hi, do you think it is right to change jobs more than three times in one year?

@qwe123 (253)
China
October 24, 2008 3:36am CST
do you think it is right to change jobs more than three times in one year? nowadays, more and more people change their jobs very often. some said that they need to change their jobs or the companies because of so amny many reasons while othe said that it should not change the company in a very short period. so what is your special views on this point? and under what kind of situation you think it si the corrent time to have a job hopping? let em hear your voice. it is definitely nota goos idea to chnage jobs time and time i think you really need time to adjust everything in one job,a nd then you just get familiar with it. you choose to hop it is the first time for me to talk about this i promose i will not job hopping more than three itmes cuase i have no job at all now. it is the first time for me being here. i promise i will not job hopping more than three times cause ia m a postgraduate of this year no interview apts for me at all and hten again get familiat and hop anoter it is a wasteing of time mainly when you are not sure why need to change of course the first job is a little bit hard to control so the important thing is you must persuade yourself what makes you do this. \you know, lot's of people choose to change their jobs in a very short time\ and the common reason is mostly like this i need to change a new environment of to get ahigher salry. plenty of my friends choose this way this is the reason why i elect this topic
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@dookie03 (578)
• United States
24 Oct 08
Well i guess if you just can't keep a job then yea i guess it's legit to get a couple jobs a year. But for those of you that want to get a career going and land a job i strongly suggest staying there for at least 2-3 years because that really helps on your resume for your next job. I worked at taco bell my whole high school years and when i got a real job after tech school they saw that i was at taco bell for 8 years and they were like really? I said yea i have no hard time holding a job and they were totally impressed by just that, that i got the job. It's just wiser to keep a job for a while no matter what.
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@miketagz (645)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
It depends upon the situation, salary and its job offering. The important thing is the company you made choose, that will fits for you. Now a days is hard to find a job but there are some countries have job vacanies. Its a better try to apply and have a seat in your office.
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• United States
24 Oct 08
no..i think it should be spoil ur carear....it will be any important reason its ok..otherwise its not..its my point of views
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@Metalchick (1371)
24 Oct 08
I'm torn a little between thinking it's a good thing and a bad thing. Afteral when you apply for another job your possible future employer might look at your track record and decline you straight away because they believe you will only be with the company a short while so whats the point in taking you on and training you up to know the job. However if it's just the one year it's happened in and it's not a regular occurance you could perhaps put it down to just trying to find the right job for you. It doesn't look good on a CV though to move jobs too often. I used to work with a guy whoc after a matter of two years he used to switch jobs. He has worked for at least 10 companies and he is only a little over 30. Many companies who I know in my area of work often say they have recieved his CV as he has been applying for other jobs but their reluctant to take him on because he moves about too much...he's not consistant.
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@ionsquare (534)
• Singapore
24 Oct 08
If it is a permanent job, one should not job hop more than three times a year. This will leave a bad record on your resume and the prospective employers will question about it during interview. Even though a new job may pay you more but its bad for your career progression.
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@sirrob (4112)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
that would depend on what kind of job contracts you are with. if you are in contractual basis and that your agency or company won't renew it for some reason/s then there's nothing you can do about it. the only thing that i could see in changing or having many jobs in a certain year, your next job interview would question you this why it is so. make sure you can defend with real reasons why it happened and that you don't have any control at all and it's management or company related issue and not directly from you.
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@sandymay16 (1619)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
really depends if you are doing jobs on per project basis then it's alright to go from one job to the other, and if you don't really like a job and get stressed all the time, then change jobs. the only thing is that if there are jobs available always, changing jobs is super easy. it's better to change jobs than having no job. I haven't tried changing jobs more than three times in one year but I like jobs that ends in 6 months or a year if my goal for this is to go places /new environment for free. Those who are aiming for work stability don't like to change jobs often, it will be bad on the curiculum vitae.
@abyin007 (426)
• India
24 Oct 08
i dont think its good to jump for one job to another in this short time period. i always want to continue in one company for atleast a year and then jump to another inly i dont like the job or if i am paid more in another. more over it depends. i am given an excitng salary i wil definitly jump within no time...
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@owlwings (37683)
• Cambridge, England
24 Oct 08
It depends entirely on the nature of the jobs and whether you are intent on making a career or are just in it for the money. If you are building a career, you should know that you cannot fully acquaint yourself with a job or make any kind of career progression in less than six months. That would be the absolute minimum unless, of course, you are doing contract work which may involve 3 or 4 month contracts. You should always consider how your job history is going to look on your CV/resume. Your future prospective employers are bound to question why you have had so many jobs in so short a time and unless you have very sound, practical and believable reasons for it, you may find it increasingly difficult to get a good permanent job. The average length of time that people stay in a job these days varies somewhat depending on your age, the industry and country but five years is a good ball-park figure.
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@sunniek (286)
• China
25 Oct 08
I don't like change jobs very often, it's a waste of time... One should choose the right job at the first place. Three times in a year is too much for me.
• Singapore
25 Oct 08
Hi qwe123, i think its absolutely right to change job to a better job with better pay. However its the best to gain more experience and stay loyal in your company it the company treats you well. Other companies out there may offer you higher salary but the environment and benefits there are definitely different. Some people go for the higher salaries while some work in the company they are more comfortable with. Its is all down to individuals in my opinion.
@Celanith (2334)
• United States
25 Oct 08
I think we are going to see more and more of this as the economy continues to spiral out of control. Many companies are cutting back, downsizing and laying people off. Some are only temp jobs and you have no choice but to change. Some are seasonal jobs and again once the season is done the job ends. If one can get and keep a job for a long period that is going to be better for him/her but sometimes it takes 3 or more jobs to get there.
@fordham08 (131)
• Philippines
25 Oct 08
No, I think the longer you stay in a job, the better, except if you really need to go.
• United States
25 Oct 08
I don't think that it is good to have 3 different jobs in a year. For any job, you need to give it some time to adjust and see where it takes you. I can see changing maybe twice in a year if you find out you really don't like a certain employer or job. When you go to apply for a new job your potential employer is going to see that you have changed jobs so often and they are not going to want to take a chance to go through the trouble of hiring you and having you quit the job within a couple of weeks or months. My advice would be even if you don't like a company or a job, stick it out for awhile and use ut as a learning experience.
@teresat (156)
• United States
24 Oct 08
For most employers, one is looked upon as an unstable worker if they see too many jobs within the same year on their resume. Therefore that potential job candidate is considered a risk to hire. It takes a lot of time, resources and money for employers to train people and if someone doesn't have a good track record of employment or have a good explanation for the frequent job changes, then that employer may show some concern that they may have to invest a lot of wasted energy and resources into and with this potential candidate, to ultimately see them leave shortly thereafter.
@Nadia818 (77)
• United States
24 Oct 08
I think you need to find the right job for ou. But if your not carful you might not get hired by that right job because of your bouncing record