How the pandemic has changed what young people want from their careers

Our research for Liberty Comms has found that the pandemic has already had a significant impact on what young people want from their careers.

Around two-thirds of young people in the UK and US who responded to the survey said their work expectations and career aspirations have changed because of Covid-19. Among young people who have rethought their career plans, 33% said they are now looking a better work-life balance, while 28% said they are now hoping to achieve greater financial security.

The survey also highlights the extent to which the so-called “dream job” now seems increasingly out of reach for many members of Gen Z. Just 52% of young people said they are currently scaling the career ladder they want to be on, while 39% said they doubted they would ever achieve their ideal career.

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