Do You Represent Your Generation? [Infographic]

Are you in it for the money, for the fame, or to change the world? NextGeneration Recruitment has put together a nice infographic that looks at three different generations as tomorrow’s leaders. Right off the bat, Gen-X are described as the best workers, but that’s not always what HR looks for in certain applicants. Sometimes you just want someone who, despite being a little slow, is 100% passionate.

The infographic doesn’t outline the time gaps between the three generations so, before we go any further, here’s what we’re talking about:

  • Generation X: the generation born after the Western Post–World War II baby boom period, early 1960s to early 1980s
  • Generation Y: also known as the millennials, this generation was born between 1980 and the early 2000s
  • Generation Z: those born at the mid or late 1990s to present day

Another way of putting it would be:

  • Gen-X: that know-it-all gal from accounting who goes on and on about how things were done in her days
  • Gen-Y: the fresh designer who can’t decide whether or not he fits with the company’s culture
  • Gen-Z: the always-happy-to-help intern who prays to be taken seriously one day

Jokes aside, you’ll notice a surge in these infographics as of late. That’s because all three generations are starting to replace all the retiring baby-boomers that are leaving empty senior positions behind. So, who’s up for some leadership? And, most importantly, does this research speak to you?


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