4 ways changing jobs can boost your career
Do you hate your job? Are you ready to jump ship and never look back? You’re not alone. According to a recent Monster poll, 31% of professionals in Singapore are likely to remain for less than 12 months in their current job.
While changing jobs frequently can make you seem unstable, the occasional job move can be a great way to boost your salary, pick up new skill sets and build a strong network.
Gain A Fresh Perspective
With every job switch, you have the opportunity to work with a team that has its own way of doing things and it will help you pick up new tricks and tips. You are automatically pushed outside your comfort zone to learn faster, make great first impressions, and perform more efficiently.
Faster Career Growth
The current economic climate demands that one constantly learn and take control of their career progression. A modern career trajectory is defined by a series of strategic moves, skills advancement and right negotiating skills. It also means a pay hike, better benefits and increased responsibilities.
Expanded Professional Network
The more people you interact and work with, the bigger your professional network grows. This expanded list of potential recruiters, mentors and influencers could even lead to yet another job change in the future. Moreover, candidates hired via referrals are often hired much faster than ones who come through other platforms.
You’re More Adaptable To Change
Changing jobs is great for people who are resistant to change. In today’s fast paced world, it’s important to be willing to adapt to new situations and circumstances. It stretches your perception of what might work for you and who knows you may even surprise yourself.
One step closer to your dream job
A job change takes you one step closer to finding your dream job. It gives you the opportunity to figure out what you want and don’t want in your career and make comparisons between your current job and other opportunities in the industry.