In a recent article How To Increase The Number Of Engaged Employees In Your Organization, I discussed how careers for college graduates vary from being:

  • ‘engaged and happy’
  • ‘unengaged and just there for a paycheck’
  • ‘underemployed and miserable’

This article shows comparisons of time, costs, and/or incomes for Groups A, B and C (shown in the graphic above). Group A represents students who know their best career and major before starting college and usually graduate in 4 years. Group B generally represents students with some idea of a good major (who only change majors once), and often graduate in about…

A CEO’s Perspective on Employee Turnover — Happy and Successful Employees Change Jobs Less Frequently


“In the good to great companies there was not a high turnover rate of employees leaving the company. They were in it for the long haul.” Jim Collins, Author of Good to Great

If you Google ‘How Long Should an Employee Stay at a Job?’ or ‘Job-hopping is on the rise,’ you will see articles that lead you to believe that it’s ok to change jobs every 2 to 4 years. Some even suggest that it’s best to change jobs that often.

After 40 years…

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York shows that each year, about 40% of college graduates are underemployed, meaning they are not able to get a job requiring a degree.

The causes and effects of Underemployment

You read that correctly! Each year, 40% (800,000 college graduates) cannot get a job requiring a 4-year degree. Instead, they are forced to take jobs only requiring a high school degree, (e.g., sales personnel, waiters, clerks, bartenders). These types of jobs earn far less than anticipated for college grads.

It is possible for any specific student to avoid this fate if they discover a good career and related major when…


The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” — Amelia Earhart

“How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable?” — Seth Godin

Are you looking for or needing a career change? Recent studies show that you’re not alone, millions of other Americans are as well.

  • Gallup estimate that about 70% of U.S…

by Dr. Richard Ellison, Founder and CEO of PATH2

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” — Julia Child’s

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” — Steve Jobs

Statistics determined by Gallup show that only about 30% of college graduates (Group A) get jobs they are engaged in, good at and happy with throughout their career. …

Dr. Richard Ellison

Founder at PATH2 and author of “Career Happiness and Success”

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