It's Not What You Get, It's Who You Become
[00:00:00] I just changed practice areas. And I just started a new job in the practice area that I want. However, I found another job at my dream job employer, I'm hesitant to applying for the new job opportunity. I believe that if I staying with my current employer will give me great experience, but I'm really excited about this other opportunity. My current employer took a risk on hiring me and I feel I will let them down if I leave. The other opportunity will likely have a higher salary and is perfect.
Okay. So again, it's not what you get, It's who you become. It means, a lot of times people will think very short term about jobs.
Oh, I can get a little bit more salary. I can get this, I can get that. And, what I really would just caution you on is, even if you think right now that you'd want a different practice area, you want some different experience. These are young thoughts. When I say young these are things that people think when they're young and idealistic and staying with your current employer is probably the best thing. I don't know about a higher salary and, I think you know that the employers will ask questions.
Employers will ask:
Can you do the job?
Will you do the job long-term?
Do we like him? [00:01:00] And, can you be managed?
Whatever's happened you were able to get it, you were able to convince someone to hire you for a different practice area which is great, but this question of whether or not you'll do the job long-term is very important. People move jobs all the time and there's nothing wrong with moving jobs. Under the right conditions.
But, if people don't feel like you can do a job or you're going to do the job in the long-term, then they're taking a big risk hiring. The best resumes are typically when someone's worked at a firm, like four or five years, and then they want to try something new or they've worked at the same employer for 15 years, and then they want to move.
People with a lot of employment stability means that they're not going to be caught up with these sorts of thoughts. I think that the fact you got this job in the new practice area that you want, I think that you should probably stick it out and at least, try to spend a few years learning, because the more you do that, you'll probably be able to get your dream job at some point in the future. I hire a lot of people at my job and pretty much, everyone that's ever had a lot of employment stability.
I tell the story [00:02:00] probably every week, but everyone that I've ever hired with a lot of employment stability do better in the long run. And, I always look for people with employment stability, and this is what employers do.