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Jul 07, 2019 / 12:13

Vietnamese Generation Z seeks career mentoring on social media

Social media platforms have outpaced other channels including schools, friends and traditional media to become the leading source for job finding.

Nearly half of Generation Z (Gen Z) citizens, who were born between 1995 and 2015, in Vietnam spotted their current career via Facebook, Twitter among others, according to Adecco’s latest survey.
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The staffing firm Vietnam Adecco has published the first edition of “Career Choices & the Motivations Survey 2019” focusing on some must-known tips for the graduates when seeking jobs as well as the factors that help motivate work capacities of Vietnamese employees.
The survey reveals that wage and financial benefits are considered the leading priorities of young job seekers, followed by recognition and satisfaction with the jobs.
Additionally, 51.3% of respondents decided to leave their jobs due to the lack of professional advancement, 32.4% quit for finding better job offers and 10.8% due to poor relationship with line manager.
 “Vietnamese Generation Z, who is well-trained and capable of finding information on the internet, is more active in the career than the older generations. They seek internship opportunities from the very first year of college and feel no shy in expanding their acquaintances. However, they should better their skills through the working process, especially soft skills,” said General Director of Adecco Malaysia and Vietnam Andree Manges.
According to labor experts, with the increasing demand for highly qualified workforce in Vietnam, businesses should examine carefully the reasons affecting the career choices and work motivation of laborers, especially in different ages and career periods, thereby building a reasonable strategy to attract, maintain loyalty and develop appropriate human resources.