Last week the New York Times published an article by Jeffrey Seling entitled:
"Will You Sprint, Stroll, or Stumble into a Career"
Seling describes the sprint as follows:
experience several different careers over a lifetime (seven is the often quoted, but not substantiated, number). I myself am on my fifth.
*My interest in marketing, the launching pad of my first career in advertising, began as a result of the experience I had working in the marketing department of Ronson (the lighter manufacturer) one summer between junior and senior year of college. The stint was arranged by my Dad with a neighbor of ours who was a VP at the company, and consisted of my spending a week in each of 6 areas of the company. Marketing was the one that turned me on.