Have you ever stopped to think about how much time is spent thinking about finding the perfect job?
Even people who are employed full-time and are receiving good benefits still think about finding the perfect job – someday.
I often tell people to become mindful of what their dreams were as a child or during their teen years. Sometimes those dreams appear to be on mountain-tops that cannot be reached. However, they can also be clues to finding your life’s calling a little closer to the ground.
You may discover that you have so many interests that you cannot decide on a particular field of employment. Remember those tests they had us take in high school, that told us which fields we were best suited for? I was best suited in so many areas that I almost wished I had not taken the test. It did not help me at all. I am sure many others experienced a similar sentiment.
I grew up in a culture where everyone was looking for a life-long career. I knew many people who worked for the same company throughout their working years.
I was not one of those people.
I loved the challenge of a new job. I have had numerous jobs over the years, and many people considered it to be a flaw in my personality.
Today, new research has vindicated me and the masses of people just like me who want to be challenged, want to meet the challenge, and then move on to something new.
If this describes you, congratulations! There is nothing “wrong” with you!
Job hopping is now considered a good thing and should be considered every two to three years.
Because the longer you stay at a job (usually), the less valuable you are to the company. Statistics show that “workers who stay with a company longer than two years are said to get paid 50% less” than if they moved on to another company.
Another good reason for job hopping is that you acquire the skill of getting a new job. A successful employment interview is a good thing to master.
This is great news for those of us who are a bit eccentric, wanting to dip our toes into the many opportunities to explore our interests and learn new things.
Ignore the naysayers and follow your dreams. I dare say your employment history will not be as multifaceted as mine, but I am willing to be proven wrong.
Read the full article explaining this life altering point of view on employment at FastCompany.com.