FlexJobs Launches Campaign to Help Millennials Navigate the Changing Workplace

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Work-life balance and family are top reasons millennials seek flexible work options

“Older millennials in particular have experienced a very difficult job market and, unlike previous generations, their workplace is less structured and their career roadmap is less defined,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs.

FlexJobs has launched 100 Days on Jobs for Millennials, a content campaign designed to help the millennial generation gain insight into their flexible career options and navigate the changing work landscape. For one hundred consecutive days, expert articles, videos, webinars, Q&As and success stories will be posted to FlexJobs’ Millennials & Gen Y Jobs blog. The content will provide useful, inspirational and actionable tips to help millennials, especially those in the older half of the generation (aged 25-35), develop a better understanding of opportunities within the flexible job market and how to capitalize on them.

“Older millennials in particular have experienced a very difficult job market and, unlike previous generations, their workplace is less structured and their career roadmap is less defined,” said Sara Sutton Fell, Founder and CEO of FlexJobs, the leading online service for hand-screened telecommuting and flexible jobs. “100 Days on Jobs for Millennials provides resources to help millennial job seekers better understand and strategically navigate their journey as growing professionals.”

This generation faces a constantly-changing workplace, and with that comes changing priorities. Over 500 millennial-aged respondents to a recent FlexJobs survey reported work-life balance (84%), family (67%), time savings (60%), cost savings (49%) and commute stress (48%) were the primary reasons for seeking flexible work options.

Additional survey findings include:
Millennials say that behind working to pay for basic necessities (83%) and to pay for luxury items (55%), the top reasons they work are because they enjoy working (53%), are passionate about success in their career (50%) and they want to have a professional impact in the world (46%).

Telecommuting 100% of the time is the most sought after type of flexible work for millennials (85%), followed by alternative or flexible schedule (54%), telecommuting some of the time (50%), part-time schedule (47%) and freelance/contract (39%).

LinkedIn (65%) is by far the top social media channel millennials use in their job searches, with Facebook (28%) a distant second and Twitter (13%) coming in third.

100 Days on Jobs for Millennials will include:
Insight from Millennial Workplace Experts: Featuring Lindsey Pollak; Aaron McDaniel of Young Professional’s Edge; What’s Next: The Millennial’s Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the Real World author Mike Price; Mallie Rydzik of The Off-Road Millennial podcast; millennial business coach Amanda Abella; and others.

Job Search and Career Advice: Addressing career development issues, job search strategies and tactics and stories of millennials who have found career success.

Lists of Great Companies and Jobs for Millennials: Highlighting companies offering flexible jobs, unusual and new professions, future jobs, and the top careers for millennials.

Webinars: Offering opportunities to hear first hand and engage directly with career experts.
For more information visit https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/welcome-to-100-days-on-jobs-for-millennials/

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To request additional information, please contact Kathy Gardner at kgardner(at)flexjobs(dot)com.

About FlexJobs
FlexJobs is the leading online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time, and freelance jobs. With flexible job listings in over 100 career categories, and opportunities ranging from entry-level to executive and freelance to full-time, FlexJobs offers job seekers a safe, easy, and efficient way to find professional and legitimate flexible job listings. Having helped over one million people in their job searches, FlexJobs has appeared on CNN and Marketplace Money and in TIME, Forbes, Fortune, and many other trusted media outlets.

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