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The Importance Of Switching Jobs

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More and more of the working population are switching jobs and career paths on numerous occasions. Many believe that these job changes make a job application more alluring to prospective employers or will open the door for employees to have a wider scope with employment decisions. These more frequent changes limits their devotion to an employer and fracture those tight-knit communities and cultures of the work place as they do what is beneficial to themselves and their career fulfilment. Sure, having a variety of experience is good for a resume and makes your resume stand out, but having too many jobs does not seem to uncommon anymore. As my parents told me, you should have your first job for at least a year and then continue that trend with…show more content…
Harrison Barnes, founder and CEO of The Employment Research Institute, explains,“‘Employer hopping’ is taken into account by employers assessing your qualifications. Having moved several times in a short timespan can, in fact, impact your ability to get a job because it leads employers to question your loyalty and long-term commitment to what you do,” (Barnes 1). Switching jobs quickly is not something that looks good to an employer. Say you work at a job that you hate for six weeks, you have put up with the job for as long as you can. You quit and go in search for for a new job. Continuing on from that, this is not your first job and you have a similar trend with every job you have had. How would you expect a possible employer to view you as a future employee? They wouldn’t think of you as a loyal employment option that would arrive on schedule and stay for a long period of time because that isn’t the trend that your resume shows. Switching jobs isn’t as uncommon as it used to be, especially with millennials. As the president and founder of Strategic Communication in St. Petersburg, Marie Stempinski, states that “it 's the only way some people can advance their careers. Millennials are especially noted for their willingness…show more content…
If switching jobs is a normality, switching three to five times in a year, or example, then the experience level that person gets is lower than a job-hopper that stays for a longer amount of time. An assistant professor at Aditya Institute of Technology and Management, D. Pranaya, states about job-hopping, “When you have more experience in a wide range of positions, you’ll be able to increase your skill set. As long as you’re comfortable and adept at describing your transferable skills, you can easily act as a chameleon and morph from your current position to your dream job,” (Pranaya 2). The skill learned from working at a business for an amount of time can be helpful in getting a new career, but if the time someone worked a job is short, they can’t really develop any new skills. Instead of working multiple jobs at different times, someone could volunteer their time to get the experience they need or work a few smaller jobs at the same time. Continuing with the trend, Tracy Cashman said that “more employers are reluctant to hire people who have been at one place for several years, or for their whole work history. Interviewers may feel that those people are not ambitious enough, or are so ingrained in a particular culture or way of thinking that they won’t be able to adapt to a new environment,” (qtd in Fisher 2). Different places have a different
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