Gen Z Flocks to Finance as Top Career Choice, Creating New Challenges in Recruitment
– The finance industry has seen a surprising surge in popularity among Gen Z candidates, surpassing other career options.
– Research by Glider AI reveals over 56,000 open positions in top US banks, highlighting the strong demand for finance roles across various sectors.
A New Trend in Gen Z Career Aspirations
According to the CFA Institute’s latest research, the finance industry has risen from fifth place in 2021 to become the top choice for Gen Z candidates in 2023. This shift comes as the healthcare sector faces burnout issues and the tech industry deals with mass layoffs. Finance is seen as a reliable and promising career path.
Glider AI’s Insightful Report
Glider AI conducted research that uncovered several key findings:
– There are a staggering 56,478 open positions available in major US financial institutions, indicating a robust demand for roles ranging from technology to sales.
– Despite the increasing popularity of remote and flexible work, there is still a preference for on-site employment within the finance industry.
– The finance industry lacks sufficient learning and development programs for the most sought-after skills, despite the high demand for highly skilled talent.
Shaping the Future of Finance Recruitment
As more candidates choose to pursue careers in finance, talent acquisition leaders are adopting new hiring strategies:
– Skills-Based Hiring: There is a shift towards evaluating candidate competency, alignment, and integrity through skills assessments.
– AI-Driven Recruitment: AI technology is being utilized to streamline candidate evaluation and create a seamless candidate experience.
– Skills Empowerment: Candidates are being empowered through targeted skills development programs to bridge the skills gap.
To access more research and data on this topic, visit Glider AI or download their report.
About Glider AI
Glider AI is an AI-based Skill Intelligence Platform that provides hiring solutions such as screening, assessments, coding/video interviews, and upskilling software. Their services help enterprises, staffing firms, and MSPs scale the hiring of quality talent. Trusted by global brands like Intuit, PwC, Applied Materials, and Carmax, Glider AI validates candidate quality and fit across any role in any industry.
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