the median number of years a U.S. worker has been in his or her current job is just 4.4 years” -Anya Kamenetz
I was a very determined and focused student throughout my academic career but when I got to the real world I couldn’t seem to keep myself sitting still and focused. I’ve worked in 4 industries in 6 years (finance, non-profit/gov’t, marketing and education) and always thought I was some freak of nature, that my resume was a hot mess and that I’d messed up my earning potential.
Fast Company has come to my rescue! I’m normal hoorah! It turns out the ‘20 year career’ really is dead and that companies do appreciate T-shaped quick learners like me. I’m glad to be normal and now I can call myself part of Generation Flux.
Now I need to keep working on my social and emotional IQ to stay ahead of the machines!
You can read the entire article here: http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/162/average-time-spent-at-job-4-years