Thursday is almost Friday, so let us step back a little from the theory of recruiting or HR management, and delve into the study of the portrait of applicants. Today there is an interesting process of changing stereotypes. If you freely interpret the famous phrase, today guys in suits do not work as bosses – they are busy with tasks for children in simple jeans and T-shirts. Why is that?
They say that fashion is a mirror of society. More recently, expensive striped costumes, perfect white (blue) shirts and, if you recall the cinema, Prada loafers were considered a sign of success. Today, completely different TOP managers or CEOs come to a meeting at a recruiting agency – these are guys in a “trainee costume”: comfortable pants, sneakers and a sweatshirt.
In the USA, there is a very prestigious Goldman Sachs summer internship for future Wall Street titans. The best students get there, in the image of which authoritative publications, such as Quartz, make a portrait of future applicants. Given the globalization and lack of borders in communications due to the Internet, young geniuses from Wall Street can be safely compared with the next generation of applicants from Ukraine.
So, what our future looks like:
They are cosmopolitan. Between sleep and useful communication, choose the second. They engage in at least one sport “for the soul” or lead an active lifestyle. It is believed that the study of programming languages is more important than knowledge of foreign ones. Nearly three-quarters of young professionals surveyed say Python learning is the best way to spend their free time.
What do these knowledge give us? The ability to be prepared for global trends! Already today, American banks and other financial institutions with Wall Street are starting to collaborate with recruitment agencies so as not to frighten young job seekers with their “too formal” corporate style. Today, the task of a recruiter in the USA is to create the most comfortable atmosphere during the interview, invite the candidate to a convenient office with a smoothie bar or a machine with popcorn, learn more about the global goals and wishes of the future employee.
At the same time, foreign financial institutions completely abolish the dress code at offices and introduce free clothing. A Goldman Sachs survey showed that only 1 out of 10 students will work in the clothes that the employer defines for him. The remaining 9 will prefer another company without restrictions in appearance and dress code.
As they say, warned means armed