Today, the career-driven millennial actively looks to switch between jobs, change gears and try their hands at something new and different. The good people of eBay are no different: the average sales and marketing eBay employee spends 20.99 months (that’s just under two years) at eBay before leaving.
But wanting to change jobs is one thing, doing it is another – because where do you switch to? Where do you go after eBay?
Where do Sales & Marketing People Go After eBay?
A significant 70% of ex-eBay employees choose to work at either the Internet, Information Technology and Services or Computer Software industries after leaving eBay. Of these, the Internet sector is the most popular as 39% of former eBay employees continue on to work at Internet firms. The most common companies among these are Paypal, Google, LinkedIn or Salesforce – four of which are on the top ten list of companies which ex-eBay employees switch to.
The Internet industry is closely followed by the Information Technology and Services (17%) and Computer Software (14%) industries. These two industries also dominate the top ten list with Oracle, IBM, Accenture and Amazon all identifying as Information Technology and Services companies, and Microsoft belonging to the Computer Software sector.
In fact, all the companies on our top ten list are either Internet, Information Technology and Services or Computer Software firms.
Overall, 66% of former eBay employees prefer to move to smaller companies*. The most notable of these are Paypal and LinkedIn. Interestingly, however, the top ten firms which ex-eBay employees switch to mostly consists of companies larger than eBay, such as Google and IBM.
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With 70% of former eBay employees moving to either the Computer Software, Internet or Information Technology and Services industries, there certainly seems to be a strong trend towards tech companies. However, it is important not to pigeonhole all of these individuals. The remaining 20% of former Ebay employees deflect into a myriad of different industries including, but not limited to, Marketing and Advertising (6%), Consumer Electronics (2%) and Food and Beverages (2%) through companies such as Pepperjam, Apple, and RedBull.
The New Normal
Strategic job-hopping has become the ‘new normal’ today with millennials that are passionate about the product, eager to make an impact and understanding of monetary worth. And it is these things that determine where the modern employee – such as those at eBay – move onto next.
*measured by employees (Registered on LinkedIn)
Written before Microsoft’s acquisition of LinkedIn
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