Current employment trends suggest young professionals are more likely to seek new opportunities after only a few years in a specific position. A recent Business Insider column shed light on some common mistakes that should be considered before making a career move.
1. Don't just chase the money. Though compensation is obviously a major factor in changing jobs, opportunities for advancement and successful business models should also be considered.
2. Do the research before jumping to conclusions about a company's brand. Well-known brands are often the most sought-after employers, but they may not always be the best fit for your career aspirations.
3. Avoid burning bridges. It can be easy to let frustration boil over to the point where you want to tell off your boss and colleagues after landing a new job. However, it is important to realize that you very well could end up working with – or for – one of these individuals down the line.
The importance of keeping these tips in mind is highlighted by the fact that the government's Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey found recently that the number of people who quit their jobs increased by 4.4 percent in February, many of whom were young professionals.