Job hopping, generally defined as spending less than two years in a position, can be an easy path to a higher salary. Experts caution that bouncing from position to position can be a serious red flag to prospective jobs, future employers and HR managers. Unfortunately, according to a new national survey, a majority of workers—up to 64%—like the idea of job hopping. That’s up a staggering 22% from a similar survey just four years ago.
Generally, the lower level the job, the more workers think about jumping to a higher position. Who can blame them? But while the money is good, there are longer term effects you also need to consider. Employers look at short stints and ask themselves whether this person be with them for any length of time, or whether they will be just recruiting again in a short time.
We have all looked at possible new jobs and thought about how the grass might be greener. And it well may be, but it’s important to balance all things. Your career and your work record, just like your credit, is a valuable asset that you need to tend to for, take care of and not abuse.
We all want to earn more money, but at what cost? Think about all factors and look at the possible new job with a clear mind that considers all factors.