What does it mean when your self-image is completely different from the way everyone else sees you? It could mean a healthy self-esteem — or insanity. In related news, a new survey finds that 86% of Millennial job seekers say they’re hard workers, but only 11% of HR professionals agree.
The survey was conducted by the career site Beyond.com, which gathered answers from 6,000 job-seekers and HR pros. The survey uncovers a pretty shocking disconnect between Millennial self-image and, well, actual image.
Here are some of Beyond.com’s other findings:
- 65% of Millennials said they relate well to others
- 14% of HR professionals agreed that Millennials were good communicators
- 82% of Millennials say they’re loyal to employers
- 1% (yes, 1%) of HR professionals said Millennials were loyal to employers
- 86% of HR professionals said Millennials are tech-savvy
- Just 35% of Millennials agreed. Buck up, Millennials!
You could interpret this as widespread discrimination against young people (an age-old problem), or as widespread incompetence and bad character among the young. In all likelihood, it’s a combination. If you’re a job-seeking Millennial, these numbers may be hard to swallow. But like they say: Know thine enemy.