There was a time when switching jobs was not seen as a good move in a career. But as time went, the trend kept on changing across the globe and today switching jobs have become the new and reality of the job market.
Although, changing jobs should not be frequent, but what defines ‘frequent’? is the question. Well, let the question be left to the interpretation of people, there are some factors which are important to change a job.
Following are the 5 reasons why one should switch a job:
One of the most important aspects of life is financial growth. Everyone in the world wants to grow financially to meet the rising expenses, to save and to lead a better life; either you are employed, self-employed or have a business. Beyond a point, if you are not getting the required raise, you should switch to another project that meets your financial goals.
Although growing financially is more or less directly related to developing your skill sets, yet there are opportunities which sometimes does not give you growth in terms of expanding your horizon of skills. It is very important to switch a job to add new skills to your quiver, it helps one to gain knowledge, perspective and challenges.
Getting new roles can be one way to upskill yourself but it cannot be necessarily getting a new role. Getting a new role is a big moment as it has its own pros and cons. Switching jobs can be one of the best ways to seek new roles. It gives the same advantages as upskilling gives- knowledge, perspective and how to overcome new challenges.
This is the biggest advantage of switching a job. Change is very important in life in general. Imagine working without holidays, without Sundays, without breaks, it will make life mundane and eventually completely destroy the productivity. In a similar way, you need to change the environment you work in. Although there are two possibilities beyond a point you have worked with the same company; one is you get into the comfort zone and other is you want a change. But the fact remains that change in working environment is very important.
You might have a growing network of people while in one particular job but beyond a point the growth of the network declines and the quality of people too. If you have too many people with the same work/industry background and similar knowledge it would result in homogeneity. Your network qualitatively grows when you meet people from different walks of life who have different challenges and varied perspectives.
So if you think changing jobs is not a good idea, well, it is the best way to grow in life. Always remember, loyalty is not counted by the years you have spent in a particular job, but by how honestly you worked on it.