Published: 27th January 2020
Say no to job-hopping now: How a job-changing spree can cost you your career
What an organisation looks for in a candidate who aspires to work with them is continuity in their stay within their organisation
I do not know how many young people understand the fact that going on a ‘job-hopping spree’ can actually derail their career development. There is nothing wrong with looking out for better prospects with better remuneration and designation, but actually switching from one job to another without applying mind and reason will not help you in any way.
What an organisation looks for in a candidate who aspires to work with them is continuity in their stay within their organisation. That is why they resort to an elaborate process of recruitment at the time of filling up a vacancy. When selected for a position, they would make enough accommodation and plans for the candidate to settle down within the organisation and prove their mettle. When things go off track, it puts much strain on the organisation and leaves an indelible mark on the candidate’s profile as well.
The youth have a wavering mindset these days when it comes to their career choices. They seem to accept jobs with an indecisive mind due to various factors and then, start sulking when it is time for their performance to speak out. I would attribute this to the fact that they are not adequately prepared in mind to make an informed decision about their career journey and end up being rolling stones.
It is time that the youth, particularly fresh graduates, get on with a professional approach to choose career options and learn to be patient to get themselves acclimatised to the working environment so that they can turn out to be productive and effective employees. The following aspects can provide clarity to the youth in this aspect:
Job hopping creates uneasiness as you set mental deadlines to quit a job after getting selected which is not a wise decision. The attitude of quitting even before you actually get a feel of the organisation would not do you any good in the long run. The eagerness to search for a better prospect will take you off focus in your current job and would cast a shadow on your performance as well. This will create unnecessary mental stress too.