While you don’t normally disclose age on your CV, potential employers are bound to find out during the interview process. Being young is definitely seen as a plus in today’s job market, but Generation X should not be discarded altogether as they possess some very important skills that could be beneficial to employers.
Here are a few of the top reasons why employers should take advantage of Gen X.
- They have mastered the work/life balance as they were born in a time where those they looked up to (their parents) were driven into the ground with long work hours. Seeing how this impacted families and mental health, a lot of Gen Xers started their careers with the mentality that it is better to work to live, not live to work.
- Their extensive years of experience make them more specialized in their chosen fields.
- They are continually seen as amazing team players with superior communication skills.
- They are loyal. While youthfulness is a positive, many millennials today find themselves getting bored easily and jumping from one job to the next. Generation Xers prefer to stay loyal to businesses that treat them well.