On average, people in their twenties move employer every eighteen months. This slows when we move into our thirties. Is job hopping something that should be frowned upon, or does it make an employee more appealing?
Clearly, loyalty is highly valued by employers, but would you prefer a candidate with more depth and breadth of knowledge?
As employers can no longer guarantee life-long employment, it is upto us to take charge of our careers to ensure continued professional development.
A lot of working people and job-seekers worry about looking like “job hoppers.” They force themselves to stick it out at jobs they hate, because they’re afraid that employers might spurn them if they have too many short-term jobs on their resumes. Here’s the problem with that logic. The employers who can grow your flame the fastest, value you the most and give you the best learning experiences are the ones who value real accomplishments over old-fashioned notions of “stability” based on long tenure in one job.