HELP I NEED ADVICE!! I've been a Graphic Designer at my current job for 1.5 yrs now, and I really like it a lot. Actually I love it, but the factor that pushes it from "like" to "love" is the fact that I have the best boss ever. I'm so sad that he has put in his two-week notice.
Ownership has repeatedly shown they don't care much about us as employees, benefits are minimal, and they are very hesitant to give out raises (I was one of the only people to receive a raise in my department this year and it was SMALL). Nothing about the culture seems to be changing, the owners have always been stingy, and they're very slow to keep up with modern technology or even modern views on workplace culture. They banned birthdays for a while because we were "having too much fun" and our "laughter was too disruptive".... yeah.
Now that my boss is leaving, I feel like I'm not getting as much from the position as I'd like. I've thought about possibly throwing my hat in for my boss's position, but a leap from Graphic Designer to Creative Director seems a little too big for me for now.
I found a slightly more advanced graphic design position at a tech company that would pay much more than what I'm making and has amazing benefits, a stellar reputation as an employer with a great sense of community and employee appreciation. I know I can rely on my boss's reference and the reference of my friend who used to work for the tech company and thinks I'd be perfect for the position. I've decided to apply, but I wonder how I should prepare if they ask why I'm leaving my current position after only 1.5 yrs. Will employers see it as job hopping? Should I stick it out at my current job? Advice? Thanks in advance!
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