Switching a job? Don’t commit these mistakes

If you think that frequent job switches are crucial to career advancement then you perhaps represent the present herd of job seekers and holders. Needless to say, each and every company irrespective of its scale or presence in the market witnesses a bevy of employees leaving and joining every year. Today, brand name is no guarantee of success as far as employee retention is concerned. The chance to explore newer horizons, salary hike, monotony and so on – the reasons behind the massive employee drain is as myriad as it gets. They can be discussed some other day.

Today, however, we will discuss a slew of mistakes committed by those switching jobs. We will walk you through the primer so that you’re able to determine whether you are committing similar mistakes or not.

Mistakes committed while switching jobs

You are eagerly looking for a job switch and you might as well have several reasons for the same. However, whatever your reason for the job switch is – you should never commit these mistakes while making the transition.

You want to switch just because somebody else is doing so

Things become worse when a new joinee is doing it—you think your junior has got a better opportunity right at the start of his career and you have not been able to grab as many opportunities since you have not been equally proactive with your job search. That might partially be the truth but this is not reason enough to render you panic stricken about your prospect in your present company. Yes you can start looking for a new job in a systematic fashion but don’t do things in a rush. Ideally, the basis of your job search should not be insecurity but a genuine urge to explore new horizon.

Not checking the background of the company you’re joining

Reach out to old and present employees in order to find out about the company before accepting the offer. There is no dearth of mediums that can help you get in touch with professionals – LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter- you name it and you have it. You are not ready to conduct due research perhaps because they are offering you a major hike but you are actually committing a costly mistake if you are not trying to secure an idea about the company’s commitment to employee welfare.

Not estimating chances of growth in your present company

Is there an appraisal coming up soon? Have you tried to find out who all in your company are going to get a hike soon? Don’t jump into a new offer without weighing the pros and cons of your old and new companies.

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