I was wondering what the general opinions are about switching company for basically the same position but better pay (and better company overall), in the current bad economy. Ideally I want to start looking early spring. And this will be one of those around 5 year experience, web software developer positions. Where basically simply by switching company I'll get a 15~20% raise for the same position. The concern is that under such bad economy, a company might do badly and just lay off all new hires. But not sure how serious of a risk it is compare to say a year ago. How I should approach this. I go on monsters and quick search and there's a whole bunch of positions available.