In a recently concluded webinar hosted by Enderun Colleges, top business and inspirational speaker Francis Kong shared his knowledge and expertise on how parents can have a better understanding of the generation their children belong to, as well as the effective ways of guiding them in their future.

Prior COVID-19, Gen Zs (those born between 1997 and 2010) are known to be a “Google reflex generation.” They are highly inquisitive and highly philosophical. They even tend to look down on their predecessors—the millennial generation.

At present, Gen Z kids feel delayed due to the pandemic which contributes to their level of anxiety. They tend to feel postponed, pushed aside, penalized, and panicked. Therefore, they need to do quick adjustments.

Microsoft research reveals that a third of Gen Z students are uncertain about the types of career they want to pursue, while around half of them expect to do a job that doesn’t even exist yet—considering the role technology plays across all industries today.
In a study by Linkedin, the top five technical skills valued reflect the need for digital skills—things connected to cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and improving digital experience. The top five skills newly graduates are learning are data visualization, data modelling, python, web analytics, and database management. But more than these, soft skills also prove invaluable contributions.

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