How Often Should You Switch Jobs
With unemployment at a 26year high as the grinding downturn wears on, many people are being forced into Job changesif theyre lucky enough to find new jobs. But for those still employed and managing their careers, theres a perennial question: How often should you change jobs?
During the recent boom, it was common to hear advice that frequent jobs changes were the way to take advantage of the fastmoving economy, maximize personal opportunities and use leverage to get pay raises. Long over were the days of professional loyalty employees to employers, and vice versa when people clocked lifelong careers at the same company. The career adviser and blogger Trunk, for example, counseled her readers in 2007 that staying in one job forever is todays recipe for career suicide.
"At the beginning of ones career, it is nearly impossible to find something right without trying a bunch of options," Ms. Trunk wrote "After that，you will experience more personal growth from changing jobs frequently than staying in one job for extended periods of time.And if you change jobs frequently you build an adaptable skill set and a wide network which are