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State of the Gen Z Job Search

2023-2024 Hiring Season

The State of the Gen Z Job Search

How are early career candidates approaching the job search today, and what are they expecting from their future employers?

The landscape of early careers is in a state of constant evolution. As recruitment teams gear up for the fall hiring season, we sought to find out what Gen Z is experiencing today as they navigate their job search and exactly what they want as they engage with potential employers and their hiring processes. 

In August 2023, we asked more than 1,500 internship and entry-level job seekers about their career searches heading into the fall recruitment season, ranging from how they look for jobs today to how long they think the hiring process should take.

Read our report to discover exclusive data and insights into Gen Z candidates to inform your early career recruitment strategies and help you craft a candidate experience fit for the newest entrants to the workforce.

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What you’ll learn from this report:

  • Gen Z's confidence level heading into the fall recruitment season
    We'll explore the mental state of early career candidates as they hunt for roles this year, as well as what implications that may have on their career search.
  • How early career candidates are discovering new opportunities now 
    We'll dive into what influences Gen Z's career paths, how they are searching for roles today, and their preferences about recruitment events. 
  • Gen Z's current preferences during the hiring process

    We'll highlight data on how long Gen Z thinks different aspects of the hiring process should take, and what factors might lead to a negative candidate experience.

  • Gen Z's attitudes toward reneges today

    We'll uncover how Gen Z's inclinations toward reneging has evolved over time, and what employers can do to avoid reneges this fall and keep candidates engaged. 

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