Why do so many workers move around so often? Below are a few of the most common reasons employees give to explain a history of job hopping, per the Harrison Barnes career blog:
Job hopping isn’t always about the employee, however. In fact, job hopping might not actually be the disease it’s made out to be, but instead be a symptom of other factors, such as a declining economy or industry expectations. (The decision to terminate employment might also have been out of the employee’s hands, but that’s a different sort of red flag issue.) It’s really down to recruiters and hiring managers to figure out the true motivations behind a candidate’s history of job hopping.
As the trend has become more of a norm, employer attitudes toward job hopping have shifted slightly as well, but it’s still a red flag for many according to that 2014 CareerBuilder survey mentioned earlier:
Given that a significant portion of the job market could potentially be described as job hoppers, hiring one is a reality that many employers face, and it’s not all bad news. In fact, a job hopper might actually turn out to be a great hire.
TLNT recently put together a list of reasons job hoppers can be valuable employees:
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