Question by mohitpatwa: Should I take this job?
I have 3+ years of work experience in the IT sector. And I have switched 3 jobs over these years.
My first job was for 2 years, then because of the poor economic condition and layoffs in the company i chose to switch to a more stable company. It was a BPO company and i didn’t like the work at all, so i moved back to another IT company after spending 6 months in the BPO company along with a relocation closer to my hometown.
I am satisfied with my work in the current job and have completed 6 months here. But suddenly there is this another requirement that came and i got selected. The profile looks good and they are offering me a 40% pay hike. But i’ll have to relocate to the old city where i did my 1st and 2nd job. The amount of pay that they are offering really helps me and my family to take care of our financial worries. But i am concerned that it will be my 4th job change and would reflect badly on my resume.
Please advise what would be an appropriate step to take right now. Should I take this new job that offers great financial incentive or stick to my current job where I am already settled after spending 6 months.
Answer by AtLarge
If you plan on taking the new position and staying, then there is no problem. When companies look at your resume they are looking for you to accept more responsibility and greater challenges, promotions or company changes. So in your next job interview you would simply state that you weren’t being challenged and a better opportunity presented itself. A 40% increase in salary is definitely a great opportunity.
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