The vast majority of this year’s college graduates belong to Generation Z, the group born between 1997 and the early 2010s. Growing up in a fully digital world, this cohort came of age during the pandemic and all that it upended. As they enter the workforce, they’re bringing their unique blend of skills — and some of their own requirements, too. Here are five priorities new grads are searching for in their future jobs.
1. Jobs that are flexible.
Once Carly Mast collects her bachelor’s degree in history from Boston University this month, she’ll head to New York University’s Bronfman Center to work in social justice. One reason Mast accepted the offer was that it promised a firm boundary between the job and her personal life. She won’t even have to keep traditional hours — during the hiring process, she was told the organization was not in the business of burning employees out.