Many employers with a multigenerational staff have realized that millennials, Gen Xers and baby boomers approach their jobs quite differently. Each generation has its own unique outlook on how they want to be managed, where they want their careers to go and what defines success.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, these differences in the workplace also carry over into job searches. New research by the Indeed Hiring Lab found that the three major age groups have distinct preferences when it comes to how they look for work.
Millennials prefer to work in urban areas like Boston, New York and Los Angeles. They typically look for jobs on Monday mornings and search for high-skill occupational fields such as computer/mathematical, life sciences and business/financial.
Generation X is drawn to “industry hub” cities, such as Seattle for tech and Charlotte, North Carolina, for health care. Members of this generation are generally more active in their job search during evening hours, and look for jobs where they can use their professional experience and tech savvy.