Strategic Job-Hopping . . . How to Get Way Ahead in Your Career!

By: pmegan
Job-hopping is bad. Job-hoping is good. You've heard it all from both sides. The common wisdom has been that when the economy is on the move, you should be, too. Conversely when we're in difficult or stagnant times, stay where you are.

Those of us who are proponents of non-traditional career advancement strategies recommend that you make job-hopping a routine part of your career plan. At least if you see yourself on the way up . . . if you have ambitions to reach senior management. Of course, you want it to be "strategic" job-hopping.

Strategic job-hopping means carefully planned and coordinated to fit in with your long-term goals . . . as opposed to random job change which just happens without thought. Strategic job-hopping is taking a new job because it enhances and builds your career.

For example, if you have your sights set on running the company one day, speed is important. How fast you advance will determine how far you advance.

The current crop of Generation Xers is a good example of this strategy. Curtis J. Crawford, author of "Corporate Rise: The X Principles of Extreme Personal Leadership," points to some fascinating statistic he's gathered.

1. Only three in 10 workers have been with their employers for 10 years.

2. Boomer work for the same employers three times longer than GenXers.

3. Technical jobs have 40% higher mobility rates than most jobs.

Crawford concludes that "ambitious young employees can't afford to stay in any one position longer than two years, because they will need to do about 10 different jobs to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to be senior management material."

What's important here is that you sit down with yourself and make some intelligent decisions about where you want to go in your career. Unfortunately, most of us just let it happen. We fall into a job after college and we allow that to determine our career, moving forward along a straight line without considering or exploring options.

The non-traditional career advancement movement has turned that concept of career development on its head. It advises you to take charge of your career growth by deliberately adopting a strategic job-hopping approach.

Fortunately there's a carefully structured plan of attack that can guide you through the 21st Century alternative ideas on successful career advancement. When you follow this amazing strategic plan you will be able to scope out exactly what career path is consistent with your own capabilities and assets.

And then you'll be able to implement that plan with The World's Fastest Alternative Job Search System! The successful strategies you'll learn there will set you up with a career growth vision that will last you the rest of your life.
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