After holding three different jobs over the course of five years, job seeker Tom was told by a well-respected NYC-based career counselor that he had a serious problem.
“You need a ‘stick’ job,” she proclaimed.
She urged Tom not to take another job until he found a gig he could see himself staying with for more than three years. At the time, her logic seemed made sense, so Tom set out to find a job he could endure.
But that was years ago, when employees were expected to stay with one job for most or all of their career. Now the rules of the job hunt have changed. Employers often seek out candidates who are on the move, honing their skills and seeking out the best opportunities, even if it means collecting employee handbooks in the process.
Should you become the employee with 10 years of experience at one firm—or the professional who has worked for three different companies during the last 10 years? Let’s look at the pros and cons of having a “stick” job as opposed to being a job hopper.
Read the rest of this post at U.S. News and World Report.