There’s every indication that changing jobs is becoming more common in our economy. How should post-college Christians respond to desires or opportunities to switch jobs or careers? That’s the topic of my latest Boundless article, in which I unpack four principles to guide us in making this decision. Here’s the opening:
Once upon a time people grew up, finished school, entered their profession and eventually retired on an employer-provided pension after many years of faithful service. For most jobs, pensions are a thing of the past. So is spending your career with a single employer. These days, we go through an average of seven jobs – before we turn 30.
What’s the deal? Is this a necessary adjustment to a more complex economy, or a sign that we’re flaky and temperamental? All this jumping around may be taking its toll — more of us are saddled with college debt well into our late-20s, and switching jobs often means starting off at the bottom. Maybe that’s why 60 percent of parents are providing financial support to their adult children after they’re out of school.
How should post-college Christians respond to desires or opportunities to switch jobs or even careers? Are there principles (biblical, financial or otherwise) to guide them in making these deliberations?
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