There are successful and unsuccessful ways to approach job changes and they are not all created equal. To be a successful job hopper you must have a meaningful reason for leaving each job. After all, you will need to explain these changes! As long as the following statements ring true, you are not a traditional job hopper but a new school problem solver.
Job Hopper Profile:
Take a Stand
- I am an empowered employee who manages my own professional brand.
- I want to work in an innovative environment among dynamic people.
- I appreciate forward thinking companies that share my passion.
- I am adaptable and can easily fit in to a wide range of company cultures.
Performance is the Key to Success
- I am an engaged employee with a higher learning curve and the ability to hit the ground running.
- I perform at a higher level because my stay is shorter and I want to make the best impression possible.
Overachieving Challenge Appreciator
- I get excited about my work and am willing to invest in a company long-term when I am challenged and able to clearly see a path for growth.
- I appreciate challenges and have not met a task I could not handle.
Greater Salary Potential
- I have a better chance of increasing my salary when I look outside of my current company.
- I can make anywhere from 10-20% increase in salary by switching companies (vs 3-4% within my current organization.)
- I switch jobs to remain competitive, which paves the way for a higher salary than my counterparts.
- I consistently stay apprised of salary information for my job.
2-3 Year Stay
- I leave each job with class and I complete my projects before I leave.
- I consistently gain and maintain relationships with a network of professionals I have met along the way.
- I can speak to and demonstrate measurable success with each organization I have partnered with.
- I have created greater job security by becoming an expert job seeker.
- I take an active role in my career and received the most up-to-date training and resources.
- I manage my own professional development and jump at an opportunity to grow, strengthen my skills, and challenge myself.
- I stay apprised to the industry trends in-between jobs by consistently analyzing and executing a 30-60-90 day plan.
I am a meaningful Job Hopper!
There is still a stigma attached to job hopping, however things-are-a-changing and that is good. Do you see the power of experience? Are you a problem solver?