Ms. Nguyen Phuong Mai - Manager Director at Navigos Search – believes that, in order not to “slip” when hopping from job to job, the employee must truly understand their own abilities and the new job’s requirements. Most importantly, they must leave in “dignity” to maintain a professional image.
At the online talk: “How to switch jobs: Life sucks or flourishs all depends on you!" organized by CafeF in partnership with Tri Thuc Tre online newspaper, one youth asked about common mistake made while change jobs and for experts to advise on the best timing for a job change.
Ms. Nguyen Phuong Mai – Managing Director of Navigos Search – said: "We can go back to the topic of quitting because of your boss. If an employee decides to leave only because of their dissatisfaction with their superior then that person is likely to make a mistake with their next step. When you make a decision based mostly on emotions, it’s likely to be a mistake just as most other decisions in your life.
I like Hung’s comment earlier (a guest at the online talk), the important thing is why you want to change to that new job and whether it can actually help you grow. One can make a mistake basing their decision on attractive advertisements without rethinking their own capabilities ".
Ms. Mai elaborated that if your next job requires skills that you’re not good at then it’s a big mistake. Regardless of how glamorous this new offer is, you’ll not last long if you’re unable to showcase your strong points.
Besides, changing jobs without careful consideration of the new environment might result in unhappy working days ahead. You’ll have to “endure” your job instead of enjoying it. Ms. Nguyen Phuong Mai also mentioned a saying that many might know: "When you love your job, you never work a day in your life ".
How to avoid “slipping” when job hopping?
During the talk, Ms. Phuong Mai advised young people on things to be prepared for in order to about “slipping” when looking for a new workplace.
According to her, before leaving a company, an employee must understand what the new opportunity might bring and for what purpose. Will the new workplace help them grow?
"Suppose you already have an offer, what you need to do now is to truly understand the requirements of this next job and what is needed to be successful. With that done, you can then look back at yourself to see whether you have what it takes to succeed there", said Ms. Mai.
Those who plan to switch jobs must do research on the industry and company that they will be joining. What kind of working environment will it be, who will your superior be, what will you have to do shine? In addition, you will also have to find out this new company’s competitors in order to help your employer develop on the market.
On the other, there’s the issue of what to do with your current employer. This company might become your future client or partner or you might even come back to work here in the future. Professional conduct is extremely important in order to leave behind a good impression ".
Ms. Mai advises those who are thinking of switching jobs to remember one important thing: ""Leave" in a way that do not damage your employer. Your conduct today will shape who you become in the future ".