SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – There is a new and growing trend in today’s job market: more and more people are jumping from one job to another.
Employment struggles have been ongoing across the nation since the 2008 recession, making this statistic pretty surprising, but nearly three million people quit their jobs this past January. That is a nearly 20% increase from January of 2014, according to the latest government data.
Some employees argue that moving from job to job several times in one year increases their pay, as employers are getting competitive with salary offers.
Jennifer Brown, a job placement expert with United Personnel in Springfield, told 22News that moving too many times in one year could make future employers question your commitment level. She also warns it could close doors to opportunities to move up within the company you’re leaving.
“And if you stuck out your timeframe for 8 months, a year, a year and a half, you could potentially be making the salary that you’re looking for if you put in the time and showed the commitment to that company,” Brown said.
She went on to say that if you’re working through a temp agency that has you doing different assignments for only a few months at a time, make sure you note that on your resume, so future employers understand the reason for short-term employment.