Most of you get bored doing the same job repeatedly. It is human tendency to expect the changes always on time to time. I would like to answer the following questions that most you would have in your mind based on my and others experience.

  1.          Why people keep changing jobs?
  2.          How to answer HR when asked about reasons for the job change?
  3.          When can you start looking to change jobs?
  4.          How frequent you can make a job change?

Why people keep change jobs

Typically any organization would have pyramid structure with top being CEO, down to executives, managers and employees. Climbing ladder involves competition as the positions for each layer gets shrink with more number of people. So quite a number of people get stuck in their same level due to competition.

This saturation point is attributed to growth, promotions, salary, learning, mindset, culture etc. Some people reach to this saturation point sooner and some later but at some point every employee face this in every company.


To overcome the saturation, people look for opportunities and keep changing companies. Inflow and Outflow of employees keep happen at different paces. The pace is faster at employee level and become slower at higher levels. 

How to answer HR when asked about reasons for the job change?

The most common question asked by employers while you are changing the jobs – What is the reason for changing the job? Companies actually hire based on their requirements. Though it is not much relevant for them the reason for your change, they ask this question out of interest to understand your attitude. The most diplomatic answers are 

Professional Reasons

  1. Career prospectus
  2. Better exposure to MNCs
  3. Scope to learn
  4. Career growth
  5. Career change
  6. Change of work culture

Personal Reasons

  1. Need to move to different city
  2. Move close to parents
  3. Work shift concerns
  4. Commutation
  5. Privilege to work in a specific company

Untold Reasons

There can be some practical reasons for our job change but sometimes can’t be shared due to diplomacy. Some are below.

Salary: Though salary is the main reason for most of us to change, it can’t be mentioned because it is the trust factor that hiring companies look for as they don’t show willing to consider people changing jobs just because of only salary. They may think you won’t be trust worthy that you may again leave the company if you get other job for higher salary. Though salary can be the most practical reason, it can’t be mentioned as the main reason

Work pressure: Though it can be one of the reasons for some of us, unfortunately can’t be mentioned as most of the IT companies expect you work under pressures sometimes.

Sadistic bosses and Harassments: Some of us face would have faced this but unfortunately can’t be mentioned as the primary reason for job change. 

When can you start looking to change jobs?

As mentioned in previous sections if you encounter the saturation in terms of growth, salaries, and job satisfaction, you keep looking for the job change.

How frequently you can change jobs?

The base for any company is employees. Employees achieve the organizational goals by implementing projects. The first level employees hold the major chunk for any company and those would be less than 10 years. It is always possible to change jobs if you fall into this category having less than 10 years of experience.

As the companies keep hiring them for implementing the new projects and fill the gaps of attrition. Also as the experience and salaries of first level employees are lesser, companies readily offer better salary packages to them. Keep change jobs if you wish to in first 10 years.

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2 years ago

Nice Post.