In the past, people spent their entire lives doing one job. But nowadays, they change their jobs frequently. Please give the reasons and your suggestions.
With the ever quickening pace of society, people tend to change their jobs more frequently than ever before. Better insurance, state-of-the-art technology and fiercee competition all contributes to this social phenomenon. It is hard to say whether it is a positive or negative.
Firstly, the developments of insurance system and social welfare have rendered it easier for workers to hunt for jobs. Centuries ago when there was no well-functioning insurance and social welfare, people were reluctant to change their jobs for the simple reason that they didn’t want to take too risky a move. Because once it was too long to remain unemployed, they, along with their families, would suffer. But now, with the help of social welfare and insurance system, people can still make ends meet even in the worst case by living on social welfare. It is reported that people in Sweden will get 90% of their previous annual salary in the first year of unemployment.
The advancement of science and technology is another reason for the increase in the frequency of changing jobs. With the assistance of technology, information is becoming increasingly transparent and accessible, which means individuals can look and apply for their dream jobs more readily. The development of technology has also facilitated those who intend to find jobs geographically far from their homes. Without the invention of planes, working in a multinational company and attending meetings all around the world would be impossible.
Intense competition in modern society is another factor driving more people to shift their jobs more frequently. In the business jungle, it is only the fittest that will survive. Companies have to constantly lay off those unfit to keep their competitive edge.
Job hopping may broaden one’s outlook and enrich their experiences. Taking different jobs in various corporations means one can be exposed to different corporate cultures and management styles and accordingly they can learn and accumulate their experiences.
Job hopping is not without its demerits. Keeping changing one’s job may trigger some loyalty issues. After all, no companies want to recruit anyone who just intends to stay for a short time and those frequent hoppers may be considered disloyal and superficial.
To sum up, societal development, scientific and technological improvement as well as competition lead to people’s changing their jobs more frequently. Changing jobs, on the one hand, affords us opportunities to expand our horizons and enrich our experiences. On the other, it may lead to loyalty issues.