VICE PRESIDENT OF ON PARTNERS, TARA FLICKINGER, WEIGHS IN ON THE PRO’S AND CON’S OF THE ‘MINTERSHIP’ TREND.
Feeling stuck or unmotivated in your career? You’re not alone, especially if you’re a millennial. A 2019 survey by Deloitte found that job dissatisfaction is high among millennials, and 49% will quit their jobs within the next two years.
Another downside is that taking a minternship sidelines you from your current career track. “If you decide to make a significant career change, you will inevitably reset the clock in title, compensation, and progression,” says Tara Flickinger, vice president with executive search firm ON Partners.
Finding a career you love will ultimately make the drawbacks worth it, says Flickinger. “It will make up for those resets, and you’ll be much happier and fulfilled,” she says.