Fort Lauderdale Named the Second-Happiest City for Young Professionals

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If you're a young professional, you're allegedly happy here.
If you're a young professional in Fort Lauderdale, you probably don't hate your life -- at least according to research done by a company called Career Bliss.

The company took surveys from a few thousand so-called young professionals -- which they're classifying as people with less than ten years in a full-time position -- and asked them to rate eight factors about their jobs.

After ranking the growth opportunities, compensation, benefits, work/life balance, career advancement, senior management, job security, and whether they would recommend their employer to others at their respective workplaces, the respondents would also rank how important each of those factors were to them.

The best place for the younger end of the work force, according to the company, is Redmond, Washington, which received a score of 3.835.

Fort Lauderdale and Orlando took second and third, with scores of 3.665 and 3.635, respectively.

The website didn't release specifics of the surveys -- so we don't know which categories Fort Lauderdale did better or worse in -- but Heidi Golledge, head of Careerbliss.com, gave the following explanation about the results to Forbes:

In our research, CareerBliss found that young professionals take career happiness very seriously. Typically, they will continue to keep their résumé active on job boards just in case something more fulfilling comes along, and they are typically two to three times more likely than their parents to jump jobs for more career happiness. In short, they take the right to pursue happiness to heart and will typically not stay at a job with poor conditions for very long, and they will even relocate to get out of an unhappy work environment.

More explanation about the survey and the list of the top 20 happiest cities for young professionals can be found at Forbes by clicking here.


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IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

Career Bliss, does your ranking include young professional ponzi schemers or is that another category? 

strangelove262
strangelove262

it beats being known as 'that place where they used to have spring break, right?'

Virgil Starkwell
Virgil Starkwell

It is my honor to be recognized by this fine publication and be mentioned on your personal FB page. I would ask to contribute to the Pulp as a writer, but Matt, Stefan and gang already do a fantastic job.

 

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