Logic Of The Day: 28.08.2019.
More and more people are entering the workforce without a long-term career plan, let alone a 5-year plan. The market has changed; workers shift roles frequently and often end up finding success in a field that they never planned to go into, and it’s usually a far reach from their original college degree.
In fact, in 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a statement that workers, on average, have changed jobs 12 times in their working lifetime. This study was conducted on Baby Boomers at the end of their careers. For those still in the workforce, it’s certain that the number will be significantly higher by the time they retire (if they do).
The trend? The American workforce is more entrepreneurial, and Millennials are all about chasing their passions over paychecks. “Ultimately, Millennials are consumers of the workplace. They shop around for the jobs that best align with their needs and life goals,” reports the Harvard Business Review. And often, if they don’t find what they’re looking for in an existing company, they start their own.
So how do you build career momentum and measure career success when that path doesn’t have defined benchmarks?
~ Connie Steele (Career Progression Isn’t Linear Anymore And That’s a Good Thing)
@ Logic Consult
“The Career Growth Team”