Millennials refers to people born between around 1980 and the mid-1990’s who are people now in their young adulthood, roughly aged between 25 and 34. According to Statista, 12 million millennials lived in the United Kingdom in 2018 and they will shortly become the largest age demographic group in the UK overall with 35% of the global workforce being dominated by millennials.
In terms of their careers, one in five young people have two or more jobs and on average, millennials stay within a given role for a maximum of three years, meaning they are always on the lookout for new opportunities. Having been shaped by the technology revolution that saw computers, tablets and the web become central to work and life, they prioritise culture, career growth and are challenging the job world more than ever before. But aside from this, millennials put a priority on jobs that offer flexibility – so what could these be?
Web developer sits highly as the best jobs for millennials; offering a high salary if you’re tech savvy and have expert coding skills. Aside from that, developers also need to have an eye for design and detail as they are responsible for the look and functionality of websites and apps. Best of all, most companies offer flexible working hours for developers since the work is usually results and output based. This makes room for the good work-life balance which millennials long for.
Become an Influencer
Blogging increased rapidly in the earlier 2010’s, and even though the market is a bit saturated now there is still a chance for young millennials to shine, especially with the rise of the image sharing platform - Instagram. Now, young millennials are sharing beautiful pictures of their travels, fashion and their lives on Instagram for the whole world to see. The more followers they gain the more they can charge. If this is a career that interests you, start by learning photography, videography, and sharpen your writing skills. Creativity and being unique is key, so continue to practice, think outside the box, and make contacts with PR agencies and brands.
As the world becomes more and more visual, we are seeing a movement towards even more easily digestible content such as video. So, if you are skilled in creating and editing sharp, entertaining videos, which could potentially add value to any brand, pitch your skills with a show reel or take on smaller jobs to build up your portfolio.
Thanks to the rise of the Internet, graphic design is one of the most in-demand careers for millennials today. Businesses want to take more of a creative approach, while brands want to find someone who can help a marketing campaign go viral. At first, you will likely work in entry level, but with some hard work and an original portfolio, you can move your way up the ladder and start getting larger assignments, whether your working agency side or freelance from home.
Social media manager
Social Media has exploded over the last 5 years, and If you’re a millennial, it’s likely you have a natural expertise with social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. There are plenty of job openings in companies who are tuning in to the importance of having a strong social presence. There is much flexibility in this role as you can go down the route of working in-house for an established company or working for an agency. Plus, once you are a professional you could work on a freelance or contract basis, where you will be able to set your own rates and hours, as well as working remotely.
Network marketing professional
Millennials want to have the option to control their own working hours and location, which is what network marketing can potentially give them. Starting a network marketing business with Forever gives you the potential to earn a significant income stream, have extra time and the freedom to build your life according to your dreams, and allows you the flexibility to start part-time and build a full-time income.
To get started as a Forever Business Owner, all you have to do is contact your local Forever Business Owner or email Business Owner Support. Or head to Faces of Forever where you can read inspirational stories on why our Forever Business Owners decided to embark on the Forever journey.