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.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
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