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How often do you change jobs?

September 27, 2017
  • Several times a year
  • Once a year
  • Once every few years
  • Rarely, I tend to settle in one place

Changing work is basically a stress. New place, new people, new rules, and new responsibilities. Psychologists say that the average adaptation time in a new team is 2-3 months. In addition, change of work is a risk. For example, the risk is not to pass the probationary period, fail to acclimatize with the new team, not to cope with the responsibilities placed on you. But, despite all this, people go from the habitual places. Experts say: to succeed and harmoniously develop in a career, it is desirable to change the place of work every three years. Some people change jobs several times a year, while some people can work in one place for years and decades. Of course, changing work, especially if it happens quite often, has its advantages and disadvantages. 

Advantages include the opportunity to find a better job and not stop at the achieved, gaining experience in various teams, mastering different methods of business processes, the ability to determine the own niche, etc. With this in mind, some people believe that there is nothing wrong with the frequent change of work because it’s up to people to look and choose the best for themselves. Typically, work changes occur for two main reasons: the desire to earn more and the desire to feel self-realization. However, employers are often mistrustful of applicants who change jobs 2-3 times a year. Usually, such candidates give the impression that they are inclined to conflict, get quickly tired of what they are doing, and that is why want to move on. 

So, how often do you change jobs?

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