I changed jobs so many times in my 20s that I was negatively thinking, "I'm such a bad person for changing jobs so many times (sigh).
But now that I look back on it, I realize that changing jobs a lot is nothing to be proud of, but I don't blame myself for changing jobs so many times either.
Because I'm now thinking "I'm glad I changed jobs". (Honestly, 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'm not trying to encourage people to change jobs, I'm just saying to those who regret the number of times they have changed jobs, "I'm not sure that's true.
- I used to think that changing jobs so many times was something to be ashamed of.
- Looking back now, I think. Changing jobs repeatedly is not 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 as a new graduate after four or five months.
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, given that people say that much.
So I think I was ashamed that I was a social misfit....
Now that I think about it, I don't mind being a sociopath at all, but at the time, you know, that's how I saw it.
Looking back now, I think. Changing jobs repeatedly is not a bad thing.
Now that I am in my 30s, I look back on the experience of changing jobs in my 20s and think, "I'm glad I changed jobs.
(I know it sounds consequentialist, 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.
The first company I joined was justSkills as a sales personI worked for a second company to learn about real estate, and while I wanted to learn aboutQuestions about saleswill occur.
I met a colleague at my third company.Attraction of online jobstaught, and then the fourth company.way of workingI began to think about my health and the choice between health and work.
Because of the types of jobs and workplaces I had experienced and the presence of my colleagues, I was able to form a concrete image of the kind of work I wanted to do.
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's because, after all, you don't know what a company is like until you join it. (So, it's no good to repeatedly quit a company because it's different from what you thought it would be. I'd like to say that).
Of course, if the company I joined was a good fit for me, there would be no problem, but there were many cases where this was not the case.
Even if you can get a vague idea of the atmosphere by talking to people who actually work at the company (interviewers) in the application materials and interviews, this is only what you feel before you start working, and you will see many things when you actually start working.
It's totally different from the image I had before I joined the company, or the contents are different from the application guidelines.Workplace full of women and terrible factions.I'm not sure.
Therefore, I think it is inevitable, or rather, it is inevitable that people repeatedly change jobs, because "you can't know until you join a company.
It's hard to find a job you really love.
Isn't it hard to find a job you love? (Is it just me?)
I think this may be a problem with Japanese education.
(I know I'll be told not to blame Japan, but don't you think it's a good idea to have a school system where you learn only what the teachers tell you to learn instead of what you like to learn? Sorry, I'm just complaining)
Of course, I am responsible for this. I have not done what is called self-discovery or finding out for myself what I like to do.
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 4 companies and finally. (Mental and physical breakdown and forced termination(I feel as though I have rediscovered the work I want to do because of the work I did.)
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 made up their minds to do something.
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.
It is also possible to develop a new favorite job after working experience.
It's not that easy to find a job you love, and that's why I thought that changing jobs a lot to find one was one of the ways to do it.
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.
Incidentally, sales reminded me that, thanks to my career change, I realized that route sales suited me better than new business development.
Changing jobs frequently is not a bad thing at all, and I believe such a trend will be abolished in the future.
Personally, if someone asked me, "How many times have you changed jobs? I can answer that now in a simple and normal way.
I also believe that there is as much drama behind a career change as there is between people.
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, though.