What Hispanic Millennials Are Doing To Get Their Dream Jobs
How would U.S. Hispanic Millennials describe their ideal work situation? And what are they doing now to make sure they land their dream jobs in the future? As part of its newly released 2014 study, Tr3s asked Hispanics ages 19 to 34 about how they’re preparing for a satisfying career. From that data, here are some of Tr3s’s latest insights:
An ideal job mixes “practical” with “heart and soul.” Just over half of Hispanic Adult Millennials say their dream job would be both practical and personally meaningful. Among those who lean in a particular direction, those who are 30 to 34 are much more likely to prefer work that’s practical (secure and with reliable benefits). Hispanic females would prefer careers that are both practical and meaningful, while males are more focused on being practical.
Non-Hispanic Millennials are more likely than Hispanics to say they’d like to follow their hearts. A quarter of non-Hispanic Adult Millennials report that they would like work that is more meaningful to them than practical, compared with 19% of their Hispanic peers. Hispanics are more likely to desire a combination of practical and meaningful.
Three-quarters of Hispanic Adult Millennials are taking active steps to get their dream jobs. Those who are younger (ages 19 to 29) are more likely than the 30 to 34 segment to say they’re working toward their ideal profession (78% vs. 69%). Possibly because more Hispanics are students and so many are unhappy in their jobs, employed Hispanics are more likely than employed non-Hispanics to report taking action toward their ideal jobs (80% vs. 70%).
Employed and unemployed Hispanic Adult Millennials are working toward their ideal jobs in different ways. Those with jobs are more likely than those without to be saving money and networking with others. Those without jobs are more likely to do online research and go to school/take classes.
Hispanic Millennials focus on education to prepare for their dream jobs; non-Hispanics are more engaged in networking and direct experience. When it comes to taking action toward getting their ideal careers, Hispanics with jobs tend to go the route of education (by taking classes and doing research). Non-Hispanics who have jobs are more likely to network, work/intern/volunteer at a position in their ideal field, and wait to be noticed in their current job.