- On July 8, 2018
The Wall Street Journal recently reported that “in this economy, quitters are winning!” The market is so strong that “workers are choosing to leave their jobs at the fastest rate since the internet boom 17 years ago and getting rewarded for it with bigger paychecks and/or more satisfying work.” Should you too? A few factors to consider:
- How long have you been at your current job? If it’s been 3 or more years and you have topped out in advancement or learning, you should take advantage of the hot job market. With a stable record under your belt, go ahead and move!
- Will the job change make sense to an prospective employer? If someone glances at your resume, do your jobs build on each other? Would it be a lengthy explanation for your changes? The ideal resume shows a clear path of why you went where. For example, you trained at a firm, went to a client, and started adding new skills or specializing.
- Law is a conservative industry. (Even in Silicon Valley, most law firms and a couple companies still expect to see interviewees wearing suits! Imagine the mindset of these employers under that conservative clothing. Spoiler alert: mindset matches clothing). Employers need to see a compelling reason for job changes, so proceed thoughtfully.