They Have a High Turnover Rate. Should You Accept Their Job Offer?
As a job seeker, you may be leery about taking a job at a company with high turnover. This is completely understandable. If you have a job currently, you wouldn’t want to leave it behind for an opportunity that could last a year or less. And if you are unemployed, you don’t want to stall a meaningful job search to take a position you don’t think will last. But there may be compelling reasons to accept the job offer in spite of the company turnover rate. Before you turn an offer down, consider these potential benefits:
- Enhance Your Credentials – Jobs provide you with more than just a living wage. They also teach you skills and expose you to experiences that could serve your professional ambitions down the road. If you have been offered a job at a company with high turnover, but will have the opportunity to do things you haven’t previously, it may be worth accepting just to pick up the experience. If and when you move on, you can leverage those new credentials to find something better.
- Gain Professional Connections – The depth and breadth of your professional network has a huge impact on your long-term career success. But unless you are especially gregarious or well connected, it can be difficult to grow your network when you stick with the same employer year after year. Accepting a position that may be tenuous still exposes you to lots of new like-minded professionals. And if you find yourself looking for work again in a year, five years, even 20 years, it may be that connection that helps you land your dream job.
- Enjoy an Easy Entrance – There are lots of companies with high turnover – like Amazon – that are still considered appealing employers. And because they have high turnover, there may be a lower barrier of entry. When a sudden vacancy appears, many companies expedite their recruiting process and, quite frankly, lower their standards. You may be able to get your foot in the door when it wouldn’t have been possible otherwise.
- Be in the Right Place at the Right Time – Some companies thrive in spite of turnover, but almost all recognize that it is a problem. The ones that are proactive about reducing turnover typically do so by offering better compensation, improving company culture, and opening up opportunities for advancement. If you decide to accept a position as these changes are going into effect, the position that you were initially uncertain about could suddenly look like an exciting opportunity.
If you’re considering this option, you’re clearly restless where you’re currently at professionally. Find resources and assistance to help you accelerate your career journey by working with the sales recruiters at Artemis Consultants.