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(Repost) Recession Recidivism: Understanding Millennial Job Market Fears

(Repost) Recession Recidivism: Understanding Millennial Job Market Fears

Full disclosure, I’m a Millennial. No matter which way you slice or dice the generation, I’m in it (albeit at the elder end of the category). I’m also not a huge fan of sweeping generalizations about entire populations of people, no matter what the avocado toast industry says. But before you click away, I want to propose a theory I’ve been working on with Laura Mazzullo, Owner of East Side Staffing, a boutique HR Recruitment firm, and fellow Millennial.

See, we’re observing some unusual behavior in a subsect of our peers, who also go by Gen Y. One that’s impacting the recruiting, hiring and career development of certain Millennials – ones you likely work with every day. Let’s call them the “07-09ers.” These are the folks who graduated from college and entered the job market amid the Great Recession. Faced with limited options, many took whatever job they found and hunkered down. Mazzullo says that today the 07-09ers are making good money, having changed jobs maybe once since starting their careers, well-positioned to advance – but unsure of themselves and the current market.

This article originally appeared on RecruitingDaily. To continue reading, visit https://recruitingdaily.com/recession-recidivism-understanding-millennial-job-market-fears.

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