The next natural step for anyone who has just finished their studies – whether high school, college, or even post-graduate studies – is to apply for a job and work to sustain their living.
While entrepreneurship is becoming a trend among those who are old enough to work, not everyone has the aptitude or simply the want to take this path in life, especially if they are fresh out of school with very little means of starting their own business.
For this reason, many are still scouring employment options both off and online. The Washington Post reports that there are about 7 million unemployed Americans as of August 2017 — which means that there are 7 million potential jobseekers in the country alone.
And with the latter part of the Millennial generation and the eldest of Generation Z growing up and entering the workforce, it is expected that they are starting to dominate the job-seeking statistics.
With Millennials and Generation Z entering the workforce, there have been changes in the trends and preferences of job seeking. Interestingly, 68% of Millennials who are active job-seekers said that, among others, an option to work remotely greatly increases their interest in specific employers or companies.
Being able to work without having to endure the daily struggles of going to work – such as waking up before the crack of dawn, getting dressed in clothes that may not necessarily be comfortable but is a requirement in the office, surviving the daily commute with a multitude of other people heading to work, and spending most of the day holed up in an office cubicle until it’s quitting time.
This sounds understandably unbearable and boring for many people, especially towards such generations that crave adventure, travel, explorations, and the chance to do something new and fulfilling every day.
Perhaps this is the reason why job-seeking millennials tend to gravitate towards employers who can open up the option of working remotely for them – so they can still work without sacrificing what they want to do and where they can go.
But after being hired and still having the option to travel or do other activities that otherwise would have not been possible if they were limited to spending the day in the office, sometimes it can be hard to actually decide where to go, because now your options are overwhelming.
Should you go to an Asian country? Or somewhere in Europe? The Americas also sound like a nice destination, doesn’t it? But what about the tropics? Or even somewhere like Hawaii or the Maldives?
With the world opening up to you with this grand opportunity, make sure you’re making the right decisions so you aren’t accidentally sacrificing your work while in another place due to poor connection or planning.
Check out this infographic by Venture With Impact to learn about the best cities that you can go to for the best work and leisure expedition this year!