Fast Company Career Transition Survey

The shock of a new gig: can you handle it? Fast Company needs your help as we put career transition stress under the microscope.

How do you survive in a world where flux is the only constant?

Whether you are running a small team, at the helm of a recently funded start-up or a newly minted member of the executive class, mastering the intense pressure of a new gig or project is the toughest but most essential skill we have to master. With the rush of rapid learning and new opportunity, comes the crisis of the unknown and potential failure. How do you find out what you need to know to be successful?

Fast Company is putting this essential skill under the microscope.

With the help of international talent management consultants Development Dimensions International we’ve put together a quick survey that will kick off a month of transitions research. Just think back to a time when you had a new job, project or responsibility and answer as honestly as you can. (Anonymously, of course.)

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  • Julie scott

    Choices for revenue starting at $1M coupled with an emphasis on leadership, no creative services and no focus on transition into self-employed/freelance makes me think you are courting a certain type of person for this survey. If that is the case, is the concept of Generation Flux only valid for a certain type of professional? and will you disclose this in your results?

    Thanks, this is an interesting concept and I would have liked it to be more inclusive.


    Some feedback: I was going to fill this out, but hit a brick wall early on. There's no category for the creative sector, and company revenues start at 1 million+ / annually. Might want to include that since the type of jobs many Gen Yers are gravitating towards are small agencies and start-ups..

    Still looking forward to seeing the results of this though. Cheers!

  • Shawn Anctil

    I agree about the revenue chart, but creative sector can sometimes be lumped under professional services.