05 Dec 2020
Two years into my current role now. How often do people change their jobs for a pay increment or to look for new role to enhance their current skills?
What are the indicators for people to know that it's the time to job hop or time to take up a new job function?
The "stay in the job for X years" mindset just to pad your resume is outdated alr.
If at the 1.5 year mark you don't see yourself progressing (new skills, new responsibilities, more scope, promotion, you name it), you just wasted 6 months of your life on something you don't care about just to make yourself "look better", where in fact the time can be spent on something that actually advances you forward in the long term.
Employers focus more on whether we have the actual skills necessary to solve their problems, and how much impact we have made during our tenure at different places. If you can't solve their problems, even 5 years doesn't mean a thing. If you have a skill in demand, people will hire you regardless.
With a bit of googling, I'm sure you'll be able to find out all the internal factors/indicators at your workplace that signal it's time for a change. Let me mention an external indicator: when recruiters/headhunter slide into your DM for a position that is the same or slightly above what you're doing, then that is when you know you're in demand and have the potential to earn more.
2 years sound like a good time to start looking. You can try applying to other companies and going for interviews, then decide whether you want the job when you get the offer.
Even if you don't get any offers, you can treat it as a way to improve your interview skills :)
Just my two cents, I think it's worth important to know what you're looking for LONG TERM. Personall...
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