Studies have shown that as the variety of snacks, alcoholic drinks and craft beers offered to consumers increases, sales volume and customer satisfaction decreases. Similar studies, particularly those pertaining to dating and dating apps, have shown not only that excessive choice can produce “choice paralysis,” but also that it can reduce people’s satisfaction with their decisions, even if they made good ones.

Added options make no one worse off and they are bound to make someone better off, however, an important factor to consider for many millennials is that an outcome of choice is that it requires increased time and effort and can lead to anxiety, regret, excessively high expectations, and/or self-blame if the choices don’t work out. When given the choice of 2, there’s a 50% chance of making the right decision, but as the number of options increases, so does your doubt. In some cases recently, candidate’s “choice paralysis” has created uncertainty as to what they want or what they think is right for them.

Without a doubt, having more options enables us – most of the time. My message to candidates in what is currently an active market, is to listen to experts like the experienced team at JMES to help you navigate opportunities or act as a sounding board and adviser on the best career decisions for you.

Any thoughts or discussion, feel free to contact Rob Hockedy