It is difficult to think about a 'life-long' job anymore in this age. Such a thing exists no more. The youth are now faced with a daunting and often harrowing task of planning their future in this totally new scenario. So I found this link that provided some insight for me.
Coming to think about it, its a very interesting global topic for people who study such trends - the thinkers, philosophers etc. The present may be thesis material for the future, if you know what I mean!