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Discussion on: Changing job - How often is too often?

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Marek Zaluski

Change jobs when:

  • You're no longer learning anything new, or no longer being challenged
  • The skills and tools are no longer aligned with where you want to take your career next
  • You don't have any immediate opportunities for a better role or more responsibility within the company

Stick to a job longer when:

  • It's an enterprise company where they actually listen to you and where you can have a career development plan
  • It's a fast-growing startup, you're an early employee, and you can grow into a bigger role

In my own career my approach has been: "when in doubt, switch jobs" and it has worked really well for me.