Obviously you're not supposed to bounce around from job to job every six months, because it doesn't look good on your resume. But according to a new article on Monster.com, you shouldn't stay at the SAME job too long either. I'm not sure if I agree with this... do you?
--Staying at the same COMPANY is fine, as long as you get promoted at some point. But if you don't, they say you shouldn't stay for more than four years. Here are the top three reasons.
#1.) Your Skills Start to Become Outdated. In other words, you get into a routine of doing the same thing every day, and don't learn about NEW ways things are being done. So when you DO need a new job, you won't be qualified for it.
--It's especially true if you work in technology.
#2.) It Prevents You from Advancing Your Career. Once you've been at a company for over two years without a promotion, they say to start looking for another job.
--And if you've gone more than FOUR years without a promotion, your chances of getting one are even worse.
--If you like your employer and WANT to stay with them, think about asking your boss if your company offers educational aid. If you want to take a course and learn new skills that WOULD earn you a promotion, your company might pay part of that bill.
#3.) It Makes You Seem Unmotivated. And it also raises a few other red flags for hiring managers, including that you might be hard to train, and might not adapt well to a new office.