Career Advice June 23, 2006Posted by rajAT in career advice, counselling.
When it is time to quit ?
Our parents and grandparents believed you should stay at a job for five years, 10 years or even your whole life. But in a world where companies come and go — where they grow from nothing to the Fortune 500 and then disappear, all in a few years — that's just not possible.
Let's look at it from the perspective of evolution: Species that evolve the fastest are the ones that don't mate for life with same partner. By switching mates, swapping genes with someone new, you continually reshuffle the gene pool, making it more likely you'll create something new and neat and novel and useful.
Here's the deal: The time to look for a new job is when you don't need one. The time to switch jobs is before it feels comfortable. Go. Switch. Challenge yourself; get yourself a raise and a promotion. You owe it to your career and your skills.
The full article by Seth is here.
In short – Never Settle .