Since the beginning of the year, we have had a number of conversations with individuals and experts describing a fluid career. We have interviewed individuals to learn about their career paths and how they built a fluid career while pursuing their passions. We interviewed coaches who provided approaches and methods to embrace change. We discussed the impact of fear and how it can stop you from pursuing your dreams. All of these conversations and discussions addressed how you can shift your career, pursue your passions, and have the life you want.
A brief highlighted list of the podcasts we’ll be discussing, starting with most recent:
- Bettina Bennett joins us to discuss how CEOs have a fluid career
- Priyanka Komala joins us to discuss being a millennial leader
- Dana Theus & Mary Brodie discuss “crisis of confidence” in your career
- Shannon Muruli joins us to discuss her “School of Courage,” her book “#DoItAfraid” and “Fluid Career”
- Lori Darley joins us to discuss “Dancing Naked” and “Fluid Career”
- Andria Corso joins us to discuss “Fear to Flow” and “Fluid Career”
- Dig deeper to find your passion
- Dana Theus describes what a “fluid career” is and how we all have one
- Dana Theus and Mary Brodie talk about what it means to be a free agent
- Manage your own career – advice from Sharon Miller
We’ll be doing a short recap of the discussions to date, the benefits and challenges of the different approaches to a fluid career one can take, and provide listeners with ideas to adapt to having a fluid career in their own lives.
What’s a fluid career?
Dana Theus has been observing a new career trend – fluid careers. The average tenure of a job for professionals is 3.5 years. This means that someone could have up to 10-12 jobs in a lifetime and possibly 2-3+ careers. It is freeing, in that it gives people more control to design more work-life balance in their career over time, and anxiety-producing as it can feel less stable if one defines success as “a job that lasts at least 10 years.” This fluid employment trend takes into account the growth in both entrepreneurship and the Gig Economy, reductions in employee tenure, increases in employee dissatisfaction and increases in employee turnover.
What about the fluid workforce, as experienced from the recruiter and employer perspective? Check out Jennifer’s posts on the fluid workforce and trends in human capital management for sneak peak into the employers world!