How long should you stay in a job?

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Do you enjoy where you work? If the answer is yes, then well done – you’re one of just 15% of workers worldwide who feel valued in their current company.

However, whilst longevity within a professional career path evidences investment and dedication, it may well be damaging your prospects going forwards.

According to the Bureau of Labour Statistics, the median number of years that wage and salaried workers have been with their current employers has decreased from 4.6 years to 4.2 years within the last 18 months. That number has been slowly but surely decreasing since 2014, evidencing a perceived change in the stigma once held by most companies on ‘job-hopping’.

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