Are you comfortable with ambiguous career paths?

Are you comfortable with ambiguous career paths?

Do you love the idea of going to school, getting a degree, landing a job and leaving with a gold watch after forty years?

Nah, we don’t either. 

According to the Australian Institute of Business, “today’s Australian employee changes jobs 12 times throughout their life, with an average tenure of 3.3 years.” For those under 25, the tenure drops to one year and eight months. 

This career change is amplified in eCommerce with new skills coming to the forefront and exciting opportunities continually popping up. Plus, it’s never been easier to educate yourself, start your side hustle or contribute to communities you are passionate about.

Recent Fiverr research showed that “Shopify Expert” was the fastest-growing skill required by new businesses – up 176% from the year prior. Thanks, covid. 

So while we aren’t recommending jumping around, employers still value loyalty – think about the myriad of ways you can use your eCommerce skills. And be open to new opportunities and twists in your eCommerce career. There’s plenty of paths to a gold watch. 

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Nathan Bush
Nathan is a director at eSuite. He is an eCommerce strategist who has operated in the retail trenches as well as being a consultant and agency partner. Nathan has been named Top 50 People in eCommerce four years in a row and hosts the Add To Cart podcast.
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