The majority claim that they are looking for a long-term career within an organisation that they can truly climb the ranks within.
Nevertheless, being in the age bracket myself, I know the majority of my friends are not looking to get "bogged down" in a business and see a varied career as more valuable. The article below supports this idea, that millennials are not looking for a long-term career but, rather just a job to last them a year or two.
However, in an age where "job-hopping" is considered a lack of commitment, a lack of integrity and a lack of forward planning- what will this mean for millennials CV's and job search later down the line?
The average Brit has six jobs in their lifetime, according to new research by Investec Click & Invest released today*. However, those aged between 18 and 34 plan to only stay in their current job for an average of three years and four months, which equates to an average of 12.5 jobs during their working lives** – more than twice the national average.