Forget everything you know about career stability. You might think that the longer you stay at a job, the more reliable you look to potential employers, but a new study suggests that jumping between jobs in your 20s improves your chances for a more satisfying and better paying job in your 30s and 40s.
The study, from the National Bureau of Economic Research, found that changing jobs increases your “dream-job premium,” or the likelihood that you’re going to “find your calling.”
“People who switch jobs more frequently early in their careers tend to have higher wages and incomes in their prime-working years,” Henry Siu, a professor at the Vancouver School of Economics, told The Atlantic. “Job-hopping is actually correlated with higher incomes, because people have found better matches—their true calling.”
Woah there. Nelly. We’re not telling you to quit your job just because you’re in your 20s, Buy hey, if you don’t like something, get up and change it.