Searching for better job avenues

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Job-hopping has become a trend with those who want to have quick career growth and are looking out for challenging work everyday. Though money is one of the parameters, it’s job satisfaction and working ambience that compels them to look for a different job.

by Rajani Hegde
For career-conscious young professionals, job satisfaction matters a lot.

There is a famous saying — “Love your job and not your company.” And that’s what today’s younger generation is following. Young professionals are highly career conscious and don’t mind changing their jobs often if it helps them earn more and grow faster.

Job-hopping has become a trend with those who want to have quick career growth and are looking out for challenging work everyday. Though money is one of the parameters, it’s job satisfaction and working ambience that compels them to look for a different job.

Santosh, an engineer with Ascendum Solutions, says that availability of opportunities makes youngsters shift their loyalty to other firms. “Ten years back, there were few options while starting one’s career. Many were not even aware of other career opportunities. There were few private companies hence, many preferred government jobs for pension and other benefits,” he explains.

“Now, the situation has changed drastically. There are thousands of companies offering jobs and hence finding a job is not difficult these days,” he adds. He says one has to be careful while choosing a job. “In my first job, I was assured that I could grow strong in my field of study, which was engineering, but the nature of work was nothing but of sales promotion, which could be done by a PUC guy. I didn’t find the work enjoyable and soon left that organization. At my present job, I am happy and satisfied in spite of getting a lesser salary. When work becomes monotonous, people try to search for new and challenging jobs,” he informs.

Sowmya, who is working as a junior research assistant with Green India Food Private  Limited, is also happy after changing her job recently. She feels that money matters to some extent, but its job satisfaction that today’s youngsters are looking for. “Being an M Sc graduate, my dream was to carry out research in science. Due to recession, I didn’t find a job of my requirement. Since I didn’t have any choice, I joined a company as a quality controller but didn’t find the work interesting. Now, my dream of becoming a researcher has come true,” she quips.

Abhinay, a computer officer with Corporation Bank, says that the younger generation is too ambitious and won’t compromise on their work. “No one sticks on to a single company till retirement and there is no harm in grabbing the available opportunities. As I am enjoying all the facilities and benefits provided by the bank, I do not mind working extra hours in the office when it is necessary. More than money, I look for career growth. The organization is planning to open new branches shortly and there is no dearth in promotions,” he adds.

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