Millennials have gotten a bad rep because they have a tendency to change jobs frequently. For them, the idea of staying with one employer for five years or more seems to be unheard of. But it's not frivolousness or flightiness that governs their actions. According to Philip Gardner and Georgia Chao of Michigan State University, in their white paper, "Today's Young Adults: Surfing for the Right Job," young adults change jobs frequently and have many different experiences in an effort to discover their true identities.

More than 10,000 young adults between the ages of 18 and 28 were surveyed to help determine their attitudes toward work, life in general, and to discover why they job surf.

One reason for job surfing among today's young adults is a lack of loyalty. Already, many of them have seen friends and relatives laid off because of the failing economy. Reports in the news about large corporations going under only increases their uncertainty about the future, so naturally, if another company comes along with a better offer, they're going to walk. Continue reading about Millennials ...

Article by, Candice Arnold and courtesy of, a leading site for college students looking for internships and recent graduates seeking entry-level jobs and other career opportunities.

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