Gen Z Wants to Work in Tech
Glassdoor analyzed job applications from the youngest demographic in the workforce to look at the employers, metros, and occupations that Gen Z and millennial job seekers are applying to in the U.S.
- Software engineer is the most in-demand job that Gen Z job seekers are applying to with applications accounting for 19% of total applications left by Gen Z users during a three and a half month period — that’s nearly every one of five applications.
- Gen Z aspires to work in tech — the majority of job applications from Gen Z were for companies in the tech industry, followed by business services, finance, and retail.
- Across Glassdoor reviews left by Gen Z, “work environment”, “flexible hours” and “good pay” are the most common keywords used by Gen Z to describe the pros of working for their employers.
Top 10 In-Demand Jobs Among Gen Z Job Seekers
|Top Jobs Gen Z is Applying To||Percent of Gen Z Applications||Open Jobs Today||Median Salary for Open Jobs|
|Investment Banking Analyst||1%||547||$80,800|
Source: Glassdoor Economic Research (Glassdoor.com/research)
“Gen Z is 100% digitally native, meaning they are the first job seekers to be born during the age of smartphones, self-service online tools and AI-enabled virtual assistants like Siri and Alexa,” says Kurt Heikkinen, CEO of candidate engagement and interview software, Montage. “They’ve never known a world without the convenience and speed of digital interaction. As a result, they expect the exact same experience when it comes to the job search.”
It's important now more than ever to provide candidates a seamless, digital job application experience. Young job seekers are also more likely to conduct thorough online research of a company before applying, so make sure your branding and online reviews represent you well.