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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Starting Out In Your Career - Doing It Right the First Time

The average professional starting out today will change jobs at least 12 times & do a major re-tooling of their career 4 times. How do you get started? Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the average American will have about nine jobs between the ages of 18 and 32. The average professional starting out today with do a major re-tooling of their career, switching industries at least 4 times in their career. How is a young person supposed to get off to a solid start? Thirty years ago the average young person left home by age 19. Today, those that go to college leave home on average by age 23 and cost their parents a minimum of an extra $21,000. Those that do not go to college leave home on average at age 31 and cost their parents an average of $30,000. In both cases, these extra costs generally come right out of (or never go into) the parents’ retirement funds. But what is much more tragic is that these young people are getting a slower start in life in their families and careers. Also, studies show that they suffer from low self-esteem issues, social issues, and a more significant lack of fulfillment in the careers they eventually select. To illustrate my point, recent studies have shown that only 50% of graduating high school seniors enter college having already decided on their major. Of those that are decided, 60% will change their major one or more times after their first semester in college. This means that 80% of high school graduating seniors decide on their final major after they get to college. The end result is that the average student is now taking 5.5 years to get a 4-year, undergraduate degree. This equates to over $21,000 in wasted tuition for the parents, not to mention the extra 1.5 years of their young person’s life. Why is this? Answer: To Be continued tomorrow... Are you struggling to deterrmine what the best career path in life is for you? Truth@Life can help. Call 248-396-6255 or email me at curtis.songer@gmail.com for a FREE consultation. For more info on help I can provide check out http://truthatlife.com/

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