Not a pure infosec article but here is an study with some sage advice for your long-term career prospects – don’t stay in any one position for more than two years. The research covered by Forbes concluded that switching jobs every two years will help you earn up to 50% more over your lifetime.
Of course this advice has other benefits too – both for you, your old company, and your new company. You get a fresh new challenge to be excited about and your old and new companies get new blood to re-energize their efforts. It’s win (50% more $$$ for you) – win (new challenges for you) – win (new blood your old and new companies) for everyone.
The worst kept secret is that employees are making less on average every year. There are millions of reasons for this, but we’re going to focus on one that we can control. Staying employed at the same company for over two years on average is going to make you earn less over your lifetime by about 50% or more.
Keep in mind that 50% is a conservative number at the lowest end of the spectrum. This is assuming that your career is only going to last 10 years. The longer you work, the greater the difference will become over your lifetime.
Today’s post pic is from Praetorian.com.