I used to think negatively about myself, "I'm a bad person because I changed jobs so many times compared to everyone else (sigh)" as I changed jobs several times in my 20s.
Looking back on it now, I realize that changing jobs a lot is nothing to be proud of, but it is wrong to blame oneself for changing jobs so many times.
Because I now truly believe that I am glad that I have changed jobs. (To be honest, I may just be justifying myself or telling myself that.)
In this issue, I would like to talk about why I came to believe this, based on my experience.
I am not trying to encourage people to change jobs, but only to say to those who regret the number of times they have changed jobs, "I don't think so.
- I used to think that changing jobs so many times was something to be ashamed of.
- Now I look back and think. Changing jobs repeatedly is not such a bad thing.
I used to think that changing jobs so many times was something to be ashamed of.
I changed jobs three times in my twenties. Now it seems like only three times, but at the time I thought it was a lot. I quit the company I joined after four or five months as a new graduate.
I'm talking to my friends and they're like, "You're changing jobs again! You change jobs too much!" (my friend had changed jobs zero times), and at job interviews, I was told "You change jobs so many times!
I began to think that three job changes in one's twenties might be a lot, considering the common practice of being told this much.
So I think I was ashamed to think that I was a sociopath. (even though being called a sociopath is nothing to be ashamed of, even if you think it yourself)
Now I look back and think. Changing jobs repeatedly is not such a bad thing.
I'm now entering my thirties, and I look back on the experience of changing jobs in my twenties and think, "I'm glad I changed jobs. (I know that sounds like a consequentialism, and I agree. But please listen to him.)
By changing jobs, I gradually began to see the kind of work I really wanted to do.
Because I experienced a career change.The image of "the work I really want to do" became more concrete.The first is that it is a very good idea to use the same type of equipment as the second.
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Because of the types of jobs and workplaces I had experienced and the encounters I had had with my colleagues, I was able to form a concrete image of the kind of work I wanted to do.
There is no doubt about this. The experience with the third and fourth companies in particular was quite significant.
After all, you never know until you join a company.
There are other reasons why I am glad I changed jobs.
That is, after all, part of what a company can't be sure of until you join it.
Of course, if the company you join is a good fit for you, there is no problem, but sometimes that is not the case.
You may be able to get a vague idea of the atmosphere by talking to people who actually work at the company (interviewers) in the application materials and interviews, but this is only what you feel before you start working, and you will see many things when you actually start working.
It is totally different from the image I had before joining the company. The contents are different from the application guidelines.
This is a common occurrence.
So I think "you can't know until you join a company, so it can't be helped that you keep changing jobs," or rather, it can't be helped. (I am pacifying myself.)
It's hard to find a job you really love.
Finding a job you love... it's hard. ！！！！ (It was hard, I know!)
I think this is a problem with Japanese education. (I know I will be told not to blame Japan, but don't you think it is also a problem with the school system where students learn only what they are told by their teachers instead of what they want to learn? Sorry, I'm just complaining)
Of course, I am responsible for my own actions. Yes, I am very aware of that.
But in my case, it wasn't until I experienced four companies that I began to think, "Oh, that's what I want to work for.
I've been through four companies, finally.
If the first company you enter after graduating from high school, vocational school, college, graduate school, etc. is a place where you can do the work you really wanted to do, that would be the best.
But I think that's rare, and there's a pattern where you don't know or know what you like to do yet, and you kind of join a company and kind of work there, and then there's a pattern where you say, "I love this! I'm sure of it!" There are also those who have already made up their minds that "this is what I like to do!
There may be cases where you got the job you had always dreamed of, but didn't enjoy it at all, or where the ideal and reality were different.
Sometimes, after working experience, a new job that you like may sprout.
It's not such an easy case to find a job you love, so I think one of the ways to find it is by changing jobs a lot.
I had a long career in sales and thought I was a good fit, but as I continued to work, I realized that I wasn't so sure. I had assumed it was true.
Changing jobs frequently is not a bad thing at all.
Personally, if someone asked me, "How many times have you changed jobs? If someone asks me, "How many times have you changed jobs?
Of course, I don't think it's right to proudly say, "I'm changing jobs a lot," but there's no need to be ashamed at all.
I'd rather do a job I don't want to do, or a job that feels "different" for the rest of my life, than to have to do something I don't want to do.I think it is more important to find your own job, or to keep looking until you think "I'm going to do my best at this job! It is more important for me to keep searching until I really find my job, or until I feel like "I'm going to do my best at this job!I think it is.