PayScale’s "Gen Y on
the Job" report reveals Millennials’ best job and employer options,
favorite cities, top job skills, common degrees and more.
In a recent study, PayScale
found that Gen Y workers are more likely to have job skills that center around
online marketing and social media than other U.S. workers. Three of the top
five most commonly reported job skills for Gen Y workers, relative to all U.S.
workers, are blogging, social media optimization, and press releases. This
didn't surprise me for a few reasons. First, Gen Y uses social networking sites
more than older generations, especially Facebook and Twitter. Second, many Gen
Y workers have started social media consulting companies after learning how to
use them for business or have applied to work in social media roles.