It’s not uncommon for someone to start their career (especially one they’re excited about) and think, “This is it. I’ll be doing this for the rest of my life!” But as this Wall Street Journal article points out, that’s not very realistic.
People switch careers a lot. In fact, a number that has been widely circulated is 7 – meaning the average American switches their career/type of job 7 times! The article’s writers speculate that that number seems pretty high, and I definitely agree. But the point is this: the averages suggest that at some point(s), you will change careers. So what then?
I think this is why everyone should have a career transition process. Having a career search method ready to implement at anytime is priceless. If you’d like to know more about developing this process, let me know.
Otherwise, I want to know – do you think the notion that the average American might switch careers up to 7 times is fathomable?