The Difference Between Gen Z And Millennials

Posted on Jun 24 2015 - 7:02am by Alexandra Ashton

New generations are constantly coming to the world, and each of them is different from one another. Each of them has its own peculiarities which distinguishes them in the labour market, just like the way, they like playing games online (click here for an example). Because they have grown up in different circumstances, they complement each other and create a unique atmosphere in every business. These differences help companies to be successful in the labour market as members of different generations bring specific skills in this combination. But these days, the employment market is welcoming the new generations. What unique set of skills will they bring into the combination?

Members of Generation Y or Millennials which were born between 1980 and 1995 have already started working or they are finishing the college. They have brought new set of skills in the labour market, which was not represented in the high number until then, such as IT skills. These days, new generation is emerging called Generation Z whose members were born in 1995 or later. The first members of this generation are already in college and they are preparing for their days in the business world. Some of them with excitement, but most of them with fear. They are all insecure with what the future brings.

Although these two generations share several common points as they are the product of modern and technological advanced world, they are still considerably different. These differences become even more evident when you compare results of an online survey that was conducted among 1,001 U.S. students currently in college or who’ve graduated in the last few months. For example, the survey has showed that Gen Z (32%) want to find their dream job, while Millennials (34%) want financial stability. Dream job that brings financial stability would make both generations happy. Unfortunately, finding such job does not happen that often. Discover more differences of Millennials and Gen Z in this interesting infographic.


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Alexandra Ashton, Communications at Neomam Studios , the UK based Infographic Agency. Alexandra is a content and design enthusiast with a keen eye for detail.