SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — One out of every three office workers think they are “job-hopping” workers who repeatedly switch jobs every two to three years, according to a recent survey.
When asked if they considered themselves to be job-hoppers, 34.7 percent of the respondents, or 613, said yes, according to a survey released Wednesday by labor market portal JobKorea.
The survey allowed participants to choose multiple answers, and some 41.8 percent answered that they switched jobs to “increase annual salary”.
This was followed by 31.5 percent of workers choosing to “strengthen competency and manage career path,” and 18.3 percent who said they switched jobs due to “dissatisfaction with coworkers and superiors.”
As for the period of job-hopping, 28.2 percent and 23.9 percent said it was “less than one to two years” and “less than six months to one year,” respectively, making up the majority.
Meanwhile 3.8 percent said they worked for one company for less than three months.
When asked about their perception of the job-hoppers, 64.3 percent said they were “positive,” with only 12.3 percent saying it was “negative.”
Furthermore, when asked about the image of the job-hoppers, most of the responses were positive.
Some 52.3 percent of the respondents said job-hoppers are taking on “advanced challenges,” while 38.6 percent said job-hoppers are “excellent individuals with capacities” and 34.5 percent said they had “rich information on the job market.”
D. M. Park (firstname.lastname@example.org)