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Evaluating the Efficacy of the Most Common Job-Switching Advice

There are several job-switching tips and advice sources available that you may look up to and follow. However, some of the most prevalent and well-known are impractical and may get you in hot water. The most common advice on job change has been incredibly beneficial in the past, but with altering work methods in recent years owing to the global pandemic, the advice may have become obsolete. Hence, Amy Gallo debunks and explores the most common misconceptions about job-switching in this YouTube video on the Harvard Business Review channel.

One of the first myths highlighted in the video is that you should always be looking for your next job. Amy, on the other hand, counters this by claiming that all jobs have their share of flaws. Furthermore, job switching does not guarantee that your new job will provide more satisfaction than your previous one. Hence, while it is critical to continually grow and gain new skills, it is preferable if you can do so in your current role rather than looking for a new one. Another myth addressed in the video is that you should never leave your job until you have a new one lined up.

Amy says that, while having inexplicable career breaks on your resume is undesirable, the aforementioned advice does not work in real life. If your employment is causing you mental or physical distress, it is vital that you quit. However, Amy finds it important to ensure that you have a source of income before quitting your major source of income. Finally, Amy examines the question of whether you should resign from your job until your employer makes you a counteroffer. Amy contends that if you have demonstrated your worth, wise managers will strive to persuade you to stay. Amy adds that, while the counteroffers may be quite flattering, you must remember why you started looking for a new job in the first place. If a lasting solution to the reason you left the job is not discovered with the counteroffers, you may have to look for a new job days after accepting the counteroffers.

Job-switching is a daunting experience to go through. Due to the impractical tips related to the subject still being in existence, the decision could be driven by inaccurate reasons in the first place. The aforementioned are a few of the most common job-switching myths explored and busted by Amy Gallo in this YouTube video on the Harvard Business Review channel.


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