For a 20-something in the workforce, job-hopping is a norm — one LinkedIn survey indicates millennials do more job-hopping than any other generation, though it’s important to note the study only surveyed members of LinkedIn.
That number typically falls within five years, but professional services, government, non-profit, education, media and entertainment industries had the most job hoppers within five years of college graduation.
Older generations should probably check their comments about millennials job-hoppers and look deeper into the situation. Millennials shouldn’t apologize for their tendency to job hop, and here’s why.
Job-Hopping Millennials Offer Benefits to Employers While Being “Selfish”
Job-hopping is in, and being stuck in a dead-end job is on its way out — and that’s good for everyone.
Job-hopping millennials are more likely to earn a higher wage, develop their career on a faster track and find a better fit in work culture by changing jobs more frequently. The stigma is lessening as the positives are revealed.
One CareerBuilder survey shared employers expect 45% of their newly hired college grads would remain with the company for under two years, and the study showed that by age 35, about 25% of young employees would have worked five jobs.
Employers are aware they’re hiring job-hoppers as millennials find their footing in their career development, learning to make healthy choices rather than staying stuck and unmotivated in a job that’s not beneficial for either the employee or employer.