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Why career ladders don't excite millennials

The 21st-century path to success is built on experiences, learning and self-understanding

Just what do millennials want? That seems to be one question on the minds of many who belong to earlier generations, namely the Gen-Xers and Baby Boomers.

One phenomenon which has only recently made the news here and which some older folk find hard to understand is that of millennials suffering from a quarter-life crisis. According to a study by professional social network LinkedIn and reported in The Straits Times, Singapore ranked fourth out of 16 territories in terms of the prevalence of experiences of quarter-life crisis. The top ranked was India, followed by the Philippines and Hong Kong.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on July 29, 2018, with the headline 'Why career ladders don't excite millennials'. Print Edition | Subscribe