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“You should change jobs every three years” - these myths about changing jobs are no longer relevant


Myths about changing jobs are well known. But most of them are no longer true. Here we reveal which five myths you can forget.

Myths about changing jobs are well known.

But most of them are no longer true.

Here we reveal which five myths you can forget.

You can hear the odd sentence or two about changing jobs from time to time.

Anyone who is actually thinking about changing employers is particularly sensitive when dealing with these myths.

The desire to change jobs can arise for various reasons.

Be it that the work no longer fills you, but rather frustrates you.

Or also that you have the feeling that you cannot develop further.

Some others leave because the salary expectations are not being paid.

Regardless of the reasons why an employee wants to change jobs, the following five myths can be completely ignored.

Job change myth # 1: "Careers in which employees spend their entire professional life with one and the same employer are no longer up-to-date."

In an interview with

Business Insider

, career advisor Frank Rechsteiner reveals that he would not necessarily agree with this.

After all, employees can also develop within a company.

Ideally, you should

change positions within the company every four years

, because that also adds variety to your résumé.

Nevertheless, the expert also admits that the general public would probably agree with the myth.

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Job change myth # 2: "You should change jobs every three years."

Here Rechsteiner asks the counter-question: “Why should someone do that?” In his opinion, there are neither too long nor too short periods of time to work for an employer.

Those who are happy and satisfied should definitely be allowed to stay there.

And here, too, the expert says again: "You can also develop

excellently within a company



There are quite a few myths about changing jobs.

However, these five beliefs are no longer correct.

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Job change myth # 3: "You should always be on the lookout for the next job, regardless of whether you are satisfied with your current job or not."

The career expert compares this myth to a marriage.

After all, you wouldn't look for something better on various portals.

But on the contrary.

Anyone who has a great job and is consciously looking for other opportunities will

only make themselves unhappy in the long run


Then it's better to use the current opportunities and develop yourself further in your own company.

Or only looking for something new if the current job is not satisfactory.

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Job change myth # 4: "You should stay in the job for at least two years - otherwise it will look bad on your résumé."

And here, too, Rechsteiner has a different opinion: “We are all encouraged to


ourselves out over

and over again


And if, after two or three months in a new job, we find that it doesn't work at all, I would even advocate switching as soon as possible. ”It's not so wild these days.

After all, a quick job change can also be well justified with the right arguments.

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Job change myth # 5: "If you change jobs, you should never assume the same position - it is the chance to move up a career step."

The expert actually agrees with this myth, because he says: “When the potential for frustration is high, the belief behind the change is often that everything will get better at the new employer.

If it is the same professional level, however, the

charm of the new employer usually disappears relatively quickly

. ”So

if you

accept a new job in the same position, you deny yourself the chance to climb the career ladder.

After all, a job change should also be an opportunity to grow professionally.


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Source: merkur

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