Changing jobs for pay may offer short-term gain, but it can be detrimental to your long-term employment prospects, writes Emma Charnock, regional director of recruiting experts Hays
The job-for-life culture may have vanished, and it’s now widely accepted that people will likely hold several jobs over the course of their career. However, those candidates with a good history of tenure with their previous employers have a definite advantage in today’s job market. This is because in the wake of the global financial crisis, employers are more risk averse. Many have experienced the consequences of a ‘job hopper’ – they’ve invested time and resources in training a new staff member only to see them walk out the door one year later to chase a higher salary elsewhere.
As a result, they vi