Over the years, you鈥檝e probably heard people balk at the idea of switching jobs frequently. 鈥淚t will look bad on your resume,鈥 your parents might say. 鈥淵ou鈥檒l look like you can鈥檛 commit.鈥 But as it turns out, millennials and their work habits聽might just have it right 鈥 changing jobs every few years can actually be beneficial for your career.

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Fast Company recently interviewed career experts who say three years is the max time to stay at a job. Penelope Trunk, author and entrepreneur, says life is actually 鈥渕ore stable鈥 when you switch jobs often. 鈥淚n terms of managing your own career, if you don鈥檛 change jobs every three years, you don鈥檛 develop the skills of getting a job quickly, so then you don鈥檛 have any career stability,鈥 she tells Fast Company.

Patty McCord, former chief talent officer for Netflix, says in the article that job-hopping helps people learn faster because they are always out of their comfort zones and forced to gain knowledge quickly to make a good impression. Trunk agrees that the longer an employee sticks around, the slower the learning rate becomes.

As if that weren鈥檛 enough reason to flee your cube, in 2014 Forbes reported that employees who stay at the same company for more than two years make, on average, 50% less over their lifetime than those who change jobs. So the next time someone comments on how many jobs you鈥檝e had, say it鈥檚 all part of your strategy to become rich and successful.

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