Welcome to the first CharityJob social media round-up! As our online community continues to grow, we’ve decided that it’s high time we all (virtually) got together once a month to see what hot topics we’ve been discussing in the charity sector on social media recently – and catch up on anything we’ve missed. Sound good? Great, let’s get started!
We’ve had 967 new members across Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn this month – so a big CJ hello and welcome to all of you! 👋
Each year in January, as inevitably as #NewYearNewMe is to be trending on twitter, job seekers are equally as likely to be springing into action. It’s one of the busiest periods as people are looking for fresh starts as well as new and meaningful careers. So it’s no wonder that job-hopping in particular was on our minds this month!
Job hopping is becoming more common across all sectors. Unlike previous generations who tended to stay grounded with a particular organisation for decades, young workers are more likely to change roles and/or employers every few years. Short term contracts are particularly rife in the world of charity so it’s no wonder you all had a lot to say about this one!
But the real question is why? What are the benefits of job hopping? And, are there any repercussions?
So we put this to a twitter poll and here are the results as voted for by you…
Does job-hopping negatively affect your career? Vote now!
— CharityJob (@CharityJob) January 22, 2018
Almost half of you felt that moving from one job to the next in relatively quick succession keeps things fresh and exciting! Just over a quarter said that it had a negative impact and is looked on unfavourably by employers. And just over a quarter told us that hopping jobs is a necessary evil in the short-contract charity world.
Stevie Nicole highlighted the reason why many are forced to job hop in the sector.
Claire Cawkwell pointed out that for many in the charity sector, job hopping isn’t a choice. Claire told us that every job she had held for the previous 10 years was fixed-term.
Whilst Yvonne Woolston gave us a frank view and also highlighted the positives!
It was pretty clear in the end that most people in the sector have experienced some level of job-hopping which was mostly due to wavering levels of funding. Although job-hopping isn’t always a choice, many of you reported finding it liberating to a degree and were grateful for the varied experiences it brought with it!
✨ Our community member this month is: Elaine J Beesley! ✨
Elaine offered insightful, frank and uplifting answers during our hot-topic debate this month – thanks for being part of our community, Elaine!
The top three things to rock the charity world this month:
Thanks for reading, guys – and make sure to keep an eye out on our social media for February’s hot-topic.