Their belief is, "A large corporation is not going to take care of me," said Darrin Tonsfeldt, division director of The Village Family Service Center, who also oversees The Village Business Institute.
Instead, the most valued advisers for recent college graduates are their parents - but that doesn't mean they should say they want to consult with them.
"When I'm career-coaching, I tell them, 'If you need time to think about the offer, that's all you need to say,' " Tonsfeldt
"They have a desire to talk and be heard, but also need to slow down enough to listen and hear others," Tonsfeldt
said millenials are not as willing to climb the corporate ladder.
"I'm working hard, why am I not the manager?
said of the attitudes some display on the job.
For millenials who desire to make their way to the top, career coaches need to give them a clear understanding of the process, Tonsfeldt
said millennials have a different view of their jobs and are looking for a different type of workplace than their predecessors.
calls them the "balance generation," people who watched their parents succumb to job stress and are vowing not to do the same.
"They work to live instead of live to work," he
Workplace culture is important to millennials, and many companies are responding by offering open spaces instead of cubicles, flexible work hours, and amenities such as wireless Internet, ping pong tables and popcorn machines.
"The employer's mindset is, 'We better have a balanced, healthy work environment, because they won't stick around if it isn't,' " Tonsfeldt