Stop Stunting Your Growth and Start Job Hopping!
Attention "9-5er", Job Hopping COULD Be Good For You...
👉🏽 What is Job Hopping and why do people do it?
Now personally, I think it's a great idea to job hop around but only if you are doing it for the right reasons and not doing it because you are a terrible employee or unreliable. I want to be clear, I am not advocating to make this a long term thing because that may be career suicide or you are just planning to get what you need from that job so you can start your own business. However, if and when it is done correctly it can be a career saver or business owner setup. As you may know when working for different companies you will be able to gain different skills such as:
👉🏿 Is Job Hopping Bad?
According to Forbes, employees who stay in companies longer than 2 years get paid 50% less. The worst kept secret is that employees are making less on average every year. Now why is that?? So let's try to break this down a little more. The average raise according to USA Today an employee can expect is 3%. Let's say if you suck at your job you can maybe expect at least a 1.3% raise. For the best performers we can expect or better yet hope for a 4.5% (you see how I said we right?!?). If we look at the inflation rate it is currently at 2.1% calculated based on the Consumer Price Index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. What that means if you get a raise it will actually be less than 1%.
So by saying all of this why would you at a company that doesn’t plan on paying you what you deserve better yet create your own opportunities. We once had large communities where we were able to support one another by building up businesses that were black owned. Did you know in Tulsa, Oklahoma we had over 600 black owned businesses. So let's break it down a little more and tell you what we had.
👉🏿 Advantages and Disadvantages of Job Hopping
There are so many benefits to job hunting if even the thought of it sounds dangerous. But just think about it. Being black in America is dangerous so let's try something that will build us up as a people. Job hopping will provide great experiences such as networking with individuals that may get you or I thinking outside of the box, leveling up in our goals, executing, and even leading our own business so there would be no need to job hunt or working a 9 to 5 would be a thing of YOUR past. According to Pay Scale there are four main reasons why you should consider job hopping around.
👉🏿 Do Employers Care About Job Hopping?
This all depends on how you present your “Job Hopping Around” and what career field that you are in. Now, if you are in the tech world then the answer is very simple, NO. The tech field enjoys when you have been with different companies because that means that you have acquired a lot of skills and knowledge to share with them. They understand the benefits of job hopping around probably more than any other career field out there. But let's just say you are not in that field and let’s say you are in communications. It’s all about how you present yourself and what you say in your resume.
👉🏿 How to Explain Job Hopping ( How to Answer Job hopping questions)
Interviewer will notice right away the amount of time you have spent at a job and the number of companies you have worked with. There are some key factors to remember when doing in an interview:
Now, remember to use your experiences to elevate your worth and your skills. Today's world is changing more and the current position that you may held may not be an active position in the future.