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  • Generation Z job-seekers turn to smartphones for help

    KPCC - 03/07/2016

    That “annoying” focus on the phone might worry some older parents or mentors about the fate of Gen Z in the workplace, but professor Brooke Foucault Welles of Northeastern University says it shouldn’t.

    “I understand why people can get frustrated that they’re always looking at their phones, but I don’t think that that’s a signal that they can’t communicate interpersonally,” said Foucault Welles, who studies young people and social networks.

    She believes that when the stakes are high for young people, like when they’re trying to get their first jobs, “they will step up and they will meet the standards that employers have for this kind of communication ability.”

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