Tag: BBC Worklife

How Viable Are Career Shifts?

Countless people around the world are working in careers that weren’t part of their life plans for a variety of reasons: financial constraints, availability of “dream job” positions, lack of qualifications, family commitments, etc. Professional Pivots In an article for BBC Worklife, Kate Morgan refers to the career changes people have made over the past […]

The Disappearance of the Back-Up Career

While many people dedicate their entire careers to a specific vocation or skillset, the reality is that most people are not so thoroughly specialized that they are limited to the skills required for their current job or career. For example: an accountant might also have a knack for carpentry, a truck driver might have a […]

Biggest Skills Gaps for Gen Z

Generation Z, a.k.a. “Gen Z,” a.k.a. “Zoomers,” are poised to become the largest cohort in the American workforce in a few short years. By the end of the current decade, they’re expected to make up 30 percent of the U.S. workforce. A Look at Gen Z It’s crucial for employers to understand what makes this […]

Are Entry-Level Jobs Disappearing?

New entrants to the workforce often face a bit of a Catch-22: In order to get experience, one typically needs to have had a previous job, but in order to get a job, one often needs some level of experience. Of course, one might expect this Catch-22 not to apply to so-called “entry-level” jobs. After […]

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The Benefit of (Some) Turnover

Employers, given their preference, would love to keep most employees around indefinitely—to have their top performers spend their entire careers with the company. Not only would that tenure demonstrate dedication and commitment to the company, but it would also reduce the time, effort, and cost of recruiting and onboarding new staff and help retain institutional […]