Career Talk: Learn - Grow - Thrive
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This is the Career Talk podcast where we tell it how it is! We talk about all things career. Some topics include: career advice, resumes, interviewing, finding a new job, career growth, evaluating your career, books for personal development, when you should think about a new job, meetings, mornings and much much more!
Most Recent Episode
#29 - Job Hopping ... Or Is It?
7 days ago
Episode Summary: Have you ever wondered when it’s too soon to leave your job? Or what is really considered job hopping? Is this really job hopping? The answer is complicated. And here’s why. It depends. It depends on what your goals are, what your dreams are, what career you’re in, what’s your happiness level, what’s your current job history look like now. This can be tricky. There are two big sides to this. The first side being your happiness. I am an very big advocate for you enjoying your job and being happy where you’re at. I don’t believe you should stay in a job you’re miserable in. That is what I want people to think about first. What’s your level of happiness. The second side to this is your job history. Here is where it gets tricky. You really shouldn’t stay in a job you’re miserable in. It’s fairly easy to explain why you left a job or two in a short period time, as long as you can explain why you left in a positive way. If your last 2 positions you have had, if you were in your job for a year or less, I would try a few other options before you quit. 1) See if you can move internal Maybe you ask if you can do a few job shadows to understand what other teams are doing to see where you might want to go 2) You can explore contracting This isn’t for everyone. Typically you’re a hourly employee, not a full time permanent position. Something to think about here is oftentimes contractors can miss out on some benefits. But this can be a great opportunity to try out different positions and companies without it impacting your job history Another a good question to try and answer is what to recruiters and hiring managers see as job hopping. When I look at a resume as a recruiter, what do I look for to see if someone has a good or bad history. For me personally, I would like to see someone in their position, if it’s not a consulting or cont