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Is Job-Hopping Making A Return?

With summer quickly approaching, employers are beginning to ramp up their hiring efforts. Last month, the U.S. economy added 266,000 jobs with a reported unemployment rate of 6.1%. As the virus continues to get further in the rearview mirror, employed job seekers are gaining more confidence in their job prospects. As a result, job-hopping is back, and this is how you can jump on board.

How confident are job seekers with job-hopping?

Over the last year and a half, there has been a lot of uncertainty. Millions of people were without work, while those lucky to hold onto their jobs shared an uneasy feeling. Thus, most Americans were “sheltering in job.” In other words, their focus was on holding a position with a steady paycheck and stability to get through these challenging times. However, with things finally returning to normal, workers are gaining confidence in exploring other opportunities.

According to LinkedIn’s latest Workforce Confidence Index, 48% of full-time employed job seekers feel more confident in increasing their income. Additionally, with optimism regarding the increased availability of jobs, there is a renewed faith in job-hopping to accelerate one’s career. The survey reveals that 42% of employed job seekers are more confident with taking their careers to the next level. With the economy opening back up, this trend will continue to accelerate through the rest of the year. So, with more Americans confident with their job prospects, how can you find a new opportunity in this competitive market?

Finding a remote job

Some people are chomping at the bits to get back to the office. Others have found that working from home is more accommodating for their lifestyles, families, and job happiness. The result is job seekers searching for new remote opportunities. Since this may be your first time searching for a remote job, you may be scratching your head and wondering where to start. Lucky for you, we have a brief guide on how to secure a remote job after the pandemic. From updating your resume to hacking the job boards, we cover it all so you can focus on finding a new remote job.

Working with a professional recruiter

If you are actively searching for a job but still employed, you probably don’t have the energy and time you would ideally like to invest in your job hunt. After a long day at work, the last thing you want to do is scour the job boards and read through dozens of job descriptions. If this sounds like your current situation, it might be a good fit to partner with a recruiter. Professional recruiting firms take much of the leg work out of the job search by presenting you with opportunities that match your career goals and experience. If you are currently looking at job-hopping to advance your career but need some assistance, JSG is here to help.

Our recruiting team is here to help you find your next career opportunity. So, if you are searching for a new position, reach out to us today! We have exciting opportunities across North America with employers in dire need of top talent like you. Let’s work together to make this career advancement a reality.

Younger Workers May Not Like Job Hopping After All

Millennials and their younger Gen Z counterparts are often misunderstood in the workplace. One of the biggest myths about the younger generations is that they’re notorious for job hopping. Many employers are skeptical about hiring younger workers because they think younger workers don’t want to stick around. However, a new survey from Zapier is busting this myth and touts that these generations are more loyal than employers think.

Younger workers care about longevity

According to Zapier’s survey, more than half of Millennial workers (ages 24-39) are managers and plan on staying at their current job for up to 10 years. And Gen Z workers (ages 18-23) plan to stay with their current employer for an average of six years. Additionally, these two generations are serious about their professional reputation. 65 % of Gen Z workers and 73% of Millennial workers believe that their job is a crucial component of their personal identity.

Now, there are plenty of studies that say differently. Millennials are often labeled as job hoppers, and a huge reason for their lack of longevity is to pursue better, more lucrative opportunities. Another survey illustrated that 75% of Millennials bolstered their career by leaving their jobs. However, these findings are interesting because the Zapier survey also reveals that 16% of the younger working generation have quit a job because their employer did not provide the proper technology for them to do their job. So, based on these two studies, younger workers may not want to leave their jobs if they are given the tools to succeed.

How to discourage job hopping

This all ties back into employee experience, which we discussed in detail not too long ago. Basically, this is how employers can change their workplace and culture to encourage the younger generation to stay longer:

  • Offer a more flexible workplace and environment for your staff
  • Invest in your employees and ensure they have the tools needed to be successful
  • Allow them to learn and grow within your organization

These may sound like simple “fixes,” but adding these to your workplace will help encourage your younger workers to join your team and stay. And that’s important as Millennials will account for 75% of the total workforce by 2025.

We can help you attract younger talent

Your organization is probably having a difficult time attracting workers in this tight labor market. If your team needs to add talent in 2020, reach out to one of our expert recruiters today. We have a dedicated team of recruiting professionals across North America that are ready to help you grow your team. Reach out to us today!

J is for Job Hopping: 3 Benefits of Hopping Job to Job

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Job hoppers often get a bad rap. Most people (and a lot of career experts) believe hopping from job to job looks bad on your resume.

Some experts believe job hopping is detrimental to your career and gives the impression that you’re not a loyal employee. It also makes it look like all you care about is a paycheck.

However, there are tons of benefits to throwing out the old wise tale that job hopping is career suicide. Don’t be afraid to get labeled a job hopper! Here are three great benefits of being a job hopper.

You gain valuable skills

Recruiters are looking for candidates with diverse backgrounds. If you have been doing the exact same thing for 10 or 15 years, it gives the impression that you’re not adaptable. However, having a few positions under your belt can generate valuable experience.

Having a diverse background can make you attractive to recruiters or employers. Working for a handful of companies will provide different perspectives on your industry, and ultimately, allow you to do your job better. Going from job to job might just give you the right mix of skills an employer needs!

By working for multiple companies, you’ll have the opportunity to see how other businesses operate. You’ll learn what’s worked for other companies in the past and what has been a failure. This will give you unique insight and help you grow skills that would be impossible to develop by working for just one employer.

Make your wallet happier

If you stick with the same job for a while, you can expect the standard salary increase of three percent annually. However, did you know that the average increase in salary after changing jobs ranges from 10 to 20 percent? That’s a big jump!

Hopping from job to job can often lead to a higher paycheck as most companies are willing to pay more for the right candidate. Instead of waiting around for your current employer to offer you a promotion, you can fast-track your career by switching jobs. A new job can mean a fancier title, higher wages, and better benefits, all of which will make you (and your wallet) much happier.

Find your passion

It can be hard to find a career or a company that you truly love. Job hopping may help you discover your passion! It’s difficult to figure out what your ‘true calling’ is. But jumping from one job to the next can uncover a career path that keeps you excited about going to work every day.

Additionally, it can be difficult to find an organization that is a good culture fit. You may enjoy what you do for a living, but if you are not happy with the organization, it can be difficult to go every day. Jumping around in the job market will help you find a company with goals and a culture that aligns with your own.