Nov 30, 2019 - 04:55 PM
Job hopping in tech is not uncommon, as many millennials occupying such positions like to move around for different opportunities and pay boosts. In addition, many tech jobs are with startups that may not be successful, so moving on after a short time does not always raise red flags with employers.
Also, since there is a broad array of tech jobs, many of those in the industry job hop to gain the desired experience that they need to take on senior roles or to start their own companies. Such job-hopping is strategic – the goal is to gain specific skills and experience. Just be careful with your choices.
"It's possible to make a lot of money but not gain any relevant skills. If a company comes along that wants to pay you a huge amount of money, but they work with outdated technology, you're going to be in trouble when they shut down. Your skills won't be current, and you’re going to be less hirable than you were before," says J.T. O'Donnell, founder and CEO of Work It Daily.