Close to a Jump…..?
You could be forgiven for assuming that changing jobs frequently holds a negative perception in the market, however with the Marketing & Digital industry the benefits to you are worth considering in an extremely competitive, ever-changing skill climate.
There is a lot that can be said for working your way through a business, rotating every 6-12 months, experiencing new challenges and learning new skills, but what when these new experiences and challenges become less frequent? Is the stream of skills flowing quicker elsewhere? Have you learnt all you can from your manager? It maybe time to consider speeding up your development before your career loses momentum.
So what could the benefits be of moving on?
The world of Marketing & Digital moves so fast it is nearly impossible to keep up, but to give yourself the best chance you need to be going through new situations and collecting different skills all the time. Be it a digital transformation project or a company-wide rebrand ask yourself whether these projects will help your career in the future or whether there are more exciting prospects elsewhere.
Marketing & Digital is an ideas game and quite simply the more businesses you have experienced the more ideas, processes and experiences you’ve consciously and subconsciously picked up. Naturally a range of experience and different perspective could make you more valuable around the management table. Exposure to new cultures, leaders and processes of management will add to your commercial awareness and again contribute to your value as you move on in your career.
Staying in the same business for many years can give you limited appraisals or opportunities to see an increase in salary. If your new company respect your skill set you will be in a stronger position to negotiate a pay rise and in some cases quite a significant increase. There is also a rare chance to negotiate on holiday, bonus, pension and other benefits to add to your increased package.
Sometimes internal progression can be obvious and well thought out, but slow and vulnerable to a change of business direction. When reviewing a new job opportunity make sure you are not turning down a chance to make a difference now, to a new business, rather than the promise of a chance to influence your current firm in 6 to 12 months’ time as this is time wasted in a fast moving industry.