More Canadians leaving their jobs after just 2 years: poll

Job hopping now more common

Career coach Shirin Khamisa said that although switching jobs may signal a willingness to change and try out new experiences, it may also signal a reluctance to commit to one employer.

“If you’ve been somewhere for your whole career and you can demonstrate growth during that time… it could provide reassurance to the employer that if they invest the time and effort to bring you on, you do have the value of loyalty and you can stick it out for a long period of time,” said Khamisa, founder of Toronto-based Careers by Design.

Some of the most common reasons she’s heard from clients leaving their jobs is that the positions do not reflect who they are, or who they want to be later on.

“There is turnover because people are in jobs that don’t fit who they are, they may have grown out of the job or they’re new to the workforce and don’t know what would be a good fit for them. Maybe they thrive on a lot of variety at work and they’re in a job that would be repetitive,” said Khamisa.

“I also hear a lot from young people, or those mid-career, who say they don’t want their boss’ job. They don’t see what they can grow into in the present organization that they’re with.” …

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