An improving economy and 4.8 million job openings in the U.S. means even more workers could be looking to change jobs soon. And many of these people aren’t concerned about being labeled a "job hopper." In fact, according to an Accountemps survey, 57 percent of workers between the ages of 18 and 34 believe job hopping (changing full-time jobs frequently) can benefit their career.
Survey respondents said the greatest benefits of job hopping include earning higher compensation, gaining new skills, experiencing a new company/corporate culture and moving up the career ladder faster. Seven percent even feel that it looks better to have multiple employers on a resume. (See infographic below for full survey results.)
If you’re employed full-time and wondering if it’s time for a job change, it's important to be strategic and think through your options. Take a look at these considerations before making a decision.