How Gen Z Can Prepare for Today’s Professional Landscape

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According to data from, 40 percent of business leaders believe that Gen Z graduates are not adequately prepared for the workforce, writes Rachel Wells for Forbes.

In fact, 39 percent of these leaders have terminated the contract of a Gen Z employee, and a significant 83 percent of this group have done so more than once. The main reasons for this dissatisfaction are a perceived lack of communication skills and work ethic. 

The prolonged impact of the pandemic on global activities has played a role in this issue. For almost two years, both the educational and corporate sectors have been largely inactive, depriving Gen Z of crucial in-person experiences and opportunities to develop skills. 

It is crucial for Gen Z professionals to actively enhance their soft skills. However, the responsibility for addressing this issue does not solely lie with Gen Z individuals. It requires a collective effort from all stakeholders, including parents, educational institutions, employers, and policymakers. 

Experts advise that Gen Z should focus on enhancing their self-awareness, having a growth mindset, communication skills, and work ethics.  

Although Gen Z faces challenges as they enter the workforce, with determination, access to resources, and the right approach, they can not only overcome these challenges but also excel in their careers. 

Read more about how Gen Z can succeed in the workplace in Forbes.  

Here’s how Gen Z is reshaping the future of work.

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For those just starting their paths in higher education, or returning to school after a prolonged absence, Bucks County Community College offers over 90 academic programs within seven Academic Departments.  

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