- Much more tolerant of others - different cultures, sexual orientations, races - More cautious, less risk taking Less drinking and drug taking in high school Less likely to go to church - More likely to think for themselves and not believe authority figures in church or government - Delaying having serious romantic relationships Less teen pregnancy Fewer run aways - Delaying driving, and fewer teen driving accidents - Less time spent in shopping malls - Less likely to go out to see a movie - More likely to use Instagram than Facebook
Whereas Millenials were raised to think they were special and that they could become anything they dreamed of, and then after graduating they found that Boomers had let millions of jobs slip out of the country, iGen'ers have seen this, and are far more cautious and less optimistic and maybe less naive.
On the potentially negative side, iGens are known for:
- Less "in person" and "face to face" contact with others due to more time connecting via smart phones - Heavy use of gaming - Less reading of books, and newspapers - Grew up more supervised, more protected than prior generations - Less experience with teen jobs and earning money in high school - May stay up till 2 AM using smart phone and social media - Possibly more depressed than prior generations - Feels more lonely, and not needed - Possibly a higher suicide rate
Careers for iGen'ers - You Need Either Skills or Education
If you are iGen and looking for a career, please pick a major in fields where there will be plenty of jobs and avoid fields where the jobs are limited. Unless of course you are so different and truly one of a kind like: Michael Jordan, Prince, The Beatles, Albert Einstein, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk, .
You have two choices - pick a trade or get the right college education. Low skilled jobs will continue to disappear and you can not raise a family on the income from a low skilled job. You either need skills or education.
What We Do
At MSSC Career Resource Center; we will cultivate the mind and aid you in developing a path to success. This path will be realistic and your goals will be obtainable. We will not only show you how to unlock the door to your success. We teach you how to create the key. In other words, you will become the "Locksmith".