As our retirement age recedes and no career is safe from the threat of redundancy, you can no longer rely on a job for life?
This is a view that is hard to disagree with – as less than one in twelve professionals in the UK expect to stay in one job for their whole careers.
According to recruiter Hyphen, more than a quarter of young workers (aged 16-34) say they want to change careers between eight and twelve times during their working lives. And although older workers tend to show more loyalty to employers, they struggle with looking for a new career if their employer does not reciprocate that loyalty.
The unpredictability of the current economic climate, as well as the speed of change and increased mobility of workers, means that most should expect to change careers numerous times in their working life.
This isn’t just restricted to external forces. People themselves can feel the need to change career if they are not satisfied in their current roles. Our motivations and interests change over time; with much more flexibility now available for those who wish to build their own business or return to work after having a family.
So how can you prepare for the seemingly inevitable? Are there ways you can adapt your current career to conquer any boredom or the feeling of not progressing?
At Career Analysts, we work with thousand of people to help them develop their career or find the ideal career change for them.
As we move beyond our first jobs, into our thirties and beyond, our lifestyle and priorities change – does your career still motivate you and reflect your ambitions? We can help you re-evaluate who you are, what drives you and how your career can help you accomplish your dreams.
This means assessing your current situation and considering your options. By understanding who you are – your motivations and personality, your abilities, interests and values – through a unique combination of psychometric testing and a one-on-one consultation with one of our highly experienced careers advisors, we can devise a realistic plan for your future.
There’s no need to fear a career change, so embrace the possibilities that occur when you stop looking for that one job for life!