Finding a Path to Employment


What if my family member chooses a goal and it does not work out?

Taking time and effort to make the choice with the best information possible is one way to avoid having to make changes in the future. However, the average person does make job changes for good reasons (e.g. better job, more pay, convenience). “The average person born in the latter years of the baby boom (1957-1964) held 11.7 jobs from age 18 to age 48. Nearly half of these jobs were held from ages 18 to 24.” (BLS) Millennials, those born between 1977 and 1997, change jobs about every 3 years on average. (Meister)
Sometimes a family member may leave a job because it is not a good match. Should your family member leave a job, even a “bad” job, it is best to provide sufficient notice and depart with respect. Also if your family member is struggling financially, it is best to hold on to one job before moving to the next when possible.

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