Career building vs job hopping

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For previous generations, having one employer for the duration of your working life was the norm. You’d join company X and then move vertically or horizontally within the organisation until you hopefully receive a golden handshake when you reach retirement age.

The current employment scene, however, looks very different – with far more movement between different companies. While having multiple employers over your career span has become the new normal, for some people, their rate of changing jobs is more frequent. Unfortunately, this is sometimes viewed in a negative light.

According to talent strategist at Regent Career Architects, Lerato Nxomani-Pakade, employers consider job hopping to be when an employee changes jobs within a 12-18 month period. This can be problematic for organisations.

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