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Minimum time to stay in an entry level job?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by fatp, May 12, 2008.

  1. fatp

    fatp Byte Poster

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    Whats the minimum time to stay in an entry level I.T job?

    My situation is:

    It is a permanent job, has no scope for progression / salarly increase (flat hierachial structure), have learnt most the skills in the job, been there for about5 months... time to dust of the cv again?

    ???

    FatP :dry
     
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  2. Suttar

    Suttar Byte Poster

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    I would say there isn't a set time to stay in an entry level Job it differs from person to person.

    Personally I stayed for 6 months, fired out my CV to several places and left not long after
     
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  3. The_Geek

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    I stayed in my entry level job for 2 1/2 years, because it was an easy job, ZERO stress and NICE pay. Then I went to work one day and couldn't believe how bored I was.
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    There really is no minimum time. However, a prospective employer's gonna wonder why you're leaving your job after only 5 months. Just put yourself in the employer's shoes: if you were interviewing someone for a position, wouldn't you wonder?

    I left my first IT job after 6 or 7 months... but my situation was somewhat different. I was working as a field service tech, and one of our clients needed a full-time tech. They liked the hourly-rate work I had done for them, so they asked my employer if they could hire me as a systems administrator.
     
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