Sunday, March 25, 2012

Are you reevaluating your career options? Unhappy? Unproductive? – Welcome to the majority!

"Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." – John F. Kennedy

I will have the opportunity to interview and get to know Dr. Mary B. Hawkins, president of Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska. Dr. Hawkins and her team are involved in a very interesting project called Make it Happen Now, a initiate to motivate the some 38 million of Americans who have some post-secondary education to further their education and career development. I hope to have more on this project new week.

But I thought I would share some very interesting statistics with you that clear show:

Just shy of one-half of the working American population are ready for a change in their career on a national level (47%) --- in the Northeast, it is 50%…

And that number is huge and evidence that there will be significant movement – or “churn” – in the market as people find more opportunity and initiate change, and that is just good for all – except employers who may not be enlightened and engaged in keeping their best-of staff. Here goes:

One in four Americans say they are re-thinking their occupation because few jobs exist in their declining industry; they must switch careers to enter a growing field.

With money tight, Americans who have been out of the workforce for several years have decided to go back to work to supplement the family income. Women are leading this charge – 1 in 10 women (11 percent) report returning to the workforce to help make ends meet.

During the down economy, 12 percent of working adults have decided to start their own business.

Nearly one-quarter (23 percent) of working adults are unhappy at work. They report wanting to change the type of work they do because they want to find a job doing something they actually enjoy.

Are you ready? Think you are out there on your own? Well – you are not. Why continue in a job or career that you are unhappy in or unproductive.

Make it happen now. Take control and grow.

More next week.

And thank you for reading this. - Dan

Dan Moran

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