Career Jumper: A Runner or A Brave One?

18 Dec

What is your employment status at the moment? Haven’t work yet and still in school, jobseeker, working on first job, or already have years of work experience? A few people I know would answer, “I’m on my xx-ieth jobs, with less than a year of experience each”. Career-jumper, if I might call it.

For you who haven’t work yet because still in school, a little advise from me. Take your time there, learn alot, absorb much, no need to hurry to earn money, especially when your parents are still able to pay for your tuition. Because early maturity is never good, and working world isn’t for those who aren’t ready.

For you who already in the stage of years of work experience, bless you. What you sow, is what you rip. If you have good skills and loyal to the company, I bet you’re in good shape at the moment. Wish I could be there soon. See you on top! 🙂

For you who are jobseekers and or already get the first job like me, be careful. The first job we have will define our career path if we want to stay in the same working industry. If after some time we want to have a career in different working industry more over different function to be work as, the first job experience wouldn’t be counted.

As a human, that’s not a waste, because I’m sure we learn alot (if not something) from it. But as an employee, we’ve wasted year(s) of work experience, because the time we’ve spent there wouldn’t be counted in the new place, please do correct me if I’m wrong.

That’s why we better not ends up as a career-jumper like a friend of mine. Be careful in choosing the first job, no need to accept whatever any company offers us. Make sure of ourself, what do we want to be, what do we want to do in the future.

And once we’re in it, learn alot, absorb much. Whatever difficulties we have, whatever disappoinments we face, we need to believe in ourself that we didn’t make the wrong choice and we can survive from it. We need to hang on a little longer, before we make another decision that could shape our future. That is the time when we need to have good preparation, better to think than blink in quick decision.

Some say, career-jumpers are those who run away from what their present. Those who aren’t grateful for what they already have at the moment. Others say, career-jumpers are those who are brave enough to admit that they made the wrong decision. And or those who are brave enough to leave their comfort zone and look for better opportunity at the new place.

Which one do you believe in?


6 Responses to “Career Jumper: A Runner or A Brave One?”

  1. Miftahgeek December 26, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    I’m still undergraduate student. I don’t even a jumper or a brave one T.T

    *dalam tekanan draft penelitian*

  2. inin December 28, 2011 at 7:16 pm #

    aaa, i’m still a college student.
    so, how about part-time kak during our long holiday? is it good for us? 😀

    • nadiafriza January 7, 2012 at 11:36 am #

      Very good indeed, both for your work experience and your CV. 🙂
      Already know where to work at during holiday, Nin? 🙂

  3. kojack January 17, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    Well, I agree with you. Be wise to chose your first job. It will define your future as whole. Follow your passion then.

    • Monika Oktora February 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

      nice post nad! 🙂
      i think it depends on the situation. kadang kita gatau apa yang akan kita hadapi di dunia kerja. Saat sudah menjalani baru kita bisa merasakan, apakah ini sesuai dengan passion kita atau tidak? apakah mendukung pilihan hidup kita di depan atau tidak?
      If then we realize that we made the wrong decision to work there, we have to brave admit it, and go pursue the right one 🙂
      thanks nad, for the inspiration

  4. gingerbreadandtea March 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    nice post, Nad!! been ‘galau’ about this, since i’m in my 3rd year already, and cannot not wondering what will i do in the future, work-wise. I guess i need to find out what are jobs that are available out there and suit for me 🙂 good luck for both of us ^^

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