According to an Economic News Release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees have currently worked for their current employer for a median of 4.1 years.
You would be in line with the average if you switched jobs every three to five years, and you might benefit from higher pay and a wider range of abilities than you would if you stuck with just one or two employers for the duration of your career.
A lengthy tenure with one business can create the idea that you aren't interested in developing your career, which can hurt your chances of finding employment.
If you look at one year as a guideline for staying at a job, this can work for one job (or even two) in your total career history. Employers realize that, during difficult economic times,
employees may be forced to leave a job within their first year through no fault of their own due to situations like layoffs.
If you have a history of working at multiple positions for only a year at a time, you are building a job-hopping work history, and no hiring manager will be impressed by your CV.
If you look at one year as a guideline for staying at a job, this can work for one job (or even two) in your total career history.
Before deciding to resign and launch yet another job hunt if your career history includes a number of temporary positions, consider the following questions:
– Is changing jobs now going to help or hinder your career? – Are you leaving for the right reasons (better job, more money, more flexibility)? – Are you prepared to assure employers that you aren't a high-risk hire?
– Will changing jobs now impact your chances of securing a new job later on? – Is there anything you can do to improve the situation at your current job if the timing isn't right?
– Is this the right time to move on for both personal and professional reasons? – Can you get more clarity on what you need in a job so that your next position might fit your needs for longer than one year?