The Pros and Cons of Job Hopping

By NeoMam Studios

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As the workforce shifts from Baby Boomers to Millennials, opinions on work and career progression have changed accordingly. Gone are the days of working for the same company for years on end with a gold watch retirement to finish. Instead, the new generation of workers are more prone to changing jobs every so years to suit their needs, wants and lifestyle.

Yet job-hopping may not be for every worker. As with any important decision, there are a number of factors to consider before making the leap.

Are you after a better career path, a promotion, better flexibility, or are you switching in hope of getting rich quick? The benefits and drawbacks will vary depending on what you want, and what industry you’re in.

If you do start hopping from one position to the next, remember, it’s the reasons and your explanation behind your movements that count. As long as your resume isn’t unreasonably long, and you can explain your motivations, don’t fear: job hopping will be seen as the new norm, especially as more Millennials enter the workforce.

So, should you hop? To help answer your thoughts, Ajilon Professional Staffing have produced the infographic below which points out some of the main advantages and disadvantages of switching jobs on the fly.

Read up and have a think what your next move should be. Everyone has his or her own personal situation that may lead to the thought of taking up a new career. Mull the idea over and weigh up what’s best for you. But remember, don’t let a great opportunity pass you by if it’s there for the taking – just don’t burn any bridges on your way out.



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