Eighty-one percent of employed job seekers feel some level of burnout from their existing job, but for millennials the figure is even higher, according to results of a survey released by job placement service Monster Worldwide last week.

While 86 percent of millennials said they were experiencing burnout in their current role, only 76 percent of more experienced workers said they felt this kind of job fatigue.

“With the more experienced workforce moving on to different roles or heading into retirement, it’s probable that millennials are expected to take on larger roles than their more experienced predecessors, and thus are feeling the pressure,” said Jeffrey Quinn, Vice President of Monster’s Global Insights.

Millennial generation job seekers, however, are more confident in their ability to find a job in the next 12 months than those aged 45 and up, with those percentages coming in at 78 percent and 62 percent.

Millennial respondents are also much more willing to relocate (83 percent) than the more experienced workforce (55 percent).

Additional survey findings:

  • Both millennials and the more experienced workers are on the same page when it comes to feeling left behind in their jobs as majority (63 percent) respondents agree that their career track has slowed.
  • The majority of both millennials (63%) and the more experienced workforce (75%) agree that the current economy has negatively altered their career plans.


Monster’s study “U.S. Workforce Talent” surveyed nearly 1,100 job seekers who are currently employed or desire employment in the next 12 months via an online survey. The study was designed to be inclusive of all Monster job seekers who have actively used their My Monster account over the past three years. The survey ran from January 16, 2014 to February 6, 2014.

Source: Monster Worldwide