Let’s talk about job hopping.
For most old school recruiters and hiring managers, it’s still an anathema.
“Lack of commitment.”
“Shows she doesn’t know what she wants.”
“He always quits when the going gets tough.”
These are a few of the usual complaints that arise when multiple roles are mentioned on a resume.
Old school thinking requires every candidate to have spent a minimum of 4-5 years in every role before moving on.
We don’t think so.
Clarification: We are not advocating multiple role changes as a long term solution. However, in the short term, especially in the beginning of your career, experimenting with jobs can be a good thing to do.
When you try out different roles and jobs, you:
1. Gain exposure to different biz models and ways of working, allowing you to incorporate the best of them into your skillset.
2. Quickly develop your network by building relationships with a varied set of people.
3. Gain experience working in the trenches in different cultures and categories. You can then use this experience later on in your career.
4. Step change your earnings quickly.