There seems to be an impression that Millennials and Gen Z are somehow “disrupting” the workplace with their modern views and freedom loving attitudes. However, every generation has had its impacts on society and change is inevitable. Perhaps it isn’t much that the new generations are disrupting the workplace, but just that the previous generations being reluctant to change.
“I found this very cool job posting, and I meet all their requirements… except that they want someone with 1-3 years of experience in the field. Should I still apply or not?”
“Hard Skills” vs. “Soft Skills”
Jobs in science and technology, accounting, finance, medicine and law require potential candidates to have specific university degrees that teach students hard skills. Hiring managers see hard skills as easily defined and measured and include knowledge of such things as software programs, math, engineering, statistics, medicine, writing, etc.