Sure Signs You’re Guilty
You can search long on the World Wide Web and you’ll find different guidance on job hopping. The generation gap has a lot to do with this but in the long run, experienced business owners don’t take too much negativity from their employees and that includes leaving a job as soon as the orientation period is over—you haven’t even given the job a chance right?
If, however, you think of a job as a privilege (which it is) and not part of your civil rights, expect your employer to notice this quality.
As I said before, some employers may look at job hopping differently than I do here, however, you can bet the farm the majority will agree with my views.
If you take a look at your resume and you’ve had lots of jobs in a short period of time, you already know the answer on how much job hopping is too much—especially if you can’t find a job. Employers notice not only the gaps in employment but the frequency in changing jobs.
This advice doesn’t mean you shouldn’t strive to reach the top of your career. What it does mean is allowing fair employers to help guide you and offer you the ability to climb up, either with the company where you work or to pursue other interests. If you do want to change careers, perhaps a career assessment or plan is in order before you move on.
Employers that have long-term employees may be disappointed when an employee decides it’s time for a change, but they won’t stop you, nor will they be angry.
Employers who feel and see your disinterest and know you are always updating your resume, won’t care what you do and most likely won’t take the time or money to invest in developing your skills.
Remember, ask questions during the interview when asked, be honest and open, and above all, if you know upfront you’re only taking the job until something better comes along, politely decline the job. The employer doesn’t need the expense of hiring and training you only to have you quit.