Preparing for the jobs of tomorrow – what young people want from work and what employers are looking for

This is a closed event for social science students at Roseville College, Roseville NSW

Preparing for the jobs of tomorrow – what young people want from work and what employers are looking for

This presentation will cover how careers and employment are changing. It will ask what employers are looking for in their employees and how this fits with social science research on what young people hope for and expect out of work. It will use research to delve behind generational stereotypes to discuss whether the emerging generation want the same things from work as their parents did and discuss how students can make the best educational decisions to make their plans for career success a reality.

Bio: Professor Dan Woodman is a sociologist of young adulthood and generations at the University of Melbourne. He is President of Council for the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in Australia and the Immediate-Past President of the Australian Sociological Association. Dan is co-Chief Investigator on the Life Patterns project, one of the largest and longest studies of young lives, tracking three generations of young Australians and co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Youth Studies. He is turned to as an expert commentator on generations by journalists around the world. Dan has written on generational change and the future work for the Australian, Sydney Morning Herald and the Guardian and has featured in articles in the Atlantic, New Scientist, The Times and El Pais among others.

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