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Friday, October 14, 2005 5:02 PM
Execs worldwide eye change
Curt Rosengren on Passionate Work

More news on the career change statistics front...

Korn-Ferry international recently conducted a survey that found that more than half of the 1700 executives questioned would change careers if they could. According to the survey:

* 21% would be highly likely to make a different choice.
* 30% would be likely to make a different choice.
* 88% anticipate making a major career change before retirement.

As an interesting side-note, the execs were asked what they aspired to be as children. The most popular were:

* Business executive (18 percent)
* Athlete (15 percent)
* Astronaut (11 percent)
* Doctor/nurse (10 percent)


2 comments

Larry Jackson - 10/16/2005 11:03:21 PM
Any exec -- or other adult -- who tells you he wanted to be a business executive when he was a kid was either a) a very sick kid or b) full of crap. Go ahead, ask the kids in your neighborhood.
Janet Auty-Carlisle - 10/14/2005 11:25:05 PM
But here's the question with these stats. The 88% might just be responding to the fact that they know there is no company loyalty anymore and will have to switch jobs. It's not a question of if it's a matter of when. I heard of a guy today at a tribunal I adjudicate on who had been a top level exec for 37 years...and then was downsized. He never thought he'd be out looking for another job...but he was. Stats can be what the researchers want them to be....I am all for living your life of passion at work and in your personal life and I am sure some of those stats are correct...but don't read more into them without investigating all sides. Living la vida fearless. Jan
www.tobeyourbest.net

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