Younger Workers View Career Change as Necessary for Professional Advancement

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When asked, "What is the most important to you in regards to your career?" 30 percent of respondents voted for advancement opportunity in a survey at LearningAndLife.com (http://learningandlife.com), which features career tips, education advice and school listings. A flexible schedule, competitive pay, and friendly co-workers also filled out the list of responses. These results underscore the trend of "job hopping" and career change among younger, college-educated workers.

When asked, "What is the most important to you in regards to your career?" 30 percent of respondents voted for advancement opportunity in a survey at LearningAndLife.com (http://learningandlife.com). The second choice was a flexible schedule (26 percent), followed closely by competitive pay (24 percent). Friendly co-workers (16 percent) and a short commute (4 percent) rounded out the list. These results accentuate the trend of "job hopping" in younger, college-educated workers.

Business consultants note that most American workplaces now include members of four distinct generational groups. "Our younger readers tell us that they sometimes feel stifled when older colleagues hang on to upper level jobs," says LearningAndLife.com spokesperson and Managing Producer Lee Ashton. "As a result, members of the two youngest generations feel compelled to change employers to advance their careers more often than their parents or grandparents."

Recent reports from the United States Department of Labor show that older workers often hold jobs three times as long as their younger counterparts. In one BLS study, more than half of college-educated workers under the age of 34 reported changing jobs about once every three years.

The LearningAndLife.com career poll received over 3,000 responses. Over 900 visitors using the site to gain career advice chose "advancement opportunity" as the factor most important to their own careers. According to prominent career counselors, younger workers tend to view career change as a necessary part of their business education. For a growing number of professionals, the best career includes experience in a wide variety of jobs and industries.

LearningAndLife.com features helpful information and tips on education, career options, and job training, including creative careers (http://learningandlife.com/creative-careers). The site offers the advice and tools you need to enrich your life and advance your career.

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