Millennial Career Myths: What Gen Y Wants in a Career Will Surprise You

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Bess-Wakeman1-WIRE JLL’s Executive Vice President Bess Wakeman recently moderated and spoke at the 4th Annual Women in Real Estate Conference (WIRE) at the Burnham-Moores Center for Real Estate held on the University of San Diego campus. The conversation focused on the generation that’s newest to the professional world. For the first time in history, four generations are working side by-side in the workplace—Veterans, Boomers, Generation X and Millennials—each with distinct needs and work styles. The mix of work styles and habits all impact key business practices and strategies. While often perceived as challenges, generational differences offer real estate executives one of their greatest opportunities to add value.

San Diego has the third largest concentration of Millennials behind Austin and Salt Lake City.

Bess Wakeman
Executive Vice President, JLL San Diego

Millennials now comprise about a quarter of the country’s workforce. As the nation faces a Baby Boomer retirement wave, many industries are looking to the Millennial generation to fill the anticipated talent gap. So, industries are fighting for top young talent and, according to a new JLL study, Millennials are making surprising and thoughtful choices. The study was aimed at determining what Millennials want from their careers, looking in particular at the commercial real estate sector. But the surprising findings could help any company determine what Millennials want and challenge many widely-held beliefs about their career choices. The research reveals a critical disconnect: many industries offering meaningful careers are virtually unknown to young people seeking jobs. For more information, please download the following reports: Perspectives on Technology or Perspectives on Workplace Solutions.

Post on LinkedIn: JLL’s Executive Vice President Bess Wakeman moderated a panel discussion Wednesday at the University of San Diego Burnham-Moore’s Center for Real Estate’s fourth annual Women in Real Estate Conference. See what she and the panel had to say about millennials transforming workspaces.

Tweet this: Millennials transforming jobs? @BessWakeman of @JLL_SanDiego moderates Women in #RealEstate Conference.

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