I was approached by a firm after 6 months in my current role and is offering about $10-15K more than my current role. My gut is to take it but it will be my third role in a year (had to move due to covid) and scared I will look like an job hopper. I’m looking to move and need the money. Thoughts would be appreciated

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I don’t enjoy moving jobs, but if the free market believes that I have higher value, I feel inclined to take it.

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Don’t think they would. Already getting the higher end of the salary range

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You can leave jobs off your resume. Just remove it and say it was tough to find something during covid.

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Yes, that's what I have done in past

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Do what your gut says. Lots of people jump around in this industry to get raises and promotions and everyone knows it. What I would ensure is don’t burn bridges if possible. Be frank and transparent with your current role about the offer, who knows they might counter, probably not. Instead of the usual 2 week notice maybe you can do an extra week or so so you can off board more effectively and give the current company more time to find a replacement. Tell the new company about wanting not to burn bridges and you are giving them longer than the standard 2 week notice. I would think the new place would appreciate that. COVID changed a lot of things and you can explain that and leave it off your resume. The gap is minimal especially during COVID. Just make sure the extra money is worth it, you might be on a worse account with a bad client and poorer work life balance. If it’s all about the money and you really need it then do it. Just remember you are relatively young in your career considering your title, so you have time to make up for it eventually. But agencies will get rid of you in a heartbeat if they lose clients and need to cut costs.

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As a general rule of thumb, I try to stay somewhere for more than a year at the minimum. Future employers don’t love constant job hopping.

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Follow the money every time. They’d fire your ass without a second thought if they needed that budget.

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This!

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Would you stay in this new role for a while? Then it’s not a problem.

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I thought I’d be in this role for a while too

I would consider the longevity and opportunity at both places.

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Take the money and go!

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I would proceed with caution. I understand the prospect of a higher salary may look great but remember work is based on relationships and if you have a great team and an understanding boss where you are it may be better to stay. Remember it's the people (the team) that matters, not so much the company name or salary. I took $5k less in my current role and I'm so much happier and love my team - I'd rather make slightly less and be happy than make more be miserable.

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There will always be another job with $10k more in salary after 6 months in any role. I’d play the long game

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I graduated during the Great Recession and had a horrible resume in every aspect for the first 3 years of my career. It didn’t make a difference in the end. You’re good. Don’t pass up easy money for the sake of not appearing like a “jumper” on your resume that future hiring managers will spend 30 seconds reviewing, tops.

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