How Long is Too Long? When to Consider Changing Your Employer

After a few years, your job may feel as comfortable as an old pair of slippers. But keep in mind the considerable cost of staying too long:

  • Due to the Covid disruption, all industries have been forced to reconsider their compensation and benefits packages. This makes it an ideal time to consider a move.
  • Most companies limit annual raises to under 5% – slowly you may have fallen behind the average pay scale for your position.
  • Unless your employer is an industry leader, you may be falling behind in your peers in innovation knowledge and skills.
  • Even if you are a promotion fast-track, you may be a big fish in a small pond with a one-company philosophy and a narrow network.

You can be safe, or you can be special. Now might be the perfect time to make a move and boost your career momentum.