Question of the Day: __% of recent college grads are looking for a sense of purpose in their jobs while __% said they find meaning in their work.
Answer: 95% of recent college grads are looking for a sense of purpose in their jobs and 40% said they find meaning in their work.
- How important is it for you to find a job that gives you a sense of purpose? What type of job do you think that would be?
- Do you think it’s difficult to succeed in a job that doesn’t give you a sense of purpose? Why or why not?
- Why do you think there’s such a disconnect between those seeking purpose and those finding it?
Behind the numbers (Inside Higher Ed):
“This ‘purpose gap’ is a glaring problem for the younger work force, as millennials place a higher priority on purpose in their lives than previous generations, and they look to work more than other sources to find it,” A. Clayton Spencer, president of Bates, said in a statement. “The purpose gap is also a challenge for employers because of a strong correlation between employees’ purpose and engagement and an organization’s bottom line.”
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Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.
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