🍋 Gen-Z's Job Hop

Does Gen-Z's job hop make sense, plus Goldman predicts first Fed rate cut in Q2 2024, and Elon Musk solving population crisis.

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Gen-Z’s Job Hop

Gen-Z is entering the workforce - and investment banking analyst stints. And you might realize why their managers think their attitudes towards some taboos are a little different. And it’s not just towards Zyn - it’s job hopping, too.

We’ve known that younger generations like to job hop for a while. But we found out just how bad it got last year - 22.3% of workers in their 20s spent less than a year at their jobs in 2022. Making matters worse, 74% of 18 to 26-year-olds and 62% of 27 to 42-year-olds were actively seeking new job opportunities or had plans to do so within the next six months.

Younger generations see job hopping as a strategic means to advance their skills and increase their income early in their careers. They can move up the corporate ladder fast, and often get 15-20% pay bumps in the process.

In some industries, the high-turnover is a way of life. Take finance for example, an analyst bullpen can look entirely different within a year, as most investment banking analysts expect to leave for greener pastures within a couple of years.

But managers aren’t as enthusiastic about the trend. 77% of hiring managers named job hopping as their number one red flag when evaluating a candidate's resume.

Takeaway: There’s always a trade-off between building a network/skills at your current job, or taking a 15-20% raise and/or a promotion at a different company. But sometimes, the intangibles of sticking it out at your current firm can more than make up for a negligible pay bump. Turns out the grass is not always greener on the other side.

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Markets Rundown

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Private Dealmaking

  • Bain Capital bought Chindata Group, a data center operator, for $3.16 billion

  • Antrophic, an AI research firm, raised $100 million

  • Credgenics, a debt collections software startup, raised $50 million

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