The Pros and Cons of Job-Hopping

  As more and more people are puzzled by whether one should choose job-hopping or not, a heated controversy has arisen both across the public and the world of human resources. For advocates from the excerpts, job hoppers are apt to achieve more brilliant performance in ever-increasingly competitive job market than their peers as they generally seem smarter than ever to adapt well into various cultures and social milieus. By gaining more invaluable technical knowledge, job hopping can particularly enable IT technicians best equipped with skills, confidence and hope for any precious opportunities. Opponents, though, hold that too fast job-hoppers are liable to a victimization by the current economic depressions. Businesses wish professional managers’ job shifting interval longer enough to accomplish power for self-adjustment, strong will and great capability In my view, despite the good reasons by opponents’ caveat, the advocates’ optimism deserves better recognition by highlighting two positive impacts upon youths’ career development: individual success and the development of socialization.

  At first sight, a good number of demerits for job changes, especially within shorter intervals, can not be neglected. Job hoppers tend to lose convenience and adaptability\familiarity with the old\little changed environment, a more healthy and regular lifestyle, more leisure time, a steady and fat pay rise or even they have to sacrifice stable and undisturbed family relations. To be worse, spiritual ease with lower pressures to cope with the same work procedure or technique would be missed permanently as, rather than being skilled, veteran, and competent enough for further promotion or any opportunity of education or training, those ready to shift between jobs may risk their failure to accumulate experiences and make long-term contributions to the company or even the country. Most regrettably, a habitual, solid and established social communication circle as well as a reliable interaction with the superiors or bosses would be hard to come by.

  Be that as it may, on second thoughts, more advantages may go to such a popular fashion of job hopping. Among other merits, an indispensable benefit should be their more active tendency to receive any physical or mental challenges. By leading a more mobile or dynamic lifestyle, hence more physically and mentally experienced against countless new pressures, job-hoppers are forced to adapt oneself to diversified life conditions or situations\circumstances and acquire great abilities to deal with hard pressures in today’s world, being self-motivated, energetic, fashion-minded and determined. Moreover, they might enjoy the various challenges and keep feelings excited and stimulated by mobile landscapes and experiences in order to live an enriched life. In the final analysis, reselecting one’s job can broaden one’s horizon, open one’s mind and sharpen one’s thought, accumulating knowledge from trades of varied types to become a “jack-of-all-trades” rarefied enough to be welcome by companies nowadays.

  More significantly, job hopping, many observers have argued, seem also to have brought about more fruitful social experiences than sticking to a same vocation. Job hopping could cultivate competent capability in socializing with optimism and maturity, respect and trust amidst this globally and technically driven world. Furthermore, they would get acquainted with more new friends from different lines, areas, backgrounds or even nations. As a matter of fact, it is the self-disciplined job shifting that has laid unusual emphasis upon shaping such a significant dimension of a youngster’s values and identities through learning how to tackle difficult problems concerning public relations and cultural communication in this global village. Thereby, they are more ready to discover problems and loopholes for each company or even the country, thus making special contributions to each company or even the nation.

  To sum up, while some drawbacks must confront the public to take a cautious glance at the restless job-hoppers, given the fact that it is a quite dubious trend in this dramatically changed world, more courage and encouragement need to be provided to job-hopping heroes or heroines, at least thanks to two great assets they have manifested so far, that is, enhancing each one’s professional and mental development and reshaping their social being. To strike a perfect balance between the pros and the cons, a compromise might be highly recommended for job hoppers to extend their hopping intervals to more than four years as the opponents have argues, thus envisioning their most promising future career development.