The Right And Wrong Way To Switch Jobs

Millennials Are Switching Jobs Quicker Than Ever
Posted: 8:49 PM, Jun 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-27 21:49:54-04

Nashville is one of the hottest cities in the country, and not just to visit, but to live and work. Unemployment rates are extremely low, and more companies are moving to Music City to set up shop, and with it, many people, specifically millennials, are switching jobs. 

"They're looking to grow in their careers, and if they feel stagnant, they're going to look around at other opportunities," Daniel Shomo, director of permanent placement services as Robert Half Finance & Accounting, said. 

A Gallup study found that workers 21 to 38-years-old change jobs three times more often than other workers.

According to a Deloitte survey, that is motivated by low unemployment and slow wage growth. They found that 43% of young workers are currently poised to quit their current job within two years, up from 38% last year. 

While looking for a new job is common place, there's a right way to go about it.

"If you're using company email to correspond with someone on a job interview, that doesn't bode well," Shomo said. 

People have used excuses of having lunch planned with a client or having a dentist appointment where they instead go to a job interview, and sometimes, they get caught. 

"When you're employer knows that you're no longer loyal and you're looking for opportunities, they're ready to look for your replacement," Shomo explained. 

Many suggest that you be respectful while searching for a job and keep your job search private, and for companies in this competitive work climate, it's important to let your employees know they're valued.

Pay raises and promotions can improve retention and keep employees happy, benefiting both the employee and employer.

Experts also suggest that you always keep your LinkedIn profile up-to-date, even if you're not looking for a job.