Quitting Job in less than one year : Is it really bad for Resume?

Don’t Quit so soon: When to look for a new job? 


The working trends are changing all across the globe, especially among millennials.  They are open to challenges and risks. We all look for better opportunities and we all want to explore new things, right? Quitting a job is one of the crucial decisions of an individual’s life. But is it that bad for the resume?

How can it affect your resume?

A lot of things need to be taken into consideration before finally sending your resignation.  Well, a lot of experts believe that quitting a job in less than one year can badly affect your resume. Is it really bad for the resume? Or is there any other part that we need to see. Quitting a job before one year can be perceived as a lack of direction and lack of commitment. There could be various reasons behind quitting a job – an individual’s financial stability, an appetite for risks, the environment in the company among many others. So, you should not always blame it on millennials.

Don’t Quit So early

There are two types of people. For some monetary satisfaction is very important and for some its all about their passion. Money doesn’t really matter to them. The latter will definitely look for a job change if they will not be able to pursue their dreams. But is it okay, if you say goodbye to your company in less than a year?

Here are a few things you need to take into consideration before saying Goodbye to your job: 

    • When you keep changing your jobs frequently, then you can gather a lot of knowledge. Every workplace will teach you something. On the other hand, sticking to one particular job may not give you a lot of opportunities to explore new things but it will surely give you the expertise of one particular field.
    • A new job will push you out of your comfort zone and will test your limits. Working in the same organization will not let you come out of your comfort zone.
    • If you are looking for frequent bumps to your paycheck, then sticking to one job won’t work. You need to change your job to get your paycheck increased.
    • If the environment of the organization is not good, then job change is the only option.
    • Talk to your seniors and about their experience in the firm, if they are happy, then you should wait because loyalty always pays.
    • Switch only if you are getting good raise or for the more prestigious organization.
    • Introspect your growth opportunity in the firm if they are strong its better to stay.

Also Read: Looking For A Job Change? Here Are Few Things To Be Kept In Mind

 Why is it okay to stick for one year? 

One year is not a long period of time. Quitting a job in less than one year won’t be a major setback for your resume. But there is no harm in sticking to an organization for at least one year if everything is going well.

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