Will Gen Zers prioritize freelancing as one of their top employment options or they rather follow the old school traditions?

In recent weeks, Fiver International Ltd. and CencesWide conducted a survey of Generation Z (born between 1997 and 2013) members. Fiver is the company that is changing the nature of work by empowering people to collaborate with one another across borders and develop their freelancing skills. This analysis looked at Gen Zs across a number of nations, including France, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Germany, where a total of 7,121 members of this generation were polled.

Gen Z is leading the way in the newest trends reshaping the workplace as the most recent generation to enter the workforce. According to Gali Arnon, CMO of Fiverr, despite the recession and the quickly changing nature of the labor market, Gen Z continues to value flexibility and work that is meaningful to them, which makes freelancing professions an increasingly enticing choice. The liberty that freelancing offers acts as a big appeal for a generation keen to explore their hobbies, refine their talents, and have greater control over their income and career trajectory, as we have seen in the expanding community of Gen Z freelancers on Fiverr.

Here are some of the survey's key findings about what Gen Z thinks of freelancing. Are they seeking employment at their houses? Or they prefer traditional ideas to work on a 9-5 job?

It comes as no surprise that nearly 25% of Gen Z wishes to travel and spend time on their interests before beginning their professional lives. The primary motivation for choosing freelancing as a job, according to the study, is having the opportunity to pursue hobbies while maintaining financial stability. Out of the five respondents, one thinks they want to live their life and make some money to support themselves without becoming workaholics.

40% of those polled stated they would want to be their own boss, to pursue freelancing as a profession, or to manage their own enterprises. However, 70% of respondents believe that freelancing is a viable and appropriate option alongside to their regular job to generate some additional cash.

Moreover, 40 percent of this generation thinks getting a college degree does not interpret their dreams of living a successful freelancing career and 37 percent are determined to start a career as a freelancer to learn new skills. The capacity to advance one's abilities was cited as a key consideration while seeking for a new employment by 36% of US Gen Zers.

In the midst of global economic problems and quickly rising inflation, 29% want to boost their rate in order to maintain their standard of living in the face of sky-high inflation, and 30% feel freelancing is a viable alternative if they hire from their work.

Summing up, the real question, though, is freelancing really going to be top focuses for careers or will Gen Z follow the footsteps of their elders?

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