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"Job Hopping" Only Prolongs Your Career Pain

Are you finding it difficult to search for a new job because you are already employed full-time? I understand your frustration! All of those extra mornings, evenings and weekends spent on job applications, resume writing, and networking. So exhausting!

Sadly, this is the point where most of us feel tempted to “job hop”. Job hopping is a quick fix attempt to alleviate career pain by idealizing other roles. Jumping from one full-time gig to the next may bring temporary relief, but once the novelty wears off, you are right back where you started: financially beholden to a job with little time or resources to look for a better fit.

Thankfully, there are better solutions. For example, if you can reasonably tolerate your current role a while longer, I’d suggest getting time management support to help you maximize and balance your non-working hours for job search & career planning purposes. That will help you avoid procrastination and burn out. Alternatively, you might consider a temporary reduction in your paid hours by dropping from full-time to part-time status, so you can focus more energy on your next steps.

Of course, these aren’t the only solutions, and each solution has its costs, but they are definitely preferable to job hopping! Carving out extra time in your schedule is well worth the investment.

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