The world is undoubtedly changing it’s shape.
The way people work is different now. Once upon a time it was considered a sign of unreliability or incompetence. Now it’s an indication of moving up and going on to greater things.
There’s a great sense of urgency in the world today. Staying at one job longer than absolutely necessary to gain the skills and acquire the experience from it is considered stagnation. The philosophy seems to be leaning toward the idea that if you’re not moving, you’re falling behind.
What industries are left that still look at stability as a positive asset? Let’s not be extreme; many still do. The situation really depends on the age, field, and achievements of the individual.
A 20-something recent college graduate would not likely be advised to stay at the first major-applicable job he or she encounters. A 40-year-old already working in their chosen field, however, may be counseled, or may make the choice on their own, to remain where they are, for family or even simply career stability.
Is this just a difference in the generations? Is it defined by the timeline of careers in general? Is it a recent development in the career market? The answer is likely a combination of the three. The change in the career market may be what is affecting the generations’ view of how a career’s timeline should go.
What do you think is responsible for this change in the corporate job market?
Check out this video, and see what you think.