This BBC article argues that traditionally you would only change jobs after spending a few years at a company—this is no longer the case with younger workers in some cases changing jobs every few months.


Alex Christian, writing for the BBC, makes the following points:
  • Strategically moving around the job market (Job hopping) is becoming common. This phenomenon is caused by:
  • The rewards for the strategic job hoppers are:
    • They are gaining sizable pay rises.
    • They are greatly accelerating career progression.
    • Acquiring skills, abilities and knowledge, they can use in future roles.
  • The issues job hoppers face are:
    • Over the longer term, it may limit career options for recruiters who might be looking for stability in their workforce.
    • Moving jobs too often can mean they aren’t in a position long enough to learn the role or master specialist skills.
    • Constantly looking for jobs and adapting to new work situations can have a psychological toll.
  • Companies might consider rewarding loyalty with training and development opportunities and success planning where workers can see how they can progress within their existing organisations.


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